Syracuse University dance program holds auditions

Auditions for the Syracuse University Summer Dance Intensive, under the artistic direction of Danita Emma, will be conducted on Sunday, Jan. 8 at Syracuse Stage. Momchil Mladenov, a former principal dancer with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet and the National Ballet of Bulgaria, will act as assistant artistic director.

The 2012 program will take place on the SU campus this summer. Students will participate in dance classes with a stellar collection of dance legends and featured guest artists, including Gabriela Darvash. The world-renowned Kirov-trained teacher was artistic director and resident choreographer for the State Opera Ballet in Cluj, Romania.

Students will enjoy a comprehensive program consisting of classical ballet, exposure to a variety of other dance disciplines and a focus on health and personal growth. The classes are open to ballet students ages 12-20. Participation is by audition only, either through a live audition or video submission. Attendees may choose a two- or three-week program—July 8-28 or July 8-21—and may commute or reside on the SU campus.

Auditions will take place at Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St. in Syracuse. Registration will take place from 1-1:30 p.m. and auditions will be held from 1:30-3 p.m.

The program is administered by University College of Syracuse University. Visit the Summer Dance Intensive website at for audition sites and tuition information. For questions and program details, call 315-443-5000 or e-mail