NJDTE SUMMER INTENSIVE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS AT DREW UNIVERSITY
The NJDTE Summer Intensive, held July 14-August 1, gives serious dancers ages 13-17 the opportunity to work in a creative and supportive pre-professional environment and prepares them for a successful professional future.
Dancers learn repertory works by world-class choreographers in addition to working with cutting-edge choreographers to make new works for the Ensemble. The well-rounded curriculum includes ballet, modern, pointe and contemporary technique classes, as well as dance history, yoga, Pilates and improvisation.
Nancy Turano (NJDTE Artistic Director) received her BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase. She was a principal dancer and rehearsal director with Ballet Hispanico of New York, and she also danced with Buglisi Dance Theatre. She has been Artistic Director of NJDTE since 1994 and has received numerous honors, including Outstanding Alumni by the Chancellor of SUNY Schools, the NJSCA 2011 Distinguished Teaching Artist Award, and the 2012 NJSCA Governor’s Award, in addition to serving as an adjudicator for YoungArts Miami. A master teacher, Turano has been on the faculty of The Ailey School since 1996 and was the founding Director of the Harkness Youth Ballet at the 92nd Street Y in NYC. She has taught for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, National Ballet of Panama, Teatro San Martín in Argentina, Bat-Dor in Israel, Vancouver Arts Umbrella, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico, the School of National Ballet of Sweden, Celine Dion’s “A New Day,” New York University, Purchase College, and various locations throughout the United States. Her own choreography has been presented throughout the United States, Mexico, Panama, Israel, Sweden, and Germany.
Lisa Rumbauskas (NJDTE YDP Director) received a BFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is an NJDTE alumna. Rumbauskas has worked with and performed works by Mark Morris, Ann Reinking, Sean Curran, Gus Solomons Jr. and Ronald K. Brown, among others. She has also toured around the country with various Broadway productions, including Swing! and has danced with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Rumbauskas is also an American Ballet Theatre Certified Teacher.
Health & Wellness:
Dr. Harlene Goldschmidt, Ph.D.
Karen Verso (Executive Director, Dance Center of New Jersey)
Repertory & Conditioning:
Darwin Black (Dancer, TU Dance and NJDTE Alumnus)
Dr. Charmaine Warren, Ph.D.