Ages 13+ 10am-4pm
Ages 8-12 10:30am-4pm
This intensive is for the serious dancer looking to greatly improve their technique over the course of 5 days. Ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and more will be taught. Our staff is made up of dance professionals from all over the country. Space is limited so sign up today at relevedanceacademy.com, over the phone at 573-302-7062, or at the studio.
Ages 13+: $320
Exact schedule will be sent out a week prior to the intensive. There will be a 30 min lunch break each day.
Ken Braso was a featured dancer with Southern Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Boca Ballet, Chattanooga Ballet, Cincinnati Opera Ballet, Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati and Walt Disney Productions. Ken retired after the completion of a long tenure with the Louisville Ballet. Some of Ken’s favorite roles included Puck In A Midsummer Nights Dream, Peter in Peter Pan, Renfield in Dracula, Max in Where The Wild Things Are, and Lead Russian in the Nutcracker. Film credits include The Magic of Christmas and the Paramount Pictures film, Flash Dance. Mr. Braso started his dance training in Orlando, Florida with Edith Royal and Barbra Riggins, and he received a scholarship to train at the National Academy of the Arts, in University of Illinois. He has performed classics created by Lew Christensen, Anthony Tudor, George Balanchine, Doris Humphrey, Eugene Loring, Agnes De Mille, as well as many featured roles in major full-length ballets, including Giselle, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Coppelia, The Firebird and Romeo and Juliet. Ken has worked with many notable choreographers and stagers, including Choo San Goh, David Parsons, Joe Layton, Patrick Frantz, Septime Weber, William Soleau, Lynn Taylor Corbett, Domi Reiter Soffer, Alun Jones, Jack Louiso, Jean Pierre Bonnefoux, Helen Starr, Sally Wilson, Peter Anastos, and Robert Gladstein. Upon retiring from performing in 2002, Ken directed and taught for Step One Dance at All About Kids Sports Center, and was also on the Guest Faculty staff for the Governor’s School for the Arts, in Kentucky. Later, Ken joined the faculty of the Louisville Ballet School. Ken moved to Columbia with his wife Elizabeth Hartwell in 2008. Over the past six years, Ken has enjoyed being one of Columbia’s few freelance dance instructors.
Along with his ballet master/rehearsal director duties at MCB, he is also a ballet instructor for Dancearts and a dance and gymnastics coach for Flipz Gymnastics. Ken is delighted to have the opportunity to work with Relevé Dance Academy’s Performance Company members!
Christine Settembrino of North Brunswick, New Jersey began her training at Center Stage Dance and Theatre School where she studied ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, acting, and voice. During her summers she attended programs at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Ellison Ballet, and Charlotte Ballet. Christine was a member of Princeton Ballet School’s Professional Training Program for her final two years of high school and performed in American Repertory Ballet's The Nutcracker under the direction of the Artistic Director, Douglas Martin.
Christine graduated magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati with a BFA in Ballet from the College-Conservatory of Music and a BA in English Literary and Cultural Studies. While attending UC’s CCM she performed as a classical soloist in Deirdre Carberry’s stagings of Don Quixote, The Sleeping Beauty, and La Bayadère and as a featured contemporary dancer in Ben Needham-Wood's Responding to You and Anthony Krutzkamp’s Similar. Christine also worked as a research assistant for Kazuaki Shiota and Karen Wissel’s Interactive Sonic Dance Research Project, which appeared at the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) 2015 National Conference. While in Cincinnati, she also performed in Dayton Ballet’s The Nutcracker for two years as a member of the corps de ballet.
Christine joined Missouri Contemporary Ballet as a company member in the fall of 2015. Over her two seasons there, she performed works by Karen Grundy, Lindsey Matheis, Jennifer Medina, Fernando Rodriguez, and Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship winner Thang Dao. Recently she performed Karen Grundy’s Unbreakable Code on the outdoor stage of National Dance Week - St. Louis. Christine joined Albany Berkshire Ballet as a company member in the fall of 2017 for their 43rd annual tour of The Nutcracker. While touring to five cities in three states across the northeast, she performed in featured soloist roles and as a member of the corps de ballet.
Manual "Lukky" Harvey began as a street dancer and freestyler in the styles of popping, breaking, house and krumping and now his main focus is hiphop influenced choreography. His style is very unique and based mainly off of grooving and expression. He is apart of immaBEAST the company, under the direction of WilldaBeast Adams, also signed with LA based talent agency, Clear Talent Group. He travels and trains often at Millennium Dance Complex, Debbie Reynolds and Movement Life studios in LA. He has trained under industry professionals such as Nappy Tabs, Willdabeast Adams, Brian Friedman, Laura Edwards, Bobby Newberry, Janelle Ginestra, Tony Bellissimo, Jaja Vankova, Cris Judd, Dave Scott, Tricia Miranda and several others.
A few of Manual's credits include iPush "theCOMMUNITY", Three Blind Saints (the movie), Blood Money (stageplay), Ginuwine, Tech N9ne, Jordan Fisher, MacKenzie Nicole, Krizz Kaliko, immaBEAST, TeRance Golden, Sauce Remix, Brisk Iced Tea, Stevie Stone and more.