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artÉmotion’s inaugural year was 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio where they established a two week summer intensive for ballet students. In 2016 it grew to offer programs in both Cleveland and Detroit, Michigan. In 2017 the artÉmotion Summer Intensive partnered with the Frederick Quinney Lawson Ballet West Academy, official school of Ballet West. This strategic partnership between artÉmotion and Ballet West saw Allison DeBona and Rex Tilton leading a two-week Choreographic Workshop in Salt Lake City, Utah. DeBona and Tilton also continue their well-established Intensive in Cleveland, Ohio for pre-professional students as well as their acclaimed one week Adult Ballet Summer Intensive every summer in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Allison DeBona and Rex Tilton believe training is vital to honing their craft and want to share as many opportunities with fellow dance professionals and students, alike. in 2019, they have made it artÉmotion’s goal to reach more dancers by offering MASTER CLASSES and PRIVATE LESSONS across the country with an emphasis of turning Salt Lake City, Utah into a premiere dance hub.