Carmel Valley dancers accepted to summer ballet program

Angela Xiao, Laura Xiao and Vivian Zhang of Carmel Valley
Angela Xiao, Laura Xiao and Vivian Zhang of Carmel Valley

Angela Xiao, 13, Laura Xiao, 15, and Vivian Zhang, 15, of Carmel Valley and students at Scripps Performing Arts Academy (SPAA), were recently accepted into prestigious programs at The Rock School, The Joffrey School Jazz Intensive and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater summer intensive, announced Miah Nwosu, artistic director of SPAA.

Students are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants for the opportunity to train seriously for several weeks and enjoy exposure to the school’s renowned faculty.

“We are thrilled that Angela, Laura and Vivian have been accepted into these competitive summer programs,” said Nwosu. “They are committed students who work very hard and this placement is well deserved. All three will participate in our summer program as well.”

SPAA’s hosts its own summer intensive program offering professional training for serious dance students and those pursuing a career in dance aged 10-19. Featuring guest ballet faculty from around the nation, limited class sizes and training in a variety of dance styles, SPAA gives students an opportunity to work on strength, alignment and technique with Masters in their field. Students will be assigned to one of four levels of the Intermediate and Pre-Professional Intensive based on their audition. Both programs boast a small student to teacher ratio, 12-1, Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Jazz, Modern and a Public Performance. Both programs will be held this summer in August.

Call 858-586-7834 or visit

for information. Classes are held at the two SPAA studios: 9920 Scripps Lake Drive, Suite 105, or 11777 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego.



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