Summer Intensive at Lake Powell 2019

July 8 thru July 13, 2019

* Ballet * Contemporary Dance * Jazz *

(Registration Below)

Andrew Needhammer

Andrew Needhammer ARAD, RAD RTS

Andrew Needhammer began his ballet studies with Janet Mitchell and Edward Verso in Oakland, New Jersey then studied with Richard Thomas, Barbara Fallis and Daniel Levans at the New York School of Ballet. He joined American Ballet Theatre II and toured the U.S., Canada, Korea and Japan before becoming a member of the National Ballet of Canada where he performed in many of the great classic and contemporary ballets including leading roles in Nureyev’s Sleeping Beauty, Balanchine’s Symphony in C and Ashton’s The Dream. He joined Ballet Arizona and danced principal roles in The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Agnes DeMille’s Rodeo and Balanchine’s Serenade and The Four Temperments. Mr. Needhammer is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance and a Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance. He has students who have participated in summer intensives in the U.S. and London, England, are dance majors at universities around the United States and attending pre-professional programs with companies nationwide. Six of his students have been semi-finalists in the Genee International Ballet Competition in London, Toronto, Glasgow and Wellington, New Zealand. He currently directs the Dance Division of the Northern Arizona University Community Music and Dance Academy.


Ryanne Cochran

Ryanne Cochran

Ryanne Cochran began her dance training at The Dancespace in Page, AZ, where she studied for 12 years with Jan Kocjan, RT RAD. Ryanne came up through the ranks from Pre-Primary to Advanced 2 Vocational. She was a valued member of In Spiritus as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. She excelled in many starring roles in our ballets - Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Puss in Boots, and the Princess in The Dream. Her choreography and performance was featured at the Arizona Dance Festival. She received her BA in Dance Performance at Southern Utah University. She was selected to travel to Taiwan during her 2012 fall semester, where she studied Classical Chinese dance and the Mandarin language at the National Taiwanese University of the Arts. We are delighted to welcome Ryanne back to the studio as our guest teacher/choreographer for Jazz!


Tiana Bartholomew-Knight

Tiana Bartholomew-Knight

Tiana Bartholomew-Knight will be teaching Modern Dance at our Summer Intensive 2019. So happy to have her back in the studio, where she “grew up”!

Tiana began her dancing career at The Dancespace at age 3. She went on to receive her ballet training in the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus with Jan Kocjan, RAD RTS, undertaking her examinations from Pre-Primary through Vocational Level. She was our scholarship recipient (based upon receiving the highest scores in the studio for her examinations) for three years running.

She danced many leading roles in our ballets, from Clara in Nutcracker to Cinderella. Tiana was a valued member of both our companies throughout her high school years.

She has been our guest Modern teacher/choreographer for all levels for at least three Summer Intensives at Lake Powell, where she displayed her considerable talent as an innovative choreographer and well-loved teacher.

We warmly and whole-heartedly welcome Tiana to the Dancespace as guest instructor/choreographer.


Summer Kocjan-Castro

Summer is an experienced dancer of 30 years, specializing in Contemporary Dance. Summer has participated in the High School Symposium for Dance Majors at Arizona State University, has studied with Maureen Price, A.R.A.D., and Gail Reed, Ph.D., R.A.D.T.D. at Northern Arizona State University Preparatory School of Dance for two summers. She began teaching Creative Dance classes at The Dancespace in June of 1997, where she taught children ages 3 to 6 for 20 years. Her performance experience includes many Dancespace productions and The Jazz Symposium at University of Arizona. Summer holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Social Science with a double major in Special Education and English, and a minor in dance. It is a pleasure to welcome “Miss Summer” as guest teacher for the young children she so enjoys working with.


Housing is available with local families ($100 per week) or a local motel at discounted rates.

Summer Intensive Schedule of Classes 2019

Online Registration OPEN

(Registration Below)

Monday, July 8 - Saturday, July 13, 2019


Pre-Modern (Ages 6 thru 8 or completion of R.A.D. Pre-Primary through completion of Primary)

Monday thru Saturday 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Instructor – Miss Summer

six - classes +showing for family and friends - $85


Intermediate (Ages 9 thru 12 or Completion of Grade 1 thru completion of grade 3)

T, TH, SAT 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. –Jazz/Contemporary with Ryanne
M,W, F 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Ballet with Mr. Needhammer

six –classes + showing for family and friends - $95


Junior Company (Ages 12 - Adult or Completion of R.A.D. Grade 4 )

M, T, W, TH, F:
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Modern with Tiana
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Jazz/Contemporary with Ryanne
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Ballet with Mr. Needhammer

9:00 – 10:00 – Modern with Tiana 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. - Jazz/Contemporary with Ryanne
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. - Ballet with Mr. Needhammer

18 classes + Showing and Competition for $75 first prize - $370


Company Level – (By Invitation only)

M, T, W,
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Modern with Tiana
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Jazz/Contemporary with Ryanne
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Modern with Tiana
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Ballet with Mr. Needhammer

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. - Ballet with Mr. Needhammer
2:00 – 3:30- p.m. - Jazz/Contemporary with Ryanne
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Modern with Tiana
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. - Ballet with Mr. Needhammer

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. –Jazz/Contemporary with Ryanne
11:00 –12:30 p.m. - Ballet with Mr. Needhammer
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. - Modern with Tiana

23 classes + Showing and Competition for $100 first prize - $480


Jr. Co - $75

Company Level - $100


Ballet – Andrew Needhammer, ARAD, RAD, RTS

Pre-Modern – Summer Castro

Modern – Tiana Bartholomew-Knight

Jazz/Contemporary – Ryanne Cochran


 Summer Intensive Registration

Earlybird Discount: 10% discount on tuituion if paid by June 15, 2019






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