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Summer Intensive

June 12- June 30, 2023

Dear Ballet Rincon Families,

Each year, the Summer Intensive marks the start of the new season for us at Ballet Rincon, for it is at this time that we renew our commitment to the excellent instruction that we offer for our students. As we move forward into the upcoming season, we invite you to read this Summer/Fall 2023-Spring 2024 newsletter carefully and savor the excitement with us!

The entire faculty and staff at Ballet Rincon joins me in welcoming you to our upcoming season. We are grateful for the continuing opportunity to know you and to share our passion for dance with your child. Thank you for being here with us.

Thank you and see you in the coming year!

Jennifer Neuser

Director, Ballet Rincon

Ballet preschool summer class Ballet Rincon

Summer Preschool Programs

June 12- June 21

For dancers, ages 4-5, we offer our popular preschool Fairy Tale Ballet Workshop (FTBW). This magical young children’s program features BR’s comprehensive PreBallet curriculum instruction intertwined with cherished classical ballet stories. Using the structure of the classical ballet class combined with the fantasy of fairy tales, basic ballet steps and French ballet terms are developed naturally within the young dancer’s vocabulary. In addition, this workshop includes fairy tale story time and pantomime, creative choreography and themed projects.

BR Summer Intensive (Advanced & Primary Training Level 1-10)

June 12- June 30

Designed to give dancers immersion-level camp training, giving each student a fun, tailor-made way to help them jump start their upcoming dance season, each Program offers the developmentally-designed American Ballet Theatre (ABT) National Training Curriculum® with *multi-discipline content, virtual dance company experience for our Advanced Training Level 6-10 students. (*Level appropriate content may include jazz, modern, repertory, and body conditioning.)


Pamela Reyman-Hughes

Pamela Reyman-Hughes

Pamela Reyman-Hughes was born in New York City, where she began her dance training at the age of fifteen. She trained with Istvan Rabovsky and at the American Ballet Theatre School with Valentina Pereyslavic, Olga Merinowa, and Patricia Wilde.

In 1977 she began her professional career with Dennis Wayne’s Dancers in NYC. Over the course of her twenty-two year performing career she also danced as a principal dancer with Cleveland/San Jose Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Dayton Ballet and Ohio Ballet under the direction of Ian Horvath & Dennis Nahat, Robert Barnett, Dermot Burke, and Jeffrey Graham Hughes respectively. She also performed as a guest artist with small companies in the United States.

An artist recognized for her versatility, Ms. Reyman-Hughes has danced a range of roles, including Tzarina, Sugar Plum Fairy, Dew Drop, Dying Swan, Giselle, Juliet, Lizzie Borden in deMilles’s Fall River Legend, Emilia in Limon’s Moor’s Pavane, the Partisan in Jooss’ The Green Table, The Woman in His Past in Tudor’s Lilac Garden, Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother in Holder’s Cinderella. She danced principal roles in an extensive Balanchine repertoire including Tarantella, Square Dance, Minkus Pas de Trois, Agon, Apollo, Serenade, Four Temperaments and Nutcracker. Ms. Reyman-Hughes has also performed in works by Butler, Van Dantzig, Lubovitch, Byrd, Arpino, Flindt, Falco, Louis, Fokine, Massine, Nault and many others, including her husband Jeffrey Hughes. In 1990, she performed in Scotland at the Edinburgh Festival in Flemming Flindt’s The Overcoat with Rudolf Nureyev. As a principal dancer with Cleveland/San Jose Ballet, she had many roles created for her by Artistic Directors Dennis Nahat and Ian Horvath. She has also participated as a dancer in New Steps, a choreographic workshop in Ohio and in Festival of Life, a benefit for children and adults with AIDS in Atlanta.

Ms. Reyman-Hughes was ballet mistress for Ohio Ballet, interim ballet mistress for Hong Kong Ballet, and was on the staff of the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts. She has guest taught throughout the U.S. and has choreographed two chamber ballets that have been performed in Ohio and Switzerland.

Locally, Ms. Reyman-Hughes has taught at Ballet Arts in Tucson and briefly worked as a part-time ballet mistress for Ballet Tucson. She has worked as Co Artistic Director of Tucson Regional Ballet . She has choreographed a number of ballets for Academy of Ballet and Tucson Regional Ballet and restaged all classical ballets for TRB including Paquita, La Bayadere, Act II Swan Lake and Giselle, among others. Currently she is on the faculty of BC Dance.

For the summers of 2015-2017, she was a guest teacher for Orlando Ballet School’s summer intensive. She is also a certified Gyrotonic® Expansion System Level I Instructor.

Ms. Reyman-Hughes is grateful to the many teachers who have inspired her throughout her career and would especially like to thank Maggie Black, Alonzo King, and Wilhelm Burmann.

Ms. Reyman-Hughes is married to Jeffrey Hughes, and they have a daughter, Maya Esperanza.



Alana Gatzke

Alana Gatzke Ms. Gaztke, a native of West Bend, Wisconsin, has trained for over 18 years in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, modern and contemporary dance.

She ex- celled in her early dance training at the Metro Milwaukee Ballet Center under Rafael Delgado, and with Makaroff Youth Ballet under Jeanette Makaroff – both former principals with Milwaukee Ballet. Ms. Gatzke went on to study at Ballet West Summer Intensive, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and BYU Summer Intensives, and is a graduate of the University of Utah with a BFA in Ballet Teaching. She has studied under many additional teachers, including Regina Zarhina – former principal with several international ballet companies, Jay Kim – former principal with Korean National Ballet, Calvin Kitten – former principal with Joffrey Ballet, and Maggie Tesch – former principal dancer with Ballet West. Ms. Gatzke is an American Ballet Theatre (ABT)® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Lev- el 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. In her performing career, Ms. Gatzke has had the opportunity to dance many principal roles, including Sugar Plum Fairy, Dew Drop Fairy, and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker; and numerous additional solo variations in such classic ballets as Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty. Alana is enthusiastic about working with young aspiring dancers and relishes the opportunity to share her love of dance with everyone who is willing to learn.

Barbea Williams

Barbea Williams

Barbea Williams is the Artistic Director of BWPC, a Performing Company that bears her name and serves as Faculty for the School of Dance at the University of Arizona.

She’s the managing director for the BWPC Dance and Art Studio and former Art Academy and Roster Artist – Education based for the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Tucson Pima Arts Council. Barbea has performed with, choreographed/costumed for Arizona’s top theatre companies:  Arizona Theatre Company, Black Theatre Troupe, Borderlands Theatre/Teatro Fronterizo, Invisible Theatre, Ododo Theatre and others.  Barbea lectures and offers residencies, workshops for UApresents, Tucson Arts Connections, and private, parochial, and state-wide school districts.  

Her studies have taken her to West and North Africa, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Italy, Mexico, and Venezuela.  Throughout the United States she studies with master instructors and renowned dance and theatre companies: KanKouran West African Dance Company in Washington, D.C. Debbie Allen Dance Studio and Lulu Washington Dance Theatre in Los Angeles, Ca., Mor Thiam West African Dance and Drum Conference in East St. Louis, Ill, Afri-Caribe’, Joel Hall, Muntu Dance Theatre, Najwa Dance Corps in Chicago, Ill., Dance Theatre of Harlem and Alvin Ailey’s in New York, Black Dance U.S.A. in St. Louis. She has studied with the Empress of Dance – Katherine Dunham and her protégé’s Tommy Gomez, Lucille Ellis, Archie Savage, Vanoye Aikens, Tally Beatty, Pearl Reynolds along with others and taught Dunham Technique for twenty-five years. 

Registration Opens Saturday, April 1

Payment of Registration Fee $10 (per dancer) on or before May 27th or $25 (per dancer) after May 27th is required to complete Online registration process. (Email will be sent). Tuition due in full by 6/01/23.

– Tuition and fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Important Summer Intensive Information

Please refer to the Summer Intensive Dancer’s Packet for information on program content, scheduling, required dress code items and grooming for class and performance, class and rehearsal attendance, student conduct and student safety.

Summer Intensive 2023 Recital:

For Complete Intensive Students Levels 4-10

Our Summer Intensive Recital (Eligibility for Complete Students Levels 4-10 only) will be held on Friday, June 30th, at 6:30pm, at the Vail Theater of the Arts, on the campus on Empire High School. The mandatory rehearsal for this performance will be held Friday, June 30th at 3:00pm. The auditorium will open for seating at 6:00pm.
-Dancewear Purchase Required. See Dancer Packet.
– General Admission recital tickets are $14.00 if pre-purchased during office hours the week of June 26th, and $16.00 if purchased at the door on June 30th.


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