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A Message from our Founder

      It is of utmost importance to understand how to present yourself on stage, while remaining authentic to your unique identity, and to be able to accomplish this through movement. To become a remarkable professional dancer one needs to master self-control, discipline, dedication, and drive towards your dreams. During the Artistry and Performance Summer Intensive in Ballet with Irina Lerman I will focus on putting each participant on this path, with the help of my carefully selected team of teachers.  See Faculty Page here


     Both professional dancers and emerging professionals in ballet and contemporary will find my program useful, inspiring, and motivating. I’m excited for the opportunity to share my experience, knowledge, training, and repertoire imparted to me by my renowned teachers and my extensive work at ballet companies throughout my career.


    The process of studying to become a ballet artist in school and working as a professional ballet artist are two very different things. At the beginning of your professional journey, there are a lot of unknowns; your abilities have yet to crystallize and your mind has yet to explore many potentials for self-realization. With time you gain the keys to open more and more doors to creative and artistic opportunities. Just don’t fear and keep going!

     During this 9 day summer intensive you will have the opportunity to ask questions like–“what does it mean to be a great dancer and artist? What does that mean for a company director?”–and any other questions that have become important along your journey. My role in this summer intensive is to be your guide towards a more fulfilling career in dance.

I cannot wait to see you at my very first summer intensive this June!

Irina Lerman

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