Summer Intensives 2023


Week 1, July 3-7, 2023

For dancers: Dob 2009-2005

Cost: $350 for the week

Features guest Toronto based dance artist Nicola Pantin.  Nicola will be teaching contemporary dance, theatre jazz and will be developing a new dance creation.

Meghan MacNeil  will also be teaching both daily ballet & yoga classes.

The dance filled day runs 9:30-3 p.m.

Friday has an informal showing 3-3:45 p.m.

* Note this intensive is mandatory for those joining the GYD Company 2023-24

Week II, July 10-14, 2023

For dancers: Dob 2010-2013

Cost: $325 for the week

Features guest Toronto based dance artist Nicola Pantin. Nicola will be teaching contemporary dance, theatre jazz and will be developing a new dance creation.

Haley Dimeck will also be teaching daily ballet classes.

The dance filled day runs 9:30-2:30 p.m.

Friday has an informal showing 2:30-3:15 p.m.

*Highly recommended for all 2023-24 Apprentice II & Young Company dancers

More on Nicola Pantin:

Nicola Pantin is a dance instructor, choreographer and dancer. She has had numerous teaching contracts at George Brown Dance since 2004. Selected teaching credits include Ryerson University, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Etobicoke School for the Arts, RHSA, Wexford Collegiate, and numerous TDSB schools and private dance schools. Selected choreography credits include numerous dance and theatre productions at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival (2004-2012), Charlottetown Festival, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Imusicals, George Brown Dance (Unleashed, Next Stage) Sheridan (Musical Theatre), La Jolla Playhouse (assoc. choreographer for Yoshimi), Harbourfront World Stage, Nuit Blanche, Summerworks, Springworks (Stratford ON), YPT, TNB, Citadel Theatre, Second City, Spark/Expect Theatre, Red Barn Theatre, Humber River Shakespeare, Shakespeare in the Rough, Ffida, and Theaturtle.

Nicola has received two Dora Mavor Moore awards for Outstanding Choreography (Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, RJ Remixed) and a gold medal at Les Jeux de la Francophonie (Corpus). Selected film and video choreography include Mise En Scene (NFB), Bare Knuckle Duet, The Table Dance, and music videos. Nicola also performs as an independent dancer locally and internationally. Nicola is a Co-Artistic Director for 3degrees, an independent dance theatre company in Toronto.

More on Meghan MacNeil:

Meghan is a dance artist, choreographer, educator and lifelong student. Originally from Quispamsis New Brunswick, she began her dance education on the East coast. Further refining her craft, she graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance.

Meghan has had the privilege of dancing and creating work in Toronto, the Maritimes, in high schools and in Universities. She has also been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work and collaborate with many musicians, visual artists and filmmakers.  These experiences continue to spark a creative interest in multi-disciplinary work as a means to communicate through art and dance.

More on Haley Dimeck

Dancer, instructor, choreographer, filmmaker and visual artist, Haley Dimeck is passionate about actively learning from a range of different experiences, which constantly informs her teaching.

She graduated from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2020 and has worked with exceptional choreographers throughout her training, including Jennifer Dallas, David Norsworthy, and Darryl Tracy. She has performed in Peggy Baker’s intensive repertoire as part of the dance: made in canada/fait au canada Festival, and Fall For Dance North’s 72-Person Ball Passing, by Charles Moulton. She has participated in Kenny Pearl’s Emerging Artist Intensives, which included new works by Robert Glumbek, Apolonia Velasquez, and Hanna Kiel. She was also part of James O’Hara’s work at TransFormation Danse, in Montreal.

As 2020 co-recipient of The Winchester Prize, Haley choreographed, directed and edited a dance film titled, Resurface, in collaboration with The School of TDT and Summerworks Performance Festival. During this residency she was mentored by renowned choreographer, Denise Fujiwara. She then created her second dance film, Exhale, in 2021, produced by Unwrap Theatre. Haley was also a featured artist for “In the Studio with Guelph Dancers” video series, as well as “Short and Sweet” in the Guelph Dance Festival.