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Join us for 2 weeks of inspiring and breathtaking classes. We have been blessed to have such amazing talent shared with our students each summer in many styles such as Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Hip-Hop, Pilates, and More by our master teachers

Ages: 4 and up 

Pricing: Ages 10 & Up - $950

              Ages 7 - 9 - $850

              Ages 4 - 6 - $285

Dates: May 27 - June 7 

Location:  A Touch of Class Performing Arts 

135 S 6th St., Ponchatoula, LA 70454

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Bri Lucey began her early training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary for 11 years. During her training at CPYB she performed in over 12 Balanchine Ballets including Serenade, Raymonda Variations, Stars and Stripes, Divertimento 15, Who Cares, and La Source, as well as classical ballets like Paquita, and La Bayadere. After attending summer training in 2007 at the School of American Ballet, she was offered a scholarship to Boston Ballet as a trainee where she performed in Swan Lake and The Nutcracker with the company. In 2008, she joined Orlando Ballet’s second company under Bruce Marks and Peter Stark. During her time with OBII she placed in top 12 for classical at YAGP, and 2nd in contemporary in Florida Regionals. In 2009, Lucey was asked to join Orlando Ballet’s professional company by director Robert Hill. During her six seasons with Orlando Ballet she performed many leading roles such as Odette from Swan Lake, Sugar Plum, Dew Drop, and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Ursula in The Little Mermaid, Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Witch from Snow White, Diane and Acteon variation, and Zulma from Giselle. She has also appeared in Touching Drops by Peter Chu, Again for the First Time by Abdur Rahim Jackson, and was featured in many new works from director Robert Hill. In 2015, she joined Ballet Arizona under Ib Anderson. She performed in Balanchine’s Rubies, Walpurgisnacht, Symphony in 3, and original work by Ib Anderson. From 2018-2020 she joined Madison Ballet as a guest artist. She performed Sugar Plum, Dew Drop, Snow Queen and Russian in The Nutcracker, Giselle act II pas de deux, the principle in Balanchine’s Valse Fantasie, she also performed in original works by W. Earle Smith, Restless Hours by Malichi Squires, and Spring by Sara Schumann. She has also been a guest artist with Milwaukee Ballet for their 2018 production of Swan Lake, Hammond Ballet, Lake Arts Project, and Envision Ballet Theatre. Other career highlights include performing alongside Mariah Carey in Disney’s Christmas Parade and choreographing with Cirque Du Soleil for A Choreographer’s Workshop. Currently, Bri is teaching and coaching rehearsals for Milwaukee Ballet School and Academy, and choreographing 4 new works a year for their Pre-Professional program. This is her 8th year working with their school.

Andrea Maciel De Faria was born in Brazil and began her ballet studies at age 3. She trained at the prestigious Ballet Cristina Helena, under the guidance of the studio’s namesake, Pablo Moret, Ofelia Gonzalez, Tania Suares and Graca Sales. Upon Ms. Faria’s graduation, in 2003, she moved to Germany to continue her education at the Palucca School of Dresden, under the instruction of Hans-Joachim Tappendorf. Professionally, Ms. Faria has worked with the Sesiminas Company of Dance (Brazil), Columbia Classical Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Orlando Ballet, and most recently, Cirque Du Soleil’s La Nouba, where she performed the role of The Lost Ballerina. Her repertoire includes the roles of Swanilda in Coppelia; Kitri and Cupid in Don Quixote; Myrtha in Giselle; Medora in Le Corsaire; Lise in La Fille Mal Gardee; Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty; Cinderella in Cinderella; the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker; as well as leading roles in George Balanchine’s Valse Fantasie and Who Cares? Ms. Faria has appeared as a guest artist with several regional ballet companies and schools in the U.S. and abroad. Among her many awards, she received the Gold Medal in Danza Nino 97 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was also a finalist at the New York International Ballet Competition in 2005. With more than 20 years teaching experience at all levels, Ms. Faria’s styles include ballet technique, pointe, variations, and conditioning. She is a ABT Certified Teacher for Pre-Primary to Level 3 and she is also certified for Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT). Ms. Faria currently teaches at multiple locations in Central Florida, including Clermont Academy of Dance, Peaches Dance and Music Orlando, 3D Motion Dance Center, Orlando Ballet and Windermere Preparatory School. Her students have been highly successful, winning awards in competitions including Youth American Grand Prix. She previously taught at V&T Dance (CA), Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, A Touch of Class (LA), the Hammond Ballet Company (LA), the Russian Academy of Ballet (FL) and the Sesiminas Company of Dance, among others.


Andrew Brader was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He began his training with Karen Hebert and at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts with Jan Miller and Miguel Lopez. He attended The Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, FL, on full scholarship and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre, also studying privately with Susan Jaffe. He was invited to join American Ballet Theatre (ABT) as an apprentice, dancing with the company at The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, and then joined the Houston Ballet performing in ballets by Stanton Welch, Ben Stevenson, John Cranko, Kenneth MacMillan and George Balanchine. He danced with the Los Angeles Ballet for four seasons performing principal roles in George Balanchine’s Agon, The Four Temperaments, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Serenade, Kammermuzik No.2, Lar Lubovich’s The Evangelist, Bournonville’s Napoli Pas de Six and original works by Josie Walsh, Sonya Tayeh, Olivier Wevers, and Melissa Barak’s Scrying presented as the first dance installation performed at NYC’s Modern Museum of Art. Andrew was a Lester Horton Award nominee for Outstanding Achievement in Performance and winner of the Habich Corey Award for Emerging Choreographer. He spent two seasons with BalletMet Columbus before joining Stadt Theater Chemnitz as a Soloist in Chemnitz, Germany. Andrew joined Complexions Contemporary Ballet in 2014 under the direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson and is an instructor for Complexions’ intensives, as well as Joffrey Ballet School summer intensives. Andrew has performed on the stages of The Metropolitan Opera House NYC, The Kennedy Center DC, The Music Center Los Angeles, The Tel-Aviv Opera House Israel, and The Kremlin Palace Moscow, Russia. He’s danced alongside international dance stars in the galas of Laguna Dance Festival, World Ballet Competition, City Dance Gala DC, The Golden Swan Gala, and The Monterrey International Ballet Gala Mexico. Andrew has appeared in music videos for Jill Scott and music legend Nile Rodgers and has also worked as a model for Los Angeles Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, and New York Men’s Fashion Week.


Sean Aaron Carmon is a dancer, choreographer and teacher with an extensive career spanning almost two decades and five continents. He holds a BFA in Dance from Fordham University/The Ailey School, danced with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for almost a decade and performed in four Broadway shows including Disney’s The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera. Sean has been a guest artist with companies all over the country and around the world and he choreographs award-winning works for major companies and institutions. He is also a highly sought-after master teacher in numerous dance techniques. Mr. Carmon is currently based in Houston, TX and holds senior faculty positions with Vitacca Ballet (Studio Company Director), the Austin Dance Conservatory (Modern and Jazz/Musical Theatre Chair) and HEAT Convention and Competition

Glen E. Meynardie originally from Bayou la Batre, AL has a diverse background in the field of dance. After training with Kelly’s Dance Academy and Mobile Ballet in Alabama, Glen was a part of the opening day cast at Animal Kingdom in the Jungle Book, performed in Disney MGM’s Indiana Jones Stunt Show and on USA’s series “Mortal Kombat” as a stuntman. He has danced on Celebrity Cruises for Opryland Productions, and was a principal dancer for dance companies in N.Y.C and Washington D.C. As a dancer he had the honor to perform the works of Donald McKayle, Shen Wei, Mark Haim, Toru Shimazaki, Mikey Thomas, Helanius Wilkins, Maida Withers and Ray Schwartz. Glen holds a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography from The University of Southern Mississippi and trained at the American Dance Festival at Duke University and at the Bates Dance Festival at Bates College in Maine. Glen is a member of National Dance Education Organization, California Dance Education Association, was inducted into The USM Dance “Alumni Hall Of Fame” and has been YPAD Certified. After stepping away from the stage as a performer Glen became one of the most sought after teachers and choreographers in the Gulf Coast region. He is the former Artistic Director/ Choreographer of Moving Images Dance Company and was the Director of Dance at John L. Leflore Magnet High School in Mobile, AL. He has also served as a judge and teacher on the convention/competition circuit. Glen has been a Guest Artist at George Washington University, The University of Southern Mississippi, has taught for American College Dance Association and was on faculty for the Mississippi Dance Festival. Over the past 20 years he has created over 1000 pieces for studios, companies and teams across the country. Glen continues to travel and educate the next generation of dancers as a freelance educator-choreographer, is on faculty at Millennium Dance Complex Orange County & Dance Precisions in Anaheim, CA and travels with REVIVE Dance Convention as a part of the convention administration team for Amplified Productions. His love for dance is the driving force in his life, his passion for educating young dancers is what keeps him happy, humble and hopeful for the future of every dancer he encounters. He believes that dance can change your life, if you let it.

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"Brianna enjoyed every second of summer intensive and summer classes! She said her favorite parts were meeting  new teachers for summer intensive, being able to keep dancing with her current teachers and friends, and learning so many new things. All around it was an amazing experience for her, mentally and physically. Taking the summer intensive and classes has helped her stay on track with her level and age group." 
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