Summer Intensives at Savannah Ballet
Get up and get moving! Summer Intensives at Savannah Ballet are the PERFECT way to get the dance season started! We have something for everyone! Guest teachers in Musical Theatre, Jazz, Contemporary, and more from all over the southeast will teach you new and exciting techniques! The intensives are centered around class with Kristen Jameson. Ms. Jameson is Vaganova Certified in all levels and has an extensive teaching resume. We are so fortunate that she shares her many talents with us! Kristen’s classes are packed full of awe-inspiring, technique building exercises and demanding class standards. You will leave her classes with an incredible feeling of achievement. Kick off your dance season the right way! See Kristen’s amazing bio below:
Ms. Jameson has been studying ballet since she was four years old. She received her very first Vaganova ballet training from Yuri Nikitenko, and went on to study under Dina Fadeyeva and Svetlana Kravtsova. Kristen attended and graduated from Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive in Middlebury, CT; Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive, NYC; American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive, NYC; and the Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington D.C. Summer Intensive, which also resulted in an invitation to attend Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington D.C.’s year-round program. Kristen attended and graduated from the 2-week Joffrey Ballet School and Bolshoi Ballet Academy Foreign Exchange Program in Moscow, Russia, which also resulted in an invitation to attend the Bolshoi Ballet Academy of Moscow year-round program as a Trainee. She has performed in many soloist roles throughout her training, including Doll, Dew Drop in Waltz of the Flowers, and Snow soloist in The Nutcracker; the second Shade variation in La Bayadere; and Odette in an excerpt from Swan Lake. Kristen received her B.F.A. in Dance with a concentration in Classical Ballet, as well as her B.S. in Early Childhood Education, where she earned the Horth Scholarship for Summer Dance Study, Arts Foundation Scholarship for Dance, and the Creative Scholar Honorary Student Scholarship. Kristen continued on to receive her M. Ed. in Early Childhood Education from George Mason University. She has also earned her full certification in Years 1-8 of the Vaganova ballet technique from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Teacher Certification Program. This is Kristen’s first season with Savannah Ballet Theatre, and she is so excited to join the company as a soloist!
Located on Beautiful Whitemarsh Island
115 Charlotte Road
Savannah, GA 31410
Rising 3rd-7th Graders
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
1 Week: $250 ($200 for Company Members)
2 Weeks: $400 ($350 for Company Members)
The day starts with a rigorous Vaganova Ballet class by the incredible Kristen Jameson. This ballet class is perfect for young dancers who are building their dance vocabulary. Classes begin with an extensive warm up at the barre. After the barre, dancers will continue learning with exercises in the center and across the floor. Following class, dancers will apply their skills to an exciting classical ballet variation.
After lunch, dancers will study musical theatre, jazz, contemporary, strength and conditioning, Choreography, and Ballet History. The day is jam packed with movement and is sure to start your dance season on the right foot! Spaces are limited-please register today. Bring a lunch & water bottle. Please wear proper dance attire (pink tights and a solid color leotard for ladies and clean white shirt and black shorts for male dancers) with hair out of the face.
Advanced Students (ages 13 & up)
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
This ballet class is perfect for dancers who want to start their dance season on the right foot! Classes begin with an extensive warm up at the barre and will finish with exercises in the center and across the floor. Bring all applicable dance shoes. Wear proper dance attire (pink tights and a solid color leotard for ladies and clean white shirt and black shorts for male dancers) with hair out of the face. Students from all studios are welcome and encouraged to attend. SBT Company 2 members are required to attend.