USIB SUMMER INTENSIVE

in collaboration with Sansha

USIB SUMMER COMPANY

July 8 - August 10

U.S. International Ballet Summer Company  is a unique professional summer dance experience. Unlike a ballet intensive, which is a school type experience. Summer Company is a short season for a professional company.

 

Dancers who attend will experience professional company life on a daily basis. Throughout the summer, there will be a variety of work that is being set. The final season performance will be a mixed repertoire concert that features a classical corps de ballet section and innovative original contemporary section.

Dancers will get Technique and Pointe Class daily. Body Conditioning, Variations and Contemporary will be varied throughout the week. Company rehearsal will take place every day.

June 17 - June 29

Dancers who attend USIB Summer Intensive will get professional exposure above and beyond a typical summer intensive. Attendees will train and perform alongside the professional dancers of US International Ballet. Artistic Directors, Walter Angelini and Ines Albertini, will teach exclusive USIB choreography. Sansha executive marketers will personally coach dancers in the art of dance modeling.

 

Dancers will participate in master fittings with dancewear experts at the Sansha USA headquarters. Each participant will be given a hand selected pair of pointe shoes and perfectly fitted dance wear to model.

 

Make-up lessons, Hair Practice, Position analysis, and multiple photo shoots will ensure dancers achieve an exquisite image. Sansha will feature all attendees on world-wide social media marketing material. Select dancers will be featured also in the catalogue and website.

 

USIB gives future preference for contracts to dancers who have attended a summer intensive.

Summer Faculty

Megan LeCrone was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She began her dance training at the age of four at Greensboro Ballet with Maryhelen Mayfield, John Dennis, and Elissa Fuchs. At age 14, she began studying with Melissa Hayden and Duncan Noble at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winton-Salem. Ms. LeCrone entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, full-time in the fall of 2001, and in November 2001 she became an apprentice with New York City Ballet. Ms. LeCrone joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in October 2002 and was promoted to soloist in February 2013.

Megan LeCrone
Dancer at New York City Ballet

Stacey Slichter is in her seventh season with North Atlanta Dance Theatre.  Stacey most recently danced the lead Wench and lead Topaz in Mr. Garrison's Pirates of the Phantom Waves, as well as, Sugar Plum in NADT's Nutcracker.In 2008 Stacey Slichter performed Myrtha in NADT'sGiselle.  In 2007, she performed the Grand Pas De Deux in Aurora's Wedding from Sleeping Beauty.  In 2005 and 2006, she performed Fate in Michael Garrison's Carmen.  She has also performed Michael Garrison's Echa Pa'Lante solo in NADT's Spring Concert 2005 and Snow Queen and Russina in NADT's Nutcracker 2005 and 2006.Stacey began training in Miami, Florida under the direction of Lynne Dresson, Gloria Gaither and Victoria Leigh.  She spent her summers training at The Houston Ballet Academy.  After attending and graduating from The Harid Conservatory, Stacey joined The Sarasota Ballet of Florida as a company member.  She has also danced professionally with Ballet Eddy Toussaint USA, Ballet Memphis, and Atlanta Ballet, in addition to performing with The Sarasota Opera.  Stacey is currently on the faculty of North Atlanta Dance Academy.  She enjoys teaching ballet to students of all ages.  Stacey is the proud mother of eight year old Maren!

Stacey Slichter
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Principal Resident Artist

Mr. Angelini studied at Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy, where he additionally gained performing experience with their ballet company. He was awarded a full schol- arship for the JKO at American Ballet Theatre in NYC, where he graduated. He has per- formed as a soloist and principal dancer all around the world. He joined US International Ballet as Principal Dancer and Ballet Master in 2017. Later that year, he was additional- ly named Artistic Director of Wilmington Ballet Company and US International Ballet, alongside his wife, Ines Albertini. They have brought to this position a gift for choreo- graphing and for teaching, a dynamic vision, and the pursuit of excellence. Walter is an ABT® Certified Teacher.

Visit Walter’s website for complete bio www.walterangelini.it

Walter Angelini
USIB Artistic Director, RESIDENT Choreographer

Mrs. Albertini studied at Ballettschule Theater Basel and graduated from Tanz Akademie Zurich, in Zurich, Switzerland. She has performed, as a soloist and principal dancer all around the world. She joined US International Ballet as Principal Dancer and Ballet Mas- ter in 2017. Later that year, she was additionally named Artistic Director of Wilmington Ballet Company and US International Ballet, alongside her husband, Walter Angelini. To this position, they have brought their gift for choreographing and for teaching, a dynamic vision, and the pursuit of excellence. Ines is an ABT® Certified Teacher.

Visit Ines’ website for complete bio www.inesalbertini.it

Ines Albertini
USIB Artistic Director, RESIDENT Choreographer