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*All Faculty

Anna-Marie Holmes

Ballet Program Director | June 9-22, 2014

Artistic director, choreographer, master teacher, and celebrated ballerina, Anna-Marie Holmes is an internationally acclaimed dance luminary. Born in Canada, she trained with Heino Heiden, Lydia Karpova and Wynne Shaw; in London with Audrey de Vos and Errol Addison. In New York,...

Jessica Lang

Ballet Program Guest Gala Choreographer | June 9-22, 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...

Maxim Beloserkovsky

Ballet Program Master Class Artist | June 9-22, 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...

Dinna Bjørn

Ballet Program Artist Faculty | June 9-22, 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...

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...

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-July 6, 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...

Dianne Walker

Tap Program Artist Faculty | June 23-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...

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,...

Milton Myers

Contemporary Program Director | July 7-27, 2014

Milton Myers received his B.F.A. from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He was a founding member, performer, and assistant to the director with the Joyce Trisler Danscompany, and performed with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Myers, upon...

Mark Morris

Contemporary Program Artist Faculty | July 7-27, 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 7-27, 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...

Jeff Edwards

Contemporary Program Artist Faculty | July 7-27, 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...

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 7-27, 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...

Helen Pickett

Contemporary Program Artist Facultyr | July 7-27, 2014

In 2005, Helen Pickett received her first choreographic commission, Etesian, from Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director, Boston Ballet, and has since choreographed four other works for the company. She has choreographed, among others, for Semper Oper/Dresden Ballet, Vienna State Opera, Atlanta...

Lawrence Rhodes

Contemporary Program Artist Faculty | July 7-27, 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...

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,...

Chet Walker

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

Performing on Broadway since the age of 16, Chet Walker has appeared most prominently in the musicals of Bob Fosse. Conceiver of the Tony Award-winning musical Fosse, he is an international director/choreographer and Artistic Director of WALKERDANCE. Recent productions include...

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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