Summer Intensive Instructors

Hello hello! I am thrilled to share information about the instructors for the upcoming Intensives. See below for details!

Lexie Dunks

A Governor's School for the Arts alumnus, Lexie continued her studies at Radford University, earning her BFA in Dance and Choreography. She has performed at the American College Dance Festival and the Kennedy Center. Lexie has choreographed for the TRDance Ensemble, is an instructor at TRDance Center, and is the MixMo Coordinator. She has been a company member with Todd Rosenlieb Dance since 2019.

Intensive Week 1 - Modern and Contemporary

Intensive Week 2 - Modern

Bellamy Eure

After training with Evelyn Ott, VBT, and Governor's School for the Arts (GSA), Bellamy went on to receive her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and was the recipient of the distinguished “Blumenthal Service to the School” and “Outstanding Performance in All Styles of Dance” awards. She then performed and toured with PHILADANCO for three years. Bellamy has since taught for the National High School Dance Festival, GSA, Hampton University, and ODU.

Intensive Week 2 - Contemporary

Lynette Hauser

Lynette began dancing at age 4. She graduated from Goucher College with a degree in biology but danced and performed throughout college, as well as in Charlottesville, VA where she attended UVA for her master’s degree. Lynette is co-director of the TRDance Ensemble, is an instructor at TRDance Center, and has a Classical Pilates Mat Certification.

Intensive Week 1 & 2 - Pilates Mat, Dance History, & Modern

Ballet Intensive - Pilates & Baroque

Michael Kaiser

Michael has been teaching with the Governor’s School for the Arts since 1990. He has taught Classical ballet technique, Men’s classical technique, Partnering, Anatomy and Kinesiology, Conditioning, Strength for dancers, and 9th Grade Health. He has taught exercise science at TCC since 2008, and ballet and conditioning at the TRDance Center since 2006. He has been a Certified Personal Trainer since 1986, and has GFI and PT certifications through the American Council on Exercise.

All Intensives - Conditioning

Haley-Jean (HJ) Kidwell

HJ began her training at the Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet (AFSCB) in Maryland. She became an Apprentice with Roanoke Ballet Theater while obtaining a BFA in Dance Performance at Radford University. She has danced and taught with Palmetto City Ballet in Charleston, and the City Ballet of Boston. She is also certified in Ultrabarre Fitness and Zumba Dance Fitness. HJ is now a Todd Rosenlieb Dance and Virginia Ballet Theatre company member, and an Instructor at TRDance Center.

Intensive Week 1 & 2 - Ballet

Ballet Intensive - Ballet, Pointe, Variations

Desi Rodriguez