2021 Summer Intensive
July 26 - July 30, 2021

Ages 7 - 11

1pm - 3:30pm  $180 

Ages 11 - 14
4pm - 8pm $300


Ages 15 and up
4pm - 8pm $300


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Lizzie MacKenzie

Professional dance educator and artist. Co-founder of Extensions Dance Company and Extensions Dance Center. Former member of River north Dance Company, Giordano Dance Chicago, Elements Contemporary Ballet, Chicago Repertory Ballet, The Cambrianss and C5 Aerial Arts.


VaNavia McClendon

Owner of Prestige Arts Company. National award winning choreographer. Her students have gone on the work professionally in Los Angeles, LeNoir: Cirque Paris Show in Reno, NV, many nationally recognized collegiate dance teams, performed at the ACE Awards, and accepted into The Edge, Interlochen School of Performing Arts, River North Dance Chicago, The Joffrey Chicago, Theatre Arts Preparatory School, and Broadway Dance Center.


Jenna Bartholme

Premier dancer and choreographer. Owner and director of Exhibit 3 Dance Company. Former member of Lakes Area Civic Ballet. Former faculty member at Abby Lee Dance Company. 

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Christa Smutek

Artistic Director of Artistic Edge Dance Centre. Works have been showcased on World of Dance Chicago, Spring to Dance St. Louis, Indiana Dance Festival, RADfest Midwest, Dance Canvas Atlanta, Brighton dance Festival, Motor City's  Choreographer's Collective, Detroit Dance City Festival, and the Michigan Youth Arts Festival. Winner of the "Dance MKE" competition.


Nat Miranda

Chicago Hip Hop artist. Trained with many talented memebrs of the Hip Hop Community including Chris Zarate and Nicki Niemet. Competed in many elite Hip Hop competitions including World of Dance and  Prelude Midwest. 

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Brianna Dexl

Professional dancer and choreographer. Professional performances include America's Got Talent, Capezio Ace Awards, Nygel Lythgoe's Dizzy Feet Gala, Radio Disney Awards with Julia Michaels, and Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood. 


Jordan Mercer Lantz

Former member of Chicago Repertory Ballet and The Alabama Ballet. Performance credits include Lady Macbeth in Wade Schaaf's Macbeth, A Symphony for Hope, The Four Seasons, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, The Schaumburg Dance Ensemble, Deeply Rooted’s Emerging Choreographer’s Showcase, Thodos New Dances, and the Still Inspired Dance Project. 


Jordan Beyeler

Graziella in West Side Story (South Bend Civic Theatre), Wife/Apache Dancer in Joseph and The Technicolor Dream Coat (Music Theater Works), Gypsy Soloist in La Traviata (Lyric Opera Chicago), Kristine in A Chorus Line (Metropolis PAC), Chastity in Anything Goes (Metropolis PAC), Norwegian Cruise Lines, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, and Visceral Dance Chicago WITHIN.


Chris Zarate

Director of City Nation Studios and former director of Work In Progress. Performed with DJ Too Kool opening the B96 BBash, Karlo Familiara and Suave at Hip Hop Connxion, Angelina Grima and Karlo Familiara at Design, The Puzzle League and the Chicago Onyx Dance Alliance (CODA). 1st place at World Of Dance. 

Registration now open. Email artistrydanceandcompany@gmail.com to secure your spot.