Over the course of the summer, dancers will have the opportunity to take classes from 20+ instructors, including guest artists, with curriculum ranging from ballet to modern to yoga and more. Don’t forget to register for the National Audition Tour to have the opportunity to attend our Summer Intensive!
To help students navigate the summer intensive experience, Charlotte Ballet’s company dancers share their best advice for young dancers!
James Kopecky urges dancers to “Please be yourself. No one got anywhere by being someone else.”
“You will battle many things as a dancer, but the biggest battle will be within yourself. Don’t be afraid to take a step back, breathe, acknowledge and accept how you feel, pull yourself together, and get back in the game!” Juwan Alston says.
“Be courageous! Try to become stronger each day. Think positively and make the studio a haven where you can escape and focus on yourself.” Drew Grant recommends.
Amelia Sturt-Dilley advises that you “Don’t let anyone tell you who you are as an artist. If you love it enough you can become anything you desire.”
Raven Barkley reminds dancers to “Continue to reach for your goals and appreciate all that comes with achieving those goals; both the challenges and success. Challenges are there to make you a stronger individual on your pathway to success.”
And lastly, Alessandra Ball James wants dancers to “Always be the best YOU. Be inspired by others but only compare yourself to you the day before. There is only one you and you’re beautiful.”