Ballet Academy of TexasSummer Intensive For Advanced Students


Technique, Pointe, Mens' Class, Pas de Deux (level 7), Jazz, Modern, Tap, Injury Prevention

  • Li Anlin
    Li Anlin, June 7 – 9

    Assistant Director, Texas Ballet Theater

    Mr. Li was born in Nanjing, China. At age 13, he began training with the Beijing Dance Academy and graduated to the Young Dancers Company where Mr. Li first met and worked with Mr. Stevenson. In 1982, he joined the National Ballet of China as a soloist. In 1985, Mr. Li was invited by Ivan Nagy to join Ballet de Santiago in Chile as a Principal dancer. In 1989, Mr. Stevenson invited Mr. Li to join Houston Ballet as a soloist.

    During his 21-year career, Mr. Li performed classical and contemporary pieces all around the world working with many notable figures of the dance world. Mr. Li retired from the stage in 2000 and became Ballet Master at Houston Ballet before coming to Texas Ballet Theater in 2003. Mr. Li has been Assistant Artistic Director of Texas Ballet Theater since 2005

  • Kathryn Warakomsky-Li
    Kathryn Warakomsky-Li, June 10 – 11
    Studio Company Director, Texas Ballet Theater

    Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Kathryn Warakomsky-Li began studying ballet at the age of 14 in Springfield, Virginia with Oleg Tupine. She graduated from the State University of New York at Purchase with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. She was invited to join the Ballet de Santiago under the direction of Ivan Nagy where she rose to the status of principal dancer. In 1989 Ms. Warakomsky-Li joined Houston Ballet and became the Principal dancer. With over 20 years of performance experience, Warakomsky-Li has held lead roles in nearly all the major classical ballets including Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Cleopatra, Etudes and Coppelia.

    She also danced in numerous works by famed contemporary choreographers like Ben Stevenson, George Balanchine, Jiří Kylián , Kenneth MacMillan, John Cranko, Ronald Hynd, James Kudelka and Christopher Bruce among others. Ms. Warakomsky-Li has toured extensively around the world dancing throughout North and South America, Asia and Europe. Upon retiring from the stage in 2001, Ms. Warakomsky-Li was invited to teach at the Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy where she staged and rehearsed many pieces for the upper school.

    Ms. Warakomsky-Li has been teaching for Texas Ballet Theater School in Fort Worth since 2003 where she has taught all levels of the school. She is an American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Certified Teacher who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training in Primary through Level 7 of the ABT National Training Curriculum®. She has also traveled to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia to view the Bolshoi and the Vaganova Schools and to participate in their training programs. Ms. Warakomsky-Li was named Principal of Texas Ballet Theater School – Fort Worth in January 2007 and in 2016 was promoted to Associate Director. She also heads the Studio Training Company and has managed the Summer Intensive since its inception in 2007.

  • Anna Donovan
    Anna Donovan, June 14 – 18
    Principal Rehearsal Assistant, Texas Ballet Theater

    Technique, Pointe, Pas de Deux (level 7)

    ANNA DONOVAN A native of Ireland, Anna Donovan won a scholarship to train at the Royal Ballet School in England when she was ten years old. After performing in Kaiserslautern, Germany she joined the Irish National Ballet and was rapidly promoted to Principal Dancer. She joined the staff of Ballet Dallas in 1991, serving as Principal Ballet Mistress and instructor of the Dallas Conservatory of Ballet. She is included in The Who’s Who of Teachers in America 2000, 2001, 2005. Anna
    joined the artistic staff at Texas Ballet Theater as Principal Ballet Master in 2000.