Masters Week Intensive

masters week intensive

Ann Parsley School of Dance invites you to Masters Week - a week full of master classes, sponsored by the Macomb Ballet Company. Guest teachers from around the country will share their knowledge and expertise with dancers. This workshop focuses on developing technique and artistry. Dancers will sharpen their skills on specific dance styles including: ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and lyrical.

August 12-16, 2019 from 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages 8 and up
Cost $240.00/week, $70/day, $30/class

Please note not all instructors are scheduled for every day of the workshop and not all instructors will teach every level.


Click here for the 2019 Masters Week Schedule

Instructor BIOS

Jill Cassidy, Jazz

Jill Cassidy is a professional dancer, choreographer, certified Xtend Barre and TRX instructor and founder of Motor City Choreography Collective. Jill’s professional career has included stage, film and television credits. Her award winning choreography can be seen locally all over the Metro Detroit area, nationally and internationally. On top of studio and company work, Jill choreographs for high school and college dance teams and has been an adjunct Professor of Dance at Oakland University and now currently at Wayne State University. Jill was the choreographer for the television series The Wannabes airing on Starz Family. She works with Detroit casinos, MGM Detroit and Motor City Casino, and judges for Dance Force Xpress competitions. Jill has a BA Degree in Communications from Oakland University.

Andrew Cribbet, Ballet

Andrew, originally from Thomasboro, Illinois, began his dance training at the age of six. He trained with Christine Rich and Luciana Rezende at the Christine Rich Dance Studio Academy and Performing Arts Center in Savoy, IL. He also guest starred in Champaign-Urbana Ballet productions. At the age of 16 Andrew received a full scholarship to The Washington School of Ballet in DC to further his training while attending Duke Ellington School of the Arts to finish his senior year of High School. Andrew has received scholarships to attend summer intensives at Washington School of Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Rock School of Ballet in Philadelphia, Faubourg Ballet Chicago, and has been a finalist in the international competition YAGP (Youth American Gran Prix) both years he competed. He is currently an Eisenhower Dance Ensemble dancer.

Lisa Deringor, Jazz Funk

Lisa Carducci- Deringor a Choreographer and Master teacher. Originally from Detroit MI, Lisa studied classical ballet and holds grades I-VII from The Cecchetti Council of America. Lisa has performed lead roles in The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Coppelia. At the age of 19, Lisa moved to Los Angeles, where she received a dance scholarship to Tremaine Dance Center. She has studied many disciplines under some of the industries top teachers and choreographers. Following scholarship, she began working as a professional dancer and choreographer. She has performed on the MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Awards, HBO Comedy Awards, tours, videos, film and commercials. Lisa has worked with several artists including Brittany Spears, N'Sync, Lenny Kravitz, Taking Back Sunday, James Blunt. She has worked with companies such as HBO, Pepsi, Disney, Adidas, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls. Lisa resides in Williamsburg, VA where she is the Artistic Director of The Movement Dance Company as well as a teacher at The Institute for Dance. She also travels the country as a Master Teacher and Choreographer.

Kaitlynn Edgar, Contemporary

Kaitlynn Edgar grew studied contemporary, jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, modern, and hip hop. Upon graduation Kaitlynn was accepted into the Juilliard School, but chose to go on an international tour with a contemporary ballet company, Rock the Ballet, as a principal dancer. After touring she moved to Los Angeles where she has danced for Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound, Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, Camilla Cabelo, and many other artists. She has been featured on many television shows such as The Talk, All the Right Moves, The American Music Awards, the Late Late Show, and The Secret Life of an American Teenager. Now living in New York, Kaitlynn has worked on the preproduction teams for the broadway show CATS, Bandstand the Musical, and the remake of Dirty Dancing. Kaitlynn works for a touring dance convention, New York City Dance Alliance, teaching students all over the country. She is super excited to create and dance with you all!

Marc Holland, Lyrical

Marc is very happy to be returning to the dance workshop this year. He was a cast member in Cats on Broadway and Cats IV on tour. Marc also performed in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for four years. He has enjoyed touring with Guys and Dolls, Jesus Christ Superstar and La Cage Aux Folles, to name a few. Marc has choreographed numerous routines for dance competitions as well as his own ballet Odyssey of Space. He has been on faculty at Clarion University, Studio 22 Dance Academy and Allegro Dance Arts. Marc is currently on staff at Pittsford Dance Studio in Pittsford, New York where he teaches Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap and Ballet. He has been fortunate enough to have worked with the Cecchetti Council of America's summer intensive for four years and is extremely happy to be returning this summer.  

Brooke Mainland, Contemporary

Brooke Mainland is originally from Wisconsin where she began her formal dance training. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, with a Business minor, from The University of Arizona. Upon graduating, she apprenticed with Thodos Dance Chicago, where she trained with many artists in the area including Hubbard Street, Visceral, and River North dance companies. Since Fall of 2016, Brooke has been a professional dancer with Eisenhower Dance Detroit, where she has performed at the NYC Lincoln Center, Tel Aviv Opera House in Israel, as well as the Detroit Opera House and various theaters around Michigan and the U.S. with the company. Brooke has over 12 years of teaching experience. She has trained competitive dancers, professional student companies who performed at the Detroit Opera House, students in Italy and Israel, and at Universities in the U.S. with Eisenhower Dance Detroit. She focuses on Ballet, Modern, and Jazz technique, focusing on proper body alignment and kinesiology. Brooke strives to provide a secure environment where students can be free to express themselves and find dance as a second language.

Brian Wirgau, Improv/Contemporary

Brian began his training at the age of six with Bonnie Allard. He later began training under the direction of Liz Schmidt-Mazurkiewicz at Spotlight Danceworks. Brian was a member of Macomb Ballet company; a pre professional ballet company under the direction of Amber Megna Michalik. He has recently received a BFA in dance from Oakland University and is the recipient of the 2019 Oakland University MaTilDa award in Outstanding Dance Performance. During his time at Oakland University, Brian was a member of Oakland University’s Repertory Dance Company and has worked with Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer, Shaun Boyle-D’arcy, Lauren Edson, Thayer Jonutz, Darrel Moultrie, Laurie Eisenhower and Stephanie Pizzo. During Brian’s senior year he began his first season dancing as an apprentice with Eisenhower Dance Detroit under the direction of Stephanie Pizzo. In July of 2019, Brian will have the privilege of performing Surge choreographed by Stephanie Pizzo at Jacob’s Pillow. 

Ann Parsley School of Dance

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Clinton Township, MI 48038

Phone. 586-286-8300