MYB’s 2013 Summer Intensive

Manhattan Youth Ballet Summer IntensiveManhattan Youth Ballet’s 2013 Summer Intensive will be held on August 12-30 at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. Manhattan Youth Ballet offers this comprehensive three-week Summer Intensive to prepare dancers to return to their year-round dance programs. 


With a distinguished faculty from the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and The Kirov Ballet, as well as with contemporary classes, Pilates and partnering, each student will receive an extremely well-rounded experience to improve both their technique and artistry. There will be an end-of-program performance at the state-of-the-art MMAC Theater for family, friends and invited industry guests.


Modeled after the great schools of Europe, this pre-professional program is the only one of its kind in this country. Former students of Manhattan Youth Ballet now dance with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Washington Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater and Complexion Contemporary Ballet, among others.


The Manhattan Youth Ballet Summer Intensive is under the direction of Executive Artistic Director Rose Caiola and Artistic Advisor Daniel Ulbricht. Deborah Wingert leads the faculty that includes Head of Classical Repertoire Marina Stavitskaya, Choreographer-in-Residence Brian Reeder, Head of Primary Levels Natalia Boesch, Peter O’Brien, Erin Fogarty, Karen Lacy, Attila Joey Csiki and Jennifer Damsky.


Instruction will also be provided by additional guest faculty from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Ballet School of Stamford, including: Dena Abergel, School of American Ballet; Ashley Bouder, NYCB; Igor Burlak, Boston Ballet School; Herman Cornejo, ABT; Robert Fairchild, NYCB; Nicole Graniero, ABT; Adam Hendrickson, formerly of NYCB; Maria Kowroski, NYCB; Tiler Peck, NYCB; Amar Ramasar, NYCB; Michael Vernon, Indiana University and Ballet School of Stamford; Wendy Whelan, NYCB; and Roman Zhurbin, ABT.


Last year, the Manhattan Youth Ballet announced a scholarship program for all boys aged 8-22. The Benny Caiola Men of Merit Scholarship offers the opportunity for motivated young men to train with today’s leading male dancers as well as distinguished choreographers. Heading this scholarship program will be NYCB Principal Dancer and MYB Artistic Advisor, Daniel Ulbricht. Featured faculty will include Brian Reeder, Peter O’Brien, Michael Vernon and Maxim Beloserkovsky, among others. Additional guests include ABT’s Herman Cornejo, Daniil Simkin and Craig Salstein, as well as NYCB’s Robert Fairchild, Amar Ramasar and Adam Hendrickson. Dedicated men’s technique and variations classes are offered three times a week as well as partnering twice a week. MYB’s male students will have the unique opportunity to be mentored by these artists. 


For more information on Manhattan Youth Ballet’s 2013 Summer Intensive, visit The program will be hosted at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, located at 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area.


Photo: Dancers performing as part of Manhattan Youth Ballet’s 2012 Summer Intensive. Photo by Erin Baiano.