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Professional Intensive

 Photo by Christopher Jones

Dancer Blakeley White-McGuire performing Martha Graham's Errand into the Maze

ESD Presents Martha Graham Professional Intensive

26 - 31 July 2021 

Daily Training Mon-Fri 11:30-18:30 + bonus events!

At the core of this year’s digital program, our Professional Intensive is designed for professional dancers, recent graduates and aspiring professional dancers aged 17+. 


During this Intensive you’ll enjoy quality interactive dance instruction and receive personal feedback from former members of The Martha Graham Dance Company. Namely, Blakeley White-McGuire and David Chase who’ll be live streaming direct from New York and San Francisco respectively. 


You’ll also get the chance to develop new choreography with ESD's Artistic Director, Eliot Smith, and benefit from daily technique classes with ex-classical dancer and expert teacher, Angela Reay. 


The daily schedule of practical sessions includes: 


  • Martha Graham Technique™ with Blakeley White-McGuire

  • Graham Fundamentals with David Chase 

  • Graham Repertory with Blakeley & David


  • Classical Ballet Technique with Master teacher Angela Reay; and

  • Choreography with ESD Artistic Director Eliot Smith.


Intensive participants will also have automatic access to all our other ESD Presents Martha Graham activities, including a special seminar, The History of Martha Graham with Blakeley and David, and other soon-to-be-announced events with yet more incredible guests!


For a grand finale, our 2021 program will conclude with a virtual Gala Performance on Saturday 31 July, during which all our intensive participants will be invited to perform: showcasing the Martha Graham repertory learned during the week alongside the choreography developed with Eliot Smith. 


Your ESD Presents Martha Graham Professional Intensive ticket includes:

Full access to all ESD Presents 

Martha Graham events & activities


Exclusive access to the full-day 

Professional Intensive training


The chance to perform Graham repertory

your own choreography during the 

virtual Gala Performance on Sat 31 July!

In order to ensure quality interactive instruction, places on the ESD Presents Martha Graham Professional Intensive are extremely limited.

Register now - Tickets just £125 per person

Participants must be aged 17 or over and be working at a pre-professional or professional level in dance. Experience in contemporary dance or Graham Technique specifically is not required. If you have any access requirements, please advise in advance.


This Intensive will be delivered via Zoom. Details on how to access the Intensive will be sent via email to all participants ahead of the start date. All times listed here and during the booking process are in GMT (UK - London) unless otherwise specified. 


To ensure you get the best experience, you will require: 

  • A dance-safe space large enough for you to move freely (home or studio)

  • The ability to record yourself on your chosen device e.g. a smart phone or tablet

  • Access to a portable ballet barre, or furniture which can serve as one e.g. a sturdy chair or kitchen bench.


If you have any questions about the Intensive, please email:

ESD Presents Martha Graham acknowledge the support from:

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