Winter Intensive

Winter Intensive

Dates:  December 28 – 30 | Ages 11 + | 9:30 am – 3:30pm

This three day intensive will get you ready for audition season. The Winter Intensive is led by ECB’s Artistic Director Gillmer Duran and includes the participation of ECB faculty and guest artists Noelani Pantastico and James Moore, principal dancers from Pacific Northwest Ballet. Our training sessions will include ballet technique, pointe, partnering, contemporary, hip-hop, variations, conditioning, and an optional professional photo session. (Not all classes will be held every day.)

Get ready for audition season here at ECB!

Noelani Pantastico is from Oahu, Hawaii. She trained at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and attended summer courses at Pacific Northwest Ballet School from 1994 to 1996. She joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 1997. She was promoted to corps de ballet in 1998, soloist in 2001, and principal in 2004. In 2008, she left PNB to join Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo as a soloist and was promoted to first soloist in 2009. In 2015, Ms. Pantastico returned to PNB as a principal dancer.



James Moore is from San Francisco, California. He trained at San Francisco Ballet School and the School of American Ballet, and he joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in 2001. Mr. Moore joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2004 and was promoted to soloist in 2008 and principal in 2013.

Tuition: $300.00 for three days or $120 per day plus $30 registration fee for non-ECB students.

Professional photo session:
Need help with your photos? You can sign up for an optional photo session and let us help you craft that perfect shot to take with you to auditions.
Includes: Headshot, arabesque, and one additional pose. Cost: $60

Class size is limited and sold out quickly last year, so reserve your spot today! Friends and family, this would make a wonderful holiday gift for the dancer in your lives!



“I really enjoyed the amount of dancing we were offered, the intensity and variety of dance styles. The teaching was superb and inspired me to work harder. I was exposed to many different variations that can help me in the future!” 

“I have learned how to use my core and arms to help me when I’m turning. I love how wonderful and understanding the teachers are.”

“I loved being taught by PNB dancers and getting to meet dancers I have idolized for years!”