Summer Intensive Faculty
The faculty for the dance intensive features internationally renowned guest instructors, alongside Bay Pointe Ballet faculty including:
School Director: Ballet/Men's Class/Pas de Deux
Bruce Steivel is an internationally recognized choreographer and teacher. Previously, Mr. Steivel served as the Artistic Director of Bern Stadt Theatre in Switzerland, the Hong Kong Ballet, the Universal Ballet of Korea and Nevada Ballet Theatre. Graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts, Mr. Steivel continued his studies on full scholarship with the American School of Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and the Harkness House for Ballet Arts. He continues to be a widely sought teacher and coach throughout the world including guest engagements in Tokyo, Japan, Vienna State Ballet, Interlochen School of the Arts, Het National Ballet, Cuba Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet, Berlin Staatsoper, Nederlands Dans Theatre, among others.
Guest Instructor, Russia: Ballet/Pointe/Variations
Monika Rostomian received her training in the Vaganova method at the St. Petersburg (Kirov) Ballet Academy under the tutelage of famed prima ballerina Natalia Dudinskaya. She has performed throughout Europe, Asia and North and South America as soloist with many ballet companies, including Moscow Festival Ballet and Ballet of Russia. During her career she has also served as ballet mistress and choreographer. She later graduated from the Moscow State Institute of Theatrical Art and was awarded its coveted teaching diploma. Her teaching skills encompass all levels of ballet and character dance, ranging from five year old beginners to advanced-professionals. She also qualifies in special training for figure skaters and in dance therapy for the psychological rehabilitation of children. Her classes for local autistic youth have been sponsored by the City of Las Vegas.
Guest Instructor, Russia: Ballet/Men's Class/Pas de Deux
Evgeny Lushkin graduated from Perm State Academy of Ballet in Russia, and shortly thereafter joined St. Petersburg Ballet as a principal dancer where he performed leading roles in Walpurgis Nights, Diana and Acteon, Giselle, Swan Lake, Esmeralda, Don Quixote, Corsaire and The Nutcracker. Earlier in his career, he trained with master teachers Andrey Sacharov, Vladimir Malachov, and Yelena Ryabinkina. Evgeny has also performed with Stuttgart Ballet, Russian State Ballet in Moscow, American Ballet Theater, International Ballet Theatre, and Columbia Classical Ballet, among others. In addition to his performance career, Mr. Lushkin has served numerous companies as both a teacher and Assistant Artistic Director.
Guest Instructor, Mexico: Ballet/Pointe
Edilsa grew up in Tijuana, Mexico and received her training at the National Ballet School in Havana, Cuba. She has danced with San Diego Ballet and Nevada Ballet Theatre, where she was invited to represent the company at the Vail International Dance Festival in 2005. In 2009 she joined Company C Contemporary Ballet, performing roles in works by Twyla Tharp, Lar Lubovitch, Val Caniparoli, Dennis Nehat, Susan Jaffe, Yuri Zukov, among others. Edilsa is a principal dancer for Bay Pointe Ballet and also a frequent guest artist for the Tianjin Ballet in China.
A native of New Orleans, Lindsey received her Vaganova style classical ballet training from Apetrei Dancenter, as well as studying at the Washington School of Ballet, Ballet Magnificat, and on scholarship at Boston Ballet School. Lindsey is a graduate of New Orleans Center for Creative Arts/Riverfront, studying under the tutelage of Jan Miller and Miguel Lopez. She has danced professionally throughout the United States and internationally, and has performed with Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Liss Fain Dance and Oakland Ballet. Carrying over a decade of teaching experience, Lindsey also holds a BFA in Dance Performance from State University of New York/Purchase College.
From Anchorage, Alaska, Michael was trained by world renowned instructors Jian-Min Hao, Andrei Bossov, Suzanne Farrell, and Gennady Seluitsky, and was the first American male accepted to the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet's full program, in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has performed and choreographed for Ballet Tucson, Ballet Idaho, and Peninsula Ballet Theatre dancing roles including Von Rothbart in Swan Lake, Blue Boy in Frederick Ashton's Les Patineurs, Antony Tudor's Continuo, and the Prince in Nutcracker.
Chelsea began her ballet training at Sebastopol Ballet School and went on to train at the Academy of International Ballet in Philadelphia. She has had the honor of working extensively with Anastasia Babayeva and Denis Gronostayskiy of the Bolshoi Ballet, and Tamara Statkoun of the Kirov Ballet. She has been a company member with International Ballet Classique, Connecticut Ballet, and Peninsula Ballet Theatre, and has had performance opportunities with Oakland Ballet, Ballet Santa Barbara, and as a guest artist throughout the Bay Area. She has also recently completed her BA in English and French at Sonoma State University.
Jasmine started at a early age training at Mission Dance and Performing Arts in Fremont, CA. She trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. While training at Mission Dance and Performing Arts, she also danced competitively for five years with a main focus in hip hop, jazz, and tap. She also spent a year performing with the Sacramento Kings Jr. Jam Hip Hop Squad. As for her professional career, she continued her technique training in the San Jose State University dance major program. She was later introduced to the Urban Hip Hop circuit by becoming a company dance member and choreographer for Ladies of Silhouette. Since then, she was a teacher and competition director at Allegro Performing Arts for the genres of jazz and contemporary. Currently, she works along side local artist as a dancer and choreographer. She looks forward to sharing her years of experience to help mold the future artist to inspire the dance industry.
Adrienne Parker Foley is a former Hubbard Street Dance Chicago company member, having performed works by such renowned choreographers as Twyla Tharp, David Parsons, Margot Sappington, Daniel Ezralow, Bob Fosse and Lynn Taylor Corbett. Adrienne has taught ballet technique, modern and contemporary classes at Lou Conte Dance Studio, STEPS-NY, and Stanley Holden Dance Center, as well as heading the HSDC Master Class Series on tour. She has appeared in numerous film and television projects, and has most recently performed with Garrett/Moulton Productions, Dance Continuum SF, and Deyo Dance. Ms. Foley is a member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the minimum requirements for selection into the summer intensive?
Selection will be based on the physical or video audition for students age 8 - 21. The physical auditions will be comprised of a 90 minute ballet class, with pointe work for students currently en pointe. A minimum of two years of classical ballet training is expected.
I am staying at the San Francisco State University Dormitory. When should I arrive and depart?
The closest airport is San Francisco Airport (SFO). Students should arrive to the dormitory on Sunday, July 9. An orientation with Summer Intensive staff member(s) and chaperone(s) will be held at the dormitory at 6PM on July 9. Students attending the Two Week Session should depart on Saturday, July 22. Students attending the Four Week Session should depart on Saturday, August 5 by 12PM.
How are dancers notified of selection following the audition?
Dancers will be notified of status of acceptance by email within 10 days of the audition.
How many pointe shoes will I need?
Group A students will need approximately 2 to 3 pairs of pointe shoes for the four weeks. Group B students will need approximately 1 to 2 pairs of pointe shoes for the four weeks.
What do students do for lunch?
Full day students have a lunch break mid-day. Students are expected to have their own lunch and Bay Pointe Ballet is not responsible for providing any food or beverages. A microwave and refrigerator will be available.
Is tuition refundable?
Tuition is non-refundable.