June 4 - 15, 2018

Summer Intensive

CDT offers a rigorous Summer Intensive training program for dancers ages 9 and up for two weeks in June. No audition is required. 

Dancers are placed by age and experience on the first day of the intensive. 

Classes are limited to 20 students per level, and there are three levels.

Early registration is encouraged.

The 2018 CDT Summer Dance Intensive features:

  • rigorous classical and contemporary ballet training
  •  performance opportunities

Week 1: June 4 - June 8, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Week 2: June 11 - June 15, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Dancers participate in ballet, pointe, men’s classes, modern dance classes, and repertoire. Floor Barre, dance composition, jazz, and dance history classes are also offered. This smaller summer program affords students the opportunity to make significant technical progress by studying intimately with international level faculty possessing decades of teaching experience and a long history of training future professionals.

A culminating performance of new and existing repertoire will be performed on Friday, June 15th @ 6:00 & 7:30pm.

Summer Intensive Showcase Concert

Guest Faculty Bios

Anne Adair (Ballet) has danced at the international level for some of the world’s great ballet companies including the Royal Danish Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She is a graduate of the prestigious National Ballet School of Canada and a silver medalist in 1986 at the International Ballet Competition in Paris, France. Ms. Adair performed extensively throughout the world as a featured dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet in such roles as the Sylph in Bournonville’s La Sylphide and as the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker.  As a soloist with American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Ms. Adair danced the roles of Princess Florinne from Sleeping Beauty, Cupid from Don Quixote and Tudor’s Leaves are Fading, to name a few. She has danced in works by leading choreographers including the premiere of Twyla Tharp’s Everlast for ABT where she also danced with Mikhail Baryshnikov.  Anne also danced for BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio, where she was a principal dancer for six years. Ms Adair currently lives and works in the LA area as a teacher, coach and personal fitness instructor.

Sarah Cordia (Ballet) is currently a dancer with The Nashville Ballet. As soon as she joined Nashville Ballet 2 in 2010, Cordia became an important part of Nashville Ballet’s Outreach & Community Engagement program as well as the company’s regular performance season. As part of NB2, she performed in Swan Lake, Nashville’s Nutcracker, Paul Vasterling’s Carmina Burana, and many outreach performances across the state. Sarah quickly advanced to become an apprentice with Nashville Ballet in 2011, then joined the full company in 2012. Since joining the company, Sarah has performed as Spanish in Nashville’s Nutcracker and as one of the four Cygnets in Swan Lake. Before joining NB2, Sarah trained with Maniya Barredo at Metropolitan Ballet Theater. She also trained with Christina Hampton, Roscoe Sales, Orlando Molina and John Magnus. While at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre, she earned the Young Artists Merit Scholarship from the National Endowment of the Arts.

Judson Veach (Ballet, Repertoire, Men’s Class, Partnering) trained for eleven years at Columbus Dance Theatre where he was named an apprentice to the Company in 2007 season. Among his teachers at CDT were: Anne Adair, Kennet Oberly, Roberta Taylor, Kristina Isabelle, and his father, Tim Veach.  He has danced in original works by Stella Kane, Kristina Isabelle, Mark Diamond, Jean Pierre Bonnefoux, Kennet Oberly, and Tim Veach.  He danced the role of Dream Hansel in Opera Columbus’ Hansel and Gretel and danced the role of Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Lancaster Festival in 2004.  Mr. Veach attended The Julliard School Summer Dance Intensive in 2007 where he studied with Andra Corvino, Alexandra Wells, and Alexander Proia. In the summer of 2008 he attended the Chautauqua Summer Dance Intensive where he was the recipient of the Chautauqua Dance Circle Scholarship and studied with teachers Daniel Ulbrecht, and Mark Diamond among others. He studied on scholarship at the School of American Ballet in New York studying under Peter Martins, Jock Soto, Peter Frame, Andrei Kramarevsky, and Jonathan Stafford and is currently a dancer with the Nashville Ballet where he  recently danced the title part in Paul Vasterling's production of Dracula.

Tim Veach (Artistic Director/Choreographer) is the Artistic Director and founder of Columbus Dance Theatre where he is the resident choreographer, teaches in the school and serves as chief administrator. He holds an M.F.A. in choreography from The Ohio State University and a B.F.A. in acting from The University of Illinois. He has trained extensively with some of the leading ballet and modern dance instructors including:  David Howard, Diana Cartier, Warren Conover, Jan Erkert and Shirley Mordine. Mr. Veach has choreographed dozens of works for Columbus Dance Theatre including its signature ballet, Matchgirl. For more than two decades he has worked as a performer and choreographer touring internationally and throughout the U.S. with both ballet and contemporary dance companies. His choreography for dance, theatre, and opera has been presented by: Opera Columbus, The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, WOSU-TV, The Crested Butte Music Festival, The Toledo Opera, Contemporary Dance Fort Worth, The Lancaster Arts Festival, JazzMet, The Ohio State University, Towson University, Illinois State University, Ohio Wesleyan University, and New York Central Ballet among others. Mr. Veach has directed and/or choreographed dozens of plays and musicals. Among them are: Sweeney Todd, Phantom, Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Fiddler on the Roof, Arcadia, Marriage of True Minds, Trojan Women, A Chorus Line, Camelot, Out of this World, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and Christina Kirk’s Conversations with Judith Malina. He is a nationally recognized teacher having taught at numerous universities and festivals throughout the U.S. and has held academic positions at: The Ohio Wesleyan University, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, Wright State University, and Bowling Green State University. His students have gone on to dance in professional Companies including:  Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Hubbard Street Dance Company, The Louisville Ballet, The Nashville Ballet, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Many of his students continue to gain acceptance at leading summer and resident programs including:  The Juilliard School, The School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Louisville Ballet, the Chautauqua Dance Institute, and North Carolina Dance Theatre. Mr. Veach continues to serve as the chief administrative director of CDT and has authored dozens of successful grants on behalf of the organization. In 2005 he received a citation of merit for his work on behalf of the arts by the Ohio Senate. In 2015 his theatrical ballet project Claudel won the Greater Columbus Arts Councils Columbus Makes Art Excellence Award. 

Laura Wade (Ballet and Pointe)  Laura is originally from Toledo, OH, and has choreographed for advanced students at Northwestern University, Evanston School of Ballet, Ruth Page Foundation and Youth Performing Arts School. She was the artistic director for Akasha Dance Co. and is the present assistant artistic director at Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago. Other professional and teaching experience includes River North Dance Chicago, Visceral Dance Center, MoMing Dance and Arts Center and Stephens College.


Anne Adair

Former Principal with Royal Danish Ballet, and instructor Long Beach Ballet


Laura Wade

ballet mistress at Visceral Dance Chicago, ballet instructor with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Northwestern University. 


Judson Veach

CDT graduate currently in his sixth year with the Nashville Ballet


Sarah Cordia

of the Nashville Ballet


Tim Veach

Artistic Director, Columbus Dance Theatre


Resident Faculty of Columbus Dance Theatre


Summer Dance Intensive (two weeks)

$675 if paid by December 16, 2017

 (registration fee waived)


$725 + $25 registration fee

if paid by February 1, 2018



After February 1, 2018

$775 + $25 registration fee


 All fees and tuition are due no later than May 15st, 2018.  All fees and tuition are non-refundable.

Housing with host families can be arranged for out of town students who are ages 12 and older.

Location:  CDT Downtown @ 592 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Call 614-849-0227 to register by phone. 

You may pay by check, mailed to

Columbus Dance Theatre

Summer Intensive

592 East Main Street

Columbus OH 43215


photo credit, Wes Kroninger

photo credit, Wes Kroninger