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.  


SAVE THE DATE!

August 8-12, 2022 from 9:00am - 4:00pm

Ages 8 and up

Cost $275

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.  


STYLES OF DANCE

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

-BALLET

-POINTE (for intermediate advanced and advanced dancers only)

-HIP HOP/JAZZ FUNK

-CONTEMPORARY

-CONTEMPORARY BALLET

-CONTEMPORARY PARTNERING

-CONTEMPORARY HIP HOP

-LYRICAL

-JAZZ

-MUSICAL THEATRE


DOWNLOADS

Masters Week Schedule

Information for Attendees


REGISTRATION

Register online here.


FACULTY

Shelby Bensinger graduated from Wayne State University with a double major in Dance (BS) and Sociology (BA), she is also a certified PreK-12 Dance Educator. She currently teaches at the pre-professional level at Spotlight Dance Works, where she is also the chapter sponsor for the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. She is trained to teach in STOTT Pilates, and Progressing Ballet Technique. At Wayne State, she was able to work with dance artists such as Nicholas Leichter, BodyCartography and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. She has performed professionally 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 grew up training at Spotlight Dance Works as a member of the pre-professional company under the direction of Liz Schmidt. She spent her summers training at rigorous intensives such as The Dance Sessions, and American Ballet Theatre Summer Training Program. She also works remotely for the National Dance Education Organization, the leading organization that supports dance educators across the country.

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.

Joseph Cyranski is a recent college graduate from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor in Fine Arts and a concentration in ballet . He has been trained in all styles of dance since the age of 8, and specializes in highly physical, athletic dance movement. Joseph has gotten to work closely with many well known creators and choreographers, such as former Nuvo & Jump dance teacher Anthony Morigerato, Joffrey school faculty members Angelica Stiskin and Michael Waldrop, former Joffrey company member Nicole Duffy Robertson, Jenn Freeman, former Ailey II company member Earl Mosley and Artistic Director of Vim Vigor Shannon Gillen to name a few. Just last year, Joseph was a finalist for Cirque du Soleil and was added into their casting database to be casted in Cirque du Soleil tours and shows around the world.

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.

Marc Ellis Holland is Broadway and touring dance veteran whose credits include Cats, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls and La Cage Aux Folles. He has performed with Deca Dance Company of New York City and Kineolab in Rochester, NY. Internationally, he has performed in Japan, Austria, Hungary, and Mexico with both Cats and Deca Dance Company tours. Marc also has experience in the television industry, appearing in commercials and industry events throughout his career. He also appeared in summer stock at Pittsburgh Playhouse and West Virginia Theater in Morgantown, WV performing in La Cage Aux Folles, Anything Goes, Man of La Mancha, Chorus Line, Music Man, and West Side Story. Marc holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. He also was a recipient of a scholarship with the Iowa Ballet Company. Marc is very excited to be a returning Guest Faculty Members for Ann Parsley School of Dance’s annual ballet camp in Michigan. Marc has numerous choreography credits for community theater including Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Charity, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Gypsy, White Christmas, TITANIC, Miracle on 34th Street, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Rent, Cats, Children of Eden, Cabaret, Beauty and the Beast and School House Rock. Marc was on the faculty of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he taught dance and choreographed shows, including Fiddler on the Roof, Beauty and the Beast, Grease, and High School Musical. As Associate Professor of Dance at Rochester Institute of Technology National Technical Institute for the Deaf, he currently teaches jazz and hip hop classes. He also teaches ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, modern, and contemporary dance classes and choreographs competitive numbers for studios in Rochester, NY. Marc has collaborated with the Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus, bringing his students to perform with them, and recently appeared on stage at Rochester Fringe Fest in Invoking Justice, by Curtis Stedge. He was selected to perform in Open Heart, Closed Hands, by Zachary Frazee, at So You Think You Can Choreograph in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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.

Miguel Paredes started dancing when he was 15 years old and began his training with Mary Skiba’s School of Dance. His repertoire includes Hip Hop, Jazz and Contemporary where he has won multiple mentions and awards for his choreography. As a dancer, Miguel has personally won many awards from competitions and has assisted at West Coast Dance Explosion and LA Dance Magic for choreographers Gev Manoukian and Will Thomas. Miguel has booked jobs dancing at the GAC Motors Car Reveal, dancing with the University of Michigan’s Dance Team, and has been featured numerous times at celebrations such as the grand opening of the Lululemon Store at Partridge Creek. Miguel was a lead dancer and choreographer for the United Shores Professional Baseball League Dance Crew. His passion is teaching and choreography, and he has taught multiple drop-ins and intensives at the following studios: Mary Skiba’s School of Dance, Dancers Only, Movement Project Dance Center, Turning Point, Rhythm N’ Jump, Element Dance Training, Release Detroit, Jordan Mac, and House of Legs Works NY. Miguel has also started his very own professional dance crew named Concrete Company. Miguel currently teaches Hip Hop, Jazz Funk, and Contemporary at Mary Skiba’s School of Dance, as well as being brought on faculty for Detroit’s newest drop-in studio, Release Detroit. Miguel will be working closely with a new competition dance studio called Inferno Dance Co as its artistic director as well as a key instructor.

Megan White has over 28 years of dance experience in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary and Pointe. She received her early Vaganova ballet training with Denise Paavola at Paavola School of Dance and Young Peoples’ Ballet Theatre. She continued her training with Cornelia Sampson, Michael Anderson, Debra Dawn, Samantha Shelton and Michael Hicks at Rochester School of Dance and the Michigan Ballet Theatre. Broadening her dance repertory, she moved to Miami Florida to dance with the Miami City Ballet, under the direction of Alexander Carter, Geta Constantinescu, Rafi Maldonado-Lopez, Liz Malm, and Edward Villella. While in Miami she performed Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Four Ts, Western Symphony, Valse Fantasy, in addition to Raymonda, Open Barre, Carnival of the Animals, Tarentella and Lounge 2200. She has had the honor of working and performing with major dance companies including American Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Minnesota Ballet and Miami City Ballet. Megan is on faculty at Eisenhower Dance Detroit, as well as works with the Lake Orion Dance Team. Megan’s work as a choreographer has been nationally recognized. Megan’s students have been accepted into professional programs and dance professionally around the world. Outside of teaching, Megan has her BS in Exercise Science and Nutrition. She is a registered Dietician and Massage Therapist. She works out of a Physical Therapy Clinic focusing on injury prevention, athlete development, Post op recovery and sports enhancement. Megan also specializes in connective tissue and hypermobility disorders. Additionally, Megan is a STOTT trained Pilates Instructor along with her background as an ACE certified personal trainer and athletic development coach, Megan enjoys working with individuals to achieve their desired strength and fitness goals.


Shannon White is a performance artist passionate about collaboration, vulnerability, shared experience and expanding accessibility of “the arts” in the city. Since graduating with a BFA in Dance from Wayne State University in 2019, she has explored concert and commercial realms by performing/collaborating with: BAIRA / Mvmnt Phlsophy, Biba Bell, BALLSHOUSE + Projects, Nick Cave, Imbue Detroit, Sam Austins, Sara Marie Barron, and more. Furthering her research in pedagogy and personal/collective growth via. movement, she teaches classes to metro-Detroit movers of all levels at local studios such as the Andy Arts Center, WSU, Big City Dance Center, Juliart, and more.  



Ann Parsley School of Dance

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Shelby Township, MI 48315

Phone. 586-286-8300