Our Summer Intensive programs will be taught by notable guest teachers and our world-class Southold faculty using the same curriculum and teaching methods which have established Southold Dance as the premier training school in the Michiana area.
This summer we are pleased to have the following guest teachers join us:
Victoria Jaiani joined The Joffrey Ballet in August 2003. Born and raised in Tbilisi Georgia, Victoria Jaiani began her training at the age of 10 at the Choreographic school of Georgia. Later she continued her studies at a ballet school in New York.
In June 2003, she won a bronze medal at the New York International Ballet Competition. Since joining The Joffrey, Ms. Jaiani roles include: and has also performed in Age of Innocence, Alegro Consabor, Apollo (Terpsichore), Arpino’s Birthday Variations, Ashton’s Cinderella (Cinderella), Creative Force, Dark Elegies, Giselle (Giselle), The Green Table,In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, In the Night, Kettentanz, Laurencia Pas d’Action, Light Rain, Monotones II, The Nutcracker, Pas Des Deesses (Grahn), Petrouchka, Postcards, Les Presages (Passion), Jiri Kylians Return to a Strange Land, John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Round of Angels, Square Dance, Viva Vivaldi, and A Wedding Bouquet.
Temur Suluashvili joined The Joffrey Ballet in 2003. He began his dance career at age 15 by studying at the Vachtang Chaboukiani Academy in the Republic of Georgia. During his years at the Academy, Mr. Suluashvili performed in productions of The Nutcracker, Giselle, Don Quixote, Bluebird, and Hour Dance. In 1999, he was a finalist the Republic’s first dance competition and received a certificate of achievement.
In September 2000, Mr. Suluashvili came to the United States thanks to a full scholarship with The Joffrey Ballet School in New York. For two years, he studied and performed with The Joffrey School, including roles in The Nutcracker, Raymonda, Copellia, Swan Lake, and Esmeralda. Before becoming a full-time dancer with The Joffrey Ballet, Mr. Suluashvili was a part of The Joffrey School Dancers, a student ensemble that toured the United States.
In the summer of 2003, Mr. Suluashvili was a finalist in the New York International Ballet Competition. Later that summer, he joined The Joffrey Ballet as a full-time dancer and made his debut with the company in John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet.
Mr. Suluashvili has performed in various ballets with The Joffrey including The Clowns, Creative Force, Giselle, Laurencia Pas d’Action, Les Patineurs, The Nutcracker, N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz!, Petrouchka, Round of Angels, Le Sacre du Printemps, Square Dance, Tensile Involvement, Viva Vivaldi, and A Wedding Bouquet.
D.Gary W. Jeter, II
Gary W. Jeter II began dancing in 1997 at Pebble Brook High School for the Performing Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, where he graduated in 1999. Gary attended the Ailey fellowship summer program and he received a full director’s scholarship to the University of the Arts where he graduated in 2003 with a BFA degree. After graduation he was asked to join Philadanco where he was a principal dancer from 2003 to 2007. Gary has also worked with Fernando Bujones & Eddie Shellman in addition to dancing with Eleone Dance Theater. Mr. Jeter joined Complexions in 2007.
Calin Radulescu is originally from Bucharest, Romania, where he graduated with high honors from the Romanian National Ballet School. After graduation he spent four years in the Romanian National Ballet, where he danced as a principal dancer and toured all over the world, including: Switzerland, South Korea, Italy, Greece, France, Turkey, Bulgaria, Luxembourg and Germany with Pfaltz Theater Kaiserslautern. Calin has danced with the Grand Rapids Ballet, Tulsa Ballet and received an invitation to join the Cincinnati Ballet where he spent two seasons performing leading roles.
He has also been an active Ballet educator since 1998, including: Grand Rapids Ballet School, Aquinas Collage, Toledo Ballet, Burklyn Ballet Theater, Cecchetti Council Of America, Plymouth-Canton Ballet Company, Metro Shores Ballet Company, Dance Masters Of Michigan, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, among others. Calin is currenty on faculty at Grand Valley State University as an Affiliate Professor of Dance.
Amy Rose trained on scholarship at the American Ballet Theatre school, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Ruth Page Foundation School of Dance. She performed with the Chicago Ballet before joining ABT at the age of sixteen. She was a soloist with ABT, and from 1979-1992 was featured in Principal, Soloist and Character roles in both the classical and contemporary repertoire. She has also been a guest artist with the Universal Ballet in Korea, Japan, and China, and performed with Stars of the American Ballet in Manila.
In 1992, she joined the Pacific Northwest Ballet where she danced leading roles in many ballets. Most recently she was a guest artist with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dance West Ballet, the Civic Ballet of Chicago, as well as being on staff as a faculty teacher for Terpsichore Dance Chicago Ballet Arts and North Shore Dance schools.
Dawnell Dryja is a Michigan native now in her ninth season with the Grand Rapids Ballet. She previously danced with Tulsa Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Dayton Ballet, and Metropolitan Ballet Theatre of Detroit. Dawnell was trained under her mother, Dawn Greene. She has danced a variety of roles including Titania from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Odette/Odile from Swan Lake, Stanton Welch’s Fingerprints, Lila York’s Celts and Rapture, Paul Taylor’s Company B, Lew Christiansen’s Con Amore and Il Distratto, Le Corsaire pas de deux, Don Quixote pas de deux, Paquita, and numerous Balanchine ballets such as Allegro Brilliante, Four Temperaments, Divertimento No. 15, Who Cares?, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Concerto Barocco, andJewels. Some of her favorite roles at Grand Rapids Ballet include Swanhilda from Coppelia, and roles from Gordon Peirce Schmidt’s ballets such as Della from The Gift of the Magi, Tinkerbell in Peter Pan, and Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and performing live with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Dawnell has had the opportunity to work with esteemed choreographers and teachers such as Nils Christe, Frederick Franklin, Kirk Peterson, Val Caniporoli, Suzanne Farrell, and Raymond Lukens to name a few. She has been a teacher at the School of the Grand Rapids Ballet for the past eight years and enjoys working with the students. Dawnell looks forward to another exciting season with the Company.