July 10 – 28
Registration is Open
9am – 5pm
Take your dancing and circus skills to the next level in CC&Co.’s Summer Intensive. Classes in contemporary dance, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, partner acrobatics, handbalancing, Cyr Wheel, aerial sling, silks, trapeze, rope, Spanish web, improvisation and choreography.
Open to all levels of dance and circus arts.
1-3 week options
Students participating in the last 2 weeks will perform in the SI Showcase on July 28.
1 week = $400
2 weeks = $700
3 weeks = $900
Work Study and Scholarships Available
Caroline Calouche (CC&Co. Faculty | Dance & Aerial Arts) has taught contemporary dance, Pilates, Gyrokinesis and ballet at UNC Charlotte, Winthrop University, The Belmont School of Ballet, Gaston Dance Theatre and The School of North Carolina Dance Theatre. Her dance and fitness teaching background has allowed her to become a sought after aerial dance instructor. Not only has Caroline developed a safe method and syllabus of teaching Aerial Silk, Sling, Trapeze, Lyra, Corde Lisse and Spanish Web, she is able to teach students how to incorporate floor work with their apparatus to seamlessly move from the ground up and back again. With her strong anatomy and physiology background, Caroline focuses on proper alignment in the air and on the ground to prevent injury and promote efficient movement. Caroline’s aerial and dance training is diverse. In the air, she has worked with Juliana Hane, Nicole Merman, Elsie and Serenity Smith, Christine van Loo, Caroline Wright, Jamie Hodgson, Tanya Burka, Kevin O’Connor, Allie Cooper, Nancy Smith and Susan Murphy. While on the ground, Caroline’s influential teachers range from Leah Cox (Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company), Elizabeth Corbett (Forsythe Composition), Libby Farr (Ballet), Andrew Harwood (Contact Improvisation), Fernando Bujones (Ballet), Elizabeth Gillaspy (Ballet), Susan Douglas Roberts (Contemporary), Brenda Daniels (Modern Dance) to name a few on an endless list of amazing teachers!
Becca Carson (CC&Co. Faculty | Handbalancing) is from Athens, GA. She graduated from Athens Technical College with a Cosmetology Degree in 2011. Becca began as a competitive gymnast when she was a teenager and fell in love with the artistry of it. She was Georgia state champion on floor during her final season in 2011 and has performed in multiple musicals, as a dancer and singer through Cornerstone Productions (‘Christmas at the Five and Dime’, ‘Shenandoah’ and ‘All in a Christmas Night’). She started her aerial and dance career with CC&Co. in the Fall 2014. She loves being able to use her skills from gymnastics in a new and fun way and also doing it a little higher up in the air!
Jen MacQueen (Guest Faculty | Musical Theater and Cyr Wheel) Pre- Broadway: Laura (title role) and Frankenstein – The Musical. Off-Broadway: Be, New Faces, Fear Of, Vaudeville 2000, That Other Woman’s Child and The Elegance and Comedy of Tap at New York’s Town Hall Theatre. Off-Off Broadway: A Birthday Surprise, Sky Over Ninevah, Paradise Lost, Take A Chance and Steps Beyond. National Tours: Promises Promises. Recent Regional Theatre: Cats, Barnum, Chicago, Phantom, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, Godspell, Dante’s Inferno, Sophisticated Ladies, and more. Jen has won a total of 11 Spotlight Awards for her work as both a choreographer and performer in New York, and has received a Suzi Bass Award, two Woodie Awards, and several Broadway World and Atlanta Theatre Fan awards here in the Atlanta.
Skyla Caldwell, A.R.A.D. (Guest Faculty | Ballet) trained at the Charlotte School of Ballet under Gay Porter Speer and The Point Park Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA as a scholarship student under the direction of Robert Munoz. Skyla has danced for NCDT as an apprentice under Salvatore Aiello and Jerry Kumery. Caldwell has also danced at the National Ballet of Cuba under Laura Alonzo in Havana, Cuba, and is associated with the Royal Academy of London. Caldwell has danced with the Moving Poets Theater of Dance for the last eight years and is currently serving as the Ballet Mistress of the Union County Youth Ballet.
Marcia Fresquez (CC&Co. Faculty | Aerial Arts) is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with her BA degree in Dance. While earning her degree, she has had the opportunity to dance alongside major dance companies and artists such as David Ingram, Leah Cox, Carolina Ballet, and Parsons Dance. Marcia has had the pleasure of working with Charlotte based performance arts companies including The Wake Project and Taproot Ensemble. In 2014, she began her aerial dance training with Caroline Calouche & Co. She is thrilled to continue to her love and passion for dance and aerial with CC&Co. as a dancer, teacher, and Youth Ensemble Director.
Alison Johnson (CC&Co. Faculty | Contemporary Dance & Aerial Arts) is a 2011 graduate of the University of Georgia with a dual degree in Dance (A.B) and Child and Family Development (B.S.). During her college career she choreographed and performed in the Young Choreographers Series and Senior Exit Concert, performed in the Dance Repertory Project and annual Spring Show and worked with guest choreographers such as Bill Hastings (Fosse) and Claire Bataille (Hubbard Street Dance). In her time at UGA she also participated in and performed at the American College Dance Festival Association at FSU and began teaching dance locally in Athens, Ga. In 2011 Alison began dancing professionally with Advocate Arts Contemporary Dance with whom she danced for two seasons, performing around the greater Atlanta area in theatre and community outreach settings. Alison recently relocated to Charlotte where she is dancing with Martha Connerton/ Kinetic Works and 4thrightdance.
DA White (CC&Co. Faculty | Hip-hop) fell in love with sounds of life before he lost his hearing at age 1. Thankfully, that one year kept him from losing his speech. Throughout his childhood he worked with several speech therapists to continue developing what abilities he had. In 2007, he underwent cochlear implant surgery and it dramatically changed his life. With a rekindled passion to be in touch with the sounds of life, he began to celebrate his abilities through dance. From the young age of 15, he has danced with many dance troupes, trained under highly skilled mentors, and traveled around the world. D.A.’s story is one of great challenge and triumph, and he has dedicated his life to inspiring people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to fall in love with the sounds of life through dance. As he continues to grow his career in the dance industry, D.A. is now emerging into creative direction and production for videos and stage performances.
Alissa Getz Waller (Guest Faculty | Conditioning) received her early dance training from world-renowned Cecchetti master teacher, Rose Marie Floyd in Royal Oak, MI. As a young classical dancer, she received several scholarships and awards and was chosen out of a nation-wide search to model for the 1990 Dance Magazine poster ‘Arabesques and Attitudes’. Known as a dancer with strong technique, clean ‘line’, and a good eye for detail – Alissa naturally gravitated to teaching dance as a means of supplementing her training and studies. Besides her Cecchetti roots, Alissa furthered her training with the Cleveland Ballet, the Atlanta Ballet, New School of the Arts in Amsterdam, Cecchetti Summer School in England and the Joffrey School of New York. In 1997, she received her BFA in Dance/Ballet Concentration from the University of Arizona. Alissa has danced with the Detroit Contemporary Civic Ballet Co., Chicago Ballet, and Elements Contemporary Ballet. A certified ballet teacher, Alissa is a Fellow Member of the Cecchetti Council of America and currently serves on the south-east board of the CCA. In 2015, Alissa passed her Advanced Professional Teachers exam in the Cecchetti Method of Ballet with honors. Alissa is also an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.