Every summer most children and teenagers lounge by the pool or hang out with their friends. Statesboro School of Dance student Katherine Whitlock chose to take one week out and study at the Joffrey Ballet Intensive at the University of Georgia in Athens.
The Joffrey Georgia South program is led by Colleen Merwin a former professional dancer and an established Joffrey instructor. Mrs. Merwin’s ability to engage and transform a dancer is unparalleled. Dancers are immersed in classical and contemporary ballet, pointe, variations as well as Horton, Alexander, jazz, theater dance, improv and choreography. A true Joffrey dancer is a well rounded and diverse dance. This program creates the True Joffrey Dancer.
Katherine is a rising seventh grader at Bulloch Academy and is the daughter of Austin and Heather Whitlock. She is also the student assistant teacher for the Royal Blue Class (3rd grade) this upcoming season. Here are some videos from her week with Joffrey, courtesy of their Instagram account: