IDT is excited for our 2021 Winter Intensive. This program offers dancers a chance to have ballet, contemporary, and jazz classes with focused time on technique and strength training.
Tuesday December 28th
Level I - 10:30-12:30 - Ballet & Ballet Choreography - Ms. Hailey
Level II & III - 12:30-2:30 - Ballet & Ballet Choreography - Ms. Danielle
Level III/IV & IV - 3:00-6:00 - Ballet, Pointe & Variations - Mr. Kevin & Ms. Danielle
Wednesday December 29th
Level I - 10:30-12:30 - Contemporary & Contemp. Choreography - Ms. Kristina
Level II & III - 12:30-2:30-Contemporary & Contemp. Choreography - Ms. Kristina
Level III/IV & IV - 3:00-6:00 - Contemporary, Contemp. Choreography, & Industry- Ms. Kristina
Thursday December 30th
Level I - 10:30-12:30 - Jazz & Progressions - Ms. Shannon
Level II & III - 12:30-2:30 - Jazz & Progressions - Ms. Shannon
Level III/IV & IV - 3:00-6:00 - Jazz, Progressions, & Stretch/Strength - Ms. Shannon
Meet our teachers!
Shannon comes from Salt Lake City, Utah and has studied dance since the age of 5. Her earliest memories are of moving and being consumed with all things dance! She has trained in Korean folk dance, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and Modern Dance. She danced competitively both regionally and nationally and was a two time Tremaine Dance Convention Scholarship recipient. She also had the opportunity to study at the EDGE Dance studio, Performing Dance Center, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, Dance New Amsterdam, The Joffrey Ballet School, Parson’s Dance Company Summer Program, American Dance Festival, and The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Mrs. Adams graduated Cum Laude in 2004 from the University of Utah with a BFA in Modern Dance. Shannon has a great love and passion for teaching and choreographing for her students at Issaquah Dance Theatre. She loves teaching all levels and ages and loves seeing the growth and artistry in all of her students.
Mr.Kaiser started dancing when he was four years old. He is one of five brothers that made up a professional tap-dancing group. The “Kaiser Brothers” grew up outside of Seattle and toured the United States throughout their childhood. Mr. Kaiser began his professional ballet career at age sixteen with Pennsylvania Ballet. Mr. Kaiser returned to Seattle and joined Pacific Northwest Ballet under the direction of Kent Stowell and Francia Russell. For fifteen years he performed a wide range of repertoire. After retiring, Mr. Kaiser was appointed Ballet Master with Oregon Ballet Theatre and later promoted to Associate Artistic Director. Mr. Kaiser has an extensive teaching background throughout the United States that includes Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Dance Educators of America, Tulsa Ballet and many more. Mr. Kaiser became the Artistic Director and owner of IDT six years ago.
Kristina Koumaeva is a professional dancer/instructor with BLOC talent agency and creative director of events with Artists Creating Entertainment. She grew up dancing in the greater Seattle area, training in all styles before beginning her teaching career in 2011. In 2012 she attended the University of Washington and after completing undergrad she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a commercial dance career. In her 3 years in LA she booked with luxury brands Gucci, Hermes, Redken, and Louboutin and worked with a handful of musical artists including JoJo Siwa and Justin Timberlake. She also worked as a manager for Millennium Dance Complex and produced entertainment events with Artists Creating Entertainment. Today she is producing events in Washington while also engaging with the creative community through dance training and artist development.
Hailey Watters, born and raised in Seattle has been studying dance for most of her life and has had the opportunity to train, perform, and travel all around the United States honing her craft. Hailey studied at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City for two years and went on to receive her B.A. in Creative Studies with a concentration in Dance from the University of Washington. She has interned at the The John F. Kennedy Center in the “Performing Arts for Everyone”/Millennium Stage department in Washington D.C. where she assisted in the production of a host of multidisciplinary performances. She also had the pleasure of interning at Dance/USA where she helped plan their 2015 Annual Conference in Miami, FL. She is a firm believer in the arts connecting communities and can transform the lives of our children.
Danielle received her BFA degree from the University of Hartford, during which she performed at the Kennedy Center as a soloist. Danielle trained in NYC at The Alvin Ailey School and The Limon Institute and worked professionally in New York with Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Mary Seidman and Dancers, Mimi Garrard Dance Company, and danced in a project at Grand Central Station. After moving to Seattle, she worked with Spectrum Dance Theater; in which she performed in PNB’s Celebrate Seattle Festival and the Spoleto Festival in Italy. Danielle appeared as a “Shark girl” in the 5th Avenue Theater’s production of West Side Story and danced with Seattle Opera’s production of The Pearl Fisher’s. Danielle danced with DASSdance in Festivals including the D.U.M.B.O Dance Festival and Dance Now Festival in NYC. Danielle is in her 6th season with IDT.