Summer Dance 2019

San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet presents its 33rd annual summer intensive workshop July 29-August 3 and August 5-10, 2019. Students will study ballet, modern, musical theatre jazz, conditioning, health and wellness, and craft projects.


Level 3 - 2 weeks SAMB/RDA Member

July 29 - August 2, 11 AM to 4:45 PM

August 3

August 5-8, 11 AM to 4:45 PM

August 9

August 10

$907.50 *Cash Discounts available

Level 2 - 2 weeks SAMB/RDA Member


July 29 - August 2, 9 AM to 4 PM

August 3

August 5-8, 9 AM to 4 PM

August 9

August 10

$700 *Cash Discounts available

Level 1 - 2 weeks SAMB/RDA Member

July 29 - August 2, 9 AM to 3 PM

August 3

August 5-9, 9 AM to 3 PM

August 10

$463.50 *Cash Discounts available

Level 3 - 2 weeks Non-Member

Schedule as Above

$957.50 *Cash Discounts available

Level 2 - 2 weeks Non-Member

Schedule as Above

$750 *Cash Discounts available

Level 1 - 2 weeks Non-Member

Schedule as Above

$513.50 *Cash Discounts available

Single Class Rate

Subject to space availability.

Level 3 - $35 per class

Levels 2 - $30 per class

Level 1 - $25 per class


Richard Bowman - Ballet Week 1 Levels 2 & 3


Richard Bowman began his training in New Zealand, and at sixteen he received a full scholarship to further his training at the Royal Ballet School in London.

Mr. Bowman has danced both as a soloist and principal with internationally acclaimed ballet companies including Vienna State Opera, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Leipzig Ballet and Australian Ballet. Throughout his career, he danced many leading roles, from "Gaoler" in Kenneth MacMillan's production of Manon to "James in Eric Bruhn's production of La Sylphide.

Mr. Bowman has recently been a faculty member for the Jackie Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre and is a Certified Teacher in the ABT National Training Curriculum, Primary through Level 7.

Princeton McCurtain - Modern Week 1 Levels 2 & 3


Princeton McCurtain, a native of Fort Smith, Arkansas, began his training as a scholarship student at Centenary College of Louisiana. After appearing in the movie The Great Debaters he transferred to Grambling State University to dance with the Orchesis Dance Company, and later received his Bachelor’s degree in Theatre. He became a member of Louisiana Dance Theatre in 2010, and his choreography was entered into Regional Dance America’s Emerging Choreography Showcase.

After studying at the Ailey School, he became a member of Keen Dance Theater, performed with the Aido Kodo Dance Company, and appeared on Guyana’s verson of So You Think You Can Dance. He joined Dallas Black Dance Theatre II in 2012, and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble a year later. He joined Taylor 2 in Spring 2014. Princeton has returned to Grambling State University where he is now Assistant director of the Orchesis Dance Company while he studies for his Masters Degree.

Erica De La O - Ballet Week 2 Levels 2 & 3


Erica De La O grew up in Los Angeles. She discovered dance through her Godmother Martha Baldwin. Erica trained with Phillip and Charles Fuller and Cynthia Young at Le Studio Pasadena Dance Theatre, and continued her studies with Gilma Bustillo, Roberto Almaguer, Alicia Head, Daylena Ruiz and Marat Daukayev.

Erica joined the Louisville Ballet in 2003.  Her Louisville Ballet highlights include  La Sylphide, Giselle, Bruce Simpson’s Swan Lake, Alun Jones’  Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote,  Helen Starr’s staging of Les Sylphides, Robert Curran’s Coppelia, Caniparoli’s  Seasons, Lambarena, and Lady of the Camellias, Cinderella Story, Ashton’s Les Patineurs, Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Concerto Baroque, Serenade, Agon, Western Symphony and Prokovsky’s Three Musketeers. Erica also performed in Hougland’s Cold Virtues and Fragile Stasis, Stevenson’s Four Last Songs, Tharp‘s Nine Sinatra Songs,  Picket’s Etesian, Choo-San Goh’s In the Glow of Night, Paul Taylor’s Company B, Ma Cong’s Tethered Pulse, Bruzina’s Sansei, Lucas Jervies’ What Light is to our Eyes, and Daniel Riley’s Sacred Shifts.

She medaled at the Music Center Spotlight Awards of Los Angeles, won the John Orr Award from the Pasadena Arts Council, and was invited by Ilona Copeland to perform at the closing ceremony of New York International Competition. 

Jamie Schuler - Modern Week 2 Levels 2 & 3



Jamie Schuler received her early training in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with Maria Caruso at Bodiography Contemporary Ballet where she was fortunate to train and perform both ballet and modern work with the company throughout her high school years. Jamie went on to earn a Bachelors of Fine Arts in dance performance from Florida State University in 2011. She studied under Anjali Austin, Lynda Davis, Suzanne Farrell, Tim Glenn, Gerri Houlihan, Sheila Humphreys, Rick McCullough, Anthony Morgan, Dan Wagoner, Tom Welsh and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. 

Working with the amazing faculty at FSU inspired Jamie to pursue teaching so that she could carry on the movement legacy her instructors shared. Upon graduation, life brought Jamie west to Boulder, Colorado where she found a rich dance and arts community; since 2012 she has performed with the award-winning modern dance company 3rd Law/Dance Theater under co-artistic directors Katie Elliott and Jim LaVita. 

During this time of deepening her work as a professional dancer, she began to invest in GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercise as a part of her personal cross training. Along with teaching classical ballet and modern dance forms to children and adults, Jamie is a certified GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® instructor. She currently teaches at Colorado Conservatory of Dance, Colorado Ballet, Longmont Dance Theatre Academy and 3rd Law/Dance Theater. 

Thaddeus Morris - Acting for Dancers, Musical Theatre Jazz - Levles 1 & 2


Thaddeus Morris, received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Belhaven University in Jackson, MS. In his recent season with the Montgomery Ballet, her performed as the Nutcracker / Cavalier in The Nutcracker and the Prince in Snow White. As a company member with San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet, Thaddeus performed the title role in Hansel and Gretel, and the Jester in Cinderella among other roles. Other professional credits include performing in Mejia Ballet International's The Nutcracker presented by ARTS San Antonio and Ballet under the Stars with Twin City Ballet.

Theatre credits include the portrayal of Cliff in Cabaret and Cain/Japeth in Children of Eden with Performing Arts San Antonio, Damis in Tartuffe and Jesus in Godspell. Thaddeus is excited to return to San Antonio with his wife Micaela. When he is not actively involved in some aspect of the performing arts (acting, singing, dancing, or technical production), you'll find Thaddeus cheering on the San Antonio Spurs or experimenting with a new cuisine.

Micaela Morris - Level 1 Ballet Week 1, Modern Week 2, Projects for Levels 1 & 2


Micaela is a recent graduate of Belhaven University with a BFA in Dance where she studied classical ballet, modern, choreography, ballet pedagogy and kinesiology. Throughout her training, Micaela performed soloist roles in many ballets including: Arabian, Spanish Lead and Clara in The Nutcracker, The White Cat in The Sleeping Beauty, a townsperson soloist  in Giselle, and the Flamingo in Alice in Wonderland. A former member of Montgomery Ballet, Micaela performed Spanish in The Nutcracker, the Sylph Pas de Deux in Graduation Ball, and performed many corps de ballet roles. Theatrical credits include Brenda in Hairspray, and teen ensemble in The Music Man with Legacy Theatre. Micaela's 18 years of dance experiences have cultivated a love for the arts and a passion for classical and contemporary dance. She continues to pursue her dreams as a performer and teacher, listening closely to the plans her Lord has prepared for her.

Nina Padilla - Level 1 Modern Week 1, Level 2 & 3 Modern 8/10


Nina A. Padilla is an accomplished multidisciplinary artist. She is a dance choreographer, performer and published photographer specializing in dance portraiture and dance on film. Her classes are a fusion of the Erick Hawkins technique and Bartenieff Fundamentals which helps her students understand how to move organically and within the limitations of their own anatomy. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Food from Texas State University, Nina has almost two decades of dance training in a wide variety of dance styles including Modern, Contact Improvisation, Ballet and Jazz.

Jessica Ramm - Level 1 Ballet Week 2


Originally from Seabrook, Texas, Ms. Ramm trained at the Houston Ballet Academy for six years before completing her training with the Texas Ballet Theater School. She also completed training programs hosted by Boston Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Theater, Oklahoma City Ballet, and Ballet Austin.

Her professional experience includes Coastal City Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, Ballet Austin, Alabama Ballet and Ballet San Antonio. As a member of these companies, she has performed in popular ballets such as The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Les Sylphides, Cinderella, Coppelia, Giselle, and George Balanchine’s Rubies in addition to a variety of other classical and contemporary works. In addition to her work as a performer, she recently began her work as a choreographer creating contemporary works for the Alabama Ballet as well as Ballet San Antonio.