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Moving Forward Dallas Summer Intensive 2019

Madison Hicks

Monday, August 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM (CDT)

Moving Forward Dallas Summer Intensive 2019

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Intermediate (12-14) Aug 5, 2019 $390.00 $25.37
Advanced (15 and up) Aug 5, 2019 $390.00 $25.37

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Come join us for an unforgettable and inspiring week full of master classes, creative processes, talk backs, mentor sessions and so much more!

We are thrilled to bring two world renowned professional artists to Plano Texas, Christie Partelow and Maleek Washington! (see bios below)

Studies have shown that the arts - Dance in particular - have a profound positive impact on the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of young people. Moving Forward was created to provide affordable opportunities for artists right in their own backyard. Dancers will train daily in technique classes along with contemporary, choreography, and improvisation workshops.

Join us the last week of Summer for an intensive full of inspiration!

August 5-11, 2019

Located at KJ Dance in Plano, TX August 5-10

Classes and showing at Bruce Wood Dance on August 11


Monday-Friday: 10 am-6 pm 

Saturday 10 am- 5 pm

Sunday: 12 pm- 8 pm (showing at 6)

Price: $390

Early bird special: $300 until May 22 (Early bird tickets are limited)

COLLEGE STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS GET A DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION FEE. Please email movingforwarddallas@gmail.comto receive the discount code. 

If you have a scholarship, please email for that discount code, as well.

Ending Show:

This Summer we are very excited to be holding our show in the studios of the Bruce Wood Dance Company in down town Dallas. Small bites and drinks will be offered at the performance. 

Please RSVP if you will be attending the show by emailing We do have a max amount of people we can let into the space. 

Special opportunities:

  • We will be awarding two college scholarships. If you are currently enrolled in a college dance program or starting in the Fall of 2019 you may apply by sending proof of college enrollment and a short statement on how these funds will benefit you to by August 5. 

  • We will be having one-on-one mentor sessions on Saturday. There will be a sign-up list posted throughout the week and each dancer can sign up for a time slot with us. 

For more information, please visit


Madison Hicks

Kevin Pajarillaga

Eric Lobenberg 

Special master class with Bombshell Dance Project

(More faculty being announced soon)


Christie Partelow from Netherlands Dans Theatre

Maleek Washington from Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Read their bios below:

Christie Partelow:

Born and raised in New York, is currently an artist with Netherlands Dans Theatre. With NDT she has performed ‘The Hole’ by Ohad Naharin, ‘Walk the Demon’ by Marco Goecke, ‘Proof’ with Edward Clug, and performed works by Lightfoot Leon. Previously, Christie was working with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal, Quebec under the direction of Gradimir Pankov, where she performed as Juliette in Jean Christophe Maillot’s ‘Romeo and Juliette’, Lena in Christian Spuck's 'Leonce & Lena', Ohad Naharin's 'Minus One' and 'Danse', Mats Ek's 'Sleeping Beauty', Jiri Kylian’s ‘Falling Angels’ and ‘Kaguyahime’, as well as the creations of Stephan Thoss’ ‘Reve’, ‘Death and the Maiden’, and ‘Searching for Home’, Stijn Cellis' 'Transfigured Night' and 'Orpheus'. Prior to Les Grands Ballets, she toured internationally with ‘West Side Story’ the musical in the role of Anybodys, during which she also instructed the company’s ballet classes. Christie began her career creating and performing with Complexions Contemporary Ballet under Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson in NYC for 5 years, and, prior to that, as an apprentice for North Carolina Dance Theatre under Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride where she performed various works by George Balanchine, a highlight being ‘Rubies’ with the company. 

Christie’s training ranges from The School at Step on Broadway, Boston Ballet School, The French Academie of Ballet, ABT summer Intensive’s, NDT summer intensive, and Springboard summer intensive where she worked on Forsythe improvisation techniques with Christopher Roman.

Ms. Partelow teaches classical ballet as well as contemporary and choreographic

workshops for Nederlands Dans Theatre, past Summer Intensives with Complexions and The Funktion Dance Complex, and has been a year-round ballet faculty member for Peridance's Certificate Program, as well as a private dance instructor and substitute for all ages.

Maleek Washington:

A native New Yorker from the Bronx, Maleek is a performer, choreographer, and teaching artist. 

He began his dance training at Harlem School of the Arts, Broadway Dance Center, and LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, and attended The Boston Conservatory on a full scholarship before beginning his professional career with CityDance Ensemble (Washington DC). While there he worked with Paul Taylor, Kate Weare, and Alex Noeral, and as a SpringBoard Danse (Montreal) participant working with Jose Navas & Rubberband. In New York City, Washington collaborated with McArthur Genius awardee, Kyle Abraham, and his company Abraham.In.Motion. Washington also was a dancer for Punch Drunk's Sleep No More. He has also performed for musical sensations, such as Sia, Phish & Rhianna for her immersive AntiDiary Campaign.

Washington's performance and commercial choreographic talent has been recognized nationally at prestigious venues such as The White House, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Jacob’s Pillow, and internationally in Australia, Jordan, Mexico, and Sweden. In addition Washington is a teaching artist at the Joffrey Ballet School, LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, Broadway Dance Center, and Brent Street in Australia. 

With multidisciplinary, experiential performance works that investigate the people, practices, and spaces shaping Washington's black identity, He has presented his art in 2017 at the Boston Dance Festival, Pepatian and BAAD!, Periapsis Dance and Music Noesis, and at Judson Church in Spring 2018. Washington is also a 2017-18 Dancing While Black top 10 choreographic finalists. Alongside his creative work, Washington has entered his second season with Camille A. Brown & Dancers in collaboration for her work “Ink” that premiered at the Kennedy Center in December 2017. 

Maleek was apart of the ensemble for NBC “Jesus christ Superstar” staring John Legend as Jesus. Performed at the 2018 Ted Talk Conference in Vancouver British Columbia in Camille A.Browns m “New Second Line”.  Performed with ASAP Rocky “Testing” Album release installation at Sotheby’s NYC.


Have questions about Moving Forward Dallas Summer Intensive 2019? Contact Madison Hicks

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KJ Dance (Plano, TX)
4017 Preston Rd #546
Plano, TX 75093

Monday, August 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM (CDT)

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