SLK Ballet NYC

Sara Knight~Artistic Director

380 Broadway NY, NY 10013
2014 Summer Intensive

July 28th - August 22nd

Auditions are open to male and female advanced students, ages 15-19, who are seeking serious training in classical and contemporary dance. Summer intensive students experience world class teaching by Sara Knight and other master guest teachers.
Auditions are made by contacting SLK Ballet at:
Studio: 646.863.2032
or by video DVD

Video DVD auditions should be formatted on a DVD and labeled with the applicant's name, age, mailing address, email address, phone number, years of training and years on pointe.

Audition videos should include barre, center work, pirouettes, petite and grande allegro and pointe work for ladies.

DVD should be no more than 15 minutes in length. 

Please include a $25.00 video fee and send to:

SLK Ballet
1641 Third Avenue, #6B
NY, NY  10128

Past Summer Intensive Guest Teachers

Larissa Ponomarenko, of Odessa, Ukraine, joined Boston Ballet’s artistic staff as ballet master for the 2011-2012 season. Larissa is from Odessa, Ukraine and a graduate of Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg. After working with Donetsk Ballet in Ukraine, she danced with Mississippi Ballet and Tulsa Ballet before joining Boston Ballet as a principal dancer in 1993. 

Viktor Plotnikov was born in Kharkov City, Ukraine, and began his training at the age of 11 at the Kiev-Ukraine School and continued at the St. Petersburg Ballet Academy. From 1987 to 1990, he was a soloist with Donetsk Ballet Company in the Ukraine. In 1990, he joined Ballet Mississippi as a principal dancer. He appeared as a guest artist with Tulsa Ballet Theatre and Dance Inc., and toured Russia and the U.S. In 1993, he joined Boston Ballet as principal dancer.
Brett Bauer began life in Berkeley, California, but grew up in Stamford, Connecticut.  He began dancing at the age of five preferring tap, jazz and hip hop at first. That changed at the age of eight when he began ballet.  When he was eleven he began private training which enabled him to enter the National Ballet School of Canada in Toronto.  He spent three years there, followed by a year with the Kirov Academy in Washington D.C. Brett then toured with Suzanne Farrell in the Fall of 2001, and finally spent a post high school year training with the San Francisco Ballet School and working with the company.  Mr. Bauer joined the corps de ballet of San Francisco for the 2002 season. In 2010 Mr. Bauer moved his talents to Portland for the opportunity to work with Christopher Stowell at Oregon Ballet Theater.  He joined as a Soloist, but was promoted to Principal at the end of his first season.    Most recently in June 2013 he will dance at the Kennedy Center with OBT for the “Dance Across America” festival in a piece choreographed by James Kudelka.


Carmen Nicole joined Battery Dance Company in 2008 and since that time has performed, choreographed and taught dance technique and Dancing to Connect workshops at the professional, conservatory, university, high school and secondary school levels in Africa, Asia, Europe and the U.S.  In 2010, she trained professional dancers from Beijing Dance LDTX and Guangzhou Modern Dance Companies in China in the skills of Dancing to Connect; and in 2011 trained dancers from Alas Abiertas in Madrid, Spain.    She has taught classical ballet and Pilates in New York City, and is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerTM and Holistic Nutritional Counselor.  She is pursuing an undergraduate degree from Empire State College, New York, and is writing a thesis on Dance and Community focusing on increasing HIV/AIDS awareness through dance in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Robin Cantrell hails from St. Paul, Minnesota and began her dance training at Midwest Youth Dance Theater.  She attended the University of Utah as a Willem F. Christensen scholarship recipient and received a BFA in ballet performance.  Robin has been a member of City Ballet of San Diego, Ballet Deviare, Rioult, Collective Body Dance Lab and currently dances for Battery Dance Company and Rebecca Kelly Ballet.  She taught and presented her own work in over 35 countries worldwide.  Robin is also the artistic director of her own dance company, Indelible.
Sean Scantlebury, a member of Battery Dance Company since 2003, is a performer and teacher who is equally adept within the styles of modern, ballet and hip-hop.  A native of Barbados, Sean is a naturalized citizen of the U.S.  He moved to New York City as a child and at the age of 8 was invited to study at the New York City Public School for Dance.  He became a member of Ballet Tech, the Company directed by Eliot Feld, performing in the Company's Joyce Theater seasons in New York for 10 years.  During his first season with Battery Dance in 2003, he took part in a residency in Krakow and Poland, performing for the European Conference on Tolerance.  Since then, he has performed, taught and led Dancing to Connect workshops in Algeria, Australia, Burma, Cambodia, China, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Philippines, Poland, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam.  His hip-hop classes have served as a magnet for urban youth everywhere.  In New York, he has served as Battery Dance's teaching artist at public schools including Washington Irving High School, P.S. 257 in Brooklyn, I.S. 162 in the South Bronx for three years at the Millennium High School in Lower Manhattan.
Mira Cook joined Battery Dance Company in 2010.  A native of Austin, Texas, she studied and performed with Ballet Austin and the Austin Dance Ensemble and danced in California with City Ballet of San Diego and Liss Fain Dance of San Francisco.  With Battery Dance Company, she has performed and taught Dancing to Connect workshops in Algeria, Namibia, Tanzania, Malaysia, Singapore, Zambia, Lesotho and at Gramercy Arts High School in Manhattan.  She was Battery Dance Company's artist-in-residence at Bayridge Elementary School for the Arts in Brooklyn, NY, during the 2010-11 school year.  Mira's choreography was presented in Battery Dance Company's 2011 New York Season and has also been presented by City Ballet of San Diego, The Austin Dance Ensemble and SUSHI Performance and Visual Art.  Mira is a singer/composer and has performed her work in New York City and has released a solo album, "Signs".  She also creates dance videos as co-director of with fellow BDC artist Robin Cantrell.
Alexander Glaz is originally from the Ukraine.  He began his dance training in New York City and has gone on to dance professionally with various companies throughout Europe, Asia and North America.  Among these companies are the Croatian National Theatre of Zagreb, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens De Montreal, Dance Theatre of Harlem and North Carolina Dance Theatre.  Alexander is also a certified yoga instructor, having studied extensively in India, Europe, United States and Canada.  He currently teaches in dance schools and companies throughout the boroughs of New York and develops dance education and outreach programs for public schools.
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