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Master Class in Ballet
Master Class in Theater and Jazz Dance
Master Class in Tap Dance
Ballet Intensive (2+hrs)
Fosse technique Intensive (2+hrs)
Students with prior dance experience have the opportunity to participate in series of Master Classes in Ballet, Theater, Jazz and Tap Dance. School groups (10+ students) please submit your request here.
All ages and dance levels welcome – please submit your inquiry including the desired class / guest-teacher, your name, school or program affiliation, age, dance level with two (2) optional dates of your choice via email at: email@example.com
ASK LA COUR, guest-TEACHER BALLET
Ask la Cour is a principal dancer with New York City Ballet. Originally from Copenhagen, Denmark he studied at The Royal Danish Ballet School for 8 years until he became a member of the company at age 16. While there he performed many featured roles in the Bournonville repertoire and became proficient in the Bournonville technique. Other accomplishments at The Royal Danish Ballet were his portrayal of Lenski in John Cranko’s Onegin.
Following his desire to expand his artistic horizon, Ask came to NYC in the Fall of 2002 after an invitation from New York City Ballet’s Ballet Master in Chief, Peter Martins. He enjoyed learning the depths of Balanchine’s repertoire, his most favorite being the Neoclassical ballets, The Four Temperaments, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Monumentum and Movements to more classical pieces including, Diamonds from Jewels, and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2. He also had the pleasure to work with choreographers including Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky, Benjamin Millepied and Lauren Lovette. His dance career has brought him around the globe where he has had the pleasure of performing in some of the biggest cultural institutions including, the Royal Opera House in London, Palais Garnier in Paris, and Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg to name a few.
When he is not working with the company, Ask enjoys pursuing choreographic projects, collaborating with various classical and contemporary artists and composers. Most recently he choreographed to Jane Antonia Cornish’s composition Into Silence. He has received several awards and grants, most recently in 2013 a grant from the Vibeke Roervig Foundation.
He feels driven to give back to artist and the community at large whenever possible, performing in numerous benefit events throughout his career and has co-produced a couple of them as well.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN SUNDAY, AUGUST 26TH AT 2:00PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH AT 2:00PM BOOK ONLINE 90-min. session $35 per class / student* Intermediate-Advanced level students Location: Manhattan Movement & Arts Center *All ages and dance levels welcome, please contact Art Without Borders NY via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Portrait©Albert Ayzenberg | Photo©Henry Leutweler | Website
Megan fairchild, GUEST-TEACHER BALLET
Megan Fairchild is a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and began her dance training at the age of four, at Dance Concepts in Sandy, Utah, and at the Ballet West Conservatory in Salt Lake City. She moved to New York City to train at the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet, in 2000, and was hired as an apprentice with NYCB the following year. Ms. Fairchild was promoted to the rank of soloist in 2004, and to principal in 2005.
Ms. Fairchild’s expansive repertoire with New York City Ballet includes principal roles in classical full-length ballets such as Swan Lake, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty and La Sylphide, as well as principal roles in ballets choreographed by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, and Alexei Ratmansky. She was featured as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the 2011 telecast of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker streamed in movie theaters worldwide.
In 2014 she made her Broadway debut as Miss Turnstiles in the revival of On the Town, for which she was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award and received a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway debut.
In addition to performing full time with the New York City Ballet, Ms. Fairchild is currently a teaching fellow with the School of American Ballet.
Portrait©Erin Baiano | Website
ROBERT FAIRCHILD, GUEST-TEACHER THEATER DANCE
Robert Fairchild made his Broadway debut in 2015 with his breakout role as “Jerry Mulligan” in the Tony Award-winning musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, which he reprised in London in 2017. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance By An Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and the Evening Standard Award for Outstanding Performance, and won the 2015 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, the 2015 Astaire Award for Best Male Dancer, the 2015 Theatre World Award, and the National Dance Award UK. He was also nominated for the 2015 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance.
As one of the world’s preeminent dancers, Robert Fairchild began dancing at the age of four in Salt Lake City. He began his balletic training at the School of American Ballet at the age of 15 and shortly after rose through the ranks of the prestigious New York City Ballet. He became an apprentice with NYCB in June 2005. The following June, he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet, was promoted to Soloist in May 2007 and to Principal Dancer in October 2009. He recently performed his farewell performance with the company last October.
Theater: Monster in “Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein” at Signature Theater (Chita Rivera Award); Harry Beaton in “Brigadoon” at New York City Center; Jerry Mulligan in “An American in Paris” on Broadway and the West End; Will Parker in “Oklahoma” at the Royal Albert Hall for the “BBC Proms”; Mike Costa in “A Chorus Line” at the Hollywood Bowl; Bill Calhoun in “Kiss Me Kate” for Roundabout Theater Company’s 2017 Gala. TV: “Mixtape” FOX Pilot; “Julie’s Greenroom” on Netflix; BBC Proms “Oklahoma”; Romeo in NYCB’s “Romeo and Juliet” and Carousel Boy in NY Philharmonic’s “Carousel,” both for PBS “Live From Lincoln Center”; “Dancing With The Stars”; “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”; “Live with Kelly and Michael”; “CBS Sunday Morning”; “60 Minutes.” Film: “An American in Paris” Live West End Production; “The Chaperone”; “NY Export: Opus Jazz.”
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN SATURDAY, AUGUST 25TH AT 1:30PM BOOK ONLINE 90-min. session $35 per class / student* Intermediate-Advanced level students Location: Manhattan Movement & Arts Center *All ages and dance levels welcome, please contact Art Without Borders NY via email at: email@example.com
GARY FLANNERY, GUEST-TEACHER FOSSE TECHNIQUE
Gary Flannery, is a professional performer who toured the world as Shirley MacLaine’s partner; was a Principal Dancer on many TV Shows and Hollywood movies; and was Bob Fosse’s LEAD dancer on Broadway in “PIPPIN” and “DANCIN”, and was Fosse’s Principal Dancer in the movie “ALL THAT JAZZ!” Gary serves as a strong leader, teaching Master Classes, Lectures, and Seminars at Universities, Dance Schools and Colleges around the world!
Gary teaches ANY level of *FOSSE REP* and Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, some Hip-Hop, Music Theatre specialties, as well as Dance and Music Theatre History, directs and choreographs, writes plays, musicals and revues, and still performs. Flannery was Bob Fosse’s protégé, after receiving scholarships in ballet to Balanchine’s School of American Ballet and the Juilliard School!
Presently Gary is working hard on finishing his 23 years of work on a multi-level project *The Great American Revue” with books, documentaries and revivals being planned. Bob Fosse called him the “Bull” for the shear non-stop, dance-till-you-drop attitude he took into rehearsals as well as performances, and Bob and Gwen both– commenting on seeing Gary in Dancin’ in 1979 said “It was one of the finest dance performances they had ever seen!”
Portrait©personal archive | Photo©Jack Mitchell
SCOTT THOMPSON, GUEST-TEACHER THEATER / JAZZ AND TAP DANCE
Scott Thompson has won numerous awards directing and choreographing some of Broadway’s brightest talents including Christine Ebersole, Audra McDonald, Carolee Carmello, Stephanie J. Block, Gavin Creel, Corbin Bleu, Jim Caruso, and Mary Testa, among others. He has directed and choreographed for both New York’s Town Hall and Jazz At Lincoln Center.
Scott directed Tony Award winner Betty Buckley in her first GYPSY, country music legend Larry Gatlin in THE MUSIC MAN and Tony Award winner Cady Huffman in DAMN YANKEES.
For the Library of Congress, he choreographed an all-star Gershwin Gala starring five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, recording star Dawn Upshaw and Tony Award nominees Lara Teeter, David Garrison and Wanda Richert.
His productions of SWEET CHARITY won both the Connecticut Critics Circle Award and the Austin Critics Table Award for Best Musical. Both productions also garnered Scott awards for Best Direction and Choreographer. Scott won the Connecticut Critics Award again recently as Best Director of a Musical for his production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.
Scott teaches key choreographies from the most emblematic Musicals including A CHORUS LINE, WEST SIDE STORY, ANNIE, GYPSY, 42ND STREET, ANYTHING GOES, SWEET CHARITY, BYE BYE BIRDIE, ON THE TOWN, MY FAIR LADY, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, CINDERELLA, SHE LOVES ME, OKLAHOMA! and more.
Photo©Rick Stockwell | Website
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