Summer Workshop 2022

JULY 11-22, 2022

This two-week long event will mark San Diego Dance Theater's 50th annual Summer Dance Workshop. Recognizing that the last year and a half has been stressful for everyone, this year's workshop is pay-what-you-can for all participants. Class offerings include modern, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and flamenco.
Take in-person or online!

Suggested Contributions:

  • 4 classes per day - $450

  • 3 classes per day - $350

  • 2 classes per day - $25

  • 1 class per day - $150



10:00 - 11:30

11:45 - 1:15

1:15 - 2:15

2:15 - 3:45

4:00 - 5:30



10:00 - 11:30

11:45 - 1:15

1:15 - 2:15

2:15 - 3:45

4:00 - 5:30



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Modern Technique - Week Two 

BLYTHE BARTON, is currently Assistant Professor at San Diego Mesa College and has danced professionally with both San Diego Dance Theater (2010-2017) and Malashock Dance (2009-2017). Her company, Blythe Barton Dance, was founded in 2010 and continues to present relevant work that explores the range between technical modern dance and intimate gestured moments, with continually shifting dynamics and intricate manipulations of bodies and space.

Rebekah Brown


Jazz - Week Two 

REBEKAH BROWN, San Diego Dance Theater Teaching Artist and Operations Manager, received her BFA in Dance from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her MFA in Choreography and Performance from Mills College. She has taught and choreographed for over 15 years, drawing inspiration from her training in ballet, modern, contemporary, and jazz. In addition to her ties to San Diego Dance Theater, Rebekah is the founder/director of H2O Dance Company, co-curates both ‘Fresh Dances’ and ‘ArtMOVES’ (the dance stage at ArtWalk San Diego).

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Hip Hop - Week One

DR GRACE SHINHAE JUN is a mover and thinker who focuses on community, compassion, and empowerment to embody rhythm and expression. She directs bkSOUL, an award-winning performance company that merges together movement, poetry, and live music to center on issues of social justice, and teaches at UCSD, SD City College, and with trancenDANCE. Grace received her PhD in Drama and Theatre from UCSD/UCI and MFA Dance from Sarah Lawrence.

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Advanced Horton Technique - Weeks One and Two

KHAMLA SOMPHANH has worked in concert dance for over 25 years. Prior to moving to San Diego, she performed in the Bay Area with ODC/San Francisco Dance Company and taught at Mills College, Berkeley Ballet and Shawl-Anderson Dance Center. She has numerous performance credits, including with the first national touring company of “The King and I.” She trained at Duke Ellington High School of Performing Arts in Washington, DC and received her Horton Pedagogy Certification from the Alvin Ailey School.



Flamenco - Week Two

CARLOS VILLATORO brings a background rich in dance instruction and performance to San Diego's flamenco scene. A graduate in Danza Folklorica Mexicana from the INBA in Mexico City, his formal instruction in flamenco began in 1998 after his first trip to Spain. In 2006, Villatoro was chosen to star as a flamenco dancer in “Carmen” with The San Diego Opera. In 2007 he joined Academia Franco as a flamenco dance instructor. Since then, Villatoro has appeared as flamenco dancer with the San Diego Opera and the Los Angeles Opera. In 2010 he founded the Flamenco Sur Dance Company, where he continues his flamenco instruction in San Diego today.

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Modern Technique - Week One

TERRY WILSON is San Diego Dance Theater's Artistic Director and has been performing, choreographing, and teaching for 30 years. She holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Michigan and a BS in Psychology from SDSU. In 2000 Terry won the San Diego Dance Alliance Tommy Award for best female performer, and in 2015 she took first place for site-specific dance in the International Fringe Festival. Terry is also a Professor of Dance at San Diego City College and a Lecturer in Dance at UCSD.

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Ballet - Week One

JEREMY ZAPANTA, began training at Burbank School of the Ballet under Elizabeth Sutton. He graduated in 2013 with a BFA in Dance Performance from the University of California, Irvine as a William J. Gillespie and Glorya Kaufman Scholar where he studied under David Allan, Donald Mckayle, and Jodie Gates. Zapanta has danced as a Soloist with California Ballet, as well as San Diego Dance Theater and Malashock Dance. Zapanta has danced with the Traverse City Dance Project in Traverse City Michigan for five summers and recently toured with the group to New York City. Currently, Zapanta is performing with The Rosin Box Project.