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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony® Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony® Award winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into the perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin. Join Artisan and a Cast Member from the touring production for a 2 hour master class learning choreography from the show.
Sunday, March 11th/9-11am
This class is limited to just 25 dancers, so reserve your spot today!
Los Angeles native, Jimmy Orrante was a recipient of the 2005 Princess Grace Choreography Award, the 2011 Special Project Award for DanceTech and was the sole recipient of the 2014 Choreography Mentorship Co Commission (CMCC) Award, all from the New York City-based Princess Grace Foundation.
Mr. Orrante has danced 20 seasons with BalletMet, performing numerous roles ranging from Cavalier and Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker, Step Mother in Cinderella, and Dracula in Dracula. He has choreographed many works for the company including his successful full length ballet in 2009, The Great Gatsby, reprised again in early 2015. He attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Performing Arts and North Carolina School of the Arts. He also attended the International Summer Workshop in Hungary; danced with Memphis Ballet, Nevada Dance Theatre and Los Angeles Chamber Ballet. A recipient of the Violetta Boft Award, he has guested with L.A.’s Dance Kaleidoscope, England’s Northern Ballet Theatre and Dance St.Louis. He was a finalist in Ballet Austin’s New American Talent Choreographic Competition in Spring of 2014 and returned in 2015 to choreograph Threads of Color as part of a grant from the Princess Grace Foundation. In July of 2015 he was invited as a choreographer to participate in he National Choreographers Initiative in Irvine, California. He and his wife, former dancer Sonia Welker, have a son, Isaac, and daughters Aiyana and Imara.
Take a"supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" journey with the dancers of Artisan Ballet Company in Mary Poppins.
In this family-friendly production of P.L Travers popular book, you'll see a group of chimney sweeps slouch off on the job, a kind woman feeding the birds, and the Banks children will finally learn the meaning of adventure under the magical guidance of Mary Poppins herself.
November 4th @ 7:00pm
November 5th @ 2:00pm
Tickets are $15/General Admission