Summer Programs

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The Complexions Contemporary Ballet Intensive Program instructs its students like no other. It guides dancers to achieve their full artistic potential in the unique and exclusive style of Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Students are taught the Complexions Technique through classroom exercises and company repertoire instruction. Participants experience techniques designed to cultivate and develop strong, well-trained dancers who are educated to perform more skillfully and creatively.

Students attending Complexions Detroit Summer Intensive 2019 will:

  1. Attend the Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company performance at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
  2. Study with Complexions Artistic Directors and company members for two amazing weeks of a variety of techniques. Including "Nique" the unparalleled contemporary ballet technique specifically developed by Artistic Directors  Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson.
  3. Perform Complexions repertory and technique at the Student Showcase with Complexions Company members on the very same Detroit Music Hall stage! 


An in-depth practice with BAIRA | MVMNT PHLSPHY reflex/response methods, contemporary partnering and performance studies. Using different physical tools and games, we will challenge our creative movement instincts; refining our reflexes and becoming more confident in our moving bodies. We will throw, catch, tumble and fly together in a vigorous partnering technique that explores trust, vulnerability and responsibility with the weight we give and receive. This intensive will test our comfortability with the cycle of connecting, disconnecting and reconnecting, allowing us to move through our dance training and our life with greater flexibility and strength.

underground-theatreUnderground Theatre

The Underground is a fully student-produced summer theatre laboratory. Shows produced by The Underground have no faculty involvement, allowing students to experiment with shows and theatrical styles that directly appeal to them. The Summer 2019 season of Underground Theatre will be announced in January 2019.