Sangre de Cristo Ballet
The Sangre de Cristo Ballet is a community-based pre-professional youth company. The company consists of students, community members, and guests. The company offers original performances in classical, contemporary, and modern dance. The student criteria for becoming a Sangre de Cristo Ballet member is to achieve ballet level four or higher, to be enrolled in and actively attend all classes offered at that particular level, to be willing to attend all scheduled rehearsals, and to prioritize Sangre de Cristo Ballet’s activities over other extracurricular engagements. Once a student has agreed to and fulfilled all of the above criteria, they are given the opportunity to join the ranks of Sangre de Cristo Ballet based on their commitment and work ethic. The Sangre de Cristo Ballet guest and community member criteria are based on production needs. A public audition will be announced and held to cast productions. Sangre de Cristo Ballet productions often include artists from other performing arts and art genres, as well as other dance genres and movement disciplines.
Summer Intensives Begin June 10, 2013
Monday-Friday | June 10-29 | Studios #1 & #2 | 3 Week Course
Class 1: Modern/Contemporary | 10-11:30 pm | Studio 2
Class 2: Ballet | 12-1:30 pm | Studio 1
Class 3: 2-3 pm | Studio 2
Class 4: Rehearsal (optional): 4-5 pm | Studio 1
Class 1: Ballet | 10-11:30 am | Studio 1
Class 2: Modern/Contemporary | 12-1:30 pm | Studio 2
Class 3: 2-3 pm | Studio 1
Class 4: Rehearsals (optional): 4-5 pm | Studio 1
Guest Faculty for Summer Intensives
June 24-28: Britta Heermann-Wynne
Britta Heermann-Wynne was born in Hamburg, Germany. She studied at the State Opera School of Dance in Hamburg, the Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Munich, the International Centre of Dance in Cannes, France, and under the direction of Ruth Currier, former artistic director of Limon Company, in New York City. Her first professional engagement was in the film, Rheingold, directed by Herbert von Karajan. She then was contracted with the Music Theater in Revier in Gelsenkirchen for two years. In Italy, Britta was engaged to perform with the Stagione Lirica at the Arena Sferisterio in Maccerata, as well as at an open-air theatre in Bologna performing in such operas as La Boheme and La Traviata. Her next engagement was with The Freiburger Tanz Theatre for two years followed by a six-year engagement with the Tanz-Forum at the Metropolitan Opera House in Cologne, Germany, where she toured many international destinations extensively. During the time in Cologne she performed in two films and worked occasionally with German television programs. After moving to the USA, Britta co-founded the Philadelphia based company At Marah Dance Theatre in 1996 where she performed many leading roles with the company and served as company and trainee program instructor. From 2004 to 2011 she served as a faculty member at the Belhaven University dance department and as rehearsals director for TALK Dance Co. Since 2009 Britta is studying to become a Feldenkrais Practitioner, Britta will complete her studies in December 2013. Britta is the wife of Stephen Wynne, artistic director of Sangre de Cristo School of Dance.
June 10-14: DeMarcus Suggs
DeMarcus Suggs began his professional training under the tutelage of Marcus Sherman with Vision Theatre Charlotte. He continued his studies at Zion Worship Center for the Arts (Charlotte, NC), Dance Central, Masterworks Festival and the USA International Ballet Competition/School. In 2011, he received his B.F.A. in dance from Belhaven University (Jackson, MS) where he was a full-tuition scholarship recipient. While at Belhaven, DeMarcus was selected for the 2009 Bezalel Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement and was also a member of TALK Dance Company with whom he toured internationally. Mr. Suggs dances with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC), where he has been a member since 2011.
June 17-21: Jamie Thompson
Jamie Thompson is from Belize, Central America, and is a graduate of Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi, where he received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography. He received additional training from the Belize National Dance Company and the Dramatic Forces School of Dance. He has served as a dancer, choreographer and teacher with the Belize National Dance Company. Mr. Thompson has served as artistic director for plays presented by the Rotary Club of Belize (2006-2009), directing four plays written by Caribbean playwright Patrick Brown. His special interests include teaching and working with organizations that work for the betterment and development of youth. He is currently in his third season with the Dallas Black Dance Theatre.
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Swan Lake: April 19 & 20, 2013
Presented by Artistic Director Stephen Wynne and the Sangre de Cristo Ballet
Friday, April 19 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 20 at 2 pm
Tickets: $10 | 295-7200 | Sponsored by the Chamberlain Foundation
Sangre de Cristo Ballet: Artistically directed by Stephen Wynne, Sangre de Cristo Ballet is a pre-professional company of dancers who have achieved the highest honor offered through our School of Dance. These dancers personify the spirit, passion, artistry, discipline and endurance emphasized in our program. These young adults maintain a rigorous rehearsal schedule and constantly strive for excellence. During the fall semester, company dancers carry the main roles in Nutcracker, the Ballet, and in the spring they present an original, full-length performance. In 2012, they performed Contact.ttyl; in 2013, they will present a contemporary ballet version of Swan Lake.