SUMMER WORKSHOPS I & II 2017Workshop I ~ June 26th - June 29th & Workshop II ~ July 10th - July 13th
Marsha Woody Academy of Dance is excited to announce the 2017 Summer Workshop offering Ballet, Pointe & Variations, Jazz & Contemporary Jazz with our outstanding staff.
Classes for students ages 6 through adults will be held June 26-June 29 (Workshop I) and July 10-July 13 (Workshop II). The summer workshop is designed specifically for serious dancers who are ready to be challenged! With limited class sizes and an intimate studio setting, each dancer will enjoy the individualized attention only the Summer Workshop can provide. All Beaumont Civic Ballet Company members must take one or both workshops.
The attire for Ballet and Pointe classes will be any style black leotard, pink tights, ballet or pointe shoes, and hair in a bun; Jazz classes will be any style black leotard, black jazz pants, beige jazz shoes or pink ballet shoes, and hair in bun or ponytail. Boys will wear black tights or jazz pants with black or white tops, white shoes, and socks. (Boys have a reduced price of $25 per week for classes.)
Please fill out the registration form, with a deposit of $20.00 per student, per week and return before May 9th to reserve your place. Tuition must be paid in full on the first day of Workshop I & II. No refunds unless discussed with Ms. Monique!
Workshop 2017 Faculty
Allison Odom Pringle
Allison Odom Pringle is originally from Beaumont, TX., a former student of Marsha Woody Academy and a member of Beaumont Civic Ballet Co. Allison went on to dance professionally as a soloist and/or principal with the Houston Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, and Tulsa Ballet Theatre. While training as a young member of the Beaumont Civic Ballet and later as a professional dancer, Allison worked with leading choreographers and dancers such as Roman Jasinski, Natalia Krassovska, Alexandra Danilova, Frederic Franklin, Ben Stevenson, Richard Munro, Dane LaFontsee, Ron Cunningham, Julio deBittencourt, Esmeralda Agoglia, and Robert Scevers to name a few. Roman Jasinski, former artistic director of Tulsa Ballet is quoted as saying, “From the moment Allison joined TBT, her combination of natural talent and exquisite technique helped her quickly rise through the ranks.” Currently Allison resides in Tulsa, OK with her husband Brady and their three children. She guests teaches all over Texas and is a part of the Oral Roberts University dance faculty.
Mallory Mehaffey was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and was raised in Richmond, Texas. Throughout her middle school and early high school years, Mallory trained at Fort Bend Academy of Dance in Richmond, Texas. Mallory was fortunate to have earned scholarships to attend both The School of American Ballet Summer Program in New York City and the Houston Ballet Summer Program. In 2010, at the age of 15, Mallory was invited to join the Houston Ballet Academy. Following her first year of training, Mallory earned a position with Houston Ballet’s Second Company, HBII. For the next two years, Mallory trained under Sabrina Lenzi and Claudio Munoz, having the opportunity to travel around the world while gaining performing experience. In January of 2012, Mallory was invited to Lausanne, Switzerland to perform Stanton Welch’s A Dance in The Garden of Mirth at The Prix de Lausanne. Upon graduating Houston Ballet II, Mallory was offered an apprenticeship with The Houston Ballet. Mallory is currently a second-year corps de ballet member with the Houston Ballet. Throughout her years of dancing with The Houston Ballet, Mallory has had the privilege to perform in various classical and contemporary ballets. Some of her favorites being: George Balanchine’s Serenade, Stanton Welch’s Velocity, Stanton Welch’s La Bayadere, George Balanchine’s Ballet Imperial, George Balanchine’s Ballo della Regina, Stanton Welch’s Divergence, Stanton Welch’s Swan Lake, and William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite.
Travis Prokop is currently an Assistant Professor of dance at Lamar University, and also a company member of NobleMotion Dance and Hope Stone Dance in Houston. Originally from New Mexico, Mr. Prokop has worked and performed as dance captain for TEXAS: The Outdoor Musical. He has danced many roles as a principal dancer for Lone Star Ballet in Amarillo and studied Jiri Kylian, GaGa, and Batsheva repertory in Lucca, Italy. Mr. Prokop has performed at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D. C. Mr. Prokop’s choreographic works have been produced at The Dance Gallery Festival New York, and the American College Dance Association. He has choreographed numerous theater and musical theater productions including Trojan Women and Chicago. Mr. Prokop has recently added aerial dance to his training and teaching repertoire. He also has served as an adjunct professor at Sam Houston State University and Southern Methodist University.
Havord Kalium Carl Trusty
Havord Kalium Carl Trusty-was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. Early in life, he realized he had a love for dance. Mr. Trusty studied various forms of dance at studios within the Golden Triangle. He attributes his acquired skills to both Bonnie Cokinos School and Taylor Dance Studio. He is now employed as a professional dancer with Carnival Cruise Lines. After four successful years with Carnival, he was awarded the position of playlist Cast Manager. Mr. Trusty has a strong passion for dance and loves to spread his great energy to eager dancers. He believes in accepting nothing but the best and encourages his students to be FULLOUT!
Megan Anderson – At the age of 11, Ms. Megan began her dance training at Marsha Woody Academy and was a company member with Beaumont Civic Ballet. At the age of 16, she choreographed her first piece for Beaumont Civic Ballet, which was performed at the National Regional Dance America Festival. In 1996 through 1998, she received the Monticello Award for Excellence in Choreography and the Regional Dance America Award for Excellence in Choreography. Ms. Megan choreographed Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Alice in Wonderland, which have been extremely successful for BCB. She continues to teach and choreograph for the Academy and Beaumont Civic Ballet as well as teaching all levels in the Academy.
Tammy Anderud – Ms. Tammy was trained at the Marsha Woody Academy and was a member of Beaumont Civic Ballet. She has continued to be an active part of Beaumont Civic Ballet, performing in The Nutcracker and Snow White. She has choreographed works for BCB that has been performed at the Regional Dance America, SW Festival. Included in her busy schedule, Tammy has served as president of the Junior League of Beaumont, was a surgical nurse for 13 years, served as a manager in the surgical department and the chief nurse of the SETX Bariatric Center before retiring. She is currently an Administrative Pastor at Praise Church, and continues to choreograph and teach in the Academy and for BCB.