Masters Week Intensive

masters week intensive-CANCELED

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 17-20, 2020 from 9:00am - 5:00pm-CANCELED

Ages 8 and up

Cost $195/full camp, $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.


SCHEDULE

Check back for 2021 schedule. 

Instructor BIOS

Megan Coleman Stuart, Ballet/Pointe

Originally from Taylor, Michigan, Megan began her training with Patricia Squire Lorenz and Leif Lorenz at Ballet Americana.  Ms. Stuart continued training throughout her college years with Patricia and Leif and was given the opportunity to perform many classical and contemporary ballets. She supplemented her training in the Detroit Metro area with Samantha Shelton and later with Christina Kammuller, and Lisa Mayer of Toledo Ballet. 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 performing in the Regional Dance America Midstates Festival, Megan was chosen to perform with RDA at The International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi. Studying on a dance scholarship at Eastern Michigan University, under the guidance of Sherry Jerome and Holly Hobbs, 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, under the direction of Samantha Shelton and Michael Anderson, Ms. 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 premier 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, she was invited to perform with Verb Ballets, in Cleveland, OH. Ms. Stuart spent six seasons dancing with the Lexington Ballet. Her repertoire with the company has included Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Dew Drop, Fairy Doll, Swanilda, Cinderella, Evil Witch in Snow White, and many original works by director Luis Dominguez. 



Andrew Cribbett, Ballet/Contemporary

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 a professional dancer with Eisenhower Dance Detroit.





Lisa Deringor, Jazz/Hip Hop/Contemporary

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.



Jenny Meeks, Pilates

Jenny Meeks completed her pre-professional training at Spotlight Dance Works under the direction of Liz Schmidt-Mazurkiewicz. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago (2008) with a BA in Dance specializing in teaching. She went on to pursue her Masters in Education plus certification in 2012 and received her Provisional Certificate in 2016 from Marygrove College. Meeks has been on faculty as a company and recreational instructor at Spotlight since 2003. She was appointed Assistant Artistic Director from 2010-2015. After serving as adjust faculty at Oakland University teaching Jazz to Dance minors and Musical Theatre Majors; Meeks became a dance educator at Arts Academy in the Woods; an arts integrated high school located in Fraser, MI. She has helped students flourish in Modern/Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop and Dance Composition. She took on the role of Performing Arts Co-Chair in 2014 and was designated Performing Arts Chair from 2015-2018. She has helped to re-write the dance program, as well as, organize and manage community outreach and school wide performance events. Meeks is a former member of Mack Avenue Dance Company, a Detroit based Contemporary dance company in which she performed the work of Stephanie Liapis, Chris Masters and Colleen Thomas from 2009-2011. She has choreographed and/or taught workshops at various studios and dance programs throughout the Metro-Detroit area including Central City Dance, The Dance Connection, Gotta Dance, L.A. Dance, the Anchor Bay Stars Glee Performance Group, Brighton Dance Festival, Novi High School, Oakland University and Wayne State University. She has also presented and performed choreography at Motor City Choreography Collective, Happenings: A Collaboration of Detroit Artists and Art Lab J’s Detroit Dance Race. Meeks is incredibly passionate about understanding the mechanics of the body and promoting efficient practice. She is trained in the Stott Pilates Method, is Barre Guild certified in the Lotte Berk barre method and pedagogy. She is currently training through the ITT Method (Integrated Teacher Training) to complete her Mat and Apparatus Pilates certifications in Spring 2020. 



Marc Holland, Jazz/Lyrical

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. A native of Western Pennsylvania, Marc currently resides in Rochester, NY with his husbandTheodore, Darla and Bilbeau the cats and Phungus his dog.



Miguel Parades, Contemporary/Hip Hop

Miguel started dancing when he was 15 years old and began his training with Mary Skiba’s School of Dance. Taking classes from Hip Hop and Jazz to Contemporary, he’s won multiple 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 performing at the grand opening of the Lululemon Store at Partridge Creek. He is also a lead dancer for the United Shores Professional Baseball League Dance Crew. Miguel 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 currently teaches Hip Hop, Jazz Funk, and Contemporary, as well as being brought on faculty for Detroit’s newest drop-in studio, Release Detroit.


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