SUMMER AT SCA 2021
July 5th - July 29th and August 1st
Dance can be life-changing, we want to show you how.
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Limited spaces available. We can't wait to meet you!
Aaron Smyth at 17, he left home in Australia to chase his dream to be a professional ballet dancer. Since then, he has been a company member with the American Ballet Theatre II In New York, The Royal Ballet in London and The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago as well as being an original cast member in London's West End production of An American In Paris choreographed and directed by Christopher Wheeldon. He has danced for royalty, the Obamas and beautiful people like you as he now travels the globe as a guest principal artist. He's also danced on TV, appearing on two series of the Got Talent franchise, coming third in Australia and making the quarter finals in America. He is also featured on the ballet documentary “First Position”. He won the Gold Medal and audience choice award at the prestigious Genee International Ballet Competition and have won 5 X medals at other International Ballet Competitions. He recently received the Special Jury prize for Best Performer at the Shanghai International Ballet Competition. He is the founding director of his company Dance For Humanity and he recently played the role of the Snow Cavalier in Disney’s The Nutcracker in the Four Realms feature film dancing with Misty Copeland. Aaron is currently performing in Billy Elliot the Musical as Older Billy in the 10th anniversary tour of Australia.
Bianca Bulle was born and grew up in Queensland, Australia where she began her training at Ransley Ballet School in the R.A.D and Vaganova Syllabus until 16 years old. She then moved to New York City to complete her pre professional years of ballet training at The School of American Ballet, where she was awarded a scholarship to train with The Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen. Bianca joined Los Angeles Ballet in 2011, where she performed lead roles in Balanchine, Classical and new commissioned works. In 2013 Bianca was promoted to Soloist, then in 2016 to Principal where she danced many iconic roles such as Odile/Odette in Swan Lake and The Sylph in La Sylphide. During her years dancing with LA Ballet Bianca choreographed new works on the company and additionally taught on The Los Angeles Ballet Schools Faculty. She then joined Miami City Ballet where she danced many roles including Aria 1 in Balanchine's Stravinsky Violin Concerto. Bianca has since retired from ballet to pursue teaching and to navigate into business. She is currently working with SoDanca the dancewear brand as their Business Development Manager while also guest teaching.
AJ Abrams was born in Long Beach, CA. Growing up, he trained with Anthony and Terri Sellars of Orange County Dance Center and Keith and Linda Clifton of Clifton Dance Project. Other training included schools all over the US such as Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Rock school of Pennsylvania Ballet and School of American Ballet. Mr. Abrams started his professional dance career under the direction of Stephen Mills at Ballet Austin. During his time in Austin he was given the opportunity to dance principal roles such as Albrecht in Giselle, Sugar Plum Cavalier in the Nutcracker and a featured role in Balanchine’s Who Cares. After leaving Ballet Austin, AJ started his freelance career in Los Angeles. He has worked with Luminario Ballet, Barak Ballet, Festival Ballet Theatre and Ballet Red. He has also been featured in music videos with Coldplay and Florence and the machine. Most recently, he danced and traveled the world aboard a cruise ship with Royal Caribbean Cruises. Now, back in Los Angeles, Mr. Abrams has been asked to join the new emerging company Freaks with Lines as a dancer and rehearsal director.
Jean Michelle Sayeg began performing on Star Search, international commercials and film from age nine. She trained at Le Studio & San Francisco Ballet. Sayeg became a principal dancer with State Street Ballet and SMUIN Ballet SF dancing title roles of CARMEN, MEDEA, PETIT MORT and originated Trey McIntyre’s OH INVERTED WORLD!. Broadway’s National Tours include CATS (Victoria),
and CAMELOT (Lady Sybil). She has been featured in aerial silk ballets, productions at Lincoln Center, Hollywood Bowl, and LA Opera. Choreography includes AND AS THE WORLD GOES ROUND (Interplayer’s Theatre), PICNIC (Anteus Theatre Company), DANCING LESSONS (Ensemble Theatre Company) and original works in South Africa (CAPA). Sayeg is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of California and Pilates Certified (BASI). Awards include the Music Center Spotlight Award, Lester Horton Award, Palm Desert Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival and winner of the Jerry Herman Award for Best Choreography for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE. She enjoys teaching various styles to all ages and levels of dance. Sayeg is a proud member of Actors Equity, SAG-AFTRA & AGMA.
Damara Titmus is a Los Angeles native who began her studies at Rozann-Zimmerman Ballet Center under the direction of Patrick Franz, former Premier Danseur of the Paris Opera Ballet, and later graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy under the direction of Jean-Marie Martz. She spent her summers training in programs at Pacific Northwest Ballet, Boston Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. Damara started her professional career with Media City Ballet in Burbank, California as a soloist dancer. She then took her career to Denver, Colorado to dance with the Colorado Ballet and Ballet Ariel. After returning to Los Angeles to be closer to her family, she returned to Burbank to dance with Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre, dancing soloist and principal roles, as well as enjoying opportunities with Pasadena Dance Theatre and Contempo Arts Productions. She has also been contracted as a principal guest artist out of state for Birmingham Ballet for their production of Swan Lake and Evansville Ballet Theatre. While continuing to pursue her dance career, she completed her studies for her Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts through Saint Mary’s College of California and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Some of her notable roles to date have been the title role in Cinderella, Clara and the Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Ivy Smith in On the Town, Micaëla in Carmen, Odette and Odile in Swan Lake, andJuliet in Romeo and Juliet.
Sean Viator grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he had the honor of performing in two original Debbie Allen productions. Sean went on to receive his BFA in dance, with a minor in Business Administration, from the University of Arizona, Summa Cum Laude, and was awarded the universities top dance award, The Triple Threat Award. Some of his credits include: Billboard Music Awards with Christina Aguilera & Demi Lovato, “I’m Ready” music video for Sam Smith and Demi Lovato, Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, the Latin GRAMMYS for Alessia Cara & Logic a featured dancer for a movie promo of ‘Isn’t It Romantic” starring the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Skeleton crew for Netflix’s “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”, Before the Wedding Pilot (ABC), Universal Studios Japan commercial, Mikes Hard Lemonade commercial, Steve Wynn’s “ShowStoppers” choreographed by Marguerite Derricks, “Black and White” music video for Todrick Hall & Pentatonix, “Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels” music video for Todrick Hall, Dance Captain for “Hansel and Gretel” with the LA Opera, Tuacahn Amphitheater, Donn Ardens’ “Jubilee”, Cirque Du Soleil and Odyssey Dance Theatre. Sean has also taught at Millennium Dance Complex and AMDA College and Conservatory Los Angeles.