Summer Dance Intensive and Workshops in Ballet
July 24 – 30, 2016 at Methodist University and
August 1 – 5, 2016 at Charlotte Blume Studios.

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To apply, please visit this page.

The Summer Ballet Intensive Workshops offer six days of classes and workshops for all levels of students. The classes include up to six hours of daily instruction in:

  • Technique
  • Pointe
  • Strength and Stretching

and up to four weekly workshops in:

  • Variations and Adagio
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Choreography

Classes and rehearsals are held daily and include up to six hours of instruction and workshops. Daily classes begin with technique class and continue with level appropriate classes in pointe, variations, contemporary technique, pilates, adagio (partnering), men’s class, and workshops in choreography. Rehearsals for end of session performances are included in curriculum. Dancers will develop their projection and performing skills during this portion of the program.

Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced

Up to six hours daily, focusing on:

  • Daily Technique
  • Daily Strength and Stretching

Up to 4 weekly workshops, including variations, adagio (partnering), contemporary workshops and choreography.


Charlotte Blume

Charlotte Blume (Artistic Director) has been teaching and performing in North Carolina for the past 48 years. She is Artistic Director and Choreographer for the Company. She has danced in concerts in cities all over the state and danced a season for Civic Music Concerts in New York City. She has worked with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Leonide Massine and Frederick Franklin. She has been an advisory board member for the Cultural Arts Division of the NC Department of Public Instruction. Her choreography for the State Ballet includes “The Nutcracker”, “Raymonda”, “Stars and Stripes”, “Glazunov Variations”, “Giselle”, “Painting of Degas”, “Pas de Quarte”, “Les Sylphides”, the “Erik Satie Suite” and the “Verdi Seasons”. She has staged “Swan Lake” after Petipa/Ivanov since 1991 and “Sleeping Beauty” since 1996.

Wei Ni

Wei Ni, Master Teacher and Assistant Director of the North Carolina State Ballet, is a native of Dalian, China. He has danced as principal in the North Carolina State Ballet “Nutcracker” for 7 years (2003 – 2009). Trained in China, he danced as principal dancer with the Liaoning Ballet and the Guangzhou Ballet. In the US he was soloist with the Tulsa Ballet Theater, Cincinnati Ballet and the Pittsburgh Ballet before joining the Carolina Ballet in Raleigh 2003. He now brings his expertise and extensive knowledge of repertoire to the North Carolina State Ballet.


Alicia Fabry

Alicia Fabry was born in Charleston, South Carolina but was raised in France where she began her study of dance. Ms. Fabry went on to study dance at the English National Ballet School before joining the Ballet Chicago Studio Company, directed by Dan Duell. Alicia joined the Carolina Ballet in Raleigh in 2006 and is a soloist with the company.


Aria Hansen Wood

Aria Hansen Wood has a B.S. in Dance Education from Southern Utah University. She has choreographed and performed with Ballet Repertory Ensemble, Orchesius, and SUU’s faculty dance concerts. Aria has worked for the College of Eastern Utah as an adjunct faculty member, and was Artistic Director for Ballet Repertory Ensemble. Ms. Woods teaches Beginning and Intermediate Ballet, Contemporary Dance Jazz and is a certified Pilates instructor.


Alyssa Pilger

Alyssa Pilger is from Rochester, New York and began her dance training at an early age in Jazz and contemporary dance. She began her formal ballet training as a scholarship student with the Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education and has trained and performed with the American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet. Ms. Pilger has been a Company member of the Carolina Ballet since 2012. She danced the “Sugar Plum Fairy” in the North Carolina State Ballet “Nutcracker”, 2014.


Hong Yang

Hong Yang is originally from Beijing, China where she studied dance at the school of the Beijing Dance Academy as a child and then graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy in 1995. She immediately joined the National Ballet of China and was a principal dancer there before going to Toronto, Canada where she danced with Ballet Jörgen Canada. Hong Yang joined the Carolina Ballet as a Principal Dancer in 2002. Ms. Yang performed in the role of “Sugar Plum Fairy” as a Guest Artist with the North Carolina State Ballet from 2004 – 2008. Ms. Yang will be one of the principal teachers for the Intensive.


No auditions are required. Students are placed by dance level at the beginning of the session.

The Ballet Intensive will be held at:

  • July 24 – 30, 2016: Methodist University, Fayetteville, N.C.
  • August 1 – 5, 2016: Charlotte Blume Studios, 1312 Morganton Road, Fayetteville, N.C.

An end of session performance/demonstration will be held at Methodist University or an equivalent venue.


No auditions are required. Students are placed by dance level at the beginning of the session.

For more information, or to apply, please visit this page.

Parents and Teachers: a deposit of $150.00 payable to the North Carolina State Ballet must accompany your application. Applications may be duplicated. Should you desire additional applications, please contact us.

The total costs of the workshops are:

  • July 24-30, 2016: $900.00 with housing at Methodist University, $550.00 without housing. Room accommodations are two double occupancy rooms with twin beds sharing a full bath. Meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
  • August 1-5, 2016: $550.00. No housing is provided.
  • Two weeks with one week housing – $1350.00
  • Two weeks Tuition only No Housing – $1000.00

Methodist University campus housing July 24-30

  • Campus: The Methodist University campus: The 617-acre campus includes 36 buildings, an 18 hole golf course, football/track facility, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, outdoor volleyball and basketball courts, and an amphitheater.
  • Residence Halls: The University has nine residence halls. All residence halls include air conditioning, free cable TV and local telephone service, laundry facilities, and Internet access.
  • Community: The city of Fayetteville is North Carolina’s fourth largest metropolitan area and is home to over 250,000 people, arena league football, minor league hockey and baseball teams, and numerous cultural and entertainment facilities.

Class size is limited!

Your deposit will be refunded in the event classes are filled when we receive your request and we cannot place you, or if for any reason the Intensive is canceled.