AGES 16-21
JULY 9-20TH 2018 (TWO WEEKS)
(Audition required)

| MISSION | The artÉmotion Summer Intensive is under the Artistic Direction of Ballet West First Soloist Allison DeBona and Ballet West Principal Rex Tilton. The program's inaugural year was 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2016 it grew to offer programs in both Cleveland and Detroit, Michigan and in 2017 a Park City, Utah Choreographic Workshop was offered in addition.   In 2017 the artÉmotion Summer Intensive officially partnered with the Frederick Quinney Lawson Ballet West Academy Summer Intensive, official school of Ballet West.

Ballet West Academy Summer Intensive is a regimented five-week training program for pre-professional ballet students, under the Artistic Direction of Adam Sklute and directed by Peter LeBreton Merz.  The inaugural year of this strategic partnership between artÉmotion and Ballet West saw Allison DeBona and Rex Tilton leading a two-week choreographic workshop in Park City, Utah and a one-week adult ballet program in Salt Lake City, Utah. They also supplement world-renowned guest instructors during the full five-week Ballet West program.  DeBona and Tilton will also continued their well-established Intensive in Cleveland, Ohio.

“In its 50 years, the Ballet West Academy has grown into an internationally-recognized training program for ballet,” said Peter LeBreton Merz, Ballet West Academy Director. “The addition of artÉmotion is a continued expansion of the world-class training opportunities offered to our students.”

DeBona and Tilton have operated artÉmotion for three years and expanded the program to several cities. “Expanding our reach to Salt Lake--our home base--is an organic and natural growth plan,” said DeBona. “artÉmotion was launched with a mission to shape students into multidimensional dancers and to help them find their voice as artists. I know Peter Merz and Adam Sklute are both equally dedicated to this undertaking.”

CEO and Artistic Director Adam Sklute said “I’ve watched with great interest as artÉmotion has steadily grown due to their talent and tenacity. They are a perfect addition to our Summer Intensive.”

The artÉmotion Summer Intensive shapes students into multidimensional dancers by asking them to stretch beyond their physical abilities and help them find their inner voices as artists. Our mission is facilitated by our curriculum. Students of artÉmotion will explore their artistry and technique in tandem. No movement without a purpose, without a unique story.


3 Week Program of Ballet West Summer Intensive
artÉmotion Choreographic Workshop:


Tuition Due: April 15, 2018

Late fee
A late fee of $250.00 will be added to your account on April 16th, 2018. No exceptions will be made.

Cleveland, OH

Pre-Professional Program Ages 12-21
2 Weeks, June 18-29, 2018

Ballet Technique, Pointe, Classical Variations, Men's Class, Partnering, Contemporary, Choreography, Corps to the Core*, Character, Jazz, Hip Hop and Acting Technique. Seminar topics include Hair and Make-Up for Stage, Etiquette for the Studio/Theatre, Dance History, Nutrition, Injury Prevention and more! Students will also partake in Art with Alli where they will be asked to reflect on their work at artÉmotion and research topics on dance. Students will have the opportunity to dance in a performance the last day of the program.  

*Denotes a class designed by Allison DeBona. Corps to the Core is being implemented to help students prepare for Company life in the corps de ballet. Please note, your student will only be permitted to participate in the performance if they commit to the entire program. No exceptions.  

Intermediate Program Ages 8-11
2 Weeks, June 18-29, 2018

The Intermediate program is a half day intensive for students just beginning to explore their technique.  Classes will include Ballet Technique, Pre-pointe, Men's Class, Contemporary, Jazz, Character, Acting and seminars including Etiquette for the Studio/Stage, Dance History and Art with Alli.  Students will have the opportunity to dance in a performance the last day of the program.  Food and housing plans will not be available to students participating in the artÉmotion Intermediate Summer Intensive.

*Please note, your student will only be permitted to participate in the performance if they commit to the entire program. No exceptions.  Auditions for the intermediate program will only be held in Cleveland, Ohio.  If your student is unable to audition in person in Cleveland but would like to participate in the program, please email on how to audition by video.