Pro-Studio/Stella Abrera® is a training and coaching initiative within Kaatsbaan’s summer intensive program, Extreme Ballet®. Directed by Stella Abrera, American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer, the initiative will take place during Session III (July 28 - August 17, 2019) and be composed of young professional dancers and selected Extreme Ballet® students invited to join the new satellite program. Professionals will benefit from Ms. Abera’s expertise as they continue to refine their skills during their summer off-season when they are not performing. Students will benefit from the unique experience of working alongside young professionals. In addition to Ms. Abrera guest teachers will include Martine van Hamel, Director of Extreme Ballet®; ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie; and Sascha Radetsky, Artistic Director of ABT Studio Company. Summer 2019 is the pilot program for Pro Studio/Stella Abrera® which will be fully implemented beginning summer 2020.