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June 9th - 26th 2014
SummerDance Performance June 26th @ Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex
~ 4:00 P.M ~
The 2014 Summer Intensive is designed to enhance the artistic and technical abilities of each dancer. We use ages 9 - 12 and 13 - 21 as a guideline for two levels. Each dancer is placed accordingly during the first day of classes based on their current ability and what we feel will benefit each dancer during the three week workshop. Registration form's can be picked up at IBH Studios or, for out of town guests, by using the file download below. You may also use the Online Registration Form below and mail payment to the address provided. We encourage all dancers not registered with IBH to take a class before making a commitment to the Intensive. We also recommend that dancers from out of town submit a YouTube video link and photos prior to enrollment.
Pricing is as follows:
1 Pay: $1200 - Full Rate - Payable in full on June 9th 2014
1 Pay: $1100 - Discount Rate - Payable in full no later than May 25th 2014 - This option is no longer available.
2 Pay: $550 - 1st Payment due March 1st 2014, $550 - 2nd Payment due May 1st 2014 - This option is no longer available.
1 Pay: $900 - Payable in full no later than January 1st 2014 - This option is no longer available.
3 Weeks, without performance (no repertoire class): $775 - Payable in full on June 9th 2014
2 Weeks, without performance (no repertoire class): $500 - Payable in full on June 9th 2014
1 Week, without performance (no repertoire class): $275 - Payable in full on June 9th 2014
These payments must be paid In Full to reserve a place.
Pay By Class/Drop in Rate - $30
Dancers wishing to secure a spot for a Drop In Class may do so by finding the particular class/classes they are interested in on the Downloadable Schedules below, printing out a Registration Form below, and mailing the Registration Form with a Check for the total amount to the address listed below. Please indicate the class/classes that you are paying for anywhere on the Registration Form.
Any changes to the Schedule that result in a Drop In Class being changed will automatically qualify the dancer for a Full-Refund, however no refund or credit will be issued for dancers that fail to attend the class.
Dancers must be registered for all three weeks, with Repertoire, in order to participate in the 2013 Summer Intensive Performance.
Any dancers that have been awarded Summer Intensive Scholarships by Richard d'Alton or Jill d'Alton via Houston Area Master Classes need to have registration and payment in full submitted by February 1st 2014 to be eligible to receive awarded scholarship. 1/2 Scholarships and Full Scholarships are valid only for the complete 3 week session with performance. Scholarships may not be transferred to other students or applied to Drop In Rates or Weekly Rates.
YouTube Scholarship's are open from November 1st 2013 to February 1st 2014. Any partial scholarships are based off the Full Tuition Amount of $1100 and may not be combined with any other offer.
Please call 832-724-0919 to speak with Richard d'Alton regarding the IBH Summer Intensive.
There is no additional registration fee or performance fee. NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE ON ANY DEPOSITS. Dancers who have paid in full and subsequently withdraw, may be entitled to a 50% refund with a medical note from a practicing doctor. REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE MADE AFTER AUGUST 1ST 2014. We STRONGLY advise that all interested students register in advance to secure a slot. A maximum of 50 dancers will be admitted.
YOU MAY DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE 2014 REGISTRATION FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
2014 Summer Intensive Faculty:
Richard d'Alton, Jill d'Alton, Kate Gandara, Lynzy Lab, Tim Coronado, Jon Burdine, Carlos dos Santos, Justin Streeter, Heather Nicholas.
Richard d'Alton is a graduate of the National Ballet School of Cuba. He won a Bronze Medal and a Silver Medal, respectively, in the 1998 and 1999 International Ballet Competition's in Havana, Cuba. In 1999 he joined the National Ballet of Cuba at the invitation of Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Alicia Alonso. Subsequently he joined the Orlando Ballet at the invitation of renowned dancer Fernando Bujones. As a Principal Artist he has danced roles including Basilio in Don Quixote, Franz in Coppelia, Albretch in Giselle, Alain in La Fille Mal Gardee, George Balanchine's Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Ben Stevenson's Harlequinade, Le Corsaire, Flames of Paris. He has also danced contemporary works by choreographers including Robert North, Alberto Mendez, Gustavo Herrera and Fernando Bujones, among many others.
In 2004 Mr. d'Alton began his teaching career and in six years has risen to the rank of a Master Teacher. Aside from his dancers being offered contracts and trainee positions to companies around the nation including Sarasota Ballet, BalletMet Columbus, Louisville Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, and Ballet Austin among others, they have also represented the United States of America in competitions such as the 37th Prix de Lausanne (Switzerland), 5th Nureyev IBC (Budapest), 6th Helsinki IBC (Finland), and the 3rd Sibiu IBC (Romania). His dancers have been accepted to prestigious schools including the The Royal Ballet School - London, Royal Ballet School of Antwerp, The Princess Grace Academy - Monte Carlo, Monaco, Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Kirov Academy, Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy, and they have received scholarships to schools such as the Kirov Academy, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensives, and Texas Ballet Theater. He is also a three time recipient of Outstanding Choreographer at the Youth America Grand Prix Semi-Finals, Jump, and New York City Dance Alliance. Mr. d'Alton has been a faculty member of the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company and an Adjunct Faculty member of San Jacinto College in Houston.
Mr. d'Alton has been honored to have taught at some of the world's leading ballet schools and companies including The Royal Ballet School (London), Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Dresden Semperoper Ballett (Germany), Teatrul de Balet Sibiu (Romania), the Vienna State Opera Ballet School, Czech National Ballet, Lithuanian National Opera Ballet Theatre, and the Norwegian National Ballet School. Currently he is the Artistic Director of International Ballet of Houston.
Jill d'Alton was born in Dublin, Ireland and commenced dance classes at the age of three, working her way through the Royal Academy of Dancing Syllabus, training to a professional dance career. In 1972, Ms. d’Alton joined the Irish National Ballet and portrayed many great roles in ballets such as Pas de Quatre, Yerma, La Ventana Pas de Trois, and all the great full length classical ballets. She worked with artists such as Anton Dolin, Hans Brenna, and Joan Denise Moriarty. She retired from the stage in 1979 after the birth of her son Richard. From 1987-1989, Ms. d’Alton co-directed the Irish Theatre Ballet, Dublin, Ireland.
Ms. d'Alton was the owner and Artistic Director of McAllen Ballet Studio from 1989 to 2006. In 2006 she relocated to Houston, Tx where she became Artistic Director of International Ballet of Houston. Ms. d'Alton has had students accepted to some of the best ballet schools around the globe including Royal Ballet School of Antwerp, Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Kirov Academy (US), Bolshoi Ballet Academy (US), Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy, Orlando Ballet School, The School of Washington Ballet, American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensives, and Miami City Ballet School.
Ms. d’Alton’s students have received recognition, medals, awards, and national press coverage at National Competitions such as Youth America Grand Prix, the American Ballet Competition, World Ballet Competition, New York City Dance Alliance, and Jump. Her students have competed at some of the world's most prestigious ballet competitions including the 5th Rudolf Nureyev International Ballet Competition in Budapest, 3rd Sibiu International Ballet Competition in Romania and the 37th Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland. They have also been invited to attend such competitions as the 23rd International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria, and the 2008 Moscow International Ballet Competition. Her dancers have performed as professional artists with companies such as BalletMet Columbus, Cincinnati Ballet, Louisville Ballet, Ballet Florida, Eugene Ballet, Ballet Idaho, and Ballet Austin II. In addition to coaching and working privately with dancers from all over Houston, she is a sought after teacher in the Houston area.
Kate Gandara was born in Dublin, Ireland and began her dance training with Jill d’Alton at McAllen Ballet Studio. In 2000 Ms. Gandara attended Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy where she worked with Clara Cravey, Steve Brule, and Claudio Munoz. In 2001 she went to Havana, Cuba where she trained at the Vocational School of Centro Pro Danza under the legendary Ballet Master Laura Alonso (daughter of Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Alica Alonso. In 2002 Ms. Gandara attended Orlando Ballet School where she worked with legendary dancer and Artistic Director, Fernando Bujones. Other influential teachers include Randall Newsom (Northern Illinois University), Rolando Pacheco (Certified Teacher – National Ballet School of Cuba), and Peter Stark (Director of Next Generation Ballet, Patel Conservatory). In 2003 she attended Emerson College studying Dance and Theater. In 2003 she also was selected to train with Parson’s Dance, under the direction of famed choreographer, David Parsons in New York City. Ms. Gandara has performed numerous classical roles including: Paquita Grand Pas de Deux, Sugar Plum Fairy, La Esmeralda, and Clara in Fernando Bujones’ ‘The Nutcracker’.
In 2004 Ms. Gandara returned to McAllen, TX where she worked alongside her mother and brother as a dancer, teacher, and coach. She has had roles created for her in contemporary works by Richard d’Alton including ‘Lost’, ‘5th Elevation, and ‘Just Nuts’. She has also coached and staged numerous works by Richard d’Alton, and she is the foremost repetiteur for all of his contemporary works (which include over 40 solo, group and full-evening works). In 2008 Ms. Gandara relocated to Houston, TX where she also pursues her passion in retail and fashion. In 2011 she was named Associate Director of International Ballet of Houston where she is responsible for teaching, coaching, and the staging of Contemporary works by Richard d’Alton.
Lynzy Lab is from Houston, Texas and has been performing for over 20 years. She was inducted into The Houston Metropolitan Dance Company in 2003 where she trained and performed for 7 years, 5 of which were as a Principal Dancer. Lynzy has worked with and performed the choreography of numerous world renowned choreographers such as Eddy Ocampo, Patti Obey, Robert Battle, Liz Imperio, Kate Skarpetowska, Peter Chu, and Salim "Slam" Gauwloos among many others. Aside from the seasonal performances with the Houston Met Dance Company, her performance credits include Texas Contemporary Weekend at the Miller Outdoor Theater in Houston, The Pink Ribbon Project, The Hallelujah Project, The Grier School Gala where she assisted and performed, The Commissioner’s Ball for the 2004 Super Bowl, Pink! The Musical, industrials for Wal-Mart, Levi’s Jeans and Paul Mitchell , Fort Worth Dance Festival, Intercoiffure Hair Show at the Waldorf Astoria, the APAP conference in New York City, and countless other shows and festivals nationwide. Lynzy has taught and choreographed for several studios around the United States. She has been teaching for over 10 years and excels in the instruction of all styles, levels and ages. Lynzy has choreographed for many dance companies in the Houston Area including Sole Discretion, Exclamation Dance Company, and The Houston Metropolitan’s second company, Houston Met Too. Last year, Lynzy was on the teaching faculty for Broadway Theatre Project in Tampa, Florida. This year, Lynzy is looking forward to teaching and choreographing at The Performing Arts Project (TPAP) at Wakeforest University in North Carolina alongside Tony Award winners and nominees Summer Dance Intensives for Houston Academy of Dance and International Ballet of Houston, and will be setting choreography for Dancers Against Cancer this Fall.
Jonathan Burdine began dancing at the age of 14 in Washinton State. He trained in hip hop at Elite School of Dance and competed with their competion team G-Force his junior and senior year of high school. After graduating, Jon moved on to take class at Westlake Dance Center in Seattle to futher his training. There he trained and performed with both Cameron Lee in his hip hop group Potion, as well as Daniel Cruz in his group Cruz Control. Jon frequently performed in several community shows with these groups including the last Breed Seattle show.
His love and obsession with dance led him to expand his skills into contemporary and jazz funk, and also begin teaching at Allegro Performing Arts Center and other numorous studios around the North West.
Jon recently moved to LA to further his dance career. In his short time being here he has been fortunate enough to sign with one of the top dance agencies in the country. He has also worked with choreographers such as Erica Sobol and Tessandra Chaves as well as assisted Matt Cady. Jon has performed in shows including Carnival, Traffic, and MEDIUM, and you can spot him in Kelly Rowland's most recent music video: Commander. He is a part of Erica Sobol's contemporary dance company, collidE, that is rehearsing for their second show at the Music Box August 19th. Jon is a Faculty Member and Judge for The Streetz Dance Competition & Convention. In 2013 Mr. Burdine will create his first work for International Ballet of Houston.
Justin Streeter, was raised in South East Texas and discoverd his passion for dance at age 18. Mr. Streeter won numerous scholarships from West Coast Dance Explosion, The Pulse on Tour, LA Dance Magic and Motiv8 tour. He has also assisted some of the top choreographers in America such as David Moore, Phillip Geniza, Rosero McCoy, Lane Napper, Mark Kanemura and Jackie Lautchang! Mr. Streeter is a Faculty Member of The Streetz Dance Convention & Competition and iRule...Dance in Beaumont. In June 2013 he will be a Guest Teacher for the International Ballet of Houston Summer Intensive.
Tim Coronado, is the Artistic Director of TNT Dance Xplosion in Santa Fe, TX. He began dancing at age nine and afteronly a few years on the competition stage Tim accepted a contract to tour as a background dancer on Frankie J's "Slam Down" tour. He later went on to tour with Christina Milian and appeared as a dancer in the original "Step Up" movie as well as Shaina Perry's video, "It's Me". Having trained and taught classes across the United States, Tim returned to the Houston/Galveston area in 2007 where he began teaching to both recreational and competitive level dancers. Not only has Tim's dancers won several awards and qualified to attend several national level competitions, Tim has also received several judges awards of his own for "Best Choreography", "Best Concept", and "Most Entertaining". Mr. Coronado regularly teaches Master Classes in Houston and across Louisiana and has been a Guest Teacher with International Ballet of Houston. In August 2013 Mr. Coronado was appointed Associate Choreographer for International Ballet of Houston.
Lauren Blakeney started dancing at an early age under various teachers and styles in the Houston area, with a heavy emphasis on ballet growing up. She was a part of Kingwood Jazz and Company where she worked with such teachers as Peter Chu, Jessica Hendricks, and Marlana Walsh-Doyle. She also was a member with International Ballet of Houston under the Direction of Richard d'Alton to further her studies in ballet. Lauren attended Point Park University at age 17 under Dance scholarship where she was a soloist in Trey McIntyre's "Blue Until June" , as a freshman. She was a finalist on Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance, making it all the way to the top 25 girls of Vegas week. Lauren most recently has been a principal dancer with Rasta Thomas's, Rock The Ballet with the "Bad Boys of Dance" on world tour for the past year. She has performed in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Lithuania, Denmark, Sweden, and Ukraine. Currently coming off of tour Lauren will be assisting Chebar Williams on NUVO dance convention and is looking forward to expanding her choreographing and teaching in the area of Trinity, Florida which she now calls home.
Carlos dos Santos, Jr. is a recognized dancer, choreographer and teacher. He has performed as a principal dancer with major Brazilian and U.S. dance companies, including the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, Complexions, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (US); Grupo Salto, Bale Folclorico da Bahia, Bale Teatro Castro Alves, and DanceBrazil (Brazil), where he also served as a rehearsal director.
Mr. Dos Santos' choreographic credits include works for Colorado Ballet, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, American Dance Festival, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and DanceBrazil, as well as his own solo performances around the world.
Mr. Dos Santos has been featured in numerous TV programs as an actor, dancer and model. His TV credits include appearances on PBS (US) and SBT TV (major Brazilian TV network), as well as coverage as a performer and choreographer in news programs around the world. His acting career included Medea Materialis for the New York Fringe Festival, Dream on Monkey Mountain with the Denter Center Theater Company, Chaplin with the Edison Souto Theatre Group, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands with the Fernando Guerreiro Theatre Group, and Yalorixa, a popular Brazilian soap-opera.
Mr. Dos Santos has taught at dance festivals, schools and universities around the world, including the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, The Ailey School, Steps on Broadway, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance School and International Summer Institute, DanceBrazil, Academy of Colorado Ballet, Youth America Grand Prix Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition for Students, as well as master classes in the U.S., Italy, Switzerland, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Chekh Republic, Argentina, and Brazil. Mr. Dos Santos has been a Guest Teacher and Choreographer for International Ballet of Houston, and in 2013 he created two New Works for IBH.
Heather Nicholas is the Director of Dance and the Lake Houston Performing Arts Dance Company. She is a former Kilgore College Rangerette and Swingster. Heather trained in Los Angeles at the EDGE Performing Arts Center, Moro Landis/Millinium, The Dance Center, and Van Nuys PAC. She danced with N2IT Dance Co and Blu Sol Dance Co, was a featured dancer for Ford Focus National TV commercial and was featured in the TV Shows, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 2 Guys, A Girl & A Pizza Place, 7th Heaven, and Felicity. Heather completed her 12th year directing the LHPAC Dance Company with multiple National titles, choreography awards, technique awards, entertainment awards, and the overall joy of watching her dancers perform on stage. She is a well renowned judge at dance competitions, choreographed the opening number for KAR Nationals in Las Vegas, and enjoys doing master classes and custom choreography for dancers all around the world. In addition to directing and choreographing for the LHPAC Dance Company, Heather teaches technique, jazz, lyrical & contemporary classes. She choreographed the numbers performed by LHPAC's dance company on "America's Got Talent" and also choreographed the pieces that resulted in LHPAC being selected as one of the "Top 25 Studios in the Nation". In 2013 Ms. Nicholas was a Guest Teacher at the International Ballet of Houston Winter Intensive.
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