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, lyrical, and more.  


August 7-11, 2023 from 9:00am - 4:00pm

Ages 8 and up

Cost $300

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

Tuition is non-refundable and due in full upon registration. Registration will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. No refunds or partial reimbursements will be given under any circumstance unless the camp is cancelled due to low enrollment. If camp becomes full, students will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted if space becomes available.  


All levels will train in the following styles of dance (note that styles are subject to change):


-POINTE (for intermediate advanced and advanced dancers only)










Masters Week Schedule

Masters Week Information for Parents and Students


Register online here.



Jill Cassidy is a professional dancer, choreographer, certified Xtend Barre, Piloxing, TRX instructor and founder of Motor City Choreographer Collective. Jill’s professional career has included stage, film and television credits. She has been working professionally in the industry for 20+ years. 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, including Harvard University. She has been an adjunct Professor of Dance at Oakland University and at Wayne State University. She currently is choreographer for Wayne State’s production of Cabaret. Jill is choreographer for recording artist, Sofi K and was the choreographer for the television series The Wannabes airing on Starz Family. She judges for Dance Force Xpress competitions. Jill holds a BA in Communications from Oakland University is the proud mama of two littles, Samantha and Jackson.

Andrew Cribbett, 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 past professional dancer with Eisenhower Dance Detroit.

Kacie Collins was born and raised in the Detroit area. She began her training at the age of 3 at Gotta Dance Studios. Throughout the years Kacie was part of the Detroit Pistons Entertainment team on the Motor City Minis from 2017-2019. She joined Hollywood Connection’s The Teen Company in 2018 working closely with the faculty, specifically the artistic directors over the years Mitchel Federan, Kristin McQuaid, and Aaron Czuprenski. Her third year on the company Kacie was given the title of captain on The Teen Company. During her summers off, Kacie works with the USPBL Dance Crew choreographing, performing, and leading games. In addition, she loves to teach at studios across the Metro-Detroit area. Currently, Kacie is attending Chapman University in Orange, California as a dance major. She is entering her third year as a member of the University’s hip-hop club Team Shaka, as Vice President. At Chapman, Kacie is furthering her artistic knowledge and preparing for her future career in the dance industry.

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.

Megan Coleman Originally from Taylor, Michigan, Megan Coleman Stuart began her training with Ballet Americana. Her summers were spent training at The David Howard Summer Intensive, The Bolshoi at Vail, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Midwest, and on scholarship with Ballet Met. While studying on a dance scholarship at Eastern Michigan University, she won The National Society of Arts and Letters Career Award for ballet and represented Michigan at the nationals. After performing a season with the Detroit Opera House Civic Ensemble, Mrs. Stuart began her professional career with Ballet Theatre of Ohio. Under the direction of Artistic Director Christine Meneer, Megan had the opportunity to dance the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, and Arabian Princess in "The Nutcracker," Wicked Witch of the West in the premiere of "The Wizard of Oz," Lilac Fairy in "The Sleeping Beauty," and many contemporary works in the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festivals, including "One" by Joseph Morrissey. In the winter of 2010, Megan was invited to perform with Verb Ballets, in Cleveland, OH. Mrs. Stuart performed for six seasons with the Lexington Ballet in Lexington, KY. Her repertoire with the company included Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Dew Drop, Don Quixote Pas de deux, Fairy Doll, Swanilda in "Coppelia", The title role in "Cinderella", Evil Witch in "Snow White", The Queen of Hearts in "Alice in Wonderland", and many original works by director Luis Dominguez. Megan freelanced for several years throughout the Midwest. During her time freelancing, she appeared as the guest artist for several companies in their performances of "The Nutcracker" as the Sugar Plum Fairy as well as the title roles in Ballet Theatre of Ohio's "Cinderella" and for the premiere performance of "The Little Mermaid." Mrs. Stuart retired from the stage in December 2018. Megan is passionate about teaching dancers of all ages and abilities. From creative movers to older adults, she enjoys being able to share her love and enthusiasm for this beautiful art form and believes in building a dancer’s confidence in a positive and nurturing environment. Megan has had the pleasure of being a guest ballet instructor for The University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre Department, Eastern Michigan University, Cecchetti Council's Eastern Michigan Committee, and has been on faculty for the Lexington Ballet School, Meneer School of Dance (school for Ballet Theatre of Ohio), and Toledo Ballet, along with many schools nationally. Megan Coleman Stuart is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.  

Kelsey Lewinski graduated with Honors from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance where she received a Copperfoot Award for her choreography. She performed works by Trey McIntyre, Stefanie Batten Bland, Shannon Gillen and more. She also trained at Dance Italia (Italy), Movement Invention Project (NYC), and b12 (Berlin). Currently in her third season with Eisenhower Dance Detroit, Kelsey made her debut performance as a company member at the Jacob’s Pillow InsideOut stage in 2019 and has since performed in works by Christian Denice, Nicole Fonte and Micaela Taylor. Kelsey also teaches and choreographs at RELEASE and Big City Dance Center and is STOTT Pilates Certified.In 2018, Kelsey graduated with Honors from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance where she received a Copperfoot Award for her choreography. She performed works by Trey McIntyre, Stefanie Batten Bland, Shannon Gillen and more. She also trained at Dance Italia (Italy), Movement Invention Project (NYC), and b12 (Berlin). Currently in her third season with Eisenhower Dance Detroit, Kelsey made her debut performance as a company member at the Jacob’s Pillow InsideOut stage in 2019 and has since performed in works by Christian Denice, Nicole Fonte and Micaela Taylor. Kelsey also teaches and choreographs at RELEASE and Big City Dance Center and is STOTT Pilates Certified.

Shelby Bensinger graduated from Wayne State University with a double major in Dance (BS) and Sociology (BA) and is also a certified PreK-12 Dance Educator. She currently is a Pre-Professional company instructor at Spotlight Dance Works in Chesterfield, MI under the direction of Liz Schmidt. This is also where she grew up training as part of the Pre-Professional Company. When she isn't teaching at Spotlight Dance Works, she is traveling to work with studios around the state of Michigan, setting choreography and guest teaching. She specializes in Contemporary technique and choreography, and is a certified Progressing Ballet Technique, & Progressing Contemporary Technique instructor. Shelby also has a strong teaching background in Jazz and Ballet. She has completed numerous dance teacher training programs such as the Jose Limon Teaching Intensive, and the Dance Teacher Summit. During her time at Wayne State University, she was able to work with dance artists such as Nicholas Leichter, BodyCartography and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. She has performed around the Detroit area at the Detroit Dance Race, MC3 choreography collective, BodyCartography (Closer) at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Nick Cave’s HEARD, among others. Shelby also is a program coordinator at National Dance Education Organization, the leading organization supporting dance teachers across the country.  

Samantha Shelton received her professional training from the Joffrey Bal-let in New York and in Michigan with Rose Marie Floyd. She also studied in Lon-don with Anita Young (Royal Ballet) and at the Cecchetti International program in England. Most recently, she was appointed to the American Ballet Theatre Board of Examiners and will be traveling to various schools across the nation to examine for the ABT NTC. She has been invited to guest teach at Houston Ballet and Duke University, as part of the partnership between the ABT Studio Company and Duke University. For the past twenty years, she has been on the ballet faculty for American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive, formerly directed by Melissa Allen Bowman and currently directed by Kate Lydon, setting ABT repertoire and chore-ographing new ballets for the final performances. Currently, she is on faculty for the ABT Summer Intensives at the University of Texas, Austin, under the direc-tion of Wes Chapman, former ABT principal and also travels the country as an adjudicator for the ABT National Audition Tour, selecting dancers for training pro-grams in New York, Texas, California, Florida and Alabama. Samantha has also taught at the ABT program at the University of Alabama, directed by Carla Stallings and the Detroit Opera House/Wayne State University, directed by Alaine Haubert. She has choreographed and taught her for the professional ballet programs at Houston Ballet, Walnut Hill School in Boston, Ballet Tennessee, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Duke University, and Interlochen Arts Academy and taught company class for Complexions, Ballet Hispanico and Grand Rapids Ballet. Samantha received her first professional offer at 17, and has performed extensively in both classical and contemporary ballets. Classical roles include the Grand Pas from Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Giselle and Ray-monda. In her guest artist performances, she has partnered with Craig Salstein (of ABT), Arch Higgins (New York City Ballet) and Christopher Stowell (San Fran-cisco Ballet) among many others. Samantha holds an M.F.A in Dance from the University of Michigan, where she was awarded a Rackham Thesis grant, and a B.A. in Political Science also from the University of Michigan. She has also done graduate work at New York University in Performing Arts Administration with in-ternships in development, PR and marketing at Carnegie Hall and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. For six years, she served on the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance Alumni Society Board of Governors and in May 2012 spent three weeks in Taiwan, teaching and presenting a piece of choreography for Tainan University. She has also held professorships at several colleges and uni-versities, most recently as an associate professor at Belhaven University in Jack-son, MS. She is certified through the American Ballet Theatre National Curriculum Training Program and in has co-taught the ABT NTC with Harriet Clark, at the De-troit Opera House.  

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Ann Parsley School of Dance

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