Dance in Motion


Dance in Motion | Guest Instructor


Miss Summer is from New Salem, Pennsylvania. She has won many top awards participating in competitions such as Dance Masters of America, Jump, Shock and New York City Dance alliance. Summer traveled as a demonstrator for the prestigious choreographers Albert Cataffi and Eddie Moody, before being invited to study privately with Mansur Kamaletdinov, former principle dancer and acting director of the Bolshoi Ballet. Discovering that her true passion was for ballet, she attended a 5 week summer intensive at Central Pennsylvania Ballet. Soon after she was offered a position as a trainee with the Kentucky Ballet Theatre and finished her training in their Cuban Vaganova School, while also dancing with the professional company. During her 3 seasons with KBT, Summer moved up in the company ranks and began teaching in the academy, while holding private workshops in Kentucky, Cincinnati and Pennsylvania. In 2014 Summer joined the Grand Rapids Ballet company and had the privilege to dance lead roles while working with renown choreographers such as Gina Patterson, Sagi Gross and Val Caniparoli.