2023 Summer Intensive
Weekly Cost - $300
The remaining cost is due on 7/7.
Daily Class Pass - $80
The remaining cost is due on 7/7.
Adriana Binaco - Monday 8/7 - Contemporary
Adriana Binaco is a dancer and choreographer who grew up dancing in the Charlotte, NC area. Her years of training and teaching have been through Dance Commotion Company in multiple genres. These genres include Pom, Acro, Modern technique, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Contemporary. Throughout her time dancing, she’s received titles such as Star Talent Miss Senior Extreme and scholarships through companies such as Force Dance Tour. She has trained and worked side by side with choreographers such as Chase Hudson, Aaron Atkins, Joe Nickel, and many more. She has choreographed and performed in numbers for many public performances, such as the 2022 Disney Showcase. She has led her competition team through many victories and overall placements with her unique choreography. She continues to teach master classes across the area and pursue her passion for creating and inspiring. Her goal is to help dancers explore their movement quality and find their expressionism and passion through dance.
Marnie Price - Tuesday 8/8 - Ballet & Pointe
Marnie Price saw her first ballet when she was 3 years old and told her mom that is what she wanted to do. At age 6, Marnie was enrolled at the Portland School of Ballet in Maine. She had additional training at Boston Ballet School, New Orleans Ballet, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet before auditioning for The School of American Ballet, New York City Ballet’s prestigious school. Marnie was accepted on scholarship and spent 4 consecutive summers at SAB studying with George Balanchine’s direct descendants.
Marnie’s family moved to Winston Salem, North Carolina, so she could further her training and gain more performing experience while mixing academics into her rigorous schedule at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She attended from grades 7-12 being mentored by Melissa Hayden. After graduating, she went on to perform with the Pennsylvania Ballet in such ballets as The Nutcracker, Concerto in Three Movements, A Mid-Summers Night Dream, Donizetti Variations, Swan Lake, and Concerto Barocco. This was where Marnie was first asked to teach a ballet class and quickly fell in love with the notion of being able to bring joy into the ballet classroom and not boredom.
Marnie’s teaching led her back to North Carolina, where she has taught ballet for over 30 years at such schools and companies as Wake Forest University, The Charlotte Ballet, High Point Ballet, and Sandhills Dance and Performing Arts Academy in Pinehurst, to name a few. She was a Principal dancer with the latter two companies for several years, as well as a co-producer for performances. Marnie has choreographed and produced many mini ballets such as The Nutcracker, Snow White, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, La Boutique Fantasque, Alice in Wonderland, The Western, and Firebird.
Marnie’s students have gone on to be excepted into well-known dance programs at Joffrey Ballet, Pace University, UNCSA, USC, and Governor’s School of NC. Numerous students perform on University dance teams and go on to perform with professional sports teams and cruise lines. Marnie has taught 4 of the current Carolina TopCats!
Marnie’s other accomplishments include a BA in Liberal Studies from UNC Greensboro, being a certified Yoga instructor, judging for Applause dance competitions, and choreographing award-winning pieces for North Carolina pageants. She also won the teacher division for a pointe solo during a Showstopper dance competition and was recruited by the owner, Debbie Roberts, to teach ballet at her then, Archdale, North Carolina, studio. However, her greatest achievement is her family, daughter-Selena, son-Luca, and supportive husband, Kevin.
Mariah Davis - Wednesday 8/9 - Hip Hop & Tap
Mariah Davis has been dancing since the age of 2. She was trained as a competitive dancer at CC & Company Dance Complex. She has taken jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, etc. I then become a member of East Carolina University’s Club Dance Team all throughout my years at ECU! Now, I’m an Intensive In-Home Supervisor in Raleigh with a master's in Marriage and Family Therapy, but I always find time to dance. I’m super excited to be a guest teacher at your Summer Intensive!
Kim Jones - Thursday 8/10 - Modern
Kim Jones is the Artistic Director of Movement Migration, and Associate Professor at UNC Charlotte. Jones was born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, New York. She received her BFA at Marymount Manhattan College and MFA from Florida State University. She danced with the Martha Graham Company and Metropolitan Opera and was a principal dancer in US National Broadway tours. Choreographer Paul Taylor offered Tracer (1962) as the subject of a scholarly reconstruction by Kim, with performances at the Joyce Theater, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Jones's dance reconstruction work was supported twice by the US National Endowment of the Arts and, most recently, the National Endowment of Humanities.
Kelsey Nelson - Friday 8/11 - Dance Strength Traning
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Kelsey has over 25 years of dance experience ranging from major motion pictures to teaching students all across North America, judging for several prestigious dance competitions within the United States, and creating her own conditioning program for dancers. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dance Management from Oklahoma City University.
Some of Kelsey's professional performing credits include working with choreographers like Fatima Robinson on Anchorman II: The Legend Continues (major motion picture), Mia Michaels on Rock of Ages (major motion picture), Disney's Million Dollar Arm (major motion picture), HSN, Royal Caribbean International, Feld Entertainment/Feld Motor Sports, Cirque Productions, Universal Orlando, Busch Gardens, Hardrive Inc., and many more.
Along with performing, Kelsey has a passion for providing quality instruction and choreography. She has had the opportunity to continually develop both her teaching and choreography portfolio by working with St. John's University, Wake Forest University, McKendree University, University of South Florida, Victoria's School of Dance, USA Ambassador Pageant, Cirque USA, BookAFlashMob.com, Universal Dance Association and many studios located within the United States and Canada. Kelsey has been honored to be a Master Instructor for National Dance Alliance, Universal Dance Association, and Dance Team Union in the past few years. Recently Kelsey has joined the faculty of Thrive Dance Experience, The Bridge Training Program, and Artist In Training. She is excited to be traveling and teaching at these wonderful conventions and can't wait to connect with so many dancers all across the country.