Summer Intensive

SUMMER INTENSIVE 2024

We are thrilled to introduce the Ballet de Catalunya’s Ballet Summer Intensive, a transformative and comprehensive experience open to dancers of all levels, aged 5 and upwards.

Crafted and directed by the founders of the internationally acclaimed Ibstage ballet program, our summer intensive offers a unique opportunity for unparalleled training. With the high standards of excellence set by Ibstage now incorporated into our Ballet Summer Intensive, we provide a superior learning environment that promotes growth and mastery in ballet.

Under the leadership of our Artistic Director, Elias Garcia, our team of esteemed professional dancers from the company will guide participants through a diverse curriculum. This includes a wide array of disciplines, such as ballet, repertoire, pointe work, contemporary dance, and more. We believe in a holistic approach to ballet training, which is why our program also features practical workshops, such as makeup application and pointe shoe sewing.

Furthermore, our Ballet Summer Intensive leverages the extensive experience and undeniable professionalism of Ballet de Catalunya. As one of the premier ballet companies, we are uniquely positioned to provide an enriching and comprehensive learning environment.

In essence, our Ballet Summer Intensive stands among the best. It is enriched by the experience, professionalism, and passion that Ballet de Catalunya brings to the dance world. Join us for an unforgettable summer of growth, discovery, and dance.

FACULTY

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XIOMARA REYES
Washington Ballet

Professional Training Division Head Washington School of Ballet, Upper Division Faculty, Professional Training Division Faculty, School Leadership, School Administration, The Washington School of Ballet - Northwest Campus

Xiomara Reyes, Head of the Professional Training Division at TWSB, had a successful and long international career. Performing with The National Ballet of Cuba, Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium and American Ballet Theatre in NY where she danced as a Principal Dancer for 14 years before retiring from the stage in 2015. She was born in Cuba, studied at Cuba’s National Ballet School and was a recipient of awards as well as a guest artist with companies around the world. Scroll to the bottom for more information on her performance career.

From 2013-2018 she co-directed IBStage, a summer intensive in Barcelona, Spain which aimed to connect renowned professionals of the dance field with young talented dancers. In 2015 she directed From Studio to Stage in Hartford where she staged Giselle. Reyes has been a jury and guest teacher with YAGP, ADC, as well as other national and international competitions. In 2018 she was part of the Jury in the XI USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi. She continues to give master classes all around the world.

Reyes was also a part of Voices and Visions: The Altria/ABT Women’s Choreography Project that nurtured her love of choreographing which has been a big part of her contribution to TWSB and TWB.

In 2016, she was invited by Julie Kent to Head The Washington School of Ballet, bringing her experience to support the vision of excellence of the institution. After three years of hard work and dedication in support of students and faculty, she took part in the restructuring of the School as the next step of growth for the organization and became the Professional Division Head, the role she exercises till now. During this time, she and husband and Senior Faculty member, Rinat Imaev, have successfully adapted many classical pieces to maximize performance opportunities and growth for the students. Their co-adaptation includes a suite of “La Bayadere”, “Corsaire”, “Don Quixote”, “Raymonda”,”Carnival of Venice”, “Diana and Acteon”, the “Grand Pas of Paquita”,” Talisman”, “La Gioconda”, “Ruslan and Lyudmila” and pas de six of “Esmeralda“ as well as short excerpts from “Coppelia”.

Ms. Reyes has choreographed classical and neoclassical ballets as “Afternoon at Villa St Agatha”, “Awakening of Flora”, “Ebb and Flow”, “ Sunlit Dust Dance”, “In the Labyrinth of Mind and Soul”, “ Arbor Ardor” for the School and “Chronos” for Company, Created in 2020 during the pandemic, “Chronos” was chosen  to be a part of the Library of Congress Performing Arts Covid-19 Response Collection.

In 2019, Reyes added Mime classes to the curriculum to support the artistic development of the students. In January 2021 during the stress of the pandemic she recognized the need of supporting the students mentally and incorporated Mindfulness into the curriculum. The Program also kept performing through Zoom and showcased Class Concerts, The Waltz of The Flowers of Nutcracker, The Pas de Trois of Swan Lake as well as a special repertoire project, where students were guided through the process of creating and filming their own dance.

Reyes is passionate about teaching and inspiring the new generation of dancers and takes great pride in seeing the students succeed in living their dreams.

She’s also passionate about the power of Dance and Art in general, to better Humankind as well as very curious about soulful living and human potential. She hopes to instill this curiosity in her students as she relates to the quote attributed to Einstein “ Dancers are the athletes of God”

RINAT IMAEV
Washington Ballet

Senior Faculty in charge of the PTD Men's Program, Company Teacher

Rinat Imaev, Company Teacher and Senior Faculty, was previously a company teacher with American Ballet Theatre for 15 years. He has made an international career performing and teaching across the globe in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. Born in Oufa, Russia, Imaev studied at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg and later danced with the Kirov Theatre (now Mariinsky). He was a principal dancer with Sofia National Ballet in Bulgaria and Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium. Imaev has also performed for several international companies as a guest artist. His repertoire includes leading roles in Don Quixote, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, La Sylphide, Les Sylphides, Coppélia, La Fille mal gardée, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, Corsaire, PaquitaCinderella, Romeo and Juliet, and La Bayadère among other works.

Imaev has been a guest teacher at Boston Ballet, The Washington Ballet, Oklahoma Ballet, The Royal Ballet of Flanders, The Bruxelles, Sofia Opera and Ballet, Victor Ullate Ballet/-Communidad de Madrid, Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, The Ballet Internationale in Indianapolis, The Carreño Sarasota Festival, Salt Creek Ballet, Kaatsban International Dance Center, The Rock School for Dance Education, Joffrey Ballet School, Debby Allen Academy, Southland Ballet Academy, Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy, Dance Academy, The State School of Antwerp, AlixRiga Dance Centre, Le Ballet de Bruxelles, Nafsika Dance Company, Jeune Ballet de France, Ochi International Ballet, Hakucho Ballet, Rei Ichianagi Academy, Mie Kozatani Ballet, and Stadttheater Saarbrücken.

Imaev is the distinguished recipient of the Gold medal at the International Ballet Competition Varna; Grand Prix of the Bulgarian National Ballet competition; Golden Lire of the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria and Special Partner Prize at the Madame Oya International Ballet Competition in Japan. He has also been a jury member of Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) since its founding and a jury member at international ballet competitions in Nagoya, Japan. He is the artistic advisor of IBstage in Barcelona, Spain.

Imaev is also a choreographer and has staged the full length Swan Lake in Japan for Hakuchi Academy; Giselle at The Hartt School’s “From Studio to Stage: Summer Intensive Ballet Program with Xiomara Reyes;” PaquitaLa Bayadère and excerpts of Corsaire with IBstage’s artistic team.

Photo by XMB Photography.

MICHEL GASCARD
ETOILE BEJART BALLET

Former director Rudra Béjart Ballet School

A career of 47 consecutive years, almost entirely dedicated to the Maurice Béjart’s work.

Today, as a freelance artist, he occasionally teaches masterclasses and workshops for professionals or high level dancers.

His youthful spirit and great physical fitness allow him to pass on his experience as a student, a dancer, a ballet master and a director.

As an independent artist, he teaches classical dance master-classes and workshops all over the world.

For more than 20 years, as a soloist, he served Maurice Béjart and his work, interpreting more than fifty different roles.

For 29 years, Michel Gascard trained more than 550 young dancers, the vast majority of whom still shine in the artistic world today as dancers, choreographers and company directors.

Dedicated to the idea that different cultural backgrounds provide a richer environment for both students and teachers, he organized international auditions that help bring over 30 unique nationalities to the Béjart’s school.

As a result, three decades before bringing diversity to classical ballet became a front stage subject, Michel Gascard already mentored dancers from all over the world into those roles.

PASSION, CONVICTION AND LOYALTY  …

Since his professional debut at the age of 16, this gifted youngster already knew that dancing requires a complete dedication to the art. He learned to discover its infinite depth and the amount of work required for the acquisition of technique. While developing his own pedagogy he thrives to remain open minded and tirelessly keeps learning.

“My Master Maurice Béjart taught me everything: to live, to love, to be tolerant, curious and respectful of others.

I then became aware of the lifestyle, the morals and the intellectual qualities that this requires.

His charisma and his influence made me want to constantly surpass myself. He gave me the desire to read, to watch, to listen, to walk, to travel. With him, I learned to live in a state of permanent excitement, discovery and joy.

Because dance, in its complexity and its difficulty, must remain a luminous asceticism.

My mission has always been to transmit the unique experience of my dancing career with passion, conviction and loyalty ».

He offers with passion, conviction and loyalty the transmission of his unique experience in the dance world.

If the dancing man is renowned for his professional integrity and his Béjartien loyalty, far from any search for power or celebrity, many are surprised to discover that little Michel wanted more than anything, from a very young age, to become an oceanographer. …. to work with Commander Cousteau!

He accompanies his mother Colette Milner to all the dance classes she teaches at the La Rochelle Conservatory in France but remains seated under the piano dreaming of the ocean and observing danse carefully until he knows all the exercises by heart. It was at age 11 that he finally got up and asked to learn the exam variation to follow Philippe Giraudeau, his lifelong friend, also his mother’s student.

The following will arrive like a traced road:

Winner of the 1973 first Prix de Lausanne, he decides to join the three years long program given at Maurice Béjart’s school in Belgium.

After only one year in school, he is hired straight into the company “Ballet du XXième siècle”.

We are in 1974 and he is only 17 years old.

In 1989, he danced for the first time in front of Commander Cousteau a Maurice Béjart’s ballet “1789 et nous” at the Grand Palais in Paris for the bicentenary of the French Revolution.

As an experienced diver who has explored all the oceans, he never stopped developing his body and mind through sport (swimming, skiing, high mountain hiking, etc.)

The physical resistance and the fulfillment that he has thus developed inspire Maurice Béjart who creates for him long solos and roles that hold the stage throughout the show.

Like his maternal grandmother, concert pianist and student of Igor Stravinsky, Ravel & Berlioz at the Schola Cantorum in Paris, he is gifted with a great musical sense; Maurice Béjart readily calls him his “most musical firebird”.

 

In a radio interview on November 7, 1983, Maurice Béjart said: “Colette Milner is a great teacher who gave us great students; the most important of which is our soloist Michel Gascard, a fascinating dancer, … Colette Milner is right to be proud of her son, he is an extraordinary dancer, someone who combines many things rarely found in a single dancer: technique, freedom, musicality, sensitivity, creativity. He’s a very, very unique individual.

Maurice Béjart also uses Michel’s classical tenor voice work to make him sing in “The triumphs of Pertrarque”, “The imaginary Molière”, “The ring”, “Acqua alta”, ….

Nino Rota composed a song for him in “Le Molière imaginaire”, he worked with Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Teodorakis, Luciano Berio.

He was surrounded, from an early age, with the great artists of his time:

Pas-de-deux with Jorge Donn at just 18 in December 1974,

Directed by Robert Hirsch of the Comédie Française,

The great fashion designer Gianni Versace sews for him the red pants for the role of Dionysus, … and creates the costumes for one of his personal choreographic creations for a show in Milan.

GINET MONCHO
Ballet de Catalunya

Ballet Master and Teacher of Ballet de Catalunya

Born in Matanzas, Cuba, Ginet Moncho, began her dance studies at the Vocational School of Art before advancing to the National Ballet School of Cuba, where she excelled in various international ballet competitions, earning 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal, as well as the Association Hermanos Saíz Award and the Best Female Interpretation Award. She graduated with the Golden Title and the title of Most Integral Student.

She has participated in numerous events, including the Ibero-American Ballet Gala in Colombia, as well as festivals and tours. In 2002, she joined the National Ballet of Cuba, where she performed in the entire traditional romantic-classical repertoire, as well as more contemporary and neoclassical works.

She has portrayed the leading roles in major classics such as Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Magic Flute, among others. Ginet has collaborated with renowned Cuban and foreign choreographers, including Alicia Alonso, Alberto Méndez, Ivan Tenorio, Julio Bocca, Gonzalo Galguera, El Pipa, Ricardo Amarante, Anabelle Lopez-Ochoa, James Kelly, among others.

In 2016, she was invited by Altankhuyag Dugaraa to join the National Company of Mongolia. Ginet has performed on all five continents with the National Ballet of Cuba, earning acclaim as a performer in various international galas.

In 2019, she was awarded the National Culture Medal, and in 2021, she participated in the Alicia Alonso Tribute Gala in various cities in Spain.

INFO & REGISTRATION

LEVEL A | 15 - 20 years old

Dive into an enriching experience of dance with Ballet de Catalunya’s Summer Intensive! Exclusively curated for dancers between the ages of 15 and 20, this program hones technique, encourages creativity, and fosters an enduring love for ballet, preparing you for a successful dance career.

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Program

Week 1 |June 24 to 28

Week 2 | July 01 to 05

Week 3 | July 08 to 12

Fees

1 Week  – 380€

2 Weeks  – 690€
3 Weeks  – 980€

Subjects

Ballet Class, Variations, Pointe Work, Men Technique, Contemporary, Pas de Deux, Ballet workshop 

Contact

school@catballet.org

Tel. 93.835.20.53

Mob. 649 958 497

Daily Schedule

Ballet Class
Repertoire/PDD/Men Technique*
Contemporary
Ballet Workshop

By proceeding with registration, participants acknowledge and accept that the schedule is provisional and may be altered as necessary. 

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we tailor the program to provide the best experience for all involved.


Ballet Workshop
– combines interactive learning with practical skills. These include body conditioning, pilates, make-up workshops, and lessons on pointe shoe sewing.

Repertoire/PDD/Men Technique – Please note that Pas de Deux classes, as well as classes focused on variations and male technique, will only be offered when there are male participants enrolled in the program. This ensures a balanced, inclusive, and comprehensive training experience for all our participants.

Accommodation – ( 10 spots available) There is also the possibility of accommodation in one of the flats owned by the company, exclusively available for students who are 16 years of age or older. The cost is 60 euros per day (meals are not included), providing you with a private room and access to shared spaces, including a fully equipped kitchen. This is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself fully in the Ballet de Catalunya community while ensuring a safe and comfortable living environment.

Registration for the Intensive

 You can register online by filling the form below or you in-person by visiting us at our headquarters located at Carrer Mare de Deu dels Angels 90, 08221, Terrassa.

For in person registration our Office will be open from Monday to Friday from 11:00am to 16:00pm.

Registrations for students under 18, must be done by a parent/guardian

“For any inquiries or to register for our programs, please contact us via email at school@catballet.org or by phone at Tel. 93.835.20.53 | Mov. 649 958 497

Our phone lines are open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

We look forward to assisting you and answering any questions you may have.”

LEVEL B | 10 - 14 years old

Ideal for young dancers aged between 10 and 15 years, this program provides a unique blend of rigorous technical training and creative exploration. We aim to inspire the next generation of dancers, empowering them to enhance their skills, build their confidence, and fuel their passion for ballet.”

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Program

Week 1 | June 24 to 28

Week 2 | July 01 to 05

Week 3 | July 08 to 12

Fees

1 Week  – 340€

2 Weeks  – 620€

3 Weeks  – 850€

Subjects

Ballet Class, Variations, Pointe Work, Men Technique, Contemporary, Pas de Deux, Ballet workshop 

Contact

school@catballet.org

Tel. 93.835.20.53

Mob. 649 958 497

Daily Schedule

Ballet Class
Repertoire/Men Technique*
Ballet Workshop
Contemporary

Please be advised that the schedule provided is indicative and subject to adjustments based on the total number of registrants and other determining factors.

By proceeding with registration, participants acknowledge and accept that the schedule is provisional and may be altered as necessary. 

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we tailor the program to provide the best experience for all involved.

Ballet Workshop – combines interactive learning with practical skills. These include body conditioning, pilates, make-up workshops, and lessons on pointe shoe sewing.

Accommodation – ( 10 spots available) There is also the possibility of accommodation in one of the flats owned by the company, exclusively available for students who are 16 years of age or older. The cost is 30 euros per day (meals are not included), providing you with a private room and access to shared spaces, including a fully equipped kitchen. This is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself fully in the Ballet de Catalunya community while ensuring a safe and comfortable living environment.

Registration for the Intensive

 You can register online by filling the form below or you in-person by visiting us at our headquarters located at Carrer Mare de Deu dels Angels 90, 08221, Terrassa.

For in person registration our Office will be open from Monday to Friday from 11:00am to 16:00pm.

Registrations for students under 18, must be done by a parent/guardian

“For any inquiries or to register for our programs, please contact us via email at school@catballet.org or by phone at Tel. 93.835.20.53 | Mov. 649 958 497

Our phone lines are open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

We look forward to assisting you and answering any questions you may have.”

LEVEL C | 05 - 09 years old

“Experience the joy of dance in a fun and nurturing environment with Ballet de Catalunya’s Summer Intensive! Perfect for young enthusiasts between the ages of 5 and 10, this program cultivates creativity, fosters technique, and ignites a lifelong passion for ballet.”

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Program

Week 1 | June 24 to 28

Week 2 | July 01 to 05

Week 3 | July 08 to 12

Fees

1 Week  – 220€

2 Weeks  – 410€
3 Weeks  – 590€

Subjects

Ballet Class

Ballet Workshop

Choreography

English

Contact

school@catballet.org

Tel. 93.835.20.53

Mob. 649 958 497

Daily Schedule

Ballet Class
English*
Ballet Workshop*

Please be advised that the schedule provided is indicative and subject to adjustments based on the total number of registrants and other determining factors. By proceeding with registration, participants acknowledge and accept that the schedule is provisional and may be altered as necessary. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we tailor the program to provide the best experience for all involved.

Ballet Workshop – combines interactive learning with practical skills. From exploring ballet history and vocabulary through videos to hands-on experiences like drawing and bun-tying, this workshop offers a comprehensive insight into the world of ballet in a concise, engaging manner.”

English – “We are also excited to include an English class in our workshop, taught by our native English-speaking instructors. This class will focus on the world of ballet, allowing participants to deepen their ballet knowledge while simultaneously enhancing their English language skills. It’s a fantastic opportunity to combine language learning with a passion for ballet.”

Registration for the Intensive

 You can register online by filling the form below or you in-person by visiting us at our headquarters located at Carrer Mare de Deu dels Angels 90, 08221, Terrassa.

For in person registration our Office will be open from Monday to Friday from 11:00am to 16:00pm.

Registrations for students under 18, must be done by a parent/guardian

“For any inquiries or to register for our programs, please contact us via email at school@catballet.org or by phone at Tel. 93.835.20.53 | Mov. 649 958 497

Our phone lines are open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

We look forward to assisting you and answering any questions you may have.”

FAQ

Ther registrations starts on Februry 5th, 2024.

The deadline to register for this program is June 15th, 2024.

No audition is required for this program. 

At this time you can register: 

  1. Online  | Is the fastest way and the preferred one. Our team will call you to confirm your spot.
  2. In Person | You can  come to our facilities and our staff will help you to register. If you choose this option please check the opening hours of our office. 

The Registration Fee is Not Refundable. 

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C/Mare de Deu dels Angels 90, 08221, Terrassa, Barcelona

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