Summer Intensive


2019 Summer Intensive Auditions – please schedule an in person audition at the Academy, or submit a video

Audition Fee $30.00   – Audition form19




August 5th-16th: Russian Ballet Festival

3 Levels – Intermediate, Advanced, and Adult Dancers

June 24th-27th: Classical Variations Intensive 

2 Levels- Intermediate and Advanced Dancers. Adult students welcome

June 24th-27th: Neo-Classical and Contemporary Intensive with Mr Ivan “Outstanding Choreographer” YAGP 2019 

2 Levels – Intermediate and Advanced Dancers. Adult students welcome

July 30th-August 2nd: Broadway Intensive with Mr Peter of Broadway DanceCenter

Junior and Senior Groups. Adult students welcome

For Pricing and Schedules, please download: 2019 Summer Intensive Series

  • About ~ Russian Ballet Festival: Two-week Russian Ballet Summer Intensive for intermediate, advanced and adult dancers. With classes taught by world-famous professional staff, this special program provides superior training in the Russian ballet style, focusing on building strong technique and developing artistry.  Featuring classes in classical ballet technique (Vaganova), pointe, variations, partnering, men’s technique, contemporary, character, Russian language classes, stage make-up and resume writing, as well as question and answer sessions. Participants also have the opportunity to receive private coaching from the guest instructors. 
  • About ~ Classical Variations Intensive: Under the expert guidance of Mme Natalia, students will study classical variations, learning the details necessary to perform each variation with the correct style, technique, poise and artistry.  Students will study new variations daily. Repertoire from Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote and more! Learn how to successfully apply your preparations to performances and competitions.  Tips on the proper costuming and hair for each variation. Perfect opportunity to prepare your solo for audition season.
  • About ~ Neo-Classical and Contemporary Intensive: Dancers will focus on the contemporary technique and style desired in ballet companies around the world today. Mr Ivan will pass on his first-hand experience performing works by some of the leading contemporary choreographers in the world, and provide students with an exciting, energetic and educational look into what it means to be a professional dancer in today’s ballet world. Students will also learn new choreography by Mr Ivan, YAGP 2019 “Outstanding Choreographer”. 2 levels, open to intermediate and advanced dancers
  • About ~ Broadway Intensive: Our fabulous Broadway and Musical Theater Intensive, taught by Mr Peter of Broadway Dance Center in New York City, is a lively, full energy week of classes focusing on the dance and performance techniques from famous Broadway productions. Dancers will learn choreography from West Side Story, Fosse, Cabaret and many more! 2 levels, juniors and seniors

All intensives include a demonstration performance at the end of the week.  


Students may audition in person or by video. To audition by video please submit a video or link of barre and center work, and two pointe combinations (if applicable).  All students who wish to audition should submit a completed audition form, audition fee of $30.00 (to “RAI”), and two photographs (a head shot, and first arabesque). Please contact the studio at 248-826-8181, or email with any questions.


Natalia Makina

Mme. Natalia had an extensive career as a Prima Ballerina with the Perm Ballet Theatre.  She is graduate of the Perm Ballet Academy with the highest honors, a “Red Diploma”.  Mme. Natalia’s illustrious career as a star dancer spanned over twenty-six years. She has performed the Principal roles in all of the major classical ballets, Le Corsaire, Raymonda, Cinderella, Les Sylphides, Giselle, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Anuta and many more. As well as Principal roles by G. Balanchine (Serenade, Ballet Imperial, Rubies, Concerto Barocco, Rubies, La Somnambula, Kammermusik №2), J. Robbins (The Concert), W. Forsythe, F. Ashton, K. MacMillan (Romeo & Juliet). Mme. Natalia is a Prize Winner at the prestigious Arabesque Competition.  She received her Master’s of Teaching in Ballet Pedagogy and Choreography from the Perm Choreographic Institute of Arts and Culture. Since 2013, Mme. Natalia has served as the advanced level women’s ballet instructor for the Perm Ballet Academy. She was a jury member for the “Prikamsky Olympus” ballet competition, Director of Ballet Master Classes for Perm Ballet Theatre’s “Opera Extreme” Competition in 2015, 2016, 2017, and the Russian Festival “Perm Divertissement”.  Mme Natalia’s students of the Perm Ballet Academy won 1stand 2ndplace at several ballet competitions – International Bregvadze “Pa.Rus”(St. Petersburg); “Admiralty Star” (Ekaterinburg); “Nevsky Constellation” (St. Petersburg). As a star ballerina, she has toured to Japan, Germany, France, Canada, USA, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Ireland, China, Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Russia, Belgium, Oman, Bahrain

Ivan Poroshin

Mr. Ivan graduated from the world-famous Perm Ballet Academy, receiving a “Red Diploma”, the highest honor awarded by the Russian government. As the leading Soloist with the Perm Ballet Company, Mr. Ivan has performed the Principal roles in all of the major classical ballets including Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, Nutcracker, Golden Age, Swan Lake, Coppelia and many more.  Mr. Ivan has performed the Principal roles in Balanchine’s Serenade, Rubies, Apollo, Concerto Barocco, Ballet Imperial, as well as Principal roles in works by J. Robbins and W. Forsythe, Possohkov, K. MacMillan, and in multiple contemporary works. Mr. Ivan received his Master’s of Teaching in Ballet Pedagogy and Character Dance from the Perm State Institution of Arts and Culture. Mr. Ivan has served as ballet master for Perm Ballet Company, instructing classes, and rehearsing company dancers for performances and competitions, and was invited to join the faculty of the Perm Ballet Academy. Mr. Ivan’s distinguished career has been marked by several outstanding international awards – “Diagilev Prize” 2008 and 2013, “Magic Coulisse” Diploma 2013, First Prize at “Arabesque Competition”, culminating in his nomination for Russia’s prestigious “Golden Mask Award” as “Best Male Ballet Dancer” of Russia on two occasions. The “Golden Mask Award” is internationally recognized as the equivalent of America’s “Academy Awards/Oscars”. Mr. Ivan has toured internationally to the United States, Canada, Spain, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, France, China, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Oman, Greece, Belgium, and is highly sought-after internationally as both an instructor and a professional dancer. In addition to teaching at ARCB, Mr. Ivan will also perform the Principal roles in our productions for our 2018/2019 season.

Stanislav Ivanov

Mr. Ivanov began his ballet studies in his native country, Vladikavkaz, Russia (North Ossetia). He was accepted to the famous Perm State Choreographic Institute of Russia in 1988. Having graduated in 1996, he joined The Chelyabinsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre of M.I. Glinka. In 1997, he received a contract with Grigorovich Ballet of Russia as Soloist under the direction of Yuri Grigorovich. Tours with the Grigorovich Ballet of Russia took him to Lebanon, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United States. He was a Principal dancer with Dance Alive National Ballet from 2002-2008. Mr. Ivanov’s outstanding classical dancing technique combined with his remarkable acting talent allowed him to achieve the most vivid and memorable interpretations of great range of characters on stage. In 2009, he joined the Space Coast Ballet as ballet teacher and choreographer in the Russian style (Vaganova). He later joined the Gulf Coast Ballet Theatre in 2010 as the Artistic Director where he choreographed: The Nutcracker, Cipollino  and Alice in Wonderland  . Mr. Ivanov has been a principal guest artist and teacher with several companies around US. His repertoire has included: Romeo and Juliet, Spartacus, Don Quixote, Giselle, Raymonda, Swan Lake, Paquita, Incertezza, Constellation, Aeia Bridlet, Stars and Stripes, Carmen, Madame Butterfly, Le Corsaire, Golden Age Suite, Sleeping Beauty, Robin Hood, Lady Bug, The 1001 Night, La Fille Mal Gardée, Carmina Burana,   and The Nutcracker  . In the fall of 2012, Mr. Ivanov was named the Artistic Director of Classical Ballet of Tampa.

Diana Stetsura 

Ms Stetsura graduated with honors from the prestigious Perm State Choreographic Institute, Russia, under the guidance of legendary pedagogue Ludmila Sakharova. Upon graduation she was accepted as a Soloist with the Kremiln Ballet, Moscow, where she was coached by the world-famous ballerina, Ekaterina Maximova.  Ms. Stetsura was a Principal dancer with Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus, Columbia City Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet, and a Soloist with Ballet Internationale, where she was coached by Irina Kolpakova, Ballet Mistress to ABT’s Principal dancers. She has performed the Principal roles in all of the major classical ballets, touring throughout Asia, Europe and North America.  Ms. Stetsura earned the prestigious Diaghilev Prize at the first international competition in Moldova.  She also received the highest award in the country of Belarus for the best stage debut for her performance of the title role in Giselle  .  Ms Stetsura has appeared in three films in Belarus. She also earned a Silver medal at the prestigious ballet competition, “Arabesque” for her contemporary piece, which was created on her by the same choreographer who choreographed all of the dancing for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Peter Yuen

Mr. Yuen, faculty member of Broadway Dance Center, has taught Musical Theatre for numerous studios including Joffrey Ballet School, New Jersey’s Governor’s School, New Jersey Ballet, David Howard Foundation, Briansky Ballet Center, Mignon Furman’s American Academy of Ballet and Broadway Dance Center. Professional performing credits include the First National Tour of Fosse, directed by Ann Reinking; Anything Goes, West Side Story, The King and I, La Cage Aux Folles, Thoroughly Modern and Cabaret.

*Additional guest faculty TBA