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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!
Jimmy Orrante was a recipient of the 2005 Princess Grace Choreography Award, the 2011 Special Project Award for DanceTech and the sole recipient of the 2014 Choreography Mentorship Co Commission (CMCC) Award, all from the New York City based Princess Grace Foundation.
A native of Los Angeles, he attended The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and continued his training at The North Carolina School of The Arts. He has danced with Nevada Ballet Theatre, Memphis Ballet and 20 years with BalletMet where he had the opportunity to choreograph 15 premieres for the company. In addition to BalletMet, he has created ballets for Ballet Austin, Motion Dance Theatre, Rochester City Ballet, Ballet Arkansas, Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi and UC Irvine’s National Choreographers Initiative. Mr. Orrante’s repertoire includes two full length ballets, The Great Gatsby, which premiered with BalletMet in 2009 and was reprised in 2015, and the children’s ballet The Ugly Duckling for Rochester City Ballet. This performance series included a successful sensory friendly performance which was featured on PBS’s Facebook page. His choreography on students has earned him several awards including the National Recognition Award from Regional Dance America, and he has served as choreographer in residence at Dennison University. Jimmy currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and 3 children.
Sunday, February 18th/1-2:30pm
This class is limited to just 20 dancers, so reserve your spot today!
We've all been there, and it's no fun. Learn the following in this interactive workshop with Tessa Kasmar, PT, DPT:
- basic anatomy spine/hip/knee/foot and ankle
- self-management techniques: common injuries and how to prevent
- stretching: how to stretch properly and what to avoid
- finding (and using!) your turn-out muscles...
- benefits/importance of cross-training: what dance does and doesn't do for your body
- basic nutrition/hydration as it relates to injury prevention and tissue healing
- when to seek a medical professional
Friday, February 2nd/6:30-8:30pm
This class is limited to 25 dancers, so reserve your spot today!