August Intensive

August 3-16, 2014

The MNDI August Intensive 2014 is a two-week summer ballet program that gives students (Ages 6-15) the opportunity grow both technically and artistically.

Now in its seventh year, the August Intensive 2014 takes place at Mercyhurst University-The North East campus. Students will benefit from an intensive ballet curriculum that includes Ballet Technique classes as well as Pointe and Variations for those who are ready. The program is directed by former Pennsylvania Ballet dancer and Master Teacher Michael Patterson.

Mr. Patterson has become a sought-after teacher with students dancing in many professional ballet companies including Pennsylvania Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Sarasota Ballet, and American Repertory Ballet.

Michael Patterson’s students have also been accepted to many ballet schools, both national and international including the School of American Ballet (SAB), American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School (JKO) of American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet School, Boston Ballet School  Chautauqua Institution, Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, and, in the UK the Royal Ballet School, London and the Elmhurst School for Dance associated with the Birmingham Royal Ballet in Birmingham, UK.

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Mercyhurst University also offers the “Summer Dance Experience” from June 15-July 2  for ages 15 and Up. For more information please Click Here.


Theatre: The Laramie Project

Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2014

Location: Taylor Little Theatre

MET HD Live: Così Fan Tutte

Dates: Apr 26

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

An Afternoon of Dance

Dates: Apr 27

Location: Ridge Library Great Room, North East

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