Ballet Boot Camp

For ages 8 and up, this 3 day mini intensive is designed to bridge the gap between the academic year and summer classes and to help prepare dancers for auditions. The boot camp will focus on body conditioning, non-syllabus ballet technique, pointe work (for students on pointe), stage presentation, quality of movement and audition tips.

Students will have the opportunity to train intensively with the directors of the Macomb Ballet Company while also expanding their movement vocabulary and technique, developing strong artistry, and learning the art of choreography. Dancers should have several years of ballet experience.


Andrew Cribbet, Ballet

Andrew, originally from Thomasboro, Illinois, began his dance training at the age of six. He trained with Christine Rich and Luciana Rezende at the Christine Rich Dance Studio Academy and
Performing Arts Center in Savoy, IL. He also guest stared in Champaign-Urbana Ballet productions. At the age of 16 Andrew received a full scholarship to The Washington School of Ballet in DC to further his training while attending Duke Ellington School of the Arts to finish his senior year of High School. Andrew has received scholarships to attend summer intensives at Washington School of Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Rock School of Ballet in Philadelphia, Faubourg Ballet Chicago, and has been a finalist in the international competition YAGP (Youth American Gran Prix) both years he competed. He is currently an Eisenhower Dance Ensemble dancer and a proud teacher at Big City Dance.

Marc Holland, Jazz

Marc is very happy to be returning to the dance workshop this year. He was a cast member in Cats on Broadway and Cats IV on tour. Marc also performed in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for four years. He has enjoyed touring with Guys and Dolls, Jesus Christ Superstar and La Cage Aux Folles, to name a few. Marc has choreographed numerous routines for dance competitions as well as his own ballet Odyssey of Space. He has been on faculty at Clarion University, Studio 22 dance Academy and Allegro Dance Arts. Marc is currently on staff at Pittsford Dance Studio in Pittsford, New York where he teaches Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap and Ballet. He has been fortunate enough to have worked with the Cecchetti Council of America's summer intensive for four years and is extremely happy to be returning this summer.

Lisa Deringor, Hip Hop/Jazz Funk

Lisa Deringor is originally from Detroit, Michigan. Growing up Lisa studied classical ballet and holds grades I-VII from the Cecchetti Council of America. Lisa has performed lead roles in The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Coppelia and Swan Lake. At the age of 19, Lisa moved to Los Angeles. She received a dance scholarship to Tremaine Dance Center where she continued her dance education studying ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and break-dancing. Following scholarship, Lisa began working as a professional dancer. She has performed on the MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Awards,
HBO Comedy Awards and Apollo Live. She has also danced in numerous music videos, live performances, industrials, commercials and has choreographed professionally. Lisa has danced
with several artists including Britney Spears, N’Sync, Toni Braxton, Nate Dogg, New Maximum Donkey and The Sun. She has taught and choreographed at several studios in Los Angeles and around the nation. Lisa now resides in Virginia where she continues to choreograph and teach.

Brandon Koepsell, Lyrical/Partnering

Brandon Koepsell began his dance training at The Turning Pointe in St. Clair Shores at the age of 7 under the direction and guidence of Kelly Powers. From 2003-2005 he attended the Walnut Hill School, a fine arts conservatory located outside of Boston, MA, which was under the direction of Michael Owens and Sam Kurkjin. There he was extensively trained in ballet, modern, pas de deux, men’s classes, pedagogy and choreography. Brandon had also trained at the Edge in Los Angeles and has participated in many summer programs including The Royal Winnipeg Ballet and American Ballet Theater in New York City. A recipient of “Young Choreographer of the Year” for the city of Boston in 2005, Brandon has been teaching students of all ages in the areas of ballet, lyrical, jazz and partnering for the past 7 years. Recently, Brandon worked as the assistant choreographer and movement coach on the set of “Oz, The Great and Powerful.”

Workshop Schedule

Monday - Thursday
9am - 5pm classes at Ann Parsley School of Dance
9am-12:30pm classes at studio
2pm Dress Rehearsal at Armstrong Center for the Performing Arts
(Dress rehearsal and performance are mandatory, must provide own transportation from studio to
Armstrong Center on Friday)
7pm Performance

Tickets for the performance are FREE and it is open seating for the final performance.

Your $215 Enrollment Fee Includes

· Tuition -each participant will receive group instruction and performance rehearsal daily

· Workshopt-shirt

· $50 non-refundable deposit due upon registration, Balance due June 1st,2015. Registration will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.

· Student will notbe enrolled in the camp without $50 deposit. If balance is not paid in full by June 1st, APSD reserves theright to fill their place with another student.

· NO REFUNDS will be given under any circumstance.

· If camp becomes full, students will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted if space becomes available.

· If there is not sufficient enrollment for camp to run, a full refund will be given by July 30th

Macomb Ballet Company

40790 Garfield Road,

Clinton Township, MI 48038

Phone. 586-946-4622