Curtain Call for Summer Intensive

Summer Intensive closing concert featured excerpts from “Giselle” and from modern, jazz, and contemporary works by guest instructors.


[July 5, 2023]

With a round of applause from families and friends, the curtain fell last Friday on the closing concert of AMB’s 2023 Summer Intensive.

The performance wrapped up three immersive weeks for participants, who danced six days per week, learned classical and contemporary repertory, and gained insights about the dance world from guest faculty members Kristopher Estes-Brown, Nikki Sell, and Chloé-Grant Abel. American Midwest Ballet company artists also taught, and sometimes took classes alongside the students to provide professional inspiration.

“Summer is a great time for dancers to push themselves and find new inspiration,” said AMB company artist Kelanie Murphy, director of the Summer Intensive. “My goal for this program is that it leaves the dancers feeling like they have grown not only in technique, but also in their artistry.”

Guest instructors Nikki Sell (top) and Chloé-Grant Abel (above left) brought their energy and expertise to Weeks II and III, along with AMB company artists including Nora Carr (above right.) In their off hours, students in the boarding program enjoyed outings with their onsite Resident Assistants (RAs).

Don’t Forget…

  • AMB’s annual Day of Dance, offering a variety of free classes for children, teens, and adults, is coming Sunday, July 23. Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, click here.
  • Auditions for community roles in The Nutcracker and our world-premiere Cinderella will be Saturday, July 29. Roles are available for dancers ages 9+, and for singers ages 12+ for the North Wind Chorus in The Nutcracker. For more information and to pre-register, click here.
  • Auditions for the AMB Junior Company will be included within the age 12+ auditions for The Nutcracker and Cinderella. You may audition for the Junior Company alone, community roles alone, or both opportunities. Visit the Junior Company page for more information about this program for highly-motivated community dancers.
  • A season subscription is the best way to enjoy American Midwest Ballet’s must-see Season 14 – featuring the world premiere of our magical new ballet Cinderella. Our Flex subscription plan lets you tailor your season just for you. Subscribe now to lock in the best seats!

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