SUMMER 2022!

Summer Study weeks offer serious female and male students, a highly concentrated curriculum in classical ballet and modern training with accomplished faculty and acclaimed guest artists.

At St. Paul Ballet each student’s individual development is supported through our nurturing environment. It is our passion to develop students for success in performing their best as artists, physically and emotionally. Students will learn techniques that reflect the diversity and range required by major American ballet companies today.

Guest Teaching Artists in August

We are very excited to announce our Guest Teaching Artists for the final weeks of the summer: Anthony Jones, Krista Langberg and Kim Sonderegger. Please read about them below!

Also, we are so happy to have our own teaching artist and resident choreographer, Helen Hatch back in the studios following her residency at North Carolina School for the Arts. You may read about this esteemed residency here.

Classes continue through Friday Aug 26. You may purchase one week at a time.

ANTHONY JONES will be teaching Ballet and Pointe for the August Upper Level

Originally from Minneapolis, Anthony Jones began his early ballet studies at the Minnesota Dance Theatre & School followed by professional training at Canada’s National Ballet School and ultimately The School of American Ballet, where he studied on full scholarship under Stanley Williams, Andrei Kramarevsky, and Richard Rapp. He joined Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet and was promoted to soloist after three seasons. At PNB, he performed a broad repertory that included the works of Marius Petipa, George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, August Bournonville, Glen Tetley, Jerome Robbins, Lar Lubovitch, and Kent Stowell, among others. After his performing career, he graduated from New York University, became director of The Huntington Ballet Theatre, and worked as an acquisitions associate at the Frick Collection in New York City. He subsequently joined the faculty of the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden (The Palucca School and University of Dance) in Dresden, Germany, as a professor for classical ballet and was the children’s ballet master at the Semper Opera Ballet of Dresden. Since returning to the United States, he has served as school director of Oregon Ballet Theatre School, Ballet Arizona, and the Minnesota Dance Theatre.
KRISTA LANGBERG will be teaching Modern/Improvisation for the August Upper Level
Krista Langberg is originally from Long Island, New York and currently lives in Saint Paul, MN. A 2017 McKnight Dancer Fellow, her professional dance career spans more than thirty years. She was a creative collaborator and performer in the work of Karen Sherman (Soft Goods), Emily Johnson and Ain Gordon (SHORE) and Chris Schlichting (Stripe Tease and Matching Drapes). Krista was a principal dancer with Susan Marshall & Company in New York from 1994-2002, performing and teaching nationally and internationally. Previous to that, she was a member of New Dance Performance Laboratory (MN), Zenon Dance Company (MN), and the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (CO). While dancing with these companies she had the opportunity to work with many exceptional artists, including Douglas Dunn, Bebe Miller, Donna Uchizono, Philip Glass and Donald McKayle. She is practitioner and teacher of the Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic Education, and has been an adjunct faculty member in the dance department at Macalester College since 2007.
KIM SONDEREGGER will be teaching Ballet, Pointe and Conditioning for the August Middle Level

Kim Sonderegger was born in Minneapolis, MN and received most of her dance training in New York City. She was associated with Ballet Arizona for 20 years, first as a dancer, and later as a teacher and Interim School Administrator. She directed the dance program at Arizona School for the Arts in Phoenix, and was Associate Professor of Dance at Arizona State University for four years, teaching undergraduate and graduate dance and related courses. In 2008 she joined the faculty of Miami City Ballet School. Working with MCB company leadership and national dance educators, Ms. Sonderegger produced the school’s Self Study for accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Dance. Her choreography for students was regularly praised by company director Edward Villella for its sensibility, musicality, and creativity. In 2013 she was invited to join the Washington School of Ballet full time faculty, where she worked with Professional Training Program and upper school students and company Trainees. She staged ballets from the classical and neoclassical repertoire, choreographed regularly, and mentored students transitioning to both college and professional dance careers. Ms. Sonderegger has taught and choreographed for students throughout the United States as well as in Japan, Brazil, and Colombia. Recently she served as School Director for Minnesota Dance Theatre managing artistic faculty, teaching and choreographing, and coordinating outreach events and performances. She holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology (Summa cum Laude) from Arizona State University, and has worked as an archaeologist in the Middle East, Spain, and the American Southwest.,

 Come dance with us! 

Find your own voice.
Show your best self.
Blur the line between class and performance.

 Summer dance is traditionally a time to work intensively in developing technique and artistry. Students come to class during the day when they are not as tired from everyday activities, including school and can focus entirely on their training.

At St. Paul Ballet, we have created summer training that works in conjunction with traveling for intensive programs in other cities and family summer events.

The Summer Study program was created to continue a healthy progression of in-person classes so students may improve faster and still explore a variety of dynamic classes to expand each dancer’s movement vocabulary.

Dive in with our stellar staff and guest teachers accompanied by live musicians to gain strength and flexibility and learn techniques that reflect the diversity and range required by major dance companies today.

Summer Study is offered in our three spacious, 
air-conditioned studios with flex-weeks: choose individual weeks or switch out weeks between sessions to accommodate your schedule.

It is our passion to develop students for success as artists physically and emotionally. Each student is supported, nurtured and given the tools to express their love of dance!


UPPER LEVEL  For ages 13-22 
(SPB Level 6)

• Classical ballet technique
• Pointe
• Modern
• Repertoire/Variations
• Core conditioning
• Composition
• Guest artists
20 hours per week
Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:30am-1:45pm
Tue/Thu: 9:30am-1:15pm

June 6-10
June 13-17
June 20-24
June 27-July 1
July 5-8
July 25-29
August 1-5
August 8-12
August 15-19
August 22-26

Pre-register for 5 weeks $1,300.00
Single weeks $280.00 each SALE! Individual August weeks now $235 each! Sign up online below.

MIDDLE LEVEL  For ages 10-13
(SPB Level 4/5)

• Classical ballet technique
• Pre-Pointe/Pointe
• Modern
• Repertoire/Workshop
• Core conditioning
• Guest artists
13 hours per week
Mon-Thu: 11:30am-2:45pm

July 5-7 (no class July 4th)
July 11-14
July 18-21
July 25-28
August 1-4
August 8-11
August 15-18
August 22-25

Pre-register for 4 weeks $675.00
Single weeks $185.00 each SALE! Individual August weeks now $160 each! Sign up online below.