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Springfield, Missouri

MOve Summer Intensive

Missouri State University Department of Theatre and Dance, and Springfield Ballet have joined together to offer MOve, an immersive week-long dance experience for incoming 7-12 grade dancers.

July 27 - July 31, 2020 At Springfield Ballet's Studios in The Creamery Arts Center, Downtown Springfield

Please note the new dates for MOve: Monday July 27 - Friday, July 31 due to placements not being required and guest artist availability.

Classes will be taught by Missouri State Department of Theatre and Dance faculty, Springfield Ballet instructors and nationally-recognized dance artists, including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Member Alysia L. Johnson and company dancer from Kansas City Ballet, Cameron Thomas.

Disciplines covered throughout the intensive include ballet, pointe, Jazz Fusion, contemporary and repertory. The full schedule is listed below.

Payment in full is required at the time of registration. Last day to register is Saturday, July 25.

All dancers, guest artists and faculty will be required to wear masks during this Intensive.

For families needing a comfortable place to stay while in Springfield,  La Quinta Inn at 2535 S. Campbell, Springfield, MO, has special rates for those participating in MOve. Please contact us for more information.

Scholarships for tuition are available for participation in MOve, but there are limited quantities available. To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the application, found here, and submit it to Springfield Ballet's Business Office through Kaitlyn Pack, Operations Manager, Scholarships must be awarded before intensive registration can be completed. To ask questions about this exciting summer intensive opportunity, please contact Ruth Barnes at or Andrew Parker at aparker@springfieldballet.

Summer 2020 Intensive Schedule:

9:30-11:30am  - Ballet with Mr. Cameron Thomas
11:45-12:45pm -Pointe with Ms. Sara Brummel
12:45-1:30pm - Lunch in the park
1:30-2:30pm - Jazz Fusion with Ms. Azaria Hogans
2:45-3:45pm - Repertoire with Mr. Cameron (Monday only)
3:45-5:15pm - Contemporary with Ms. Alysia Johnson
5:20-5:45pm - Repertoire with Mr. Cameron (Monday only)

9:30-11:30am - Ballet with Mr. Cameron
11:45-12:45pm - Pointe with Ms. Sara
12:45-1:30pm - Lunch in the park
1:30-3:00pm - Contemporary with Ms. Alysia
3:15-4:15pm - Jazz/Fusion with Ms. Azaria
4:15-5:45pm - New Choreography with Mr. Andrew Parker
Friday (tentative)
9:30-11:00am  - Ballet with Mr. Cameron
11:15-12:00pm - Rehearsal with Ms. Alysia
12:00-1:00pm - Pointe with Ms. Sara
1:00-1:45pm - Lunch in the park
1:45-2:45pm - Rehearsal with Ms. Azaria
3:00-4:00pm - New Choreography with Mr. Andrew
4:15-5:00pm - Rehearsal work thru
5:15pm approx. - recorded showing
To learn more about Missouri State University, visit their website.

Registration for MOve Summer Intensive is now closed.

Guest Artist Bios:

Alysia L. Johnson
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Alysia Johnson Alysia is a native of Dallas, Texas and credits the beginning of her dance education to Dallas Black Dance Theater’s Academy and Booker T. Washington HSPVA along with the rest of the artistic community and culture in her city. While getting her BFA at The Juilliard School in New York City Alysia developed a skill for community engagement and received two Grants to help further dance education in her hometown. Alysia curated and moderated a program with American Ballet Theater’s Misty Copeland as well as programming the Black Student Union Events within the Juilliard Community. In 2017 Alysia directed her own inclusive-curriculum for a summer program in Dallas and has been creating education opportunities since then. While teaching and being a full time student, Alysia performed works by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Kyle Abraham, Aszure Barton, Crystal Pite and many others. Since graduating, Alysia has joined the premier contemporary dance company in America, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Most recently Alysia was a part of Adidas Orignals new shoe campaign. Alysia has been featured in music video’s alongside BIG BABY D.R.A.M and artist AntArtik. She was also featured in Tory Burch’s Spring 2018 Collection.

A young advocate for arts used as social education and reform, Alysia is excited to see where her journey as a performer, educator, and choreographer will take her and thanks the village of support she has from her family and friends.

Cameron Thomas
Kansas City Ballet

Cameron Thomas

Cameron Thomas began his dance training in 2008 at the Draper Center for Dance Education in his hometown of Rochester, NY. In 2013, he began performing regularly with the Rochester City Ballet. Cameron received a full scholarship to attend the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre to finish his ballet training. Cameron joined Kansas City Ballet II for the 2016-2017 season and was promoted to the main company the following season. With Kansas City Ballet, Cameron has performed featured roles in William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Septime Webre’s world premiere of The Wizard of Oz, Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, and Matthew Neenan’s The Uneven. In addition to his work as a dancer, Cameron works as a piano accompanist for classes and performances with the Kansas City Ballet School and recently for the Worldwide Ballet daily Zoom classes.