Fast Track with Jan Hurst
Ages 9+ | $270
Join Jan Hurst and enhance your ballet technique, be introduced to related dance forms and choreography, and explore your own creativity. This camp is designed for dancers who have completed at least two years of ballet.
Intermediate/Advanced Dancers ages 12+
Mark your calendars! Summer is the perfect time for accelerated dance technique training and performance skills. During our two week intensive, students will be encouraged to recognize their individual talents, express their own creative voice, and fulfill their potential as a dancer. Our program offers dancers the opportunity to study with professional artists and teachers. It is designed for intermediate to advanced dancers, ages 12+, who wish to challenge themselves both technically and artistically in classical ballet and related dance forms. Our two-week session will culminate with a studio performance for family and friends!
SUZANNE HAAG began her dance training at the School of the Hartford Ballet and then attended Butler University in Indianapolis where she received her degree in Dance and Arts Administration. Now in her 15th season with Eugene Ballet Company, Suzanne has been featured as Edith Frank in Mauricio Wainrot’s Anne Frank, the title role in Toni Pimble’s Red Pony, in George Balanchine’s Who Cares?, as Calliope in Melissa Bobick’s Apollo and as Clara in The Nutcracker. An instructor with Eugene Ballet Academy, Suzanne is an ABT® Certified Teacher, successfully completing the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Suzanne is also a co-creator of the local interactive performing group #instaballet. In 2016, Suzanne choreographed her first ballet for Eugene Ballet, Look, and created a second ballet, The Surrounding Third, for the company last season. In July she was one of 4 choreographers chosen from throughout the United States to participate in the National Choreographer’s Initiative in Irvine, CA.
DAVID JUSTIN has proved himself as a dynamic producer and curator of exceptional dance. Possessing an eclectic contemporary taste founded in classicism, David successfully draws the people and elements together from dance, music, scenic and lighting design to create a beautiful, meaningful experience for audiences.
Formerly a Principal Dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), a Soloist with San Francisco Ballet (SFB) and Boston Ballet, David has toured extensively across the globe performing at Lincoln Center, NY, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, Paris Opera, Paris as well as major houses in Italy, Japan, Hong Kong and South Africa. He has performed principal roles from many of the classics; Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Copellia, La Fille Mal Garde, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote and others; to the Champion Roper in Agnes DeMille’s Rodeo, and the Husband in Robins’ The Concert, Pulcinella in Caniparoli’s Pulcinella, King Arthur in Bintley’s Arthur, and Gaveston in Edward II. David has also been privileged to dance Principal roles in many 20th century choreographers’ masterpieces including the works of Balanchine, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, Val Caniparoli, Stanton Welsh, Jiri Kylian, James Kudelka, Hans Van Manen, Kenneth MacMillan, Paul Taylor and William Forsythe among many more. David’s dancing has been described as ‘alluring and mercurial’, ‘polished’, ‘brilliant’, and ‘fearless’.
David has enjoyed a choreographic career over twenty years and a performance career over thirty years. He has created works on dancers from around the world including New York City Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Ballet de Monte Carlo, Atlanta Ballet, Alberta Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, American Repertory Ensemble and others. David travels regularly as a guest teacher to work with ballet companies and schools including Boston Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Royal Ballet School of London, and Salzburg International Ballet Academy.
David’s critically acclaimed Solemn Opus: The Journey of Lost and Found has been performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, in Greece at the 20th World Congress on Dance, UNESCO, and at the Ballet Builders Choreographers’ Showcase in New York City. He has also choreographed children’s works for the Commonwealth Games, and the Lord Mayor of London Parade in the United Kingdom.
David holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom and delivers the BFA and BA Programs in Dance Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an Associate Professor of Dance and Head of the BFA in Dance at UT, and Co-Producer of the Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op, the largest festival of performance related student generated art in the country.
Columbia Dance Center will also offer open dance classes throughout the summer.
For more information: 360-737-1922 | www.columbiadance.org