With Summer just around the corner, we are excited to introduce you to our incredible, inspiring teachers for Still Pointe’s Summer Intensive 2019! Join us June 10th through 14th for a week of dancing and dreaming as we work from 10am-4pm daily, soaking in the best of what these working professional dancers have to offer!
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Jillian Mitchell's training began in Michigan at the Milligan School of ballet, with Karen Milligan. She continued at the Harid Conservatory and finished at Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. Jillian spent summers attending National Ballet School, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, American Ballet Theatre, and on scholarship at Complexions. Upon graduation, she joined New Jersey Ballet. Jillian also worked with Rebecca Davis Dance, Roxey Ballet, and Georgia Ballet. In Atlanta, Jillian worked with Proia Dance Project, and gloATL. In 2017, she founded the company, Kit Modus, which is in residence at Callanwolde Fine Arts center where she also serves as ballet artistic director.
Lucas Labrador was born in Cosquín, Argentina. He spent two seasons at Ballet Nacional de Argentina under the direction of former Royal Ballet principal dancer Inaki Urlezaga. Lucas toured Argentina, Spain and Portugal, performing roles in Swan Lake, Carmen, Paquita, La Traviata and Giselle. In 2016, he accepted a full scholarship to study at The Rock School in Philadelphia. In January 2017, he won first place in the pas de deux category at the Youth America Grand Prix in Atlanta and second place in the ensemble category at the New York City finals. As a member of Atlanta Ballet 2, his repertoire included lead and starring roles in Beauty & the Beast and Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker, plus roles in Swan Lake and Don Quixote. Most recently as an Atlanta ballet apprentice he has performed “the premiere” by Ricardo Amarante, “Return to a strange land” by jyri kilian, the new Nutcracker by Yuri Possokhov, “Sylphide” by Johan Kobborg, and “Sandpaper” by Mark Morris.
Nick is a seasoned performer, with a rich background in the performing arts. Born in New York City with two professional singers for parents, he trained at School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center, and went on to dance internationally with American Ballet Theatre, The Kirov, and Carolina Ballet. He moved to Atlanta in 2009 and has enjoyed a rich career on stage dancing and performing with Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Lyric Theater, Atlanta Hawks, and dozens of dance companies and schools throughout the southeast.
Nick Hagelin is an award-winning singer/songwriter, dancer, and actor living in Atlanta, GA. His soulful voice and loving spirit have earned him millions of views on Youtube and a strong run on Season 10 of The Voice, where he finished Top 9. He has been featured on The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, NBC, CBS, FOX, We TV, FX, E! News, US Weekly, and People Magazine.
Carly Hammond began her formal training at the Geiger Ballet under the guidance of artistic director Mary C. Geiger, and attended summer programs at Ballet Chicago, San Francisco Ballet, and Juilliard. She is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science in Ballet Performance and an Outside Field in Education.
Ms. Hammond is a recipient of Jacobs School of Music Dean’s Scholarship and is a four-time cash scholarship winner at Regional Dance America. While attending Indiana University, she performed principal roles in Appalachian Spring, The Four Temperaments, and Donizetti Variations, and was featured as a soloist in Violette Verdy’s Variations for Eight and as Sugar Plum Fairy in Michael Vernon’s The Nutcracker.
She was a member of the corps at Ballet San Antonio for the past 3 years. There she performed featured roles in Gabriel Zertuche’s Dracula and The Nutcracker, as well as a Harlot in Ben Stevenson’s Romeo and Juliet and the Pas de Trois in Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake. Ms. Hammond performed the principal couple in Gerald Arpino’s Confetti, and as a demi-soloist in Frederick Franklin’s Tribute. Most recently, Ms. Hammond danced the role of Kitri’s Friend in Willy Shives’ Don Quixote and Gerald Arpino’s Snow Queen in The Nutcracker.
As the founder and director of Bluebird Uncaged, Rebekah’s passion is to bring hope and dignity through dance. From sitting mesmerized by the Nutcracker as a toddler to training at the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education to dancing principal roles, she has experienced the power, freedom, and joy in using dance to communicate.
Rebekah is a freelance artist from Atlanta, GA and has appeared with companies such as the Fly on a Wall, Proia Dance Project and Southern Arc and most recently the Atlanta Opera in La Traviata. Some of her favorite roles include Swanhilda in Coppelia with Ballet Southeast and the Faun Couple in Alexandre Proia’s Four Seasons with Georgia Ballet. Her choreographic credits include, the opener for Passion 2014, Victoria Canal’s City Shoes music video, a short film, White Umbrella, which tells the story of a trafficking survivor from bondage to redemption, as well as the annual stage production of Sterling’s Path, a multimedia fairytale of hope.
Rebekah loves using dance to serve internationally and has travelled to countries such as Panama and Cuba to perform and conduct workshops. She also loves mentoring the next generation through teaching. Most recently she curated the Uncaged Community Dance Festival where some of Atlanta’s leading dance companies converged for a week of collaboration.
Rebekah holds a BA in Communications from Thomas Edison State University. When she's not in the studio, Rebekah enjoys spending time with her family, reading, winding down with hand-embroidery or making flower crowns.