Summer Programs

Summer Intensive for Teens and Adults: July 29 to August 1st 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Faculty includes: Janaina Faustino-Watkins, Sheree King, and Damian Kelly

Monday: Stretch & Conditioning and Ballet Technique
Tuesday: Pointe and Ballet Variations
Wednesday: Ballet Technique and PilatesThursday: Ballet Technique and Variations
Cost $150

Masterclass series for Teens and Adults: Every Saturday in July from 11:45 AM to 1:30 PM

Try a different dance style each week! Take one class or the whole series.

July 6th- Modern & Lyrical with Scott Anderson
July 13th- Character Dancing with Tom Bozigian
July 20th- Ballet Variation with Janaina Faustino-Watkins
July 27th- Jazz with Sheree King

Cost $30/ class or four classes for $100


Sheree King

Sheree was born in Pittsburgh, PA. and began dance and baton classes at the age of five. She has a MA in Dance from UCLA and is Professor Emeritus of Dance and former chair of the Theatre, Dance, and Film Department at Long Beach City College. She has performed with Rudy Perez, Momentum Dance Company, UCLA Dance Company, and Nouveau Chamber Ballet. Her choreography has been presented in many Southern California colleges and universities, at International City Theatre, Orange County Choreographers Showcase, and the Mark Taper Forum. Sheree teaching ballet at Ms. Ellyn’s studio in the 1980’s, and has assumed the began role of the owner of and is the Artistic Director of Nouveau Chamber Lois Ellyn Ballet Studio Ballet.

Tom Bozigian

Tom Bozigian is an internationally recognized dance instructor, choreographer, and master of Armenian traditional and regional song and dance. He is a graduate of the Sayat Nova Armenian State Choreographic Academy and also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Russian Area Studies and a Master of Arts in Education from Fresno State University. Tom’s teaching has taken him to most continents of the world. Tom also leads a folklore orchestra which has produced numerous recordings. He is an accomplished percussionist and keyboardist with many years of performance experience as a dancer, singer, and musician.

Janaina Faustino-Watkins

A native of Brazil, Janaina has trained with Mariana Natal from Ballet Municipal of Sao Paulo and studied extensively with Luis Nogueira of the Ballet Municipal of Rio de Janeiro. She was a member of the Corpo Companhia, where she did numerous shows and television appearances while teaching at the Mariana Natal Academy. In the United States, she has studied extensively with Stela Viorica, Stefan Wenta, and Lois Ellyn, who was the most influential teacher of her career. She currently is a guest teacher and choreographer throughout Brazil and the US, where her choreography has been nationally acclaimed.

Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson grew up on the stage from the third grade with theater and music
performances, but it wasn’t until college that he discovered his love for dance. Moving from
Boston to California for college, his dance study started at Chapman University and Long Beach
City College in various dance genres and continued with private instruction. He currently
dances and choreographs for the Nouveau Chamber Ballet. He has toured internationally as a
dancer and choreographer and teaches master classes throughout California.

Damian Kelly
Damian is currently part the Anaheim Ballet company & has performed in their productions of The Nutcracker since 2016; along with performances of their Martini Ballet & #NoFilter. He currently teaches weekly ballet classes at Elevation Studios, Legacy Dance Studio, & Center Stage Dance Academy. While training in ballet for the last 13 years he has performed with Disneyland parades, Ballet Etudes, Coast City Ballet, Akomi, & The Dance Co in the past.
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