Ballet Arts of Jackson
Summer Intensive

Summer Intensive 2018

Ballet Arts, Inc. will present it’s annual summer intensive workshop June 18th to June 29th.  The two-week intensive schedule will be excellent for the serious student that is motivated to work hard and be exposed to the instruction from various teachers.


Guest Teachers

Week One - June 18 - 22

Catherine Batcheller

began her ballet training with the Cleveland School of Ballet followed by the Washington School of Ballet. In 1981 she joined the San Francisco Ballet where she danced in a wide variety of repertoire. In 1985 she joined the Stuttgart Ballet then in 1994, Catherine was invited to join the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Catherine’s teaching experience has been with Stuttgart Ballet in 1993; Studio 878’s ballet department in Chatham, MA; The Academy of Performing Arts in Orleans, MA, and the Cincinnati Ballet.  Catherine performed in Ballet Arts’ 1999 Nutcracker and choreographed for Beauty and the Beast.

Monchil Mladenov

Returning to us from Atlanta, Momchil will bring his expert knowledge of teaching with his friendly personality.  Mr. Mladenov was a former principal dancer with the National Ballet of Bulgaria and The Suzanne Farrell Ballet.  He trained in the Vaganova Method at the National School of Ballet in Sofia, Bulgaria, Played the role of the Beast in our last production of Beauty and the Beast.

Jeremiah Stanfield

Born in Memphis, TN and raised in Louisville, KY, Jeremiah is from a family of dancers. He received a full scholarship to Stephens College for Women where he was involved in all aspects of arts and earned his Bachelor’s in Dance Performance.  After graduating Jeremiah moved to New York City to freelance and dances as a guest with Long Island Ballet.  He is currently dancing with Long Island Ballet.

Week Two - June 25 - 29

Paulo De Sousa

Residing in Newnan, Georgia, Mr. Manso de Sousa brings his vision and renowned international artistic experience to Southern Arc Dance Theatre and Southern Arc Dance Center, which he founded in 2013 . Paulo was a guest for Ballet Arts for it’s 1st Coppelia.

Jennifer Whitelaw

is a Jackson, Tennessee native and began her dance training at Pat Brown School of Dance. She became a performing member of Ballet Arts, Inc. In 1993,  dancing various roles such as Clara, Dew Drop Fairy and Snow Queen in “The Nutcracker”.  In 2001 she left Jackson for New York City to study with Dance Theater of Harlem. In 2016 Jennifer made her choreographic debut as a member of the Brooklyn Follies, travelling to Macau, China where she staged and performed in her original piece. Recently, Jennifer has appeared as a featured dancer in a Tiffany Osedra Miller’s play and is a regular cast member in a recurring live dance revue .
Jennifer is excited to return to the place and people who taught her to love dancing.  

Lindsay Pierson Mains

is originally from Jackson, TN where she began her training at Pat Brown School of Dance at the age of 6.  She is a Ballet Arts alumni. At the age of 18, Lindsay moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue a career with The Young Americans. This opened an opportunity to perform and teach dance in both the United States and the world. She continued with the group as a staging director for international tours. Most recently, she was a featured choreographer for Ballet Arts of Jackson’s Beauty and the Beast.