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Exciting workshops designed for students of dance

SENIOR WORKSHOP • JUNE 17 - JULY 5, 2019     Grade 3 - Advanced

Three full weeks of intensive dance instruction designed to refine technique, develop artistic expression and explore personal creativity. This workshop provides a special opportunity for the senior student to acquire renewed inspiration as well as dramatically improve technique and performance. For students currently in Grade 3 through Advanced.



Highly trained guest faculty will be teaching inspiring technique classes. These classes will focus on RAD exam technique and performance. Students make outstanding progress in this concentrated course.


Students will learn variations from classic ballets such as Giselle and Swan Lake.

*Grade 4 Level Students, who have teacher approval, will be introduced to beginning pointe.  Students who are not quite ready for the challenge of full pointe work will build the needed strength by taking this class on demi pointe.

Pilates Dance Conditioning

Classes designed to strengthen dance technique using Pilates body conditioning methods.


Classic  jazz technique as well as current jazz styles will be taught.


Classes will emphasize modern technique.


Russian, Polish and Hungarian styles.

Culmination Performance

Parents are invited to attend a very enjoyable program at the end of the session.


Philip Edward Pegler

Mr. Pegler began classical ballet training at age 5. At age 11 he was accepted into the Bush-Davies School, where he trained until 1989. After further training at The Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg he joined The Legat School before accepting a full scholarship to study at The Harid Conservatory in Florida. In 1991, Philip returned to England and was offered a place at The Royal Ballet School in London. He became the School’s Head Student in 1994 and graduated with the School’s Teachers’ Training Course Diploma in 1995.

Although initially employed as Company Ballet Master and Soloist Dancer with the Columbia City Ballet, Philip has dedicated much of his career to the education and training of students. He became the Artistic Director of the South Carolina Dance Theatre in 1996 before joining the Calvert-Brodie School as Director in 1998. In 2002, Philip was appointed to the position of Assistant Professor in the College of Theatre and Dance at the University of Florida, where he taught Classical Ballet and lectured in Dance History. Philip was appointed to the Board of Vocational Examiners of the Royal Academy of Dance in 2005; a position that ultimately took him to five of the world’s six continents. In 2008, he returned to live in England where he joined the faculty of Elmhurst School for Dance in Birmingham. Philip was subsequently elected to the Board of Trustees of the Royal Academy of Dance and has continued to work as a Freelance Teacher, mentoring students and teachers in both the private and vocational educational sectors.

Lisa Gillespie

Ms. Gillespie comes from a classical dance background, having trained at San Francisco Ballet and on scholarship at North Carolina School of the Arts and with Stefan Wenta locally.  She recently performed as Eliza in the King and I for both Lyric Opera of Chicago and Théâtre du Châtelet.  She has performed as principal dancer in several operas including King Roger, directed by Stephen Wadsworth and Maometto II with Santa Fe Opera.  Other opera credits include lead dancer in Seattle Opera’s Carmen and Pearlfishers and Die Fledermaus for Dallas Opera, San Diego Opera and Washington Opera (PBS Grand Performances).  She was also lead dancer in The Merry Widow for Los Angeles Opera and Houston Grand Opera.  Other Los Angeles Opera productions include Aida, Queen of Spades, La Traviata, Vanessa and the Placido Domingo & Friends Gala.  Musical theater roles include Louise in Carousel, Dream Laurey in Oklahoma! and Eliza in The King and I for Musical Theater of Wichita.  Lisa was with Ballet Arizona where she performed principal and soloist roles in ballets such as Balanchine’s Serenade, Four Temperaments, Rubies, Pilobus’ Land’s Edge and The Nutcracker.  She has worked with Francisco Martinez in Los Angeles and with Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet for ten years in Los Angeles, London and New York.

Anna Carnes

Ms Carnes trained at the Santa Clarita Ballet from age 9. She passed her Advanced 2 with distinction and went on to receive her RAD Solo Seal Award. She spent summers at ABT, Aspen Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and LINES Ballet. Anna earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance with a Minor in Educational Studies from UC Irvine, where she was a member of Donald McKayle’s Etude Ensemble. She then went on to dance professionally in the San Francisco Bay area with companies such as Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Oakland Ballet Company, and Menlowe Ballet, performing a variety of principal and soloist roles including Aurora in Sleeping Beauty and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. Currently, Anna is a member of State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara, CA.

Anna’s teaching experience began under the mentorship of Corinne Glover at the Santa Clarita Ballet, preparing students for formal RAD exams. At UCI, she was an ArtsBridge scholar, bringing dance into the classrooms of local elementary schools. While in the SF Bay area, she taught and choreographed for Mission Dance, Westlake School for the Performing Arts, and the Contra Costa Ballet. Anna is very excited to be returning to SCBA as a guest teacher.

Misty RasconSmith

A native Texan, Misty RasconSmith has been professionally working in the dance industry for the past 10 years. She has worked with numerous recording artists such as : Natasha Beddingfield, Janelle Monae, Vanessa Hudgens, Kirk Franklin, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, and Daniel Powter just to name a few. You may have seen her in national commercials for Sunkist, Pepsi, Nike and Sears. Recently, she appeared in CBSʼs hit show “How I Met Your Mother” (Robin Sparkles episode). In addition, Misty has been a series regular dancer and body double for Nickelodeonʼs “Taina”. She has danced for several award shows including the American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, and the Latin Grammyʼs. She currently dances and choreographs for Word In Motion Dance Company, featured on ABC Familyʼs One-Cubed USA. She has successfully choreographed for a wide range of venues and individuals, including GX International (YWAM), Cisco Industrial, Corp Bara Dance Company, Nikki “Faithful” Franklin, and LeCrae to name a few. Most recently Misty has performed for Firestone, HP, and the debut of “The Stories from The Shack” at Wamu Theater. Her ability to instruct all levels and numerous genres of dance has enabled her to teach for the following: Edge Performing Arts Center, Debbie Reynoldʼs, Word In Motionʼs Urban Dance Festival, Cross Connection, Groove Street, Project Dance New York, and various intensives and master classes. Her choreography and classes have been described as challenging, and inspirational.

Santa Clarita Ballet faculty will also be teaching.

This includes: Carol Guidry, Danica Primo, and Tawny Gentry


Girls: Plain leotards, pink tights, pink soft shoes, pointe shoes, jazz shoes, character shoes and skirts.

Boys: Plain t-shirts, black tights, black soft shoes, jazz shoes.

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