Ages 14 – 19

(Level 5+ – 7)

Advanced/High-Intermediate Dancers

Minimum 6-8 years of ballet training.
Female students: strong pointe work, minimum 3 years of pointe training.

Summer Workshops with Indiana Woodward (June 24-28) and Darla Hoover (Aug 5-9)!

Classical Repertoire with Indiana Woodward

1:00 – 6:00pm       June 24 – 28     5 hours – Classes and Workshop               

$725 / $675 Early Registration by May 1 / $650 per workshop when registering for 2 or more Workshops

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Embody classical repertoire in this exclusive workshop led by NYCB principal ballerina Indiana Woodward who has performed coveted roles on stages around the world. Indiana Woodward was born in Paris, France and began her dance training at the age of 10. Ms. Woodward began studying at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, during the 2010 summer course and enrolled as a full-time student in August 2012.  She became an apprentice with NYCB and joined the company as a member of the corps de ballet in December 2012. Ms. Woodward was promoted to the rank of soloist in 2017 and principal in October 2021. She has danced featured roles in every major ballet at NYCB, as well as originating roles by current renowned choreographers.

Mastering Technique with Darla Hoover   

1:00 – 6:00pm           August 5 – 9                  5 hours – Classes and Workshop     

$725 / $675 Early Registration by May 1 / $650 per workshop when registering for 2 or more Workshops

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A native of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Darla Hoover started her ballet training at age 6 at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary. In the fall of 1976, she was invited to enroll as a full-time student at the School of American Ballet. George Balanchine invited Ms. Hoover to become an apprentice with New York City Ballet in October 1979, and in April 1980 she was named a member of the Company’s corps de ballet, where she danced for eleven years. Ms. Hoover began to develop her teaching skills as a pre-teen while training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Recognizing her unusual aptitude for giving steps and corrections, Marcia Dale Weary charged her with teaching her fellow students on a regular basis, and she continued guest teaching at CPYB throughout her performing career and in the initial years following her retirement from NYCB in 1990. In 1995 she was named CPYB’s Associate Artistic Director, and in 2019 she rose to Artistic Director upon the death of Ms. Weary. Concurrently with her work at CPYB, Ms. Hoover joined the faculty of Ballet Academy East on Manhattan’s upper east side in 1996, rising to Associate Artistic Director in 2006. She was named the Artistic Director of BAE’s Pre-Professional Division in 2014, giving her full oversight of a focused ballet training program spanning beginning children through advanced teens. In addition, Ms. Hoover has guest taught at ballet companies and schools around the world, including New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Royal Danish Ballet and the Vaganova Ballet Academy, among many others. Ms. Hoover has been a Répétiteur for The George Balanchine Trust since 1996, staging the works of George Balanchine for leading U.S. and international dance companies.

Photography by Anne Slattery

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