Audition Information

Auditions for the Intensive will be held
Friday, March 30

at the Whittier Community Center
Ages 10+
Audition fee is $25

Audition is to determine acceptance in the CVCB Summer Ballet Intensive. Space is limited and placement preference is given to those who attend the audition. Registration details will be posted soon.

Opening Session - June 4 - 16

2-4 classes/day, 6 days/week
Guest Instructor: Karen Uphoff from American Ballet Theatre (ABT)

End of Summer Session - August 13-24

2-3 classes/day, 5 days/week
Prepare to audition for the CVCB Company




Guest Instructor

Karen Uphoff


Karen Uphoff began her ballet training with Jehrin Alexandria and Bud Johansen at the age of ten in Olympia, Washington. She continued her training in Killeen, Texas under the tutelage of Margaret Newcomb and Renee Gillenwater. At age fifteen, Uphoff was accepted to the prestigious Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, DC and awarded a scholarship to study for three years under renowned ballerina Alla Sizova and Ludmila Morkovina. Upon graduation from high school, Uphoff joined the Colorado Ballet, dancing the roles of Medora and an Odalisque in excerpts from Le Corsaire.

Uphoff joined American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in 2003 as a member of the corps de ballet, performing worldwide for thirteen seasons. Her repertory with the Company includes the Winter Fairy in Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, Rosaline in Romeo and Juliet, the Queen in The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, a Big Swan in Swan Lake, Anna in La Sylphide, Terpsichore in Sylvia, soloist roles in Black Tuesday and Everything Doesn't Happen at Once, and a leading role in Sechs Tänze, along with roles in several Balanchine ballets and all of the major classical ballets.

Uphoff retired from the company in July 2015. She currently teaches at ABT's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in Manhattan and is the mother of one.