Opening Session - June 4 - 16

✦ 2-4 Classes/day, 6 days/week
✦ Guest Instructor from American Ballet Theater during week 1
✦ Classes include daily technique, pointe, modern, acting, variations or repertoire, 
pilates and/or body work, and Lunch and Learn Lectures
✦ There will be 2 Parent Watch Days on June 15 and 16
✦ Class on teaching with a teaching experience offered for Advanced levels

End of Summer Session - August 6-17

✦2 classes/day, 5 days/week
✦ classes include daily technique, point, variations or repertoire, and pilates or body work
✦ prepare for CVCB Company Auditions

Audition / Registration Information

Audition for the Ballet Summer Intensive:
Thursday, March 29 at the Whittier Center ✦ $15
Age 10-12: 5 pm registration, 5:30-7 class
Age 13+: 6:30 pm registration, 7-8:30 class

Acceptance into CVCB’s Summer Ballet Intensive is by audition only.
If you cannot attend the audition, you may submit a video. Video auditions fee is $15 and the deadline for submission is April 13. All those who audition in person or by video will be notified of their acceptance and placement no later than April 20.

A link to register for the Summer Ballet Intensive will be included in your acceptance letter. Registration and payment is due May 11, 2018. Tuition for the Opening Session is $350 for Intermediate Levels  and $450 for Advanced Levels. Tuition for the End of Summer Session is $200.
If you register and pay for both sessions at once, there is a $50 discount.

Please direct other questions about the summer session to Steffanie Casperson.


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.