Fabrice Herrault Ballet Summer Intensive

Fabrice Herrault Ballet Summer Intensive


August 4 – 15
Monday - Friday

Renowned ballet instructor Fabrice Herrault will return to the Ailey Extension this summer to present his acclaimed 2-week ballet intensive. Fabrice will be joined by world-renowned guest teachers Elizabeth Fowler and Sofiane Sylve. 

For intermediate - advanced dancers ages 10 - 19.

  • All classes held in beautiful floor-to-ceiling windowed studios with a view of the NYC skyline at the home of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, close to shopping, shows  and great restaurants
  • Special guest teachers
  • Weekly films showings of ballet films and choreography
  • Daily technique classes
  • Studio showing for parents and friends on the final day

Participation subject to application selection process either by audition on Sunday, May 18, or photo submission. If you are unable to attend audition, please submit two dance photos and contact fabriceauditions@alvinailey.org. Pointe work required.

Deadline to register is July 28, 2014. Please note that the deadline to cancel registration is July 21, 2014 and there will be a cancellation fee of $75 after that date.

Three Participation levels:

  • Ages 10 – 13 Intermediate dancers
  • Ages 13 – 16 Intermediate Advanced dancers
  • Ages 15 – 19 Advanced dancers

Participant Quotes

"Fabrice Herrault's Summer Intensive is tremendous! …renowned teachers, small classes, and lots of individual attention, in a beautiful facility."
- Beatriz Stix Brunell (Royal Ballet, 2008-09 intensive participant)

"Fabrice teaches classical ballet in its purest form, technique, artistry, and musicality. He taught me not only to be a dancer, but also to be an artist."
- Meghan Hinkis (American Ballet Theatre, 2008 intensive participant)

Please Note: Hotel accommodations are not included in the workshop fee. Upon registration, discounts for select NYC hotels are available to students. Email khill@alvinailey.org for more information.

Full Class Schedule, Directions and More


Elizabeth Fowler was trained as a full scholarship student at the School of American Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. At 16 she began her career with The Chicago City Ballet under the direction on Maria Tallchief. She went on to dance with The Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Ruth Page Foundation' s Chicago Ballet, Boston Ballet, Ballet Met and several other companies.

Elizabeth is a nationally recognized teacher with over 25 years of active teaching experience in both ballet and dance based movement modalities. She is known as an expert educator with extensive experience in Pilates, Yoga and Gyrotonics, she holds advanced certifications in multiple disciplines and specializes in injury prevention and cross training for ballet dancers. As an owner of her own studio for nearly 20 years, she has devoted herself to the study of movement and has a deep understanding of the human body in motion.

Fabrice Herrault began classical training with Daniel Franck at Académie Chaptal in Paris before enrolling in L'Ecole de Danse de l'Opéra de Paris, under Claude Bessy. Graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris under Serge Golovine and Attilio Labis. Has danced with Le Jeune Ballet de France, Hamburg Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Les Ballets de Marseille (under the direction of Roland Petit), Twyla Tharp and Dancers, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Has appeared on film and television in La Dame aux Camelias with the Hamburg Ballet, and with Twyla Tharp and Dancers in In the Upper Room on PBS's Dance in America series. Has taught at Barnard College, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive, Miami City Ballet Summer Intensive, and the New York International Ballet Competition. Current ballet faculty, Steps on Broadway, N.Y.C and The Julliard School.  This is the 3rd year Mr. Herrault is offering his Ballet Intensive here at The Ailey Extension.

Sofiane Sylve was born in Nice, France, where she studied at the Académie de Dance. At the age of 14 she joined the Stadttheater in Karlsruhe, Germany.

In 1993, she joined the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, expanding her repertory with works from George Balanchine, Frederick Ashton, Hans van Manen, Rudi van Dantzig, Wayne Eagling, Glen Tetley, William Forsythe, and David Dawson.  In the winter of 2002-2003 Sofiane Sylve appeared as a guest artist with New York City Ballet, performing in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, Kammermusik No. 2, Serenade, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Symphony in Three Movements, and Western Symphony.

 In fall 2003 Sofiane Sylve joined New York City Ballet as a principal dancer. She performed featured roles in ballets by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, and Christopher Wheeldon.  She created roles in works by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Jorma Elo, Susan Stroman, and Alexei Ratmansky.  Sofiane Sylve continues to perform regularly in Europe, notably with Dutch National Ballet and English National Ballet.


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1 Week Intensive


2 Week Intensive


Early Bird Discount until June 18th (on ONE WEEK ONLY)

$650 - SAVE $50

Deadline to register is July 28, 2014.

Please note that the deadline to cancel registration is July 21, 2014 and there will be a cancellation fee of $75 after that date.

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