Summer Intensive

Summer Intensive Programs 2014

ITP Chopin Group

CDT Students Performing Tim Veach’s  At the Dawn

Columbus Dance Theatre announces its Summer Intensive Programs for 2014


Anne Adair formerly of ABT and the Royal Danish Ballet – Laura Wade ballet instructor with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Northwestern University – Judson Veach, CDT graduate currently with the Nashville Ballet, Sarah Cordia of the Nashville Ballet, Kristina Isabelle of Kristina Isabelle Dance Company,  CDT Artistic Director Tim Veach – as well as resident CDT Faculty.

Columbus Dance Theatre offers dancers ages 9-professional an opportunity to study in its Summer Dance Intensive in three different levels of training. Students will be placed in levels based on their age and experience.  Classes are limited to 20 students per level for the June Intensive.  The August Choreography Intensive is limited to 10 students enrolled as choreographers and 30 students enrolled as dancers.  Early registration is encouraged for both workshops.  The June Intensive affords dancers rigorous classical and contemporary training and extensive performance opportunities.  The August workshop is a rare opportunity for students to create their own work under the guidance of CDT Artistic Director Tim Veach.

This year’s summer sessions will be held in June and August in 2 two week sessions:

Session I – Summer Dance Intensive – Ages 9-Professional

Monday, June 9-Friday, June 20

Dancers participate in ballet, pointe, men’s classes, modern dance classes, and repertoire. Floor Barre, dance composition, jazz, and dance history classes are also offered. This smaller summer program affords students the opportunity to make significant technical progress studying intimately with international level faculty possessing decades of teaching experience and a long history of training future professionals. Classes will meet five days per week, Monday through Friday from 9:30-5:00 except as designated.  A culminating performance of new and existing repertoire completes the program.

Requirements:  There is no audition for the Summer Dance Intensive.  However, previous dance experience is strongly recommended.  Students are placed in appropriate levels based on their abilities.

Class Levels are limited to 20 students per level.

Session II – Choreography Intensive with Tim Veach

Monday, August 4-Friday, August 15

CDT Artistic Director Tim Veach will offer a two week choreography workshop.  Participants will take a daily ballet class from Mr. Veach as preparation for a day of in-depth work on compositional techniques for dance.  Students may register either as a choreographer or as a dancer in the workshop.  Students who register as choreographers will create new dances with the students who have registered as dancers.  This two week course will culminate in a full concert at CDT’s Fisher Theatre at the end of the workshop period.

Week 1 Schedule:  M-F 9:30-5:00

Week 2 Schedule:  M-Th 5:00-8:30 p.m.  Friday presentation at 6:00 p.m at CDT’s Fisher Theatre.

Requirements:  Ages 11-professional.  Dancers should possess at least three years of dance experience.  There is no audition requirement.

Classes are limited to 10 participating choreographers and 30 participating dancers.

Fees:  Registration $25 (All fees and registration are non-refundable)

Tuition:  Summer Dance Intensive:  $650+$25 registration fee. ($575 if paid on or before December 14th and no registration fee or $600 and no registration fee if paid on or before March 1st).  All fees and tuition are due no later than May 31st, 2014.  All fees and tuition are non-refundable.

Tuition:  Choreography Workshop:  $650+$25 registration fee. ($575 if paid on or before December 14th and no registration fee or $600 and no registration fee if paid on or before March 1st).  All fees and tuition are due no later than May 31st, 2014.  All fees and tuition are non-refundable.

Tuition for both Summer Programs:  $1200+$25 registration fee.  ($1000 if paid on or before December 14th and no registration fee or $1100 and no registration fee if paid on or before March 1st).  All fees and tuition are due no later than May 31st, 2014.  All fees and tuition are non-refundable.

Partial workshop attendance is discouraged though students have the option to take the June workshop on a weekly basis.  Weekly tuition:   $375 per week+$25 registration fee.  The August choreography workshop must be taken in full.

Housing with host families can be arranged for out of town students who are ages 12 and older.

Location:  CDT Downtown Space (614) 849-0227

Call 614-849-0227 to register by phone.  You may also make payments on-line at: .

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You can mail your check made out to Columbus Dance Theatre to the address listed below.

Mail payments to:  CDT  592 E. Main St.  Columbus, OH  43215

Guest Faculty Bios: 

Anne Adair (Ballet) has danced at the international level for some of the world’s great ballet companies including the Royal Danish Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.  Ms. Aldrich received her training at The National Ballet of Canada and has danced in the full range of classical and contemporary repertoire.  She has danced in works by leading choreographers including the premiere of Twyla Tharp’s Everlast for ABT where she also danced with Mikhail Baryshnikov.  Anne came to Columbus to dance for BalletMet where she was a principal dancer for six years.  She joined the CDT Faculty six years ago and has taught both the Company and and ITP classes.  She danced as a guest artist with the Company in 2007 to perform in Ten Cents a Dance for WOSU Public Television.

Sarah Cordia (Ballet) is currently a dancer with The Nashville Ballet.  As soon as she joined Nashville Ballet 2 in 2010, Cordia became an important part of Nashville Ballet’s Outreach & Community Engagement program as well as the company’s regular performance season.  As part of NB2, she performed in Swan Lake, Nashville’s Nutcracker, Paul Vasterling’s Carmina Burana, and many outreach performances across the state.  Sarah quickly advanced to become an apprentice with Nashville Ballet in 2011, then joined the full company in 2012. Since joining the company, Sarah has performed as Spanish in Nashville’s Nutcracker and as one of the four Cygnets in Swan Lake. Before joining NB2, Sarah trained with Maniya Barredo at Metropolitan Ballet Theater. She also trained with Christina Hampton, Roscoe Sales, Orlando Molina and John Magnus. While at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre, she earned the Young Artists Merit Scholarship from the National Endowment of the Arts.

Kristina Isabelle (Modern and Repertoire) originally from Columbus, Ohio is the artistic director of Kristina Isabelle Dance Company and director of HighJinks Productions. Isabelle earned her BFA in dance from The Juilliard School and an MFA in dance and choreography from The Ohio State University.  She has danced with Bebe Miller,  Stephen Petronio, Earth Circus Productions,  Grimaldi Circus, and Jordan Fuchs to name a few. Her choreography has been produced in Columbus, New York, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Fort Worth, England, Ireland and Poland at the Bytom International Dance Festival. She has been a finalist in the BalletMet choreographers project in 2004, 2006 and 2008.  She is a resident choreographer for Columbus Dance Theatre for both the company and the Intensive Training Program.  Alongside her professional work, Isabelle has also spent the last decade teaching dance, composing works, and constructing dance-related events for various universities, studios, and organizations. She has served as a guest artist and adjunct professor for The Ohio State University, Kenyon College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Wittenberg University, Alfred University in New York, and The College of Lake County in Illinois.  In 2003-2004 she was the artistic director of the Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics and currently teaches for Columbus Dance Theatre and Infusion Dance.  She has been a guest artist at Fort Hayes for the last two years and has written and directed numerous shows for Richland Academy of the Arts in Mansfield, King Arts Complex, and Dublin Dance Centre.   Under HighJinks she has created and performed in events throughout Columbus and nationally on MTV and in the Nuclear Cowboyz tour 2010 for Feld Entertainment.

Judson Veach (Ballet, Repertoire, Men’s Class, Partnering) trained for eleven years at Columbus Dance Theatre where he was named an apprentice to the Company in 2007 season. Among his teachers at CDT were: Anne Adair Aldrich, Kennet Oberly, Roberta Taylor, Kristina Isabelle, and his father, Tim Veach.  He has danced in original works by Stella Kane, Kristina Isabelle, Mark Diamond, Jean Pierre Bonnefoux, Kennet Oberly, and Tim Veach.  He danced the role of Dream Hansel in Opera Columbus’ Hansel and Gretel and danced the role of Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Lancaster Festival in 2004.  Mr. Veach attended The Julliard School Summer Dance Intensive in 2007 where he studied with Andra Corvino, Alexandra Wells, and Alexander Proia.  In the summer of 2008 he attended the Chautauqua Summer Dance Intensive where he was the recipient of the Chautauqua Dance Circle Scholarship and studied with teachers Daniel Ulbrecht, and Mark Diamond among others .   He studied on scholarship at the School of American Ballet in New York studying under Peter Martins, Jock Soto, Peter Frame, Andrei Kramarevsky, and Jonathan Stafford and is currently a dancer with the Nashville Ballet.

Laura Wade (Ballet and Pointe)  Laura is originally from Toledo, OH, and has choreographed for advanced students at Northwestern University, Evanston School of Ballet, Ruth Page Foundation and Youth Performing Arts School. She was the artistic director for Akasha Dance Co. and is the present assistant artistic director at Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago. Other professional and teaching experience includes River North Dance Chicago, Visceral Dance Center, MoMing Dance and Arts Center and Stephens College.