Guest teachers and choreographers the next two weeks include master teachers/choreographers Charla Genn (Juillard NY) and Alex Ossadnik (Ballet Master, Ballet Idaho); and Mark Dennis (National Ballet/Alberta Ballet/West Australian Ballet/Northern Ballet).
Earlier weeks saw guest classes with Aram Manukyan (Alberta Ballet School/Alberta Ballet 2), and with Pro Arte grads Raquel Lanziner (Independent Artist Montreal), Allison McDonald (Ailey School/Philidanco Dance Company) & Kara Chan (4th yr Juilliard).
Pro Arte Pre Professional students were very fortunate to have Beverley Bagg (ex-Principal PACT Ballet now Alberta Ballet – ballet mistress) and Stephanie Saland (ex-Principal New York City Ballet) for intensive coaching this summer.
These two wonderful talented woman shared their knowledge, experience and passion for ballet with our lucky aspiring students.
Students gained not only feedback on classical technique, but on self-care, motivation, work ethic and the joy of dance!
Pro Arte Centre is full of energized young people, ready to take on their next dancing and educational challenge. We are in the middle of our July intensive training weeks and the progress has been astonishing. This summer, the intensive classes are averaging 70 students per week divided between our 4 levels.
14 Students completed PE and Planning 10 with Pro Merita.
12 Students were entered for the summer RAD major examination session.
We are especially pleased to advise that Alisha Ahmadi and Chloe Campbell completed Advanced II RAD.
Grade 11 and 12 students are gaining volunteer hours at Pro Arte during the summer months, which fulfills Pro Arte Centre’s commitment to helping our students achieve their requirements for B.C.’s GradTransitions. This includes costume management, stock taking and organizational duties.
Pro Arte Centre is a community that fosters the educational and artistic goals of aspiring students The teachers have been encouraged by the professionalism and dedication of the students attending the summer intensives.
Teachers involved in the July summer intensives: Anita Gillies, Chris Chen,Tania Brossoit, Jenny Yu, Beverly Bagg, Susie Higgins, Dana Musil, Jaime Hawke, Alicia Bruce, Stephana Arnold, Astrid Sherman and Melanie Dance.