Summer Workshop Information
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North Central Ballet is proud to offer this excellent opportunity for our dancers! This will be a safe and educational alternative to out-of-town programs in a time of great uncertainty. With the possibility of away programs canceling with no refund or credit, and switching to Zoom classes only, this is a wonderful solution.
The workshop will focus on Ballet, Pointe, Variations and Modern Dance. Students will be treated to 30 hours per week of excellent training in classes that are not overcrowded, while saving our families a significant amount of money.
Below is a list of guest faculty that are scheduled to teach*. We are very excited to have them with us and will be adding more guests!
Dates: June 20-July 15/ 9:30-3:30
Week 1: June 20-24
Week 2: June 27-July 1
Week 3: July 5-9
Week 4: July 11-15
Full 4 Weeks: $2100.00
2 Weeks: $1500.00
Week by Week: $750.00/week
Payments may be made in monthly installments February-June 11
(*subject to change)
Caradee Cline (Week 1)
Caradee Cline is a native of Texas and graduated from Texas Christian University. She has studied with Ilya and Zoya Gaft of the New York Ballet Institute, Li- Chou Cheng,Paul Mejia. Caradee has performed with Sarasota Ballet, Montgomery Ballet, Nevada Ballet Theater, and City Ballet of San Diego where she was featured in Elizabeth Wistrich’s Raymond Pas de Trois. She also has performed major roles in The Nutcracker, Carmina Burana, Stravinsky Suit, Balanchine’s Four Temperments, and Serenade. Since returning to Fort Worth she has danced with The Dallas Opera, Mejia Ballet International , Ballet Concerto and several other local D.F.W. companies. During the last five years Caradee has been the principal teacher for F.I.N.D.(Find and Inspire New Dancers) in the Fort Worth I.S.D. and for Texas Ballet Theater’s city dance program.
Anna Marie Ewert Pittman (Week 1)
Anna Marie Ewert-Pittman earned a BFA in dance performance from Southern Methodist University and an MFA in Performing Arts/Dance for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has taught, choreographed and performed for many colleges, companies, independent choreographers and venues and is currently the artistic director of Ewert & Company. Along with dance, she also enjoys teaching aerial silks and hammock.
Kaylee Skelton (Week 2)
Kaylee Skelton is from Littleton, Colorado, where she started her serious ballet training at Belliston Academy of Ballet, under the direction of Jeannine Belliston. Ms. Skelton attended summer courses at Pacific Northwest Ballet, School of American Ballet, and Boston Ballet. She then continued her training on scholarship in the Professional Division with Pacific Northwest Ballet, where she had the opportunity to perform in ballets with the company, such as Kent Stowell’s “The Nutcracker”, “Swan Lake”, and “Cinderella”, as well as world premiere pieces set by PNB’s company members. She also danced as a company member with Nevada Ballet Theatre in Las Vegas, collaborating with Cirque du Soleil and performing roles such as “Big Swans” and “Spring Fairy” in James Canfield’s “Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker”. Kaylee then joined City Ballet of San Diego, where she danced in the company for 3 years. There she had the opportunity to dance many roles, including ballets by George Balanchine, such as “Tall Girl” in Rubies, “Choleric” in The Four Temperaments, and “Solo Girl” in La Source. She then spent a year as a Principal Dancer with Reformation Dance Company under the direction of Kathleen Vreeland. Ms. Skelton now currently dances as a company member with Avant Chamber Ballet under Katie Puder. Since joining in 2019, she has gotten to perform many parts, including “2nd Violin” and “Harp Variation” in George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco and Raymonda Variations respectively. She has also performed in Paul Mejia’s “The Nutcracker” and world premiers by Katie Puder. She has had the pleasure of teaching many places, including Belliston Ballet where she grew up, Avant Chamber Ballet, and assistant teaching at Pacific Northwest Ballet. She mainly teaches ballet and pointe, but has also taught jazz, leaps and turns, and more.
Rayleigh Vendt (Week 2)
Born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Dallas, Texas, Rayleigh Vendt began her pre-professional training at the Ballet Academy of Texas under Lisa Slagle. After graduating early, she spent one season as a Trainee at Cincinnati Ballet and two seasons as an Apprentice at Ballet Austin. Rayleigh then joined Oklahoma City Ballet’s Corps de Ballet and danced with the company for five seasons. She has most enjoyed many roles throughout her career including Russian Girl in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Harlot in Robert Mill’s Romeo and Juliet, and as a featured dancer in Helen Pickett’s Petal. Vendt joined Texas Ballet Theater in 2020 and is enjoying her season with the company. She has been teaching ballet, pointe, contemporary, Pilates and conditioning for 8 years in and around Texas and Oklahoma. Rayleigh is excited to join the staff at North Central Ballet and is looking forward to working with all the talented students!
Christa Beacham-Ballet (Week 3)
Christa is originally from Colorado; she became an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance (A.R.A.D.) and passed many examinations through the Cecchetti Council of America (CCA). She also trained in London, England, at The Royal Ballet School and Royal Academy of Dance. At the age of 16, Christa was a finalist at the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) competition in New York and moved to train on scholarship with The Washington School of Ballet, before her arrival she was invited to perform Serenade with The Washington Ballet company.Christa graduated from Maryland Youth Ballet’s release time program the same program that produced Julie Kent, Susan Jaffe & many more prolifics. She began her professional career just after turning 18 and was a company member at Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) until 2007.Amid the joys (and sometimes sleepless nights of raising and educating her 4 awe-inspiring children) Christa has continued as a Principal Guest Artist for 18 years; a favorite role is “Sugar Plum Fairy” from the beloved Nutcracker.She has been a guest teacher from as young as 19 and enjoys directing, the role of ballet mistress, and teaching many ages and stages of dancer.As the founder of Pointe121, she has brought community and connection to adults through unique ballet classes at significant locations across the metroplex.
Elliott Trahan-Modern/Contemporary (Week 3)
is from Lafayette, Louisiana. He graduated in 2019 from the University of Arizona with a BFA in Dance. During this time, he worked with Hawkinsdance, performing at the Tucson Museum of Art and across the region. Trahan has performed at the José Limón International Dance Festival and DUMBO Dance Festival in New York, and internationally at the Kiel International Festival for Dance in Germany and the Bolzano Dansa International Dance Festival in Italy. He then joined Bruce Wood Dance in August 2019, performing works by Lar Lubovitch, Bruce Wood, Joy Bollinger, and several others. Trahan still dances for Bruce Wood Dance, and loves being part of the Dallas dance community.
Charlie Martin-Ballet/Modern (Week 4)
Charlie Martin received his primary training from Penny Askew at the Western Oklahoma Ballet Academy in Clinton, Oklahoma. He also studied on scholarship at the American Ballet Theatre and Joffrey Ballet School’s Summer Intensives in New York. He joined Kansas City Ballet in the fall of 2007 and danced with the company for 11 seasons, performing leading roles in works by Twyla Tharp, Jessica Lang, José Limón, Val Caniparoli, and George Balanchine, among others. He has also danced with Robert Dekkers’ Post:Ballet in San Francisco, Owen/Cox Dance Group in Kansas City, Remix touring Austria, and as a character artist with Oklahoma City Ballet. Charlie’s choreography has been performed by Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Ballet II, and Kansas City Youth Ballet; Quixotic Performance Fusion; Remix; Oklahoma City Ballet’s Studio Company, Trainees, and Youth Ballet; and several Regional Dance America companies. He is also a répétiteur, staging works for professional companies, including Val Caniparoli’s The Lottery for Nashville Ballet and Penny Saunders’ Ghost Light for Dayton Ballet, to name a few. He also designs and makes tutus and other ballet costumes. Charlie has taught at the Regional Dance America/Northeast Festival, The Glenda Brown Choreography Project, the Lorraine Cranford Summer Dance Workshop, and at Kansas City Ballet’s and Oklahoma City Ballet’s Summer Intensives, in addition to guest teaching for many schools and pre-professional companies. He has also taught ballet and contemporary at the Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School. Charles is currently on staff for Stars of Tomorrow International, which coordinates performances and classes across Austria. Charles is an ABT® National Training Curriculum Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Level 5.
Bridget L. Moore-Modern/Contemporary (Week 4)
A native of Dallas, Texas, Bridget L. Moore is the Founder and Artistic-Executive Director of B. MOORE DANCE. Moore has served as the Artistic Director of Joffrey Ballet School-Texas and Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Moore was a Visiting Professor at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea (2014–2017), where she was invited to speak at the Korean International Symposium on arts education, diversity and cultural integration.
Moore holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from The Ohio State University and a Master of Fine Arts from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. Her accomplishments as a choreographer, dancer, and educator in the arts demonstrate her commitment to the dance continuum. She has received choreographic commissions from Ailey II, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Red Clay Dance Company, Bruce Wood Dance/MetDance, and Urban Bush Women, to name a few.
In 2017 Moore’s choreographic work, Uncharted Territory: Body of Evidence was selected as a recipient of a grant from the TACA Donna Wilhelm Family New Works Fund. In addition, the work was commissioned by TITAS and featured in the Command Performance Gala at the Winspear Opera House. Moore also received a commission to create a new work for TACA’s 50th Anniversary Gala. Moore received a 2016 Princess Grace Professional Development grant for Arts Administration and in 2012, she received the Princess Grace Foundation Choreography Fellowship Award. Moore has also been featured in Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for her Co-Directorship project, This Woman’s Work.
Moore’s professional performing career includes Ronald K. Brown’s EVIDENCE: A Dance Company, from 1999–2008. She toured nationally and internationally with the company to Cuba, London, Greece, Budapest, Amsterdam, Mexico and more.
An educator in the arts, Moore was on faculty at her alma mater, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, where she was also the Artistic Director of the World Dance Ensemble. (2011–2014). In addition, she served as the Dance Director at Tri-Cities Visual and Performing Arts High School in Atlanta, Georgia (2008–2011).