Summer Dance Intensive

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Kittiwake Dance Theatre is thrilled to be offering a two-week Summer Dance Intensive taking place August 20th-31st! We are welcoming dancers age 9 and up (as of Sept 2018) who have strong dance training, preferably in ballet or contemporary ballet, to continue their training through this innovative program.


We are pleased to bring in guest faculty from Montreal; Janie Richard and Edgar Zendejas!

Janie Richard

Janie Richard – No stranger to the Newfoundland dance scene, Janie received a professional training at the École Supérieure de Ballet Contemporain in Montreal. She is an independent performer, choreographer and teacher who has worked with Avant Chamber Ballet in Dallas, Cas Public in Montreal, the Syracuse City Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, ProArteDanza Dance Company in Toronto, and as a principal dancer with Ballet Ouest de Montréal. From 2010 to 2013, she was a soloist with Atlantic Ballet Theatre in Moncton and has performed in Kittiwake Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker.  Janie has judged dance competitions since 2013, and regularly teaches with studios in Quebec, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

Edgar Zendejas

Edgar Zendejas – Mexican born Edgar Zendejas, fueled by a passion for dance that began in his native country, was drawn to the United States where he received a bursary to study at the United States International University in San Diego.  Zendejas began his career performing in Chicago and Montreal and quickly became a celebrated choreographer across North America. Most notably he won the Hubbard Street 2 National Choreographic Competition in 2010 and the Outstanding Choreographer Award from the Youth America Grand Prix in 2012.  In 2006 Zendejas co-founded endenza; a company that operates as an open space focused on research, creation and dissemination, that is currently exploring new areas of choreographic collaboration with the contemporary circus.

Collaborative Piano Partnership Program

In partnership with Memorial University of Newfoundland’s School of Music, many classes will be accompanied by pianists working under the direction of David Troya.  David is a graduate of Memorial’s Master of Music in Piano Performance and is currently a piano accompanist with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Academic Classes

In addition to dance classes, there will be classes covering topics such as body conditioning and injury prevention for dancers, music appreciation, stage makeup, and acting for dancers!


Martin Vallée

Jennifer Foley

Amy Collyer-Holmes


Sharon King-Campbell

Hannah Drover

Jonathan Reid




The Details

When? August 20th-31st.  This is a two week program, running Monday to Friday each week from 9 AM to 4 PM.  A detailed, daily schedule will be available in August.

Where? Dance Studio East Professional Division, 28 Allston St Unit 1, Mount Pearl, NL.

Fees: The fee for the two-week intensive program is $700.   This non-refundable payment must be received by August 1st, 2018.  Registrations and payments received by June 30th, 2018 will receive a free Kittiwake Dance Theatre t-shirt or tote bag.

Payment options:

1) Cheque made payable to Kittiwake Dance Theatre, and mailed to P.O. Box 7414, St. John’s, NL, A1E 3Y5

2) E-transfer sent to Please include Parent/Guardian full name and Dancer’s Full Name in the e-transfer notes.

A partial refund may be considered for cancellations that are made due to extenuating circumstances.  Any requests must be supported with appropriate documentation and are subject to approval by the Board of Directors. Until August 1st, any approved refund will be $600.  Between August 1st and August 12th, any approved refund will be $350. There will be no refunds after August 12th.

Register today by completing the form below, or if you prefer you may download a PDF version and e-mail it to