Summer at Cornish

Introductory Dance Intensive



June 29 –July 2, M, T, W, Th, 9:00am – 3:00pm


Kerry Hall 301, 710 East Roy St, Seattle, WA


The price of this course is $325.00

Registration for this course has been closed

If you have any questions, please contact us.


This course is designed for beginning level dancers who are just starting dance or have taken pre-ballet classes. This is a full day and will require stamina. Dancers will begin the day with a ballet class, followed by modern dance class. Lunch will be followed by an acting class and a craft class. The day will culminate with movement improvisation games. 

No previous dance experience required. 

Class observation for family and friends will be scheduled for Thursday, July 2 from 2pm-3pm at Kerry Hall.

What to bring

Bring a lunch and ballet shoes.

Requirements & Availability

  • Ages
    6 - 7
  • Housing
    Not Available
  • Scholarships
    Not Available


Christine Juarez

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Christine is currently the Coordinator of Summer Dance for Cornish College of the Arts where she has taught ballet, pointe, creative movement and pre-ballet for the past 19 years. She also choreographs for Cornish’s pre-college apprentice company and is a fixture in children’s choreography and opera in the Seattle area. She is Director of Dance for Vashon Allied Arts and has been the Artistic Director of Blue Heron Dance Company, which she founded, for the past 13 years.

Christine splits her time running dance programming between Vashon Island and Capitol Hill. She has been teaching for over 30 years. She studied ballet with John White, Margarita De Saa in Philadelphia and Jean Pierre Bonnefoux and Jacques Cesbron at Indiana University where she earned a B.S. in Ballet and Music and a M.S in Modern Dance and Physical Sciences under the direction of Bill Evans. Christine is a master artist in residence for the state of Washington and works collaboratively with classroom teachers bringing movement to the academic curriculum. She performed extensively throughout the Midwest and East Coast and is one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier children’s choreographers.

Vanesa Wylie

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Vanesa Wylie graduated from Cornish College of The Arts in 1994 with a BFA in Dance. Upon graduating she worked and performed with many local choreographers including Kristina Dillard, Pat Graney, Michelle Miller, Jessica Jobaris, Lynn Simonson and the Big Red Dance Company. In 1998, Vanesa and her husband formed The Bleeding Hearts Theatrical Dance Ensemble where they directed, choreographed and self produced their own shows.

Vanesa’s choreography has also been seen at Bumbershoot, The Fringe Festival, The Moore and 12 Minutes Max. In 2000, she began teaching and fell in love with it. She joined the Preparatory Dance faculty teaching Creative Movement, Pre-Primary and Modern. Vanessa has taught dance at The Dance School, Studio One, Immaculate Conception, The Country Day School and in the Snohomish School District. She recently joined the dance faculty of Vashon Allied Arts where she is teaching modern and ballet. Vanesa is passionate about sharing the experience of dance.