UPCOMING MASTER CLASSES
2013 CDE CHARACTER BALLET WORKSHOP – March 2nd, 2013
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM / Marriott Center for Dance (University Campus) / 330 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT
ALL Proceeds benefit CDE’s 2013 trip to Korea
RECENT MASTER CLASSES
KELLY BOAL – February 9, 2013
Kelly Boal trained with Olga Kostritsky in her home town of Buffalo, New York and at the School of American Ballet under Suki Schorer, Alexandra Danilova and Stanley Williams among others. She joined the New York City Ballet in 1984 and received a promotion to the rank of soloist in 1989. During her career with NYCB she performed numerous works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins and created original roles in works by Twyla Tharp. In 1991 she left NYCB to pursue freelance opportunities which included national and international touring with Heather Watts and Darci Kistler, guest appearances with the Dutch National Ballet and France’s Ballet du Nord, and regular appearances in the Montreal Gala des Etoiles.
Ms. Boal has served as a faculty member for the Stamford City Ballet school in Connecticut and for the Pacific Northwest Ballet School in Seattle, where she currently teaches advanced students technique and variations.
Ma started his career at the Beijing Dance Academy training as a Chinese Classical dancer before he joined the National Ballet of China in 1995, then Tulsa Ballet in 1999. He worked with directors and choreographers internationally and performed leading roles in works by Balanchine, Cranko, Robbins, Tharp, Duato, Kudelka, Kylian, Forsythe, MacMillan, Hans Van Manen and many others. Ma has also appeared as a Principal Guest Artist on international stages across the world. As a choreographer, Ma has created original works for Tulsa Ballet, Houston Ballet, BalletMet, Ballet Florida, Smuin Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Ballet Nouveau Colorado, Ballet Des Moines, among others. In 2006, Ma was named one of the “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine for both his dancing and choreography as well as The Choo-San Goh award in 2007. In 2008, Ma was the winner of the 21st Century Choreographic competition and also received the “Audience Favorite” and received the “Editor’s Choice Award” from Pointe Magazine. Most recently, Richmond Ballet performed Ma’s Ershter Vals at the Linbury Studios at the Royal Opera House to sold out audiences.
EDWARD ELLISON – November 10, 2012
Edward Ellison has traveled the world as a dancer, teacher, choreographer and ballet master. Companies he has taught for include American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, Alvin Ailey and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. He has been a guest teacher with The Juilliard School and Joffrey Ballet School, and continues to teach open classes at STEPS on Broadway. As a ballet master, he has worked for such companies as the Boston Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet and Alberta Ballet, as well as staging Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker for San Francisco Ballet’s annual tour. With love and devotion to his students guiding his work, his approach is infused by study and close association with renown ballet masters and directors, such as Larisa Sklyanskaya, Helgi Tomasson, Irina Jacobson and Marius Zirra.
CHARACTER DANCE ENSEMBLE WORKSHOP – April 7, 2012
RAYMOND LUKENS – April 20 & 21, 2012
Raymond Lukens, Artistic Associate of the ABT/NYU Masters program and a faculty member of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre, has been named director of ABT’s National Training Curriculum. Lukens co-created the program with Franco De Vita. Its aim is to provide dance students with a rich knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to adapt to multiple styles and techniques of dance, while focusing on kinetics, coordination and proper body alignment.
Prior to becoming a faculty member of ABT’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in 2005, Lukens was the director of Boston Ballet II and Ballet Master at Boston Ballet. He has also served as Ballet Master at Hartford Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet and Alberta Ballet.
In New York City, he has taught for American Ballet Theatre, ABT II, The Ailey School, The Juilliard School, Peridance International, Marymount Manhattan College and Dance Theatre of Harlem. He has served as a guest teacher in Latin America, Australia, Europe, Japan and South Africa. He obtained the highest qualifications as a pedagogue in London with the Cecchetti Society and is a certified ballet teacher for the Dance Educators of America (DEA) Teacher Training School. Lukens created the syllabi for the New York University Masters Degree program in ABT Ballet pedagogy.
LILIAN MANANSALA - March 10th, 2012
Lilian Manansala is the co-founder and co-director of abbybruce company of dance. She works both East and West Coast. She taught at the world-renowned studio, Steps on Broadway, and Dancespace in New York and also co-directed Southern California-based R & B Dance Company from 2002-2007. Lilian is on the board of directors for Artists Community for Change in Los Angeles (ACFCLA). She performed with Deborah Gibson in the award winning production of the King and I. Lilian choreographs for ABC and Disney Channel’s That’s So Raven, Cory in the House, Hannah Montana, Sonny with a Chance, Kickin’ It, So Random, Choo Choo Soul, Pretty Little Liars and Good Luck, Charlie.