SUMMER at Crossings
Back to Dance Contemporary Intensive
(Daily classes include Ballet, Contemporary, Modern - Cunningham Technique, Conditioning and additional workshops)
Dates: August 21st - 25th
Levels: Group 1 (going into Ballet 5 and 6)
Group 2 (going into Vocational 1 and 2)
Group 3 (going into Vocational 4)
Download our Back to Dance Intensive Registration Form and submit it to the office to register.
Meet our exciting guest faculty:
Jenna Lee Hay ~ Modern/Contemporary
Jenna lee is a Canadian dancer, dance instructor, choreographer, and producer. She has been extensively trained in styles of dance ranging from Broadway jazz to classical modern from world renowned institutions including The Banff Centre, Toronto Dance Theatre, Gibney Dance, and Peridance Capezio Centre. Jenna lee holds a BFA in Dance with Distinction from Simon Fraser University where she specialized in contemporary, modern, improvisation, and instant creation. Jenna lee has been a soloist with the Merce Cunningham Trust of New York City for the past four years where she has worked closely with former company members to restage more than half a dozen of Cunningham’s works. A decade of professional performance has brought her credentials including Desiree Dunbar (Dancers Dancing), Gioconda Barbuto (Les Grand Ballets Canadiens de Montréal), Lesley Telford (Nederlands Dans Theater), Wen Wei Wang (Ballet BC), Crystal Pite (Kidd Pivot), Vanessa Goodman (Action at a Distance), and Rob Kitsos (EDAM). She also had the joy of performing in the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Games and with Carnival Cruise Lines. Jenna lee is actively involved in the research and field work of dance science and serves upon two Committees for Healthy Dancer Canada. Her greatest thrill is sharing her knowledge and passion of dance with her students.
Jason Galeos ~ Contemporary
Born in Norway, Jason Owin F. Galeos is a dance artist based in Calgary, Alberta. He has danced for Tara Wilson, Saxon Fraser, Melissa Monteros, Deanne Walsh, Wojciech Mochniej, Michele Moss, Pamela Tzeng, Zahra Shahab & Sylvie Moquin. Since 2007, he has performed numerous works at Dance Montage and Mpact Movement. In 2012, He earned his BA at the University of Calgary, Majoring in Contemporary Dance. In 2015, Galeos started J-SIK Movements and choreographed works such as "Der Schuh-Shoe-La Chaussure", "Münzwurf. Münze Tropfen", and "BZed Series: phase 4".
Serena Sandford ~ Ballet
After a fourteen year professional dance career, Serena is excited to pass on her knowledge, passion and experience to the next generation. A native of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Serena began her training at the Edmonton School of Ballet. After graduating from Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet Professional Division, Serena went on to dance with Banff Festival Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada. She then spent nine seasons with Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet where she became a soloist. Most recently, Serena spent three seasons with Alberta Ballet where she danced many principal and soloist roles. Her favourite roles include the title role in A Cinderella Story (Caniparoli), the Lilac Fairy in the Sleeping Beauty, the Dark Angel in Balanchine's Serenade, the lead women in Jean Grand-Maitre's Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, the Lover in Balletlujah (Maitre), and the Black Couple in Kylian's Forgotten Land.
Sandro Rajic ~ Strength & Conditioning
Sandro Rajic’s enthusiasm for soccer began at an early age however, the focus of his interest began to crystalize in his teens. While others were focusing primarily on competition, Sandro was analyzing the traits and qualities that set ‘great’ players apart from ‘average’ players. His dedication to understanding movement and recognizing the most efficient way of moving is pivotal in his coaching style. His drive to deepen his knowledge in sport science and improve his capabilities as a practitioner and sport scientist influenced Sandro’s decision to pursue his MSc in Strength and Conditioning at St.Mary’s University in England. Since 2012 Sandro has held the position of Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach at The Athlete Factory in Calgary Alberta, where he coaches a broad spectrum of elite athletes. With a particular interest in dance performance and injury prevention, Sandro works with professional, pre-professional and aspiring young dancers to improve their movement mechanics and maximize their performance. To expand his knowledge of integrating strength and conditioning principles into the dance studio, Sandro has attended Dance Science seminars and workshops both locally and internationally. He is actively involved in dance research, working collaboratively with dance teachers, medical practitioners and dance scientists to enhance the health, training and performance of dancers.