International Summer Dance Intensive

About the Program

Ages 12+ (Academic Grade 8 and up)
August 10-21, 2020

At Arts Umbrella’s International Summer Dance Intensive, world-renowned teachers, choreographers, and repetiteurs offer a dance experience that will lead dancers to reach their performance potential. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 program will be offered in a mixed online and in-person format, and will include ballet, repertoire, pointe, Gaga, modern, contemporary, and coaching and conditioning.

Admission is by audition only. Visit our audition page for more information about our admission process including audition information.

More Information

Admissions
ISDI admission is by audition only.

Venue
This year Arts Umbrella is thrilled to continue its collaborating with The Dance Centre and Simon Fraser University’s School of Contemporary Arts in the use of their facilities featuring six world-class studios centrally located in Downtown Vancouver.

Advanced Level with Ballet BC
In collaboration with Ballet BC (Artistic Director, Mehdi Walerski), Arts Umbrella offers an advanced level designed for the auditioning dancer looking to develop skills for entrance into professional dance.

Sample Schedule

  • Ballet  | 9:00-10:15 am
  • Repertoire | 10:45 am-12:00 pm
  • Modern | 12:30-1:45 pm
  • Coaching  | 2:00-3:15 pm

Financial Assistance
Arts Umbrella students may qualify for financial assistance through the Arts Umbrella Bursary Fund. Learn more at artsumbrella.com/bursary.

Scholarships
Limited scholarships are available. Due to limited availability, if your participation depends on funding, we highly recommend that you also apply for a scholarship elsewhere.

Housing
Arts Umbrella does not provide student housing for visiting students.

For more information about ISDI 2020, please contact nkardum@artsumbrella.com.

World-renowned Faculty

2020 Guest Faculty (subject to change)

Aurélie Cayla, Repetoire, Nederlands Dans Theatre
Francisco Martinez, Ballet, Juilliard Dance Faculty
Katherine Cowie, Repetoire, Holland
Lesley Telford, Repetoire, Arts Umbrella Dance Faculty
Lia Poole, Contemporary, Holland
Lukas Timulak, Repetoire, Holland
Marc Boivin, Modern, Montreal
Rafael Sady, Repetoire, Cullberg Ballet
Risa Steinberg, Limon, Juilliard Dance Faculty
Tom Weinberger, TBC, Israel
Valentina Scaglia, Repetoire, Holland
Yvan Dubreuil, Repetoire, Nederlands Dans Theatre

and more tbc

2019 Guest Faculty

Aurelie Caya, Repetoire, Nederlands Dans Theatre
Francisco Martinez, Ballet, Juilliard Dance Faculty
Gioconda Barbuto, Improvisation, Montreal
James Kudelka, Ballet, Toronto
Katherine Cowie, Repetoire, Holland
Lia Poole, Contemporary, Holland
Lukas Timulak, Repetoire, Holland
Marc Boivin, Modern, Montreal
Rafael Sady, Repetoire, Cullberg Ballet
Risa Steinberg, Limon, Juilliard Dance Faculty
Tom Weinberger, TBC, Israel
Valentina Scaglia, Repetoire, Holland
Yvan Dubreuil, Repetoire, Nederlands Dans Theatre
Ludmila Pagliero, Paris Opera Ballet

 

Past Faculty

Glenn Gilmour F.I.S.T.D. (C.S.B.), The National Ballet School
James Kudelka
Risa Steinberg, Limon Technique
Donna Krasnow, Limon Technique
Amy Raymond, Forsythe Company and Dutch National Ballet
Heather Myers, Boston Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theatre
Alexandra Wells, The Juilliard School
Maya Adam, Ballet Dresden
Raymond Hilbert, Ballet Dresden
Thomas Klein, Compania Nacional de Danza de Nacho Duato
Lesley Telford, Nederlands Dans Theatre
Roberto Campanella, Proartedanza
Eric Miles, les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
Michael Trent, formerly Toronto Dance Theatre
Bev Aitchison, L’Ecole supérieure de dance
Sidra Bell, Sidra Bell New York
Andrea Miller, Artistic Director Gallim Dance
Francisco Martinez, The Juilliard School, Alvin Ailey School NYC
Gioconda Barbuto, Netherlands Dans Theatre III