Summer Intensive 2023

  • July 24 – 28

  • 9:00 – 3:30 p.m.

  • Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Ct.

This week-long summer intensive program provides intermediate and advanced dancers with the opportunity to train under the direction of internationally acclaimed instructors during rigorous workshops designed to improve technique, offering daily classes in ballet and pointe technique along with pre-pointe, variations, contemporary, and contemporary ballet.  Additional styles of dance may be added.
Registration Forms and more info here

Please print and mail to the Dancers’ Workshop

10745 Linkwood Ct., Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Plan for your summer!

Registration is open to dancers ages 12 and older. Local and non-local intermediate and advanced dancers are invited.  Class assignments will be determined during a trial class prior to the intensive for local dancers.  Out-of-town dancers can forward a short Youtube video link with classwork, barre and center, demonstrating the dancer’s current skill level.

Dancers Workshop students who have had at least 2 years of Level 5 and 1 year of pointe may attend.
  • Tuition is $425 for the week + $25 registration fee ($415 + $25 registration fee for Dancers’ Workshop students).
  • Classes are from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., with drop off beginning at 8:30 a.m.
  • All classes will be located at Dancers’ Workshop, the official studio of BRBT, at 10745 Linkwood Court.
  • Chaperoned housing is not available but we can provide recommendations for nearby hotel suites.
  • Individual classes offered at $40/class or single full day at $125.
  • Payments by cash, check made out to Dancers’ Workshop, or pay by phone at (225) 767-5814.
  • Parent watch studio performance on Friday at 3:30

To share video link or get more information, please email .


Alex Pandiscio
Alex PandiscioBallet, Pointe, Variations
Mr. Pandiscio has taught ballet to dancers of all ages and levels in the Houston area since 2004. His unique background in kinesiology and sports medicine has made him a sought-out teacher for years. Alex has danced with the San Francisco Ballet and Houston Ballet, later becoming the Ballet Master of Uptown Dance Company, graduating summa cum laude from Rice University in Kinesiology, and completing a year-long teacher training at Canada’s National Ballet School. Mr. Pandiscio is now the founder, artistic director, and principal teacher of Bayou City Ballet School in Houston.
Mallory Mehaffey
Mallory MehaffeyBallet, Pointe, Variations
Mallory was born in Baton Rouge but began her dance training at Fort Bend Academy of Dance in Richmond, Texas. She later attended Houston Ballet Academy for one year, then was invited join their second company, Houston Ballet II, having the opportunity to travel around the world while gaining performing experience.
Upon graduating HBII, Mallory was offered an Apprenticeship with The Houston Ballet where she danced for three years as part of the company. Throughout her years of dancing with The Houston Ballet, Mallory had the privilege to perform in various Classical and Contemporary Ballets. Some of her favorites being: George Balanchine’s “Serenade”, Stanton Welch’s “Velocity”, Stanton Welch’s “La Bayadere”, and George Balanchine’s “Ballet Imperial”.
In 2017 Mallory joined The National Ballet of Canada. Her repertoire with the company included John Neumeier’s “Nijinsky”, Marius Petipa’s “The Sleeping Beauty”, and Christopher Wheeldon’s “A Winter’s Tale”
In 2019 Mallory joined Boston Ballet where she danced for the remainder of her career, performing works including William Forsythe’s “In the Middle Somewhat Elevated”, George Balanchine’s “Agon”, and Jerome Robbins’ “Glass Pieces”.
Mallory now resides in Richmond, Texas with her husband, former ballet dancer, Michael Ryan, and continues her love of ballet through teaching with the Houston Ballet Academy, while earning her Bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University.
Marlon Grigsby
Marlon GrigsbyContemporary, Pas de deux, Conditioning
Marlon began his training with the Dancers’ Workshop and now teaches and dances in the Houston area with companies that include City Ballet of Houston, Juxtapose Dance Arts, Opera in the Heights, and Uptown Dance. He returns often to guest with BRBT, recently in the “Nutcracker – A Tale from the Bayou” as Arabian and in “Cinderella”. A graduate of LSU, Marlon performed and choreographed for the LSU Dance Ensemble, appeared in “Racine D’or” and toured in performances to New York City and Boston.