Oakland Ballet Summer Intensive at Ballet Petit

July 19-30, 2021

Ballet Petit
2501 Industrial Parkway West
Hayward, California 94545

You may register for one, or both weeks.  Both weeks are recommended.


Accelerate Your Training. Build Performance Skills.

Oakland Ballet Company’s summer program offers dancers ages 8 and up the opportunity to train intensively with one of the Bay Area’s leading professional dance companies in a fun, challenging, and nurturing environment. Zoom options available.


This special program allows dancers to improve technique, build performance skills, and grow artistically through:


  • Daily classes in ballet and pointe technique,

  • Repertoire from beloved story ballets,

  • Choreography workshops


Faculty will be composed of Oakland Ballet Company dancers and guest teachers.


All Alameda County Public Heath Department COVID protocols will be observed.

Daily Schedule

July 19 – 30, 2021  


Dancers will be divided into two different levels in order to deliver a more personalized training.

Level 1 – Recommended for ages 8-10 with 2-3 years minimum dance experience*

Level 2 – Recommended for ages 11 and up with 3-4 years minimum dance experience*


* Age is used as a general placement guideline. The first day of each session will serve as a placement audition to ensure that each dancer is enrolled in the level that will be most beneficial for his or her experience.


Ballet Petit  –  Juniors  (See above, Level 1)
9:00 – 10:30 Ballet Technique
10:45 – 11:45 Pre-Pointe/Pointe
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 Choreography
1:30 – 2:30 Repertoire


Ballet Petit – Seniors  (See above, Level 2)
10:00 – 11:30 Ballet Technique
11:45 – 12:45 Pointe/Pre-Pointe
12:45 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Choreography
2:30 – 3:30 Repertoire

Ballet Petit
2501 Industrial Pkwy W
Hayward, CA 94545


Each week will feature repertoire and choreography from different ballets:

Week of July 19 – 23 Raymonda         Week of July 26 – 30 Cinderella


Choreography sessions provide the opportunity to explore their own creativity as they create their own dances with guidance from the faculty.

Summer Intensive Staff

Lawrence Chen

Seniors – Hayward (July 21 – 23 & 26 – 30)


Lawrence grew up in Southern California, studying ballet under the care of Victor and Tatiana Kasatsky since the age of thirteen. He went on to compete in the YAGP, placing in the Top 12 Pas De Deux in the New York Finals of 2014 as well as in the Top 3 soloist at regional venues for several years. During his time at Pomona College, Lawrence studied chemistry, mathematics, took on collegiate ballroom, and performed as a principal dancer for the Inland Pacific Ballet under the watchful eye of Victoria Koenig. Lawrence has also taught ballet and ballroom at various schools and currently tutors high school STEM subjects. His past repertoire includes:   Don Quixote,   La Bayadere,   Swan Lake,   Le Corsaire,   Coppelia,   The Nutcracker,   Seven Beauties,   The Little Mermaid,   Cinderella, and   Jangala.


Karina Eimon

Juniors – Hayward (July 19 – 23)


Karina began her studies at Ayako School of Ballet in Belmont, California and placed in the top third of the Youth America Grand Prix San Francisco for five consecutive years. She spent summers at Ballet West, Houston Ballet, Colorado Ballet, and Kaatsbaan Ballet and has traveled through Europe to study Forsythe choreography and improvisation technique. Karina’s professional experience includes Ballet Memphis, Milwaukee Ballet, and Colorado Ballet. With the Oakland Ballet, she has performed   Luna Mexicana,   Jangala, and   The Nutcracker.


Jazmine Quezada

Juniors – Hayward (July 26 – 30)

Jazmine is from Ventura County, California where she began her ballet training at age 11 with Ventura County Ballet. She attended the American Ballet Theater New York summer intensive and the Joffrey Chicago International summer dance intensive, before joining the San Francisco Ballet School on full scholarship. During her time at the SF Ballet Schoo she performed   The Nutcracker,   Sleeping Beauty, and danced the lead role of Grace in Helgi Tomasson’s   Meisten Mozart. With the Oakland Ballet, she has performed the role of Luna in   Luna Mexicana, and the Monkey Queen in   Jangala.  Jazmine joined the Oakland Ballet Company in 2018.

Registration Information

$635 – 1 week
$1,190 – 2 weeks
A deposit of 50% must be paid to secure position in the program
Balance is due by July 1
A late fee of $30 will be added to the balance after July 1


Dress Code


  • Girls: Black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers or flesh toned tights and flesh toned ballet slippers. Long hair must be swept back away from the face and neck and held securely in a ballet bun. Braids are acceptable. If hair is too short to be placed in a bun, it must be secured and held back by an elastic headband that will not fall off. All jewelry should be removed.

  • Boys: White t-shirt, black tights and black shoes, or white socks and white shoes.

Questions and Contact Information


Have questions about Oakland Ballet Company’s summer dance intensive? We’re here to help! We want this special summer experience to be a chance for young and aspiring dancers to explore the full breadth of ballet and to help them build on their dance goals.


If you have any questions about our summer intensive workshop, please email OBC Education Coordinator, Bat Abbit at babbit@oaklandballet.org or give us a call at 510.893.3132.


Financial Assistance


Scholarships are available for OBC’s summer dance intensive. To apply, please complete a   scholarship request form.


Refund Policy


Refunds are considered if a dancer experiences an injury or another medical condition that prevents him or her from completing the program. Upon notice, OBC will issue a refund for the remaining tuition balance – prorated for any time actually attending the program.   Note:   a $50 charge will be applied to tuition refunds. This charge helps to offset administrative expenses and any applicable credit card processing fees incurred.


Oakland Ballet Company
2201 Broadway #LL17
Oakland, CA  94612
(510) 893-3132


Ballet Petit is a school of classical ballet for children and adults.