CVCB is pleased to expand the offerings of the 2018 Summer Ballet Intensive. Please sign-up or register for each of these opportunities separately.

Open Master Class - Sat, June 9, 2-4pm - Ages 10+

CVCB Mini Intensive for all dancers ages 8-12, Aug 13-17

Summer Ballet Intensive

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 Results

All those who auditioned HAVE been sent their audition result email, please look in their inboxes and spam files. Those who cannot find the email can email

Registration Information

Registration is now available to CVSB students who missed the audition. Please contact for your placement, then register below by May 21.

The Summer Opening Session runs June 4-16. Attendees at this session must attend the first week. If you are out of town or unavailable the first week, you will not be allowed to attend the second week. You may only attend the first week if you wish, but there is no discount in tuition for less than the full two weeks. Classes in this session run Monday - Saturday. This session also includes class with guest instructor and former ABT dancer, Karen Uphoff. There will be 4 or 5 Lunch and Learn lectures that dancers and parents are invited to attend. And the last two days (June 15 and 16) will be open for parent observation. Tuition for these two weeks is $350 for the Intermediate levels and $450 for advanced levels. (If you are unable to attend this session, you may register for a separate master class with Karen Uphoff.

The End of Summer Session runs Aug 6-17. Classes during these weeks run only Monday-Friday and cost for both levels is $200. The advanced level classes will run from 9am to noon. Intermediate classes are 12 - 3pm. No discount is offered if dancers are unable to attend the full session. However, if you are unable to attend both weeks, you may attend 1 week or another during this session.

Dress code for both sessions is solid color leotards and pink tights with hair pulled back in a secure bun. No skirts will be allowed in technique classes, but may be worn in the other ballet classes (including pointe, repertoire, variations, and pas de deux). Black tights are allowed in Modern classes.

Dancers are expected to arrive on time for all of their classes. Teachers may invite dancers to observe class if dancers are more than 10 minutes late to any class.

Placement in a specific level within that division for the Summer Opening Session will take place on Monday, June 4. The placement class for advanced level dancers begins at 9am. The intermediate class is at 10:30. Dancers will have class for the rest of the day (til 3:30 or 4:30) after their placement classes. (Dancers only attending the End of Summer Session do not need to take these placement classes.)

Thank you for your interest in Cache Valley Civic Ballet's 2018 Summer Intensive. We hope you will experience a lot of growth as a dancer, AND have a wonderful time attending. If you have any questions, please email

registration IS NOW CLOSED

Guest Instructors


Karen Uphoff

Karen 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.


Tessa Evans

After focusing on her ballet training in college, Tessa has danced, taught, judged and choreographed in various styles for soloists and groups throughout Utah.  Working as a freelance choreographer and teacher for several years, she eventually started her own small ballet school before moving to Logan but her heart was always in the freeing expression of modern dance.  She then began dancing with Valley Dance Ensemble where she has taught, performed and choreographed for over 14 years and now fills the role of Artistic Director.  Tessa has worked with choreographers from far and wide but her favorite dancers are found right here in Cache Valley.


Dana Sorg

Dana Sorg began her training in Orlando Florida at age of 7 at the School of Performing Arts and Orlando Ballet (formerly Southern Ballet). Throughout her youth and teens h trained at North Carolina School of the Arts, the Harid Conservatory, Pittsburgh Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Prior to settling in Montana in 2002, Dana taught at the Vail Valley Academy of Dance and Fletcher School of Dance in Ashville, NC. 

Over the past 18 years Dana has been actively involved in Bozeman MT dance communit, owning Main Street Dance Theatre and The Creative Arts Preschool from 2003-201, and artistic director of Montana Ballet Company for 2003-200. She not only grew both programs significantly, but trained dancers who have gone on to international success and professional employmen.

After stepping down from the roll of studio owne, Dana as ontinued to further her education, eceiving her undergraduate degree in 2015 in Communication iences from the University of Montan. Currentl (in addition to teaching pointe, advanced technique, and mothering 2 children) she i finishing her Masters in Speech Language Pathology and will graduate in June, 2019. 

Faculty Instructors

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Stephanie White

Stephanie is a Professional Practice Instructor in the Theatre Arts Department at Utah State, and holds a masters degree where she focused on arts integration in the elementary schools. She is a frequent guest in the CVCB productions, playing various character parts like Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella, Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty, and the Mouse King in Nutcracker, to name a few. She choreographs for Utah Festival Opera, Music Theatre West, Old Lyric Repertory Company, and Utah State Theatre Department.


Becky Erickson

Becky Erickson has been teaching since the summer of 2001. She is in high demand for master classes across the State of Utah as well as a guest artist nation wide and internationally, recently returning from teaching a Ballet Intensive in Costa Rica. She has taught on staff with world renowned ballet master Philip Beamish and renowned ballerina Paloma Herrera. Becky specializes in extension training, turnout, foot/ankle placement, technique, audition preparation, flexibility and alignment.


Steffanie Casperson 

Steffanie trained on full scholarship at the Harid Conservatory, School of American Ballet's Summer Program, and the summer and year round programs of Pacific Northwest Ballet. She danced professionally with the Hartford Ballet before serving an LDS mission in Taiwan. After returning home, she was hired by Ballet West and performed with them for 4 seasons. She has been teaching with CVSB for nearly a decade - her students have performed leading roles with the CVCB company, and have been awarded scholarships to the Ballet West and Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensives.


Vivian Taylor

Vivian Taylor gained an understanding of anatomy and functional movement patterns at Pacific Northwest Pilates in Portland, OR, and finished certifying as a Pilates instructor at Intermountain Pilates Training Center in SLC. She incorporates Pilates into her ballet instruction to prevent injuries and create longevity in dancers. As a dancer herself, she performed with Cache Valley Civic Ballet, Dance West, Cache Community Theater, African Drum and Dance and Valley Dance Ensemble. Recently she has trained in the Progressing Ballet Technique and STOTT Pilates Fascial Movement Foundation courses. Her broad foundation enables her to adapt instruction to meet the needs of each student.