Jennifer Backhaus

WELCOME FROM BD DIRECTOR JENNIFER BACKHAUS

We are thrilled that you will be joining us for our 12th Annual Backhausdance Summer Intensives. Below you will find detailed information regarding our intensive faculty, classes, suggested attire, evening activities and helpful tips to make the most of your time with us.

Since its inception in 2003, Backhausdance has performed extensively coast-to-coast as one of Southern California’s premier contemporary modern dance companies. Currently wrapping up its 13th season, the company continually strives to educate the community about the relevance and vitality of concert dance. We are excited to spend a few weeks with you as we continue to push the boundaries on technical growth and artistic development.

THIS JUST IN! All dancers participating in Week 3 (August 1 - 6) will have the opportunity to share the stage with Backhausdance in a fully-produced performance of the company’s critically-acclaimed Incandescent at the newly-unveiled Musco Center for the Arts. Save the date for Saturday, August 6. It will be an extraordinary event as a cast of more than 100 takes the stage in this 1,100-seat, state of-the-art venue. Priority Ticket Sales start now and continue through June 26! Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets for your friends and family. Reserve your tickets today!

In the meantime, make sure you are signed up for our mailing list. Check out and register online to join us at some awesome evening activities. Scroll down to view our 2016 schedule and to create your profile in our event app. We have some exciting events happening as we lead up to another incredible intensive with you. We can’t wait to dance with you!

2015 participants jog around the room in a warm-up improvisation. Photo © Taryn Ka'iulani

2015 participants jog around the room in a warm-up improvisation. Photo © Taryn Ka'iulani

Dancers from the 2015 programs executing class work with focus. Photo © Taryn Ka'iulani

Dancers from the 2015 programs executing class work with focus. Photo © Taryn Ka'iulani

Jennifer Backhaus
Artistic Director