SBC’s Summer Intensive Workshop – Session One
Jazz with Joshua Blake Carter and Cesar Salinas
July 6, 7 & 8
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Two classes daily
SBC’s Summer Intensive Workshop – Session Two
Ballet with Hernan Justo and Hip Hop with Anthony “REDD” Williams
August 9, 10, 11 & 12
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Two classes daily.
Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62701
For more information, contact SBC at 217-544-1967
For a PDF of the registration form, click here –> 2018SummerIntensiveWorkshops
The Springfield Ballet Company’s 2018 Summer Intensive Workshops are a great way for dancers to supplement their training and improve their skills, while working with outstanding master teachers in a positive, nurturing environment.
Classes are held in Theatre II at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. A detailed daily class schedule will be sent prior to each session.
Only 20 dancers will be accepted to each session; and admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dancers must be at least 10 years of age and dancing at an intermediate level. Please dress professionally for each class and bring proper dance shoes.
Contact SBC Artistic Director Julie Ratz at 217.544.1967 with any questions.
The deadline to apply for Session One is Monday, July 2, 2018 (or when all spots have been filled), and the deadline to apply for Session Two is Monday, August 6, 2018 (or when all spots have been filled).
About the instructors:
Joshua Blake Carter recently retired from performing with Giordano Dance Chicago, America’s original jazz dance company. Originally from Atlanta, GA, he received his early dance training from the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts, and continued his studies at the University of Arizona, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, as well as the Outstanding Senior Award from the School of Dance. Since joining GDC in 2010, Joshua had the opportunity to tour nationally and abroad performing works by Brock Clawson, Autumn Eckman, Nan Giordano, Liz Imperio, Roni Koresh, Ray Leeper, Jon Lehrer, Ray Mercer, Mia Michaels and more. He serves as the Director to GDC’s second company, Giordano II, and he is a member of the Dance For Life Chicago Ambassador Committee. In addition to performance and choreography, Joshua is a passionate dance educator and teaches in schools across the U.S. each year, as well as in several Chicago dance institutions.
Cesar Salinas, originally from Portland, OR, is the Artistic Programs Manager for Giordano Dance Chicago. He began his formal studies in dance with Zohar School of Dance, under the direction of Ehud Krauss in Palo Alto, CA. From 2006 until 2011, Cesar was a full company member with the Giordano Dance Chicago, performing throughout the United States and Europe. During his tenure, he was proud to be a part of GJDC’s educational outreach program, teaching science and health dance classes to 4th and 5th grade students in underserved public schools in Chicago. Cesar recently toured the world with Royal Caribbean cruise lines as a performer in the Broadway production of Saturday Night Fever, as well as an aerialist. Cesar is an adjudicator for the elite dance competition, World-Class Talent Experience and is on Master Faculty for the sister workshop, AMBITION. Cesar is a certified teacher in the Giordano Technique at the Basic, Beginning, and Intermediate Levels of the Nan Giordano Certification Program®.
Hernan Justo began dancing in 1974 at the Instituto Superior de Arte Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After 10 years of training, he joined Ballet Estable del Teatro Colón and then Teatro Argentino de la Plata. After an extensive career abroad, Justo became a Principal Dancer with the former North Carolina Dance Theatre (currently Charlotte Ballet) under the artistic direction of Salvatore Aiello and later world-renowned Jean Pierre Bonnefoux (Paris Opera Ballet – New York City Ballet), Patricia McBride (New York City Ballet), and Jerri Kumery (New York City Ballet). Upon retirement from the ballet stage in 2000, he was invited to become Artistic Director of Carolina Ballet Theatre (CBT) by it’s founder, Barbara Selvy. Mr. Justo is also a permanent guest teacher in several schools and ballet companies around the country. He and his wife, Anita Sun Pacylowski, are the owners and the master teachers of DanceArts Greenville; and they have three children — Martin (26), Sofia (16) and Nicolas (14).
Anthony “REDD” Williams brings significant performance, choreography and teaching experience to the world of Commercial Hip Hop Dance. A St. Louis native, Redd has traveled all over the world teaching thousands of students with cutting-edge movement and choreography. He has performed and choreographed on tours, in music videos, live stage and national television commercials for the likes of Lady Gaga, Beyonce, JLO, Mariah Carey, SZA, FLOrida, Teen Choice Awards, Pepsi, Starbucks Coffee, P Diddy, Nelly and the Disney Channel, just to name a few. Redd’s choreography has also been performed in the legendary “Showtime at The Apollo.” Currently, Redd is the Artistic Director of the Hip Hop Co. at the accredited Center of Creative Arts (COCA) in St. Louis, MO, in addition to his own independent Hip Hop Co., “Kode Redd.” Redd prides himself on being an exceptional leader, teacher and mentor, while leading the next generation of professional commercial hip hop dancers down the path of success.