Summer Intensive 2019
Ballet by Day – The Tropics by Night | July 8 – July 28, 2019
Join Ballet Hawaii for three exhilarating weeks of dedication, development, and delight beginning July 8 through July 28, 2019. The annual summer intensive offers three levels of training: Advanced, Intermediate and Young Dancers.
Advanced & Intermediate Levels
● Classes meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with rehearsals until 6:30 pm.
● Classes include: ballet technique, pointe, character, modern, jazz, hula and body conditioning.
● Third week will be Tech and Performance week. Students experience the preparation and rehearsals needed to perform with professional dancers from national dance companies in a main stage production.
Young Dancers Level
● program is designed for students ages 7-10 years who are at the pre-pointe level and have been taking ballet technique classes 2+ times per week.
● Classes meet Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 3:15 pm with rehearsals until 6:30 pm.
● Classes include: ballet technique, character, modern, jazz, musical theatre, hula and body conditioning.
● Third week will be Tech & Performance week and provides students with the experience of preparing and rehearsing a high caliber show with professional dancers from national dance companies.
● All levels may have the opportunity to participate in a performance at the culmination of training on July 26,27, and 28 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. This summer’s performance will be announced January 2019.
● Ballet Hawaii’s Summer Intensive draws students from around the state, across the mainland, and internationally.
● The Ballet Hawaii studios are located at 777 S. Hotel St. Suite 101 near the Blaisdell Concert Hall and Straub Hospital off of Ward Ave.
● Orientation for the Summer Intensive will be Sunday July 7, 2019. A basic schedule for the first two weeks will be given on this day.
● Rehearsal schedules will be given after the first day of classes during orientation.
AUDITIONS & APPLICATIONS
All students must please submit an application form.
Please download the Japanese translated application.
1. Auditions: For those who are not currently Ballet Hawaii students, please submit a headshot and a photo in 1st arabesque along with a DVD audition with your application and your $30 application fee (Checks made out to Ballet Hawaii please). The video should be no longer than 10 minutes of basic barre and center work. Please include adagio, pirouettes en dedans and en dehors and petite and grand allegro.
Female dancers who are already en pointe should wear pointe shoes for the center combinations. The video is non returnable unless you provide a self-addressed, stamped mailer. ( Current Ballet Hawaii students do not need to audition. No DVD is necessary ).
2. Visiting dancers who wish to audition for Summer Intensive may arrange an audition time with our Artistic Director during any week of the current session. All live auditions must be completed by February 1, 2019
3. Application and required attachments (headshot, photo, and DVD) are due by February 1, 2018. An additional $100.00 fee will be added for late applications turned in after Feb. 15, 2019.
SUMMER INTENSIVE TUITION (3 WEEKS TOTAL)
Advanced & Intermediate level tuition: $1,675.00
Young Dancer level tuition: $950.00
● Current Ballet Hawaii students must be taking classes during the Summer Session to qualify for Summer Intensive.
● Visiting students must be actively dancing to qualify for Summer Intensive. A letter of confirmation is needed from their current ballet teacher.
● Upon acceptance a non-refundable deposit of $200.00 is required to hold your place due by
February 15, 2019.
● Final tuition payment is due May 1, 2019.
● Deposit and tuition may be paid online once you have been accepted through our secure system.
● An additional Production Fee will be charged according to your role if cast in the Summer
Student housing arrangements are the responsibility of the student.
Outstanding Faculty & Guest Artist
Ballet Hawaii’s Summer Intensive program offers students a pre-professional experience with outstanding faculty. Students have the opportunity to work with exceptional guest artists who come to participate as teachers and performers in Ballet Hawaii’s summer production. Auditions for the performances are held during the first week of Summer Intensive.
Very few summer intensive programs provide students the opportunity to perform onstage with professional dancers. Ballet Hawaii’s Summer Intensive program draws dancers from around the state, the mainland, and other countries.
The summer production is a chance for students to showcase their hard work. This past summer 2018, Ballet Hawaii presented Kansas City Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty with choreography by Artistic Director Devon Carney. Dancers from Kansas City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Eugene Ballet shared the stage with students of the Summer Intensive program.
In 2015 and 2012, Ballet Hawaii presented Alice (in Wonderland), which showcased innovative choreography by Septime Webre, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet, with music by Matthew Pierce. Design included spectacular costumes by Liz Vandal, amazing sets by James Kronzer, and puppetwork by Eric Van Wyk and Flying by Foy.
In August 2014, Ballet Hawaii was delighted to share Septime Webre’s Peter Pan with a musical score by Carmen DeLeone and guest artists from Washington Ballet, Carolina Ballet, and Eugene Ballet.
In August 2013, Ballet Hawaii concluded the Summer Intensive program with Cinderella , choreographed by Septime Webre. Guest artists from Washington Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Eugene Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre graced the stage in principal roles alongside students of Ballet Hawaii’s Summer Intensive.
Past productions have also included Cinderella with Cincinnati Ballet staged by Victoria Morgan, Romeo and Juliet with Carolina Ballet, Giselle with New York City Ballet, and Serenade staged by Robert Barnett, Artistic Director emeritus of Atlanta Ballet.
Summer Intensive 2018 Master Teachers
Maiqui Mañosa began her training in her homeland, the Philippines, under the direction of her mother Inday Gaston Mañosa and the late Totoy de Oteyza.
Ms. Mañosa joined the Atlanta Ballet in 1980. She advanced to principal dancer where she was recognized for her performances in Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Swan Lake, Dennis Nahat’s Copella as Swanilda, Midsummer’s Night Dream as Tatania, Eugene Loring’s Billy the Kid as the Sweetheart, Lyn Taylor Corbett’s Escape, Fernand Nault’s world renowned Carmina Burana and La Fille Mal Gardee as Lizette.
Ms. Mañosa received wide acclaim for her interpretation of Tom Pazik’s Romeo and Juliet and his world premiere of Madame Butterfly with the Philippine Ballet Theater in the role of CioCio-san. Pazik created this ballet for Maiqui.
Atlanta Ballet’s Director, Robert Barnett featured Maiqui in several Balanchine, including the Dark Angel in Serenade, the Siren in Prodigal Son, Tchaikovsky’s Pas de Deux, Four Temperatments, Allegro Brillante, Concerto Barrocco, Scotch Symphony, Square Dance, Stars and Stripes and Tarantella and Themes & Variations.
Ms. Mañosa was chosen to represent the Philippines in a cultural exchange program with China. Performing with the Central Ballet of China, she was warmly received and widely acclaimed by Chinese audience and critics.
Ms. Mañosa was invited to work with the Singapore Dance Theater (SDT) as ballet mistress, where she staged Graham Lustig’s Cinderella. Apart from Mr. Lustig, Maiqui also worked with internationally renowned choreographers such as Val Caniparoli [San Francisco Ballet], John Paul Comelin and the late Choo San Goh [Washington Ballet]. She returned to the United States and joined the faculty of Rock School for Dance Education where she became Principal Teacher. She worked at the Rock School for four years and now teaches as a permanent guest.
Currently, Ms. Mañosa stages ballets for Val Caniparoli both in the US and internationally. She has staged Mr. Caniparoli’s works with American Repertory Ballet, Boston Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Louisville Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Nevada Ballet Theater, Oregon Ballet Theater, Orlando Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Singapore Dance Theater, Texas Ballet Theater and Tulsa Ballet. One of her more memorable experiences was in Moscow coaching Bolshoi Ballet’s ballerina Anastasia Volochkova in Val Caniparoli’s ballet “Lambarena.”
She has also returned to her beginnings with Atlanta Ballet as a stager and coach upon the invitation of Artistic Director John Mcfall. Ms. Mañosa has restaged John Mcfall’s“Nutcracker” and Fernand Nault’s world renouned “Carmina Burana.” She continues her guest teaching in summer workshops around the country.
Native New Yorker, John Selya trained at the School of American Ballet from 1980-1988. In his final year, he received the Mae L. Wien award for outstanding promise. John was then invited by Mikhail Baryshnikov to join American Ballet Theatre, where he performed and created works by Balanchine, Robbins, Tharp, and Mark Morris, Tetley, Kudelka, and Kylian as well as the classical repertoire.
In addition to making a name for himself as a dancer, John choreographed three works for the company: Moondance, Disposition and Don’t Panic. Since that acclaimed first work, Mr. Selya has gone on to create choreography for A.B.T., Houston Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, Sacramento Ballet, American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, and the School of American Ballet.
Following his departure from A.B.T., John created and performed the central role of Eddie in Twyla Tharp’s Tony winning Broadway show, “Movin’ Out.” His performance earned him a Tony nomination for best actor in a musical, an Astaire award for outstanding dancing on a Broadway stage and a Theater World Award for outstanding Broadway debut. Since then Mr. Selya has appeared as the Mambo dancer in “Damn Yankees”, Scranton Slim in “Guys and Dolls” and Sid in “Come Fly Away.”
Mr. Selya continues to perform on stages across the globe as a member of Twyla Tharp Dance. He also is slated to stage Ms. Tharp’s works for Pacific Northwest Ballet in the fall of 2017. Recently, Mr. Selya was awarded a fellowship with NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts where he continues to create and develop new choreography.
Mr. Selya has also acted as director for Twyla Tharp, staging productions of “Come Fly Away” and “Nine Sinatra Songs” and “Sinatra Suite.”
In addition to appearing on stage, John also has appeared on screen in the movies’ “Everyone Says I Love You”, “Across the Universe” and “Romance and Cigarettes.
In 2008 Mr. Selya was named “artist-in-residence” at the Joyce SoHo where he created two works: “La Voix Humaine” and “Tweaker.”
Danielle Tolmie received her early training from Connecticut Dance School and attended the University of Utah where she graduated with a BFA in Ballet Performance and a BS in Business Management. She joined Eugene Ballet Company in 2008 as an apprentice, was promoted to the corps de ballet in 2011, and principal in 2015.
Danielle has been featured as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Myrtha in Giselle, the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, as Carmen, and most recently she performed the title role in Toni Pimble’s world premiere of The Snow Queen. Danielle is an instructor for the Eugene Ballet Company and teaches in the Academy and throughout the Northwest. She has had the pleasure of working and performing with Ballet Hawaii during their summer intensive for the past 7 years.
Mark Tucker grew up in Hawaii and began his early training with Maria Jose Beltran, Paul Maley, Pamela TaylorTongg, and Daniel Nelson. He continued his training at The North Carolina School of the Arts where he graduated high school and began his BFA in Classical Ballet with a minor in Modern Dance.</span>
Mark started his professional career at 19 as a freelance artist and joined Eugene Ballet Company at 20, where he has been for the past nine seasons. Mark has defined his career as a strong partner and has had the opportunity to be a part of the creation of some of Toni Pimble’s more modern ballet’s including Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon and “I Want You” in Pimble’s All You Need is Love. Mark began dancing principal roles with EBC in 2012 as the lead male in Rite of Spring and Cavalier in The Nutcracker the following year. He has been featured as the lead male in Gerald Arpino’s Light Rain and he also enjoys bringing characters to life onstage in roles such as Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and Von Rothbart in Swan Lake. In 2015 Mark starred alongside his wife, EBC Principal Dancer Danielle Tolmie, in Pimble’s Carmen. “Dancing the role of Don Jose across from my wife was one of the most memorable and powerful moments I have ever experienced on stage.” After his promotion to Principal Dancer he has had the privilege of dancing Prince Desire in The Sleeping Beauty and Jay Gatsby in Toni Pimble’s ballet based on the American classic novel.
This last year Mark was a part of the world premiere of Toni Pimble’s The Snow Queen with music composed by Kenji Bunch. He has also began taking on the role of instructing company class for the Eugene Ballet and is looking forward to continuing his artistic development as a dancer and instructor.
Katherine Williams was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and began her early training with the Hawaii State Ballet. After moving to Maryland with her family, she studied at the Ballet Royale Academy under the direction of Donna Pidel. She was awarded the Youth Grand Prix at the 2003 Finals of the Youth America Grand Prix in New York, and was a Top 12 Finalist at the 2005 Finals. Williams joined American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in December 2007 and the corps de ballet in June 2008.
Her repertoire with ABT includes a Shade in La Bayadère, an Odalisque in Le Corsaire, one of the Nutcracker’s Sisters and the Spanish Dance in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Finger Fairy, and Jewels in The Sleeping Beauty, the pas de trois, Big swans, and the Italian Princess in Swan Lake and roles in Airs, Company B, Continuo, Her Notes, In the Upper Room and Jardin aux Lilas. She created roles in AfterEffect and Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once.
Regina Ahlgren performed as a professional dancer for more than 18 years. She has worked in regional theater, first national tours and on Broadway. She has spent many years teaching all forms of dance and is excited to join the teachers at Ballet Hawaii.
Micki was born in Pusan City, South Korea and adopted by American parents. She grew up in upstate New York where she began her ballet studies with the Ithaca Ballet. She attended and is a graduate of The Kirov Academy of Ballet where she studied with Jacqueline Achmedowa and Alla Sizova. Micki began her pre-professional career under the instruction of Truman Finney in Ballet Austin’s trainee program. She danced professionally with the Louisville Ballet in Kentucky and Ballet Black in London, England. While in the UK, she performed as a guest artist in Wales with Ballet Russe’s Swan Lake. In 2007 Micki moved to Honolulu, HI where she has been dancing with Ballet Hawaii and Onium Ballet Project.
Micki is an experienced registered 200 hour yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Health Educator, and formerly certified Foundation I, Level I GYROTONIC(R) instructor. She has taught ballet classes for the Ithaca Ballet, Chambersburg Ballet Theatre, Tri-Coastal Ballet, Gateway Ballet, and the Boston Conservatory. Micki was the dance director at Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu, HI from 2008-2016 where she developed and led the dance program for students in grades 7-12, directed various performances, and choreographed a full-length version of The Nutcracker. She currently teaches with Ballet Hawaii.
A native of Portland, OR, Marcie Munnerlyn recently relocated to Honolulu, HI. As a young aspiring dancer, Marcie began her training at Jefferson High School of the Performing Arts and continued her training at the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. In 2002 Marcie began her professional career in New York City working with the renowned choreographer, Merce Cunningham. After two years in the Cunningham Repertory Understudy Group she was invited to become a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Her career spanned 8 years with the company, concluding in 2011 with the company’s final legacy tour. Since departing from full time performing, Marcie has taught numerous workshops and master classes throughout the US, and was a Merce Cunningham Fellow in 2015. Marcie holds teaching certificates in barre, mat pilates, and power yoga. She is currently working in the development department at Ballet Hawaii.
KUMU KALIKO (Claudia Kalikolehuaiukaomānoa Pizzino)
Kumu Kaliko was born in New York City but her formative years were spent in Europe and Canada. In 1972, she graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education. She has been a Pan American World Airways flight attendant and a United Airlines purser and has lived in Honolulu for the past forty years.
Her introduction to ballet at the age of five in Stockholm, Sweden sparked a passion for dance that has continued to the present day. In 2003, she began studying hula `auwana and hula kahiko with Kumu Edward Kalāhiki at Nā Punahele o Hāluakaiamoana. She accomplished the three major trials of hula kahiko.
Hula ūniki as Kumu Hula Papa Kukui November, 2014.
Permission to teach hula `auwana class was granted by Kumu Kalāhiki, Nā Punahele o Hāluakaiamoana, 2015.
Crystal was born in Hawaii and began her classical ballet training in Europe. She received her BFA and Masters of Education degrees from Texas Christian University. She has danced professionally with domestic and international dance companies such as: Ballet Frontier, Commedia Ballet Theater, Contemporary Ballet Dallas, Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth, New World Ballet, North Texas Ballet Theatre, and Skånes Dansteater in Sweden.
Crystal has taught ballet at various studios in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex as well as for the Swedish National Ballet School in Malmö, Sweden. She has also taught ballroom dance through the Dancing Classrooms North Texas program, and is a 500 hour certified yoga instructor. Crystal just got married and has moved to Honolulu from Texas.
Nataliya is originally from Ukraine and has been dancing since she was 9 years old. Nataliya received her choreographic education from Kherson Cultural College in Ukraine where she studied ballet, historical ballroom, modern, and character folk dance. Since 1993 while under contracts with many entertainment agencies she has performed with various venues in Ukraine, Bulgaria, Lebanon, Greece, and Macedonia. Before moving to Hawaii in 2001, she has been a ballet dancer at Kherson Musical Dramatic Theater in Ukraine. In Honolulu Nataliya has been involved as a dancer and or choreographer with the Mardi Gras Follies, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, HOT, and ACT. Since 2004 she has been teaching Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Character dance classes for children privately and as a faculty staff member at the Academy of Performing Arts in Ewa Beach, the NIX Performing Arts, and currently is delighted to continue working with Ballet Hawaii.