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Jessica Lang

Ballet Program Guest Gala Choreographer | June 9-15, 2014

Hailed as "a master of visual composition" by Dance Magazine, since 1999, choreographer Jessica Lang has created more than 80 works on prestigious ballet companies across the U.S. and abroad, including The National Ballet of Japan at the New National...

Ramona Pansegrau

Ballet Program Music Director | June 9-15, 2014

Ramona Pansegrau is Music Director and Conductor for the Kansas City Ballet. Prior to this, she was principal pianist/solo pianist for Boston Ballet and music director/solo pianist/conductor for Tulsa Ballet. Since 1992, she has also been Music Director and pianist...

Adam Sklute

Ballet Program Artist Faculty | June 9-22, 2014

Adam Sklute was named Artistic Director of Ballet West in March of 2007. Prior to that time he was Associate Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet where he began as a dancer in the mid 1980's.During his time with Ballet...

Dinna Bjørn

Ballet Program Artist Faculty | June 15-22, 2014

Dinna Bjørn danced with The Royal Danish Ballet from 1964-1987. She had her soloist debut as the young girl in Jerome Robbins´ Afternoon of a Faun and the pig-tailed girl in David Lichine´s Graduation Ball. Other principal roles in her...

Sally Kimel

Ballet Program Pianist | June 15-22, 2014

Sally Kimel, Ballet Program Pianist, June 15-22, attended college at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Music Degree. She was hired the same year by...

Maxim Beloserkovsky

Ballet Program Master Class Artist | June 16, 2014

Former principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre, Maxim Beloserkovsky received his dance training at the Kiev Ballet Institute.In 1990 he danced as a leading soloist with the National Opera of Bulgaria where he remained for one year. From 1991 to...

Madeleine Onne

Ballet Program Master Class Artist | June 19, 2014

Born in Stockholm, Madeleine Onne has established herself as a formidable artistic force to be reckoned with in the international dance world. One of Sweden's leading ballerinas, she was Artistic Director of the Royal Swedish Ballet, the world's fourth oldest...

Michelle Dorrance

Tap Program Director | June 23-July 6, 2014

Michelle Dorrance, of Dorrance Dance, is a Bessie Award Winner, recipient of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, and a 2012 Princess Grace Award-winner. Featured on the covers of Dance Magazine and Dance Teacher Magazine, she performs, teaches, and choreographs throughout the...

Jason Samuels Smith

Tap Program Artist Faculty | June 23-June 28, 2014

Jason Samuels Smith, performer, choreographer, director, has emerged as a multi-talented leader in the art form of tap. Over the course of his extensive travels, he has influenced, and at times, introduced the culture of tap dance to audiences of...

Sam Weber

Tap Program Artist Faculty | June 23-July 6, 2014

Sam Weber is an award winning artist who has gained global recognition in the world of tap dance. A protégé of tap master Stan Kahn in San Francisco, he was a principal dancer and choreographer with the Jazz Tap Ensemble,...

Nicholas Young

Tap Program Faculty | June 23-July 6, 2014

Nicholas Young is a New York City based dancer, musician, and choreographer, most recently a cast member of the off Broadway sensation STOMP. Young performed the lead role for both the touring and New York based shows, acted as rehearsal...

Dianne Walker

Tap Program Artist Faculty | June 29-July 6, 2014

Dianne Walker is a pioneer in the resurgence of tap dancing, and has been dubbed "The Ella Fitzgerald of tap dance." She performed in the original Black and Blue production in Paris as well as its Tony Award-winning production on...

Thang Dao

Contemporary Program Guest Choreographer | July 7-13, 2014

Thang Dao was born in Danang, Vietnam. He currently resides in New York City as a freelance choreographer. Dao holds a M.A. degree from New York University. He received his formal dance education from the Juilliard School and The Boston...

Aya Kaneko

Contemporary Program Artist Faculty | July 7-27, 2014

Aya Kaneko was born in Osaka, Japan. Kaneko was awarded the vocational examination syllabus certificate at The Royal Academy of Dance in London. She has worked with several ballet companies, projects, and schools as a dancer and teacher in Osaka...

Marguerite Donlon

Contemporary Program Guest Choreographer | July 7-13, 2014

Marguerite Donlon has been ballet director and choreographer at the State Theatre of the Saarland/Germany since 2001, creating more than 30 works for her ensemble. Also known as Donlon Dance Company, the ensemble has toured throughout Europe, Asia, and the...

John Levis

Contemporary Program Music Director | July 7-27, 2014

John Levis is a composer, pianist, and synthesist who has been involved with the Philadelphia dance community since 1971. A graduate of the University of the Arts, he has worked with Philadelphia schools and companies, including University of the Arts,...

Lawrence Rhodes

Contemporary Program Artist Faculty | July 13-18, 2014

In July of 2002, ballet master and master teacher Lawrence Rhodes was appointed the Artistic Director of the Juilliard Dance Division.Now going in to his twelfth season at the School, Rhodes has implemented several changes in the Dance Division curriculum...

Jeff Edwards

Contemporary Program Artist Faculty | July 20-25, 2014

Jeff Edwards' professional dance career spanned 15 years (1983-1998) with three companies: the New York City Ballet, The Zurich Ballet, and The Lyon Opera Ballet. He has also been teaching for conservatories and professional ballet companies around the world since...

Mark Morris

Contemporary Program Artist Faculty | July 20-27, 2014

Mark Morris has been hailed as the "the most prodigiously gifted choreographer of the post-Balanchine era" (Time magazine). Since founding MMDG in 1980, Morris has created close to 150 works for the company, many are widely considered masterpieces. He has...

Matthew Rose

Contemporary Program Artist Faculty | July 20-27, 2014

Matthew Rose began his dance training in Midland, Michigan, with Linda Z. Smith at the age of 17. After receiving his B.F.A. in dance from the University of Michigan in 1992, he moved to New York City. He was a...

John Fischer

Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance Program Music Director | July 28-August 18, 2014

John Fischer has served as Music Director for the Broadway's Rising Stars and Broadway Originals concerts at Town Hall in New York City since 2009. Formerly, he was the rehearsal pianist for the recent revival of West Side Story. Other...

Dan Gross

Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance Program Musician | July 28-August 18, 2014

Drummer/percussionist Dan Gross lives and works in the New York City area. His Broadway and national touring credits include Grease, Blood Brothers, Les Miserables, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, Rent, and Chicago The Musical. In addition to appearances and recordings with...

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