Elysee's Summer Intensive 2019


I currently dance six days (30+ hours) a week at The Portland Ballet in the Career Track program. I take classes in technique, pointe, partnering, and variations. Additionally, I rehearse 3 days a week with The Portland Ballet Youth Company for upcoming productions. Getting opportunities to perform throughout the year is one of the many reasons why I love The Portland Ballet. I attend high school virtually, though an online public charter school which keeps me super busy and up to speed with my education.

I am honored to represent Russian Pointe® (the brand of pointe shoes I wear) for the second year in a row, as a Russian Pointe Artist in 2019. I share on social media about Russian Pointe products and promotions in exchange for quarterly gift boxes. Also, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate diversity in ballet as a Brown Girls Do Ballet®Ambassador for 2019, also for my second year.  

This January I auditioned for summer intensives to continue my preprofessional study of ballet. I chose to attend the Boston Ballet School, one of the top ballet schools in the U.S., and which offered me a partial merit-based scholarship. I will train for five weeks in Boston, Massachusetts with other young preprofessional dancers from around the world. 

Summer training, although expensive, is an invaluable experience and the best way to be considered for a spot in a year round program - a necessary step towards my goal of becoming a professional ballerina. I will audition for a spot in Boston's year round program the second week of the summer intensive.


    Tuition: $2,995 

  +Housing: $2,800

  -Merit Scholarship: $1,000 




   Airfare: $1,200

 +Pointe Shoes: $500

AIRFARE + SHOES = $1,700

Thank you for your interest in supporting my career path in the arts!

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Elysee Donaghy 
Portland, OR
Anna K Nix 
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