2019 Jazz Intensive

Sunday, august 4th - friday, august 9th

 

The Jazz Intensive is designed for students pursuing excellence in jazz and commercial dance training. The curriculum includes jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, conditioning, musical theatre, and more.

This intensive requires a Live or Video Audition to be considered. Scholarships are available.


Guest Faculty

 
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Chase Hudson

Bio coming soon!

Tre Holloway

Tre Holloway graduated from Seton Hall University with degrees in Finance and Psychology. After college he made the much anticipated move to Los Angeles to pursue his dance endeavors. He has had the privilege to work on shows and with artists such as

Gwen Stefani • Usher• Alicia Keys• John Legend• Meghan Trainer• Chris Brown• Pharrell•Nicki Minaj • Jennifer Lopez• Will.I.Am • Whitney Houston • Justin Beiber • Robin Thicke • Fergie• Black Eyed Peas• Carly Rae Jepsen • Kylie Minogue • Little Mix • Billboard Music Awards • American Music Awards • Grammy Awards •Academy Awards • American Idol • So You Think You Can Dance • Dancing With The Stars • The Voice •America’s Got Talent • X Factor • Step Up 3D • This Is The End • iPod • Rizzoli & Isles.

Tre was also the assistant choreographer, dancer, and actor on NBC's LIVE presentation of " THE WIZ LIVE.”


Featured Residential Faculty

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Caroline Lewis-Jones

Caroline Lewis-Jones, from South Carolina, has been dancing for over 27 years. At the age of 18 she moved to New York City where she performed for six years. Her credits include the VMA’s with NSYNC, the Latin Grammy Awards, WNBA National Commercial, Commercial work, Disney Industrials, Britany Spears “Me Against the Music” video, MTV’s Body Rock Fitness Video, and more. Although successful as a commercial dancer, her true passion lies within contemporary company work, where she has had the opportunity to work for Mia Michaels Company R.A.W, Dee Caspary’s IV Dance Company, Notario Dance Company, Rhapsody and Company, A.S.H Contemporary, and Justin Giles’ Soul Escape. In 2001 she traveled to Seoul, Korea where she performed for Jason Parson’s and POZ Dance Theatre. In July 2010, Caroline performed with Sonya Tayeh from “So You Think You Can Dance” with her company in Chicago. She also choreographs for studios around the country, and teaches for Adrenaline Dance Convention and The Dance Sessions.

In December 2007, Caroline choreographed and performed a one-woman show, called Finding My Way. It was about the loss of her mother and her life currently without her. It is her greatest accomplishment yet. Caroline also founded Unbound Dance Company in Columbia, South Carolina in 2008. Her goal as Artistic Director of UNBOUND is to inspire and give dancers over 18 years old a new outlet to perform. She wants to show Columbia a new way of moving with No Boundaries.

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Lindsey Brinkley

Lindsey Brinkley was born and raised in Columbia, SC where she trained at the Southern Strutt from the ages of 3-18. While competing with their elite teams from ages 6-18, she was awarded many scholarships, won two National Solo Titles as well as National Titles with her team. She had the opportunity to spend her summers in Los Angeles while training under the most well known choreographers: Mark Meismer, Ray Leeper, Mandy Moore, Justin Giles, Dee Caspary, and many more. After high school, Lindsey went on to the University of South Carolina where she graduated with honors, earning her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and minor in Spanish. During her time at USC, Lindsey was a member of the professional company, Unbound Dance Company, as well as the Carolina Girls Dance Team. While in Unbound, she was a featured principal dancer in several of the company’s showcases. She also spent years after college as the Assistant Coach and Co-Choreographer of the University of South Carolina's Carolina Girls Dance Team, where they placed 3rd and 4th at National Dance Alliance College Nationals. Lindsey was an NFL cheerleader for the 2012 Carolina Panthers TopCats Team. She also spent years during and after college as a dance teacher, licensed Zumba instructor and choreographer of the Southern Strutt. Lindsey has been a choreographer for the Chapin High School Chapin Girls Dance Team, where she has received Top Choreography awards for her jazz routine, as well as 1st place nationally for 3 years in a row. She has also taught internationally at Costa Rica’s Jazz Dance Fest 2015. In 2015, she was a featured dancer in the movie “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage,” starring Nicolas Cage. Lindsey currently resides in Huntersville, NC where she recently welcomed her first child.

Bonnie Boiter-Jolley

Bonnie Boiter-Jolley is a Columbia native. She was a scholarship student at the North Carolina School of the Arts where she studied with Melissa Hayden, Kee Juan Han and Warren Conover. She also studied at the American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Alonzo King Lines Ballet and the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Bonnie graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina with degrees in dance performance and choreography and political science. She has performed in Italy and the Czech Republic and at the summer stage series in New York City. Prior to joining Columbia City Ballet, Bonnie danced with Wideman Davis Dance and Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance Theatre in Seattle, Washington. She is beginning her eighth season with Columbia City Ballet and her first as a principal dancer.

Heather Stokes

Heather Stokes was born and raised in Columbia, SC has been dancing and performing since the age of three. She studied dance with Calvert Brodie, Brodie Burnham, Columbia Ballet School, Broadway Bound, and Dreher High School where she was trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, modern, theatre and character. Heather also participated in summer dance intensives with the Bolshoi Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, The University of South Carolina, and the Radio City Rockettes. Heather is a 2013 graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City where she majored in Dance Theatre. Heather is a veteran of numerous community theatre productions, and appeared in her first professional performance as a member of the ensemble in the musical comedy “Once Upon A Mattress” (understudying the role of Lady Larkin) with the Fireside Dinner Theatre in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, in 2013. For the past 3 years, Heather has taught at numerous local dance studios as a master teacher, and choreographer for several local productions and school districts. She recently choreographed Spring Valley High School’s Beauty and the Beast and Guys and Dolls. She also choreographed for Town Theatre’s production of Hairpray. She has also been an instructor in the SC Summer Dance Conservatory, Broadway at USC summer program, and a jazz teacher for the USC Dance Program.