photo credit: John Grigaitis
Pro-Studio/Stella Abrera, Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre, is a training and coaching initiative within Kaatsbaan’s Session III (July 28 through August 17, 2019) of its summer intensive, Extreme Ballet®. The initiative will be composed of professional young dancers, with a small group of students accepted into Extreme Ballet® invited to join select classes of this new satellite program. The chosen Extreme Ballet® students will benefit from Ms. Abera’s program as they work to continually refine their skills and artistry alongside young professionals. In addition to Ms. Abrera and Extreme Ballet’s Director, Martine van Hamel, guest teachers will include Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director of ABT and Sascha Radetsky, Artistic Director of ABT Studio Company. Summer 2019 will be the pilot program for this initiative which will be fully implemented as a stand-alone program solely for young professionals beginning summer 2020.