Summer is such a wonderful time to be able to breathe again after the chaos of the school year. But summer is also the perfect time for a dancer to breathe in new inspiration! Dancers spend countless hours during the year refining their technique; but it's the spark in their eyes and the excitement that comes from being with, watching, and being taught by fresh voices that will propel a student to dig deeper and work harder as they enter their next year of growth.
Still Pointe's 5-Day Summer Intensive for 2018 has been designed to do just that: inspire you right at home! As young, strong, current professionals, guest teachers Julianna Missano, Carly Hammond, and Olivia Jenkins will embolden students to dream. After all, dreams are essential in life and in growth.
For Intermediate and Advanced Levels from ages 9 to 18.
Juliana Missano was born in Lloyd Harbor, New York and started studying ballet at the age of five. She trained at the Lynch School of Ballet until she was 15 years old. She continued her training at The Rock School under the direction of Bo and Stephanie Spassoff. In 2017, Juliana was named a United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts and had the opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center. Juliana competed in the Youth America Grand Prix, and she received the Grand Prix Award, placed first in the Pas de Deux Category, and advanced to the final round where she performed at the Lincoln Center. Some of her favorite performances include Nutcracker and Don Quixote. Juliana is very excited to start her career with Atlanta Ballet.
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.
Olivia grew up dancing at a young age and quickly found a love for the art. At ten she began her education at The Georgia Youth Ballet where she danced under the instruction of Magdalena Maury and Jonsie Pollock. After high school, Olivia furthered her education in dance by attending Kennesaw State University. In 2014, Olivia moved to Houston Texas and began dancing for the Ad Deum Dance Company’s second company ADII. Here she learned how to apply her faith and desire for mission trips with her dancing. In 2015, Olivia became the associate director and senior dancer at ADII and founded SERVE Ministries and Collective. Outside of Ad Deum, Olivia has worked and done projects with Open Sky Arts Collective and the Project Dance Fondation. While in Houston, Olivia has taught and choreographed for many companies such as Elite Dance Academy, Texas Academy of Dance Arts, and Cindy K’s Dance.
Dates: June 11-15
*$10 off if registered before May 15th!