Join us for the third annual Music City Dance Festival for intermediate and advanced youth dancers.

July 30th- August 3rd, 2018

10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Intermediate Level ages 10 & up/ Advanced Level ages 14 & up. 

Youth Classes: Youth Classes for children 7-10 years are available once a day. These are drop in classes that must be pre registered due to limited space. To reserve your spot in a youth class email:


Audition Information: 

Students must send in video submission and be accepted prior to purchasing their intensive package. Limited space availability and acceptance will be based on technical level and order of application.

Video- Please send a video 2-5 minutes long with the following information; 

- Introduction, three level appropriate exercises at the barre, and a sample of student performing modern or jazz choreography. 

Email video to:

Extended Deadline:  July 15th, 2018

Sample Schedule Below (Official Schedule will be posted in spring 2018)

Featured 2018 Guest Faculty; 


Helene Williamson

A native Californian with passion for dance, Helene was raised in La Cañada Flintridge in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Her dance training began there and took her to Manhattan, where she attended the esteemed School of American Ballet at Juilliard and American Ballet Theatre School. Her talent was recognized by Mikhail Baryshnikov, who gave her a part in his television special – which led to a series of other performances in movies and television. At the age of 17, Helene joined the Los Angeles Ballet under John Clifford’s direction, before moving on to the Nevada Ballet Theatre. These years proved to be artistically fulfilling but physically demanding. At age 26, her dance career came to an abrupt end with a devastating hip injury. It was during her recovery that she was introduced to Pilates. In 1997, Helene became a Certified Pilates Instructor under Master Teacher, Romana Kryzanowska. 


Emma Morrison

Emma, a Nashville native, began her dance training at the Franklin School of Performing Arts.

She began dancing with New Dialect in 2013, and has since worked with, and performed the works of Banning Bouldin, Peter Chu, Alex Ketley, Bryan Arias, Yin Yue, Belinda McGuire, Idan Sharabi and Joy Davis.She is currently on faculty at Nashville Ballet, New Dialect, and Metro Dance in Nashville, TN. She has been a rehearsal assistant for Banning Bouldin since 2016, and has assisted her in works that were created for SpringBoard Danse in Montreal, SALT Dance Company in Salt Lake City, UT,  Groundworks Dance Theatre in Cleveland, OH, and the Julliard School in New York City.



Edward Cuellar

Edward starting his dance training at The City PAA under the direction of JP Christensen & David Rosales. Since then he has worked on film, tv, and theater all over the world. He has spent several years in Japan working at Tokyo Disney & Universal Studios Japan. Shortly after returning to the U.S. he then started working at Royal Caribbean and later served as a Dance Captain & Swing for Walt Disney World. He now resides in New York City and finished his first season as an ensemble dancer at Radio City Music Hall in the Christmas Spectacular. In NY he spends a lot of his time working with and assisting choreographers like Al Blackstone, Josh Bergasse,  Cassie Nordgren,  & Billy Griffin. Recently he got the opportunity to work as an associate choreographer for R&H Cinderella at Tuacahn Amphitheater in Utah. Edward is honored to have the opportunity to teach and choreograph more and hopes to continue to pass down his knowledge of our amazing art form while adding his own style of story telling.