Ballet Tucson's Summer Dance Workshop 2014

(in cooperation with the University of Arizona School of Dance)


May 27 – June 21 (4 weeks) Tucson, Arizona

Placement/Scholarship Auditions will take place on Sunday, February 23 (12:00 – 1:30 pm) and Sunday, April 13 (12:00 – 1:30 pm) at Ballet Arts Studio.  $20 audition fee.
For more information, please call Ballet Arts at 520.623.3373.


Download 2014 Summer Workshop Brochure

The Ballet Tucson Annual Summer Dance Workshop in cooperation with the University of Arizona School of Dance was established in 1986 to provide the serious dance student the opportunity to train and perform in a professional environment.Housed in the UA dance facility, the intensive workshop offers training for all levels. Curriculum includes intermediate and advanced level of study of ballet technique, pointe, jazz,and modern dance. Special classes are offered in tap, Russian character dance, stage make-up, classical variations, conditioning,and choreography. Elementary workshops and adult classes are also available and are held at Ballet Arts Studios on Tucson Boulevard.The faculty consists of Ballet Tucson’s outstanding artistic staff and professional dancers. In addition, master teachers are brought in from prestigious companies and schools to offer students the exposure to broaden the scope of their dance education.A final performance will be presented at the close of the workshop at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. Students who have attended the entire workshop have the opportunity to perform original choreography and classical repertoire. This year’s workshop performance will take place on Saturday, June 21 at 3:30 pm. 

Workshop Information

The University of Arizona School of Dance is located in the Ina Gittings Building at the northwest corner of Campbell Avenue and University Boulevard on the UA campus. Ballet Arts Studios are located at 200 S. Tucson Boulevard, just south of Broadway, on the west side of the street. All new intermediate, advanced or pre-professional students must audition for final placement in May 2013 at Ina Gittings. Placement for technique and pointe is determined solely by the Artistic Director and staff. Classes are held Monday through Saturday. The final workshop performance will take place on Saturday, June 21 at 3:30 pm. This performance features all elementary, intermediate, and advanced students who have attended the entire workshop.

Teachers (subject to change)

Mary Beth Cabana:  Founding Artistic Director – Ballet Tucson
Chieko Imada:  Assistant Artistic Director – Ballet Tucson
Deanna Doncsecz:  Principal – Ballet Tucson
Daniel Precup:  Ballet Master – Ballet Tucson
Jenna Johnson:  Principal – Ballet Tucson
Stuart Lauer:  Principal – Ballet Tucson
Michelle Sigl:  Soloist – Ballet Tucson
Daniel Salvador:  Soloist – Ballet Tucson


Special Guest Teachers (subject to change)

Melissa Lowe:  Professor of Dance – University of Arizona, Principal – Pacific Northwest Ballet & Houston Ballet
Charlotte Adams:  Associate Professor of Dance – University of Iowa, Artistic Director – Charlotte Adams & Dancers
Mark Schneider:  Principal – Ballet Met, Former Resident Choreographer – Ballet Tucson
Andrew Scordato:  New York City Ballet
Margaret Mullin:  Pacific Northwest Ballet
Eric Hipolito Jr.:  Pacific Northwest Ballet
Suzanne Erlon: New York City Ballet Principal – Ballet West