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Hinsdale Dance Academy continues its mission to provide the highest caliber of dance training through the 2017 Summer Intensive.  Esteemed guest faculty from New York City Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Dayton Ballet, and Ballet Idaho will join HDA for this Intensive.  Offering a balanced approach to dance education, the comprehensive curriculum will include instruction in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Classical/Neo-Classical Variations, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Character, Composition and stretching and strengthening.



Summer Intensive 2017


July 10 - August 5



Monday & Wednesday

11:00-12:00- Ballet

12:00-12:30- Stretch/Strengthen

12:30-1:00- Lunch

1:00-2:00- Jazz


$440.00- ALL 4 weeks

$120.00- per week






Monday & Wednesday

11:00-12:30- Ballet

12:30-1:15- Pre-Pointe/Pointe

1:15-1:45- Lunch

1:45-2:45- Stretch/Strengthen


Tuesday & Thursday

11:00-12:30- Ballet

12:30-1:15- Stretch/Strengthen

1:15-1:45- Lunch

1:45-2:45- Jazz


$1144.00- ALL 4 weeks

$300.00- per week






Monday & Wednesday

12:00-2:00- Ballet

2:00- 3:00- Pointe/Variations

3:00-3:45- Lunch

3:45-4:45- Jazz/Modern


Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

12:00-2:00- Ballet

2:00- 3:00- Pointe/Variations

3:00-3:45- Lunch

3:45-4:45- Stretch/Pilates


$1760.00- ALL 4 weeks

$450.00- per week

To Register for Hinsdale Dance Academy's

Summer Intensive, please complete the following form:

$40 registration fee (students enrolled in 3-4 weeks)

$15 registration fee (weekly students)

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Summer Intensive Faculty

July 12-14 - Isaac Sharratt


ISAAC SHARRATT was born in Tucson, Arizona, where he trained on scholarship at Ballet Arts. He became one of the first apprentices with Ballet Tucson at age 16 before he joined the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program in 2008. As a trainee, he represented the program for a dance festival in Cancún, Mexico. He joined the Company in 2009, where he danced as Noodler the Pirate in the world premiere of Michael Pink’s Peter Pan. Sharratt has also enjoyed performing in Pink’s Dracula, Esmeralda, and La Bohème, and worked with esteemed choreographers including Darrell Grand Moultrie, Val Caniparoli, Timothy O’Donnell, Lucas Jervies, Mauro de Candia, Lila York, Gabrielle Lamb, and Matthew Neenan. As a choreographer, Sharratt has created works for NEWaukee’s Naked Ballet events, NomadicLIMBS showcases, and studio performances for Milwaukee Ballet II and Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy. Sharratt also choreographed the music video for Volcano Choir’s “Tiderays.” This is his eighth season dancing in Milwaukee Ballet’s Company.Isaac has also enjoyed guesting with the Hinsdale Dance Academy for the past two years in "The Nutcracker" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

July 17-21 - Nilas Martins


NILAS MARTINS was born in Copenhagen and received his early dance training at the Royal Danish Ballet School in Denmark. As a student, he performed with the Royal Danish Ballet in works such as John Neumeier’s Romeo and Juliet, August Bournonville’s Konservatoriet, A Folk Tale, Napoli and Glen Tetley’s Firebird. In 1984, he moved to New York City and enrolled at the School of American Ballet and in September 1986, he became a member of New York City Ballet (NYCB) where he was promoted to the rank of soloist and subsequently rose to the rank of Principal Dancer in 1993. While at NYCB, Mr. Martins danced numerous lead roles and worked closely with choreographers including John Alleyne, Lynn Taylor Corbett, Boris Eifman, William Forsythe, Peter Martins, Trey McIntyre, Kevin O’Day, Susan Stroman and Richard Tanner. His film credits include “Live from Lincoln Center” (broadcast of Ray Charles in Concert), “The Nutcracker” (released in 1993 by Warner Brothers) and “Dance in America” telecast of “Dinner with Balanchine” where he danced the role of Apollo with Paris Opera Ballet star ballerina, Isabel Guerin. In addition, Mr. Martins was featured in “Lincoln Center Celebrates Balanchine 100” where he performed “The Man I Love” from Balanchine’s Who Cares? featuring Wynton Marsalis. Mr. Martins has been lauded for his deep knowledge of both the Danish and Balanchine pedagogy and in addition to his skills as a dancer, instructor, choreographer and coach, he gained programming and management experience leading his own company, The Nilas Martins Dance Company, which toured around the world. It was during this time that he was described in the press as “a warm, dynamic, and engaging artist, bursting with passion for dance, for opera, for his new dance company and for New York City Ballet....” After an acclaimed twenty-four year dance career, Martins was accepted as one of ten fellows into the renowned DeVos Institute for Arts Management at The Kennedy Center under the direction of Michael Kaiser. As a repetiteur for The Balanchine Trust as well as guest teacher and choreographer for companies, universities and festivals around the world, Martins brings programming management skills, institutional marketing and organizational leadership experience to Las Vegas. He also continues to teach master classes to students in Maryland and Washington.

July 24-28 - Nadia Thompson


NADIA THOMPSON was trained in Australia by her mother, Frances Davis Thompson, and graduated from the Royal Ballet School after winning the bronze medal at the Adeline Genee Awards. Before moving to the United States and to Boston Ballet, she worked with Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre and London City Ballet, performing for such dignitaries as HRH Princess Diana, Princess Margaret, the Duchess of York and Her Majesty the Queen at the Royal Command Performance.  Nadia has danced principal roles in Swan Lake, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Coppélia, Don Quixote and Abdallah, Twyla Tharp’s Upper Room and Waterbaby Bagatelles. In addition, Lila York created Brown Girl in Celts and Principal Lady in Ode to Joy on her. Her vast Balanchine repertoire includes Russian and Elegy in Serenade, Principal Lady in Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #2, Divertimento #15, Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux, Mozartiana, Rubies and Choleric in The Four Temperaments.  Nadia has worked as a guest teacher with Trey McIntyre Project, White Oak, Colorado Ballet, Boston Ballet, Queensland Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Harvard University, Wellesley College, West Australian Ballet and Queensland University of Technology Australia. She also works as a répétiteur for Michael Pink’s ballets, setting Dracula and The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Atlanta Ballet, Colorado Ballet and Kansas City Ballet, and stages Timothy O’Donnell’s works.  Ms. Thompson also served as the Ballet Mistress for the Milwaukee Ballet for eleven seasons.  Currently, Ms. Thompson travels the world teaching, coaching, and setting different works all across the globe.

August 2-4 - Foye DuBose


FOYE DUBOSE began his dance training in Montgomery, Alabama at the Carver Creative Performing Arts Center under the direction of Cathy Hess Wright and Emily Caruso.  Further study included scholarships to the University of Alabama Birmingham, Hungarian National Ballet School, and a Ford Foundation Scholarship to the Pacific Northwest Ballet School under the direction of Francia Russell.  Mr. DuBose has performed with companies including Dayton Ballet, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Ohio Ballet, Alabama Ballet, and Southern Danceworks.  Upon retiring from the professional stage, he returned to Montgomery where he was the Ballet Master at the Alabama Dance Theatre from 2005 to 2014.  Most recently he served as the Artistic Director of Montgomery Ballet.  As a 2007 ASCA Dance Fellowship award winner, Mr. DuBose has staged works for Andalusia Ballet, Alabama Ballet, Southern Danceworks, Birmingham Southern College, Alabama Dance Theatre as well as other companies.  Mr. Dubose is excited to return for HDA's summer intensive for the second year in a row.

Adult Ballet

 Join us for our Adult ballet class with Mr. Patrick!

Tuesday and Thursday

5:45-6:45 PM

July 10 - August 4


Educate.  Nurture.  Inspire.

Fairytale Camp

for dancers age 3-6





Tuesday- 9:30-10:00

Wednesday- 9:00-9:30

Thursday- 9:30-10:00




w/ Ms. Danielle Troyano



9:00-11:00 Ages 3-6



2:00-4:00- Ages 3-6



9:00-11:00 Ages 3-6



Hinsdale Dance Academy is proud to offer Mommy & Me and Fairytale Camp for our young children's summer program.  Designed specifically for young children age 3-6, the Fairytale Camp provides quality dance education in a caring and fun environment.


Hinsdale Dance Academy's Mommy & Me instills the joy of music and movement in our youngest students.  Designed for toddlers up to age three with parent or caregiver.


Register today, and your little star with big dreams will develop the love and skills of dance that will last for a lifetime.  Our young children's summer program runs for four weeks - July 10 through August 5.



Mommy & Me:  $45 for all 4 weeks or $12 per class

Fairytale Camp:  $50/week (one class per week) or $190 for all four weeks



The Fairytale Summer Camp will be directed by Ms. Danielle Troyano.  Ms. Troyano was on faculty for HDA's Young Children's Program before she joined Ballet Idaho as a  company dancer.  We are thrilled to welcome her back to HDA!

Danielle Troyano, from Long Island, New York, began her early training there, continuing with Sara Knight at SLK Ballet, in New York City. Danielle received scholarships to summer intensives at The Rock School, The Walnut Hill School, the HARID Conservatory, Orlando Ballet, and Cincinnati Ballet. She has also received training from the Gelsey Kirkland Academy, Ellison Ballet, and Tulsa Ballet summer intensives. In 2012, Danielle studied in London at the Central School of Ballet as part of an exchange program with SLK Ballet. At age 19, Danielle joined Montgomery Ballet under the direction of Darren McIntyre. There, she performed soloist roles such as Snow Queen and Arabian Princess in The Nutcracker, Black Swan, Carmen Pas De Deux, and the lead female role of Liberty Bell in Mr. McIntyre’s original ballet, Liberty Bell. Danielle has also performed in several productions with Long Island Ballet Theater and the Albany Berkshire Ballet where she danced in Carmina Burana, as well as performing as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Dew Drop in the ABB’s annual The Nutcracker tour under direction of Madeline Culpo. This last year, Danielle worked under the direction of Jennifer Grapes at Western Chicago Ballet, where she originated the title role in Cinderella. Recently, she performed with the Charleston Ballet Theater as the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella. Danielle joins Ballet Idaho for the second year and she is excited to be returning to HDA for her fourth year as director of their Young Children's Program and master instructor.




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