June Guest Artists at Del Mar Ballet

It might be the end of May, but Del Mar Ballet is ramping up to an extraordinary June with amazing Guest Artist traveling to DMB! 

Our beloved Beverley Bagg, former Ballet Mistress with Alberta Ballet is returning to San Diego this June as Del Mar Ballet's Artist-in-Residency.

Jayne Persch will also be returning to DMB. Ms Persch will be giving lecture and workshop classes in injury prevention and healthy alignment through Embodied Awareness Technique. Jayne has incredible knowledge of the body and has a long list of certified credentials. 

Other exciting news for June! Kevin Belisario, L.A. up & coming hip-hop dance artist is now on DMB staff, full-time as our new Hip-hop & Jazz program director, choreographer & teacher!  

This will launch Del Mar Ballet to new heights as we expand our programs. 

1. Beverley Bagg, Artist-in-Residency for Del Mar Ballet this June!

Previous Ballet Mistress, Alberta Ballet, Ms. Bagg began her training in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has transitioned from a dancer into a Master Teacher. She was accepted at the Royal Ballet School in London, England, and danced soloist and principal roles with the PACT Ballet Company in South Africa for 15 years. Among the roles she performed were Bluebird and Princess Aurora from The Sleeping Beauty, Odette/Odile from Swan Lake, the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Swanhilda in Coppelia, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Giselle in Giselle, Kitri in Nureyev's production of Don Quixote, and the lead in Balanchine's Theme and Variations. Since moving to Canada, Ms. Bagg has been Ballet Mistress of Ballet BC and is just completed her seventh season as Ballet Mistress of Alberta Ballet. Ms. Bagg has been instrumental in staging Swan Lake and Giselle for South African Ballet Theatre and Washington Ballet, and she continues to dance professionally, including roles with Alberta Ballet in Mozart's Requiem and Fumbling Towards Ecstasy. 

Beverley has guest taught for Del Mar Ballet in 2015, Summer 2016 and is happy to be returning to teach at Del Mar Ballet this summer 2017 where she will be an Artist-in-Resident teaching at Del Mar Ballet for 3 weeks!

Del Mar Ballet's Pre-Professional Ballet Intensive with Beverley Bagg

For the serious, pre-professional ballet dancer who wants to take their training to the next level. Smaller class size for individual coaching. 

June 26th - June 30th: 1 week,   9:30am-2:30pm,  ages 14 - 25,   $380

Plus, Open Master Classes throughout June! 1st Master Class                                               Saturday, June 10th, 9:30-11:30am $35


2. Jayne Persch, June 20th - 24th

Embodied Awareness Workshopfor adults & older teens: 

  • 11am-12:30pm Tues 20th, Wed 21st, Thurs 23rd
  • 7-8:30pm Tues, June 20th Embodied Awareness Workshopfor young teen/pre-teens
  • 5:30pm-7pm  Tues, June 20th: Young Teen/Pre-teens Embodied Awareness Workshop

Ms Persch will also be teaching a series of Master Ballet Classes:

  • Wednesday, 21st: 7pm-9pm Open Master Class in Ballet 
  • Thursday, 22nd: 9:30am-11am Advance Adult/Teen Ballet Class with Jayne Persch
  • Saturday, 24th: 9:30am-11:30am Open Master Class in Ballet, Advance with Jayne Persch

As a dancer, Ms. Persch trained and danced with Stuttgart Ballet, American Ballet Theater and the Royal Ballet. She has created more than 40 works for small companies and chamber sized performance groups, worked with the Shubert Theater, Theater-By-the Sea in Broadway musical theater productions. Her choreography has been presented in Ireland, Italy, Denmark and France including Festival Off D'Avignon. As Artistic Director of the New Hampshire Contemporary Ballet Company, she was one of two choreographers for the MacDowell Colony Centennial Celebration, served on the rosters of both Artists-in-Residence and Arts-in Education and received the Governor's Award for Artistic Excellence. Ms. Persch received a national award from the National Association of Science Teachers for her innovative Alternative Educational - Arts- in-School project, She is certified in the ABT National Training Curriculum and Feldenkrais based Self-Corrective Mechanisms. Ms. Persch is the creator of BRIAH Movement/Embodied Awareness - an anatomically based approach to movement and dance. She is looking forward to teaching this technique again at Del Mar Ballet. 


3. Kevin Belisario

L.A. based hip-hop dancer and choreographer Kevin Belisario will be teaching at Del Mar Ballet this June!Don't miss the opportunity to take class with one of L.A.'s up and coming hip-hop artists!!

Fridays: June 9th & 16th: 

  • 5pm-6pm Kid Hip-hop
  • 6pm-7:30pm Teen/ballet E Hip-hop
  • 7:30-8:30pm Adult Beginning Hip-hop 

Saturdays June 10th & 17th

  • 1:30-3:30 Kevin's Choreography Workshop, int/adv level

Let the teen, ballet E hip-hop choreography fun start!

Watch Kevin! Ballet E's learned this last workshop!