June 19 – 23
June 26 – 30
July 3 – 7
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
$1000 – 3 Weeks
The Advanced Summer Intensive offers a unique opportunity for experienced dancers ages 12-17 to study ballet in beautiful San Diego, California. Class size is limited to offer dancers individualized attention in a nurturing, but professional environment. Class sessions include ballet technique, jazz, modern, pointe, variations, choreography and repertoire. Additionally, dancers will perform in a final showcase at the conclusion of the program.
Advanced Summer Intensive FAQ’s
Audition is required for acceptance into the Advanced Summer Intensive Program. Audition video link may be submitted to California Ballet School beginning January 1, 2017. Dancer may also attend an audition at the California Ballet School. Audition dates will be in late January as well as early May.
Room & Board is available for out of area dancers with a Host Family for an additional cost of $300 per week.
Enrollment is on a first-come, first placed basis. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. The tuition balance is due no later than May 31, 2017.
Sunday, March 12, 2017 – 1:00pm
California Ballet School – 4819 Ronson Court, San Diego, CA 92111
June 26 – 30th
Calvin Kitten began his dance training at the California Ballet School and furthered his training with Vakhtang Chabukiani at the State Ballet School in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia and also at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. Following a workshop performance in New York, Calvin was personally invited by then Artistic Director Gerald Arpino to join the Joffrey Ballet. He danced with them, both in New York and Chicago, from 1991 to 2010.
During his 19 years with The Joffrey, Calvin performed many principal and soloists roles while touring the United States, Canada and internationally throughout Europe and Asia. Mr. Kitten was privileged to have worked with James Kudelka, Edward Liang, Donald Byrd, Ann Reinking, Laura Dean, Peter Pucci, Sir Anthony Dowell, David Parsons, Twyla Tharp, and Yuriko to name a few. Calvin was especially proud to have worked with Mark Goldweber, former dancer and ballet master at the Joffrey, who mentored and coached him throughout his entire career.
Calvin received two Ruth Page Awards, Chicago’s premier dance recognition awards. He has been featured on the cover of Dance Magazine and was named one of the “25 Dancers to Watch” in 2001.
Calvin is currently on staff at the Ballet West Academy in Salt Lake City and is currently the principal teacher for Ballet West II.