SCD Summer Intensive

Summer 2022


preview of scd's summer intensive 2022!

GET READY to move this summer with Sarasota Contemporary Dance and guest teachers in sunny Sarasota for a week-long dance intensive, unlike any other! You have three weeks to choose from- or do all three!

ALL payments are due by May 20th.
Intensive A:
May 21st - 27th
Intensive B:
June 11th - 17th
Intensive C:
July 16th - 27th

Summer Intensive Details:
Open to High School Students through Professionals (minimum age 14)
Participant Performance on the Friday of each Summer Intensive, with a Virtual Broadcast option on Saturday.
Daily Classes include: Improvisation, Contemporary, Jazz Fusion,  Afro-Fusion, Afro-Modern, and SCD Repertory
"In The Round" Rising Choreographer Program (3 per program, more details to come)

Summer Intensive Tuition:
$450 for 1 intensive
$225 Work Study and Emerging Choreographer tuition
$400 per intensive for 2 intensives
$350 per intensive for 3 intensives 
Housing Prices:
$350 +$50 Cleaning Fee 

SCD summer intensive Teaching Artists

Summer A: May 21st - 27th 
Artists: Gilliane Hadley (Guest Artist) & Xiao-Xuan Dancigers
SCD Rep: Melissa Rummel 
Body Tool (Saturday): Jessica Obiedzinski

Summer B: June 11th - 17th 
Artists:Lisa Del Rosario (Guest Artist) & Monessa Salley 
SCD Rep: Melissa Rummel 
 Body Tool (Saturday): Jessica Obiedzinski

Summer C: July 16th - 27th 
Artists: Melissa Cobblah Gutierrez (Guest Artist) & Sea Lee
SCD Rep: Melissa Rummel 
 Body Tool (Saturday): Haley Simmons and Gabrielle Henry

eMERGING cHOREOGRAPHER program and Summer internship registration will be avaliable soon!


This unique and exciting program gives emerging choreographers the
opportunity to set and present work on summer intensive participants.

Works will be performed at the end of the week showcase titled “In the Round”. SCD’s Artistic Director Leymis Bolaños Wilmott will work alongside Emerging Choreographers and help guide them throughout the week.

Receive Half off Tuition!


Only 3 Interns per Intensive
Receive Half off Tuition!
No experience necessary

Candidates will help on registration day, set up and break down each day, assist teachers with music,
and help with basic tasks throughout the program

Internships will be awarded on a first come first serve basis, so long as the candidate meets the basic requirements for the internship position.

Meet scd's summer intensive guest artist!

Gillane Hadley

Orlando based Choreographer, Teacher, and Dancer Gilliane Hadley has over 30 years of dance experience. Prior to teaching, Gilliane, a native of Miami, danced professionally with local production companies and special events.  She received her BFA in dance from New World College, where she performed the works of José Limón, Anna Sokolow, Michael Uthoff, Ellis Wood, Gerri Houlihan, and Peter London, to name a few.  Her dance education includes Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, EDGE Performing Arts Center, and New World School of the Arts High School.  She performed with the Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble throughout South Florida, New York, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She was also a company member of Freddick Bratcher and Company and has danced for many international artists in videos, television, and concerts, including Carlos Vives. She was a dancer for Celebrity Cruises and was a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance Greece. At age 17, she discovered her passion for teaching/choreographing and has received much recognition throughout Florida for her teaching style and choreography. She taught for the Young Dancers Workshop in Gainesville, Florida, and was on staff for the 2005 Florida Dance Festival. After relocating to Orlando, she continued to develop her teaching style and choreography. Gilliane helped develop the dance program at Windermere Preparatory School, offering a strong emphasis on all dance styles while also allowing the dancers to have an artistic, creative outlet. She is currently a freelance choreographer and teacher who has spent the last 15 years discovering her style as a choreographer while teaching and working with dancers of all levels in various venues.

Class Description

Contemporary led by Gilliane Hadley integrate various traditional disciplines of modern dance foundations with current contemporary styles and fusion forms. These classes are for dancers who like creative challenges, connecting dance to other mediums, and physical challenges that require persistence and practice. Exercises focus on increasing flexibility and strength, total body connectivity, and creative problem solving.

Lisa del Rosario

A recipient of the award for Outstanding Dance Choreography in the B. Iden Payne Awards and nominated for Best Short Work and Best Dancer for the Austin Critics Table Awards, Lisa del Rosario is a multifaceted artist - dancer, teacher, choreographer, and Feldenkrais Teacher®. She teaches at Ballet Austin, Austin Feldenkrais®, and regularly creates dances on her own whim. Lisa is a native Texan, a University of Texas Dance alumni, and has been dancing professionally in the great city of Austin for over two decades. Clare Croft of the Austin American-Statesman referred to her as “One of Austin’s most thoughtful performers.” She has worked with many independent choreographers including Ellen Bartel, Alyson Dolan, Magdalena Jarkowiec, Sharon Marroquin, Rosalyn Nasky, Lauren Tietz, and companies including Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre, BLiPSWiTCH, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Co, Ready/Set/Go, Sandie & Emily Productions, and Sheep Army.

Class Description

Tuning Into Body Intelligence: The Feldenkrais Method® provides an accessible means to tap our creative resources. The class will begin with Feldenkrais® movement for mindbody preparation by exploring subtle sensations and integrative connections. Next will be guided improvisation to apply somatic findings to larger movements, playing in the creative force that arises from the body.

Melissa Cobblah Gutierrez

Melissa Cobblah Gutierrez, born in Cuba and raised in Ghana and Cape Verde moved to the United States at age 14. She began her formal dance training at Miami Dade College Kendall Campus. After graduating with her Associate of Arts from MDC, she continued her dance studies at Florida State University from where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. During her time at MDC she also started working as a company member with Olujimi Dance Collective in 2016. Ms. Cobblah Gutierrez is a two-time leadership scholarship recipient of American Dance Festival for the summers of 2016 and 2018. She has worked and studied under the direction of many recognized artists such as Michelle Grant-Murray, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Nia Love, Sherone Price, A'Keitha Carey, Jorge Luis Morejon, Kehinde Ishangi, Millicent Johnnie, Tiffany Rhynard, Charles Anderson, La Toya Davis-Craig and Anjali Austin. She attended as a performing artist The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellows Program at Jacob's Pillow in 2019. Ms. Cobblah Gutierrez danced professionally with Urban Bush Woman for two seasons (2019-2021). She also toured internationally as an instructor and performer for the MSC Preziosa 2019 Cruise through the Kieron Sargeant Dance and Performing Arts Agency. She is a co-founder of The WoodShed Online Dance Platform and The Florida Black Dance Artists Organization. Ms. Cobblah Gutierrez was recently selected as a Knight New Work 2020 Winner through the Knight Foundation. Currently, she is a company member of Olujimi Dance Collective and is working as a guest instructor at New World School of the Arts while pursuing her career as a professional choreographer.

Class Description

Melissa's Afro-Fusion class is rooted in Afro-Diasporic and Africanist movement aesthetics that reflect Cobblah Gutierrez’s diverse training in Traditional and Contemporary Modern Dance, Olujimi Dance Technique, Ballet, Salsa, and West African Dance Techniques. Throughout class students will experience a wide array of various movement principles and vocabulary existent within these different styles. Participants will also learn movement alignment, connect to their center and explore polyrhythms while maintaining a connection to their individual self and community.