About Moxie Contemporary Ballet Summer Intensive
Moxie Contemporary Ballet's Summer Intensive program is a rigorous intensive that inspires, nurtures and refines dancers both technically and artistically. Our renowned and knowledgeable faculty gives individualized guidance to help each dancer learn how to work with their own bodies. While developing and refining a pure technical foundation, dancers are challenged through collaboration to explore their own technical and artistic potential. Our goal is to give dancers the knowledge and tools to care for their bodies, problem solve, and become the best version of themselves. With classical ballet as our foundation, dancers are inspired through process based movement. Methods for injury prevention and longevity are reinforced through a kinesthetic understanding of technique and movement. Our goal is to train independent thinking, artistically innovative, and technical sound dancers capable of effortlessly transitioning into the professional world of dance. Session One: June 15 - July 11 Geared towards dancers seeking a Classical Ballet focus in partnering and mens class complimented with both classical and contemporary ballet & partnering, modern, pilates, and conditioning. Session Two: July 13-August 8 Geared towards dancers seeking a Contemporary Ballet focus in partnering and mens class complimented with contemporary, modern, and body conditioning.
June 16, 2015 - August 8, 2015
Drew Jacoby, Paloma Herrera, Robert Sher-Machhrendl, Addsion Ector, Doug Baum, Kathi Martuza, Katie Scherman, Rick Gonzalez, Marie Zvosec, Bennyroyce Royon, Kat Roman, Tracie Standfield, Gina Candland.
Classical Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary Ballet, Men's Ballet Class, Lyrical
Audition Online! Pre-registration begins January 1st. All dancers interested in attending the program must use the online submission form on MCB website.
Moxie Contemporary Ballet offers dancers chaperoned (room & board) housing at Portland State University in their newly built Broadway dorm building. While it is an option that many dancers choose, it is not required that Moxie Summer Intensive dancers live at the dorms. Some dancers choose to commute or make other living arrangements in Portland.
Weekend outings will be coordinated by the chaperones during the program. Portland has an array of unique city sites including their famous Salt and Straw handmade ice cream shop with out of this world flavors. Portland is also known for its lavish Rose Garden, Japanese Gardens, the towering Multnomah Falls, Hood River, berry patch picking in the Gorge, and city walking tours 800 feet up to Pittock Mansion with a scenic view of Portland. Dancers not opting for housing are welcome to participate in weekend outings. More information on excursions will be provided in your welcome packet.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.