Studio-to-Stage Dance Camp 2018
Get ready to stretch your creative muscles and inspire those around you! Join us for a seven-day intensive in dance technique and performance. Students will take classes in jazz, contemporary, and ballet, taught by SD teachers Doree Clark and Alyssa Carnahan, as well as rehearse for a dance production to be performed at the end of the week.
Monday - Sunday (7-Days) | June 25 - July 1, 2018 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | Grades 6-8
Cost per week is $650.
Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch.
Alyssa Carnahan is a dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer, originally from Sonoma County. She fell in love with ballet at age four and trained at Redwood Empire Ballet, Ballet Califia, ArtQuest Dance Company, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, from which she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2009. Alyssa has performed with Cal Poly Orchesis Dance Company, Walt Disney Parks Entertainment, Mills RepCo, and Ballet Califia Company. She danced lead roles in "Firebird," "Swan Lake," "Sleeping Beauty," and "A Midsummer Night's Dream," in addition to many contemporary works, such as "Herbs of the Soul," "American Portraits," "Rhapsody in Blue," and "Migrations,” choreographed by David McNaughton and Shelley Scott. In 2013, Alyssa was accepted into the MFA graduate program at Mills College in Oakland. She performed with Mills RepCo for two years, dancing in works by Merce Cunningham (restaged by Holley Farmer), and Sheldon Smith. Alyssa received the E.L. Wiegand Foundation Award, two years in a row, for scholarly and creative achievement, and her MFA thesis piece "Spirograph," which was performed by special invitation at the College of San Mateo. Alyssa received her MFA in Dance from Mills College in 2015. She has taught at schools and studios throughout the Bay Area, including the Dance Center of Santa Rosa, Just Dance Academy, Mills College, Presidio Dance Theater, Cross and Crown School, Tiburon-Belvedere Recreation, and Roustabout Theater. Alyssa joined the San Domenico faculty for the 2015-2016 school year, teaching Upper School dance, ballet, Dance Ensemble, and the Middle School Advanced Workshop.
Doree Clark lived and trained in New York City. She became a dancer/choreographer and Ballroom Champion, training with the best teachers in NY at the time. She earned her BA in Dance/ Theatre from Queens College. She also received her Masters in Dance Therapy at Hunter College and worked in facilities like Gracie Square Hospital and taught at the New School for Social Research in Manhattan. She toured the Catskills Mountains and danced and choreographed for various TV Shows. She also performed on the Ed Sullivan Show.
When Doree moved to the west coast, she began teaching and formed a dance company called the Don't Quit Your Day Job Dancers, which became a Bay Area phenomenon. At 135 performers strong, they performed for 12 seasons at the Cowell Theatre and the Palace of Fine Arts. Before joining the San Domenico community, Doree was also the owner and Artistic Director of Stage Dor Dance and Performance Center in Sausalito Ca.
Doree loves being an educator and values her time with her students.