Classical Ballet Division Summer 2017
For one week in August, students will have the opportunity to intensively train in our spacious facilities with our internationally acclaimed guest artist, as well as our current Edge faculty. This intensive is open for students outside of Edge, as well as our current students to apply. This summer course is an excellent opportunity for the young dancer to experience the highest levels of coaching at an internationally recognized level.
The program will consist of daily classes in ballet, pointe and classical repertoire, along with yoga, Pilates, contemporary and jazz. The Edge Dance program prides itself on training the ‘complete dancer’. One that has the solid classical training with the abilities to move on to working in a classical company, and with the versatility of contemporary training required by any company in this day in age.
Current and graduated Edge students have had acceptances, scholarships and placements to school year, summer, post graduate programs and jobs at the Royal Ballet School, The Paris Opera Ballet School, English National Ballet School, Dutch National Ballet Academy, The School of American Ballet, The San Francisco Ballet School, Canada’s National Ballet School, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, L’Ecole Superieure de Ballet du Quebec, The Houston Ballet Academy, The Harid Conservatory, Cirque du Soleil, The University of Arizona Dance Programme, the Joffrey Ballet School, Complexions, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, The Goh Ballet Academy, Arts Umbrella BFA Programme, The Boston Ballet School, The Kirov Academy, The Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, The Rock School, The Gelsey Kirkland Academy, Ballet Arizona, Ballet Chicago and The American Ballet Theatre just to name a few. They won first place and top 3, and placed within, 12 and 24 at international ballet competitions such as the Youth America Grand Prix, World Ballet Art Grand Prix, and the Elite Dance Tournament.
The Edge School is also proud to have received the following honours this season:
- Outstanding School Award- Youth America Grand Prix 2017, Toronto Semi Final
- First Place Ensemble- Youth America Grand Prix 2017, Toronto Semi Final
- Best Teacher Award- Caitlin Lockwood- World Ballet Art Grand Prix 2016 Final, Niagara Falls
- Best School Award- World Ballet Art Grand Prix 2016, Calgary Semi Final
- Best Teacher Award- Caitlin Lockwood- World Ballet Art Grand Prix 2016, Calgary Semi Final
- Best Choreographer Award- Cyndi Scott- World Ballet Art Grand Prix 2016, Calgary Semi Final
Admission to the Classical Ballet Division Summer Intensive at the Edge School Programs Studios is by online application. If you are interested in applying for this summer’s intensive, please fill out the application forms, attaching the applicable photographs:
Tendu a la Seconde
First Arabesque or First Arabesque
en pointe ( if applicable)
Summer 2017 Date: August 21-26 (6 Day Program)
Price: $535 + tax and service fees *6 Day Program
CLICK HERE to Apply
Applications will be reviewed and you will be contacted by one of our directors. Successful applicants will be sent an email link to then finalize the registration process. Thank you.
Distinguished International Instructors
Matthew Paluch MA, PDTC (Dist.)
Born and raised in Lancashire, Matthew was awarded a place at the Royal Ballet School in 1990 where he studied until graduating in 1997.
His first four years as a professional were spent working with a number of companies including London City Ballet, Scottish Ballet, K-Ballet and English National Ballet. He became a full time member of English National Ballet until 2006.
Matthew graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance, Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma with Distinction in 2007. He has since become a teacher based in the U.K. working for such establishments as the Royal Academy of Dance, English National Ballet, Lewisham College, Italia Conti, Millennium Performing Arts, Dance East, Laban, London Studio Centre, Roehampton University, Northern Ballet School, Royal Ballet School associate and partnership/access departments, and the Education Department of the Royal Opera House. He has also taught internationally in Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia and Italy.
Matthew continued his studies with an MA in Ballet Studies at Roehampton University graduating in March 2012, and is currently studying Benesh Movement Notation.
Breanne Wilson, originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, started her early dance training under the direction of Cyndi Scott. She then trained and performed under the direction of Umran Sumen at the International School of Ballet. There she completed her Royal Academy of Dance ballet exams up to the Advanced II level receiving Distinction. She also danced with Jeunesse Classique Ballet performing many different roles, some of which include Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, and Waltz Soloist in Les Sylphide. She also appeared on the finals week episodes of the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance Canada where she made it to the top 50 finalists. She later attended The University of Arizona School of Dance on scholarship. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, as well as a Minor in Business Administration. There she was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with several choreographers and perform many pieces some of which include, Rubies by George Balanchine, Megalopolis by Larry Keigwin, Evolution of a Dream by Sherry Zunker, Fire Bird by Ernie Flatt, and Panorama by Martha Graham. She also performed a pas de deux in the Opera, Die Fledermaus, in a collaboration between the University of Arizona School of Dance and School of Opera. Breanne received several scholarships while at the University of Arizona including an International Student Tuition Scholarship, The Maccorquodale C Scholarship and she was a Medici Scholar award recipient for two years. She spent her summers training at the intensives of several companies including River North Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, Alberta Ballet and the Rockette Invitational Week. She also enjoys sharing her love and passion for dance through teaching. She has taught a variety of dance classes for Edge School for Athletes teaching throughout Alberta in Calgary, Grand Prairie and Fort McMurray. Breanne has modeled for the KADYLUXE brand and was chosen as the cover model for photographer Ed Flores gallery showing entitled, Heaven and Earth. Breanne is currently a company member with Odyssey Dance Theatre in Salt Lake City and is in her second season with the company. She has performed several shows with the company including Romeo and Juliet, Giselle & Carmen and has completed two European Tours performing throughout Germany and Switzerland.
A native of Toronto, Caitlin Lockwood began her training at the George Brown College School of Dance (academy for Ballet Jorgen) before moving to Vancouver and graduating from the Goh Ballet Academy in 2000. With the Goh Ballet, she performed in their 25th Anniversary Gala, in Las Vegas, and toured 7 cities including Shanghai and Beijing in China.
Upon graduation, Caitlin went on to perform soloist roles with Laura Alonso’s Centro Pro Danza (Cuban Ballet, Havana). Returning to Canada, Caitlin performed with the Ontario Ballet Theatre (Toronto), Ballet Kelowna, Ballet Victoria, guest soloist with Mission Dance Company, soloist with Ballet Ouest (Montreal) and appeared in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Opening Ceremony with Alberta Ballet and Ballet BC alongside Sarah McLaughlin.
Caitlin has choreographed and danced in numerous runway shows for Redken 5th Ave (Toronto), and danced on screen in CBC’s “Tonya Lee Williams Gospel Jubilee” and the feature film “Life with Mikey”. During her career, Caitlin enjoyed performing featured roles and repertoire including: Don Quioxte (Queen Dryad), Coppelia (Prayer), The Sleeping Beauty (Diamond Fairy), The Nutcracker (Rose Fairy, Arabian Princess, Candy Cane Soloist, Snow Soloist) Serenade (Balanchine- 4 Russian Girls), Grand Pas de Quatre (3rd Solo), The Four Seasons (Spring), Bird Song (Principal), La Bayadere, Swan Lake, Alice, Carmen and Paquita. She has also performed various classical, contemporary, modern and jazz works by distinguished choreographers Jean Grand-Maitre, Bengt Jorgen, Crystal Pite, Maurice Causey, Joe Laughlin, Chan Hon Goh, Choo Chiat Goh, Lynn Sheppard, Lynn Cote, Kathleen Rea, Michael Downing and Sylvie Bouchard, amoung many others.
Now retired from the stage and teaching full time, Caitlin has taught for several schools in Vancouver, Calgary and Kelowna, including the Canadian School of Ballet, Airborne Dance Centre and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, and currently leads the Ballet Progamme at Edge School.
Cyndi Scott has had many roles in Canada’s professional dance community. Currently she is the Artistic Director for the Edge School and the Director of Dance Development for the Calgary Stampede. With twenty five years of experience developing dancers from their first steps to the professional level Ms. Scott brings a passion and dedication to the art.
At the age of nineteen, while still an undergraduate at the University of Calgary, she founded Airborne Dance Studio where she was Artistic Director from 1996 – 2008. In that role she earned a reputation for developing dancers with strong technique and became a sought after choreographer. Her professional career as a dancer, teacher, adjudicator and choreographer has taken her throughout North America and Europe.
Her contribution to the arts community has been recognized by local and national leaders including Calgary’s Mayor Nenshi and the Governor General of Canada, Honourable David Johnston. Cyndi Scott was awarded a Global Arts award in Los Angeles in 2012.
Her choreography has been featured in the Opening Ceremonies for the Special Olympics, World Police and Fire Games, the Jimmie Slyde Institute in Barcelona Spain and professional fundraising events supported by Prince, Calvin Klein, and Wayne Gretzky.
Her students have been successful in achieving professional dance careers including SYTYCD Canada season 2 winner (Tara Jean Popowich), Odyssey Dance Theatre (Breanne Wilson), X Factor (Amy Gardner) & Kylie Minogue (Janelle Lancaster).
Current and graduated students have had acceptances and placements to summer, post graduate programs and jobs at the Royal Ballet School, The Paris Opera Ballet School, Canada’s National Ballet School, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, The University of Arizona Dance Program, Marymount Manhattan Dance Program, Joffrey Ballet School, Complexions, The Goh Ballet Academy, The Boston Ballet School, The Kirov Academy, The Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, The Rock School, Ballet Arizona, Ballet Chicago and The American Ballet Theatre.
Cyndi Scott is a graduate of the University of Calgary (B.A., Dance).
For more information, contact Caitlin Lockwood at email@example.com