As Seen in Dance Spirit Magazine
Excerpt from Dance Spirit Magazine
Here you’ll find an excerpt from the Dance Spirit Magazine Article, “Summer Intensive Alternatives” from January 2019. Please click the link below to view the full article.
“The most important thing is to keep dancing,” says Lindy Mandradjieff, owner of the Dance Conservatory of Charleston in South Carolina. “Without the added stress of school, you can improve as much in one summer as you would in an entire school year.”
As a former San Francisco Ballet and New York City Ballet dancer, Mandradjieff realized she could leverage her connections to bring top artists from across the country to Charleston. The classes are open, so students beyond her own studio can take advantage, too. “New York City Ballet’s Craig Hall came and taught a Justin Peck variation that formerly only School of American Ballet students had learned, and some of our advanced students had the opportunity to take a class with Kansas City Ballet’s ballet master Parrish Maynard,” she says.
“We had a total bunhead in one of our master classes get discovered by a Radio City Rockette,” Mandradjieff says. “You never know when you’re going to make that crucial connection.”