Classical Ballet Partnering Summer Workshop - July 18 to July 27

Refine the art of the the Pas De Duex this summer with Sam Neale & Alejandra Iannone at CREO Arts & Dance Conservatory. Dancers will enjoy a full ballet technique class, pointe or conditioning class, and pas de deux class. They will learn foundational handholds, footwork and skills for effortless partnered pirouettes & lifts.

Mondays and Wednesdays | July 18-27

  • 9:00-10:30 Classical Ballet Technique
  • 10:30-11:30 Conditioning or Pointe
  • 11:30-12:00pm Lunch
  • 12:00-1:00pm Partnering

Sam Neale: Australian born and raised, Sam began his training at the Atelier School for Classical Ballet before being accepted on scholarship into The McDonald College, where he was also a member of Premier State Ballet. Sam stayed there for two years under Josephine Jason and Allan Cross. After spending the summers of 2009 and 2010 at Milwaukee Ballet Summer Intensive, Sam was accepted into Milwaukee Ballet II, where he danced from 2010 to 2012. Some of Sam’s highlighted roles are Lila York’s Celts, Mauro de Candia’s Something I Had in Mind, Salvatore Aiello’s Clowns and Others. Sam joined Minnesota Ballet in 2012 where he danced for eight seasons. Sam has also been a guest artist with St. Lucie Ballet, Miami International Ballet Competition, Ballet Co.laboratory and Twin Cities Ballet. Sam has been a guest teacher throughout his career and is excited to joined the Creo teaching staff in 2021.

Alejandra Lannone: Alejandra was classically trained in the Cecchetti method and obtained her B.F.A in Dance from Fordham University and The Ailey School. She has had the honor of performing at venues throughout the Twin Cities Metro, the United States, and abroad. Recent favorites include The Shed, The Ordway Center for Performing Arts Alejandra is an ABT® Affiliate Instructor who successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Levels 6, 7 & Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She is certified in Balanced Body Pilates (Mat 1 and 2), IM=X Pilates, Leap ‘N Learn Creative Movement, and holds an M.A. in Philosophy from Temple University. 

Location Info

CREO Arts & Dance Conservatory
15102 Minnetoka Industrial Rd Suite 140
Minnetoka, MN 55345

Contact Info

Christa Anderson


Class Title: Ballet Partnering
Instructor: Sam Neale and Alejandra Iannone
Price: $168
Date: July 18, 2022
End Date: July 20, 2022
Time: 9:00 am
Class Title: Ballet Partnering
Instructor: Sam Neale and Alejandra Iannone
Price: Varies
Date: July 25, 2022
End Date: July 27, 2022
Time: 9:00 am