Two Woodlawn Dancer Accepted to Joffrey Summer Intensives

STERLING (WIFR) – Woodlawn Dance Academy has announced that two Woodlawn dancers have been accepted into Summer Dance Intensives at Joffrey Academy of Dance, official school of the Joffrey Ballet, Chicago.

Current Woodlawn student Morgan Crowson, age 7, daughter of David and Angie Crowson of Dixon, was accepted into the two-week Junior Summer Dance Intensive. This intensive is designed for students ages 7-9 who want to continue developing the fundamental concepts of classical ballet technique. Morgan will participate in classes on ballet technique, modern, jazz, character and improvisation. At Woodlawn, Morgan is a student of Becky Ryerson, Corinne Nye and Erika Matheney.

Former Woodlawn student Angelina Perino, age 16, daughter of Lisa Perino of Sterling, was accepted into the five-week International Summer Dance Intensive. This is Angelina’s third acceptance into a Joffrey summer program. While there, she will learn ballet, pointe, partnering, and classical and contemporary repertoire; along with weekly enrichment classes in variations, modern, jazz, body conditioning and character; and enrichment seminars on Joffrey history, improvisation, core strengthening and careers. There will be a performance at the conclusion of the intensive. Angelina is currently a student at State Street Dance Studio in Geneva.

Morgan and Angelina both auditioned in January in Chicago and were hand-selected by Joffrey artistic staff. Only 20 students were accepted into each of the Junior Dance Intensives and 120 into the International Summer Dance Intensive. Classes are taught by the Joffrey Academy’s faculty.


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