Christina Salerno & Margaret Huling 

August 23-27 (5 day workshop)


Cohort 1: 9:00am-12:00pm: Prepointe & Intermediate I Levels

Cohort 2: 1:00pm-4:00pm: Intermediate II-Advanced Levels

Designed for students currently taking PrePointe, Intermediate and Advanced Ballet


This summer intensive is designed to continue the dance education of intermediate and advanced level dancers.  Ballet, modern, pointe, and variation classes are a part of this intensive offering. 

Tuition:  $200.00


Tuesdays, May 25- June 22

Two levels of ballet are offered for teens and adults.


BEGINNING:  Focus on introductory ballet skills


Tuition:  $50.00 ($12.00/class)

CONTINUING:  Intermediate level ballet


Tuition:  $50.00 ($12.00/class)

Faculty:  Debby Norton

Guest Faculty:

Christian Salerno



Raised in Westmont, IL, Ms. Salerno received her formative ballet training and performing experience with Salt Creek Ballet as a pupil of Founding Director Patricia Sigurdson and completed her ballet training as a scholarship student at San Francisco Ballet School.


In 1993, Ms. Salerno took a position with Boston Ballet II, joining the full company the following year. She was promoted to Soloist during her eight-year tenure with the company, before moving to Switzerland to join Zurich Ballet as a Soloist.  In 2002, Ms. Salerno was invited by Monica Mason to join The Royal Ballet, where she spent five years as a Soloist.  Her repertoire includes principal and soloist roles in the Nutcracker, La Bayadere, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Les Patineurs (Ashton), Danses Concertantes (MacMillan), Cinderella (Ashton),  Symphonic Variations (Ashton), Sleeping Beauty,  Grosse Fuge (Van Manen), Apollo (Balanchine), Theme and Variations (Balanchine), Symphony in C(Balanchine), Agon (Balanchine), Four Temperaments (Balanchine), The Tales of Beatrix Potter (Ashton), Giselle, Company B (Taylor), Waterbaby Bagatelles (Tharp), Four Last Songs (Van Danzig), Songs Without Words (Duato), and Breakers (Cunningham). Ms. Salerno danced in the world premieres of Christopher Wheeldon’s Corybantic Ecstasies and The Firebird and she assumed the leading role of Winter in Mr. Wheeldon’s Four Seasons.  Ms. Salerno was an original cast member of Lyla York’s Ode to Joy and was featured in the world premiere of Wayne MacGregor’s Qualia.


Ms. Salerno is currently a faculty member of The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, and has previously taught ballet classes for young students through adults at the Boston Ballet School and Fresh Pond Ballet (Cambridge, MA).  While in England, she was an instructor at the Sadler’s Wells Summer School in London with other professional dancers of The Royal Ballet. Ms. Salerno holds a Masters in Performing Arts Management from Roosevelt University and is currently the Executive Director of Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Margaret Huling







Margaret received her early dance training from Ballet Arts School of Dance and Ballet Arts Ensemble under her mother, Cathleen Huling. In 2004, Margaret graduated with a BFA in ballet from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Her professional dance background includes performing with Dayton Ballet and a decade of dance with Ballet Quad Cities in Illinois and Iowa.

In 2013, Ms. Huling was awarded the Lloyd Schoeneman Community Impact Award for Arts Educator of the Year from Quad City Arts for her leadership in their Metro Arts Summer Youth Employment Program, provided arts employment to area teens.  From 2011-2018 Margaret was appointed Ballet Mistress for BQC under Artistic Director Courtney Lyon. She created original choreography for the company including her full-length ballet to Aaron Copland’s Rodeo, performed by BQC and Orchestra Iowa in 2017. She played a large role in BQC’s educational outreach programs from 2014-2018 including Assistant Outreach Coordinator and Program director, reaching an estimated 20,000 people of all ages.


Margaret returned to her hometown of Kalamazoo in 2018 to pursue a new degree in Nursing and enjoys guest teaching for Ballet Arts School of Dance and BAE.

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Ages:  8-12   June 21-24 

Waltz of the Flowers


4 day camp with 2 levels. 

Red and Yellow levels- 9:00-11:30 am 

Blue, Green & Prepointe- 12:00-2:30 pm

Activities include; ballet, tap and jazz classes, costuming, set design, character, pantomime, etc.  Students will present a program which will be available virtually after camp.

Tuition:  $100.00

Faculty:  Ballet Arts Staff





Tuesdays, June 29-July 27 2021

Preballet classes develop a foundation in dance by working large & small muscle groups while learning rhythm, spacial awareness, and improvisation.


3&4 years      $40.00             4:30-5:10

5, 6, 7 years   $50.00             5:15-6:10

Faculty:  Janelle Holland

PREBALLET Dance Camp Ages:  4-7


June 14-17 9:30-12:00​


Preballet camps teach ballet and creative movement and include various activities such as gymnastics, folk dancing, and snack time. 


​Tuition:  $60.00    Faculty:  Ballet Arts Staff