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 bringBring a lunch and ballet shoes.
Requirements & Availability
6 - 7
Amelia Bolyard is a native of Seattle, and received her dance training in the Cornish Preparatory Dance department in the 80’s and 90’s. She also spent a year in the college dance program in 1994. From there, Amelia performed with various local modern dance companies from 1994-2002, and has been teaching ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop and primary dance since 2004.
Amelia teaches adult ballet locally, as well as being a faculty member for the Preparatory Dance Department. Since sustaining several injuries leading up to 2002, Amelia has made it her mission to teach conscious, considerate movement, particularly ballet, with her goal being injury & pain prevention. Amelia is pleased to be a part of the Cornish Summer Dance Program and the Preparatory Department, where she can share her desire to inspire young people to dance with respect, awareness and excellent ability with like-minded conscious instructors.
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 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.