2020 ARTIST Summer Dance Intensive
Ballet Instructor: Felicia McPhee received her early Vaganova training at The Ballet Centre in Salt Lake City, Utah. She continued her dance education with a Bachelor’s degree in Dance from Brigham Young University. She was president of BYU’s Ballet Showcase Company and was a member of BYU’s Theatre Ballet Company. Felicia spent a few years in San Francisco dancing as a freelance artist and as a company member with Bay Pointe Ballet, under the direction of Bruce Steivel. Moving to Dallas, she spent two seasons with Contemporary Ballet Dallas and was a Soloist with Dallas Neo-classical Ballet. This season, Felicia is a principal with New Orleans Ballet Theatre. She loves teaching and sharing her passion for dance with her students. She believes in the importance of understanding how the body anatomically works and functions in the vocabulary of ballet, and encourages correct usage of muscles, bones, and alignment. Felicia has had many exciting opportunities teaching all over the country, including teaching at Google in California. She feels very fortunate to do what she loves everyday and share her passion for dance.
Jazz, Musical Theater and Contemporary Instructor: Kellis McSparrin Oldenburg is a dancer, choreographer, and teacheroriginally from Clinton, Mississippi. In 2010, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern Mississippi, receiving her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. Following her undergraduate studies, she earned an MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2012. Kellis is a former instructor of dance at Belhaven University and USM, and she specializes in ballet, contemporary, jazz and musical theatre techniques. She is also a certified yoga instructor and has orchestrated her own freelance choreography and teaching business for the past ten years. Kellis and her husband, Kirk, live in New Orleans, where she is the Rehearsal Director as well as a choreographer and dancer with the Marigny Opera Ballet.
Contemporary, Jazz and Technique Instructor: Kylie Fairburn has been dancing for 17 years. She has traveled and trained all over the United States. Kylie has been assisting alongside many professional choreographers/teachers such as Derrick Schrader, Keri LaGrand, Meghan Sanett, Katherine McCormick and Robert Roldan just to name a few. She is currently an assistant for Seth Robinson and Jeff Wolfe for Ballet Matters and Tribe. Kylie has been part of the Tremaine Performance Company and Dance Makers Collective, which are professional assistant programs for conventions and competitions. Kylie teaches many different styles of dance and has been teaching and choreographing for 3 years. Kylie also competed on So You Think You Can Dance. She is currently enrolled in Tulane University for dance in the fall.