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Summer Project 2022

The Ballet Alliance Summer Project is an in-depth creative experience for emerging choreographers to gain insight, education, and daily evaluation from award winning directors of choreography and music. Project dancers gain exposure to creative settings working with choreographers and hone their dance skills in ballet, modern, and contemporary dance. Apprentice dancers will receive daily classes and seminars during the intensive.

Dancer Registration extended through 6/20/22


July 24 – August 6, 2022

Hosted by: North Coast Ballet California
Location: Petaluma, CA
Accommodations: Quality Inn



TBA Members – $1,850 (Tuition, Meals & Housing)

Non-Members – $1,950 (Tuition, Meals & Housing)


TBA Members – $1,750 (Tuition, Meals & Housing)

Non-Members – $1,850 (Tuition, Meals & Housing)

Local Dancers (Tuition & Meals) – $900


New Apprentice Track for TBA Dancers (with TBA Director approval only)
$1,750 (Tuition, Meals & Housing)

One Week Project Dancers (7/24 – 7/31 only)


Out of Town Project Dancer

TBA Members – $950 (Tuition, Meals & Housing)

Non-Members – $1,050 (Tuition, Meals & Housing)


Local Project Dancer

$500 (Tuition & Meals)

$60 – Transportation cost (to & from airport)

covid protocols

All participants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of negative test 48 hours prior to first day of project.

For questions, email

Photo © Keith Sutter

Amy Seiwert

Director of Choreography

Amy Seiwert serves as the Artistic Director of the San Francisco contemporary ballet company, Imagery. She enjoyed a nineteen-year performing career with Smuin, LA Chamber, and Sacramento Ballets. As a dancer with Smuin Contemporary Ballet she was mentored under the wing of the late Michael Smuin and was the company’s Choreographer in Residence from 2008-2018. Named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine, SF Chronicle called her first full evening of choreography a “Top 10” dance event (2007.) Other awards include an IZZIE Award for Outstanding Choreography and a “Goldie” from the Bay Guardian.  Her ballets have been supported by the NEA, The Rainin Foundation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Joyce Theater in New York City. A former Resident Artist at ODC Theater, her ballets are in the repertory of Ballet Austin, Washington, Atlanta, Oakland, Colorado, Louisville, Cincinnati, Oklahoma City, Milwaukee, and American Repertory Ballets as well as Imagery and AXIS Dance. Seiwert served as Artistic Director of Sacramento Ballet from 2018-2020.

Amalie Simper

Director of Music

Amalie Simper received a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance with a pedagogy emphasis from BYU. She is currently the Ballet Music Coordinator at BYU and company pianist of Utah Metropolitan Ballet.  She has taught music for dancers courses as adjunct faculty at BYU and UVU and enjoyed playing for a variety of festivals/intensives including Jacqueline’s School of Ballet, The Ballet Alliance, Regional Dance America/pacific region festivals, RDA Choreography Intensive, ACDFA, and Director of Music for the TBA choreography conference.  She has performed live piano with the award winning ballet choreography Fireflies by Shayla Bott, Preludes by Rex Wheeler for Utah Metropolitan Ballet, Seasons by Shayla Bott and Flor de Mayo Suite by Jamie Johnson for UVU’s Repertory Ballet Ensemble and Dying Swan from Carnival of the Animals and Birthday Variations by Gerald Arpino for BYU Theatre Ballet. In addition, she has recorded ballet CDs, a book of sheet music scores for ballet accompanists, performs regularly with solo instrumentalists, teaches piano, lectures, and adjudicates for music festivals/competitions.

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