2015 Summer Intensive Professional Dance Workshop

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Session I: June 29 - July 3, 2015

Classic & Contemporary Ballet

Dunham Technique

Graham Technique

Horton Technique


Session II: July 6 - July 10, 2015


West African

Contemporary Modern



Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents professional level workshops for students currently in companies or aspiring to be. Classes will be taught by industry experts in the disciplines of African, Ballet, Dunham, Hip Hop and more. Classes for advanced level dancers only.

Summer Faculty

Session I Workshops/Faculty

Classic/Contemporary Ballet:
Allan Kinzie
Allan Kinzie, Director of the Ballet Ensemble of Texas, former guest artist with Dallas Ballet, Chicago City Ballet, Ballet Theatre Francais de Nancy, Ballet du Nord and Boston Ballet

Milton Myers
Milton Myers, Contemporary Program Director, Jacobs Pillow, and Horton Master

Graham Technique:
Kim Jones
Kim Jones, Former dancer, Graham Dance Company, and Graham Master

Dunham Technique:
Nycole Ray
Nycole Ray, Director, Dallas Black Dance Theatre II, and Dunham Certification Candidate

Darrell Cleveland
Darrell Cleveland, Former Dallas Black Dance Theatre member, Master teacher in jazz and modern

Session II Workshops/Faculty

Sean Smith
Sean J. Smith, Dallas Black Dance Theatre Dancer/Tap Choreographer

Contemporary Modern:
Melissa Young
Melissa M. Young, Former Associate Artistic Director, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Freelance Master Teacher

Richard Freeman
Richard A. Freeman, Jr., Dallas Black Dance Theatre Dancer/ Resident Choreographer

Andrea Woods
Andrea E. Woods, Founder/Artistic Director, SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods & Dancers, Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance, Duke University and former dancer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

West African:
Baba Chuck Davis
Baba Chuck Davis, Artistic Director, African American Dance Company, Founder of Dance Africa, and African Dance Master

For More Information

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Studios
2700 Ann Williams Way
Dallas, TX 75201

Photo credits: Nycole Ray, Sean J. Smith, Melissa M. Young, Richard A. Freeman, Jr. by Jaime Truman; Andrea E. Woods by Alec Himwich; Baba Chuck Davis by Richard W. Rodriguez