PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
Reflection House presented by Jennifer Glaws
An evening-length performance work set in an interactive, multimedia-influenced environment.
Singing in a group synchronizes our heart rate, laughing with another person creates a bond with this individual, and dancing with a group produces unity of sharing a common theme. It is part of human nature to want to copy another individual and to feel a sense of belonging either consciously or unconsciously. We experience each other as individuals and as a group. We personally categorize ourselves with our selected or collected identity. Regularly, our encounters of interaction are random, and, in this work, we can see the random matching of who we are and, very simply, how we view ourselves, side by side.
Final two performances:
Thursday, March 15: 10:30 a.m.
Friday, March 16: 7:30 p.m.
HAIR+NAILS Gallery is pleased to present:
KAREN SHERMAN:::Minor Bodies
Karen Sherman with Philip Bither
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Open Gallery Hours
and by appointment. Free.
Through March 31
HAIR+NAILS is a South Minneapolis art gallery co-directed by Kristin Van Loon and Ryan Fontaine.
Take a walking tour of The Cowles Center and see an incredible evening of dance all in one night with our new Historic Tour and Performance Packages!
Join Artist in Residence Sally Rousse as she takes you back to 1888 when The Cowles Center complex was first built as a Masonic Temple. Learn about the Unique Theater, which stood in what is now the main lobby and where Charlie Chaplin had some of his earliest performances. Experience The Goodale Theater, formerly The Shubert, whose history dates back to 1910 when it opened the same day as its sister theater, The Fitzgerald, in St. Paul. Hear Sally’s personal anecdotes while walking through our studios and end your night with a performance by one of Minnesota’s leading professional dance companies.
Catch the tour, a complimentary beverage, and the performance with Curio Dance on Friday, March 16!
Curio Dance returns with their seventh show – Drop the Mic: Metamorphosized – a dynamic evolution of the company’s top pieces from the past six productions. Joined by live musicians in the musical genres of classical, hip hop, Latin, and R&B, Metamorphosized pairs new forms of dance like contemporary, breaking, jazz, funk, pointe work, and Brazilian zouk. The all-star cast of staple Twin Cities performers, including local favorite hip hop artist Maria Isa, will unite their movement and voices in this show about transformation.
Borealis Dance is proud to present our spring concert in collaboration with members of the Hmong community as we come together to visit the past and remember what makes America a diverse nation of people: Hope for a better life rooted in peace, safety, and promise for the future.
Together, we visit the story of the aftermath of the Secret War in Laos during the Vietnam War and the mass exodus of a people fleeing for their safety as they fought to escape genocide.
Join us as we explore this journey through movement and visual art as part of North Hennepin Community College's Hmong Awareness Week. Featuring the photography of Darrin Hauck.
March 16 and 17, 7:30pm
Tickets and more information at: http://www.borealisdance.org
QUICK + DIRTY
a bi-monthly series for experimental performance
RED EYE THEATER
Organized by Sam Johnson and Kristin Van Loon
+ REB L. LIMERICK with ALEX JULIAN LEEDS, ALEX ADKINSON and OTHER ECHOES
+ CHANTAL PAVAGEAUX
+ CHITRA VAIRAVAN with RITIKA GANGULY
Monday, March 19, 2018
at 7:29pm SHARP!
Doors open at 7:10.
Co-presented by Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and The O'Shaughnessy.
Reclaiming African-American narratives by showcasing their authenticity, ink celebrates the rituals, gestural vocabulary, and traditions that remain ingrained within the lineage of the African Diaspora.
This dance theater work, performed by Camille A. Brown & Dancers, examines the culture of black life that is often appropriated, rewritten, or silenced.
Camille A. Brown is the choreographer for Broadway's Once on this Island and NBC's upcoming Jesus Christ Superstar Live!
Tapestries 3.0 features new and reprised works showcasing the diverse perspectives and talents of Artistic Director Karen L. Charles and local guest choreographers: Alexandra Bodnarchuk, Vie Boheme, and Jim Lieberthal.
The featured guest choreographers will expose many aspects of humanity–exploring mental and physical turmoil, women’s intuition, and personal and group support.
Karen L. Charles’ excerpt from “Humanity & Elysian Fields Avenue” (2012) is an ode to the Gulf Coast residents devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2007 and hurricanes in Houston, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean this past year–a journey of how the human spirit, though devastated by natural disaster, returns and remains an integral part of the cultural tapestry of America.
This program contains mature content.
Tickets (fees included):
$25 General admission
$22 Student, senior, children under twelve years old
Visit: http://bit.ly/tapestries3-0 or call 612.206.3600.
Seven features an eclectic evening of contemporary dance with six distinct and stunning original works, bringing something for every audience member. Share in new and past works with AMP’s seventh annual performance that showcases the company’s wide range of dynamism, physicality and artistry.
Guest Artist Sophia Pimsler
"Delta Blues" (2013)
"Picture Perfect" (2016) – Guest Artist Darrius Strong
Friday, March 23 at 8pm – Opening Night Artists' Reception
Saturday, March 24 at 8pm – Post-Show Question and Answer Discussion
Sunday, March 25 at 2pm – ASL interpreted, pay what you can
The Lab Theater
700 N 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
$20 - General Admission
$17 - Senior, student with ID, children under twelve
$3 off with 2017 MN Fringe Festival Button
Discounts: 20 percent for a group of ten, 25 percent for a group of 20.
To purchase: http://www.thelabtheater.org or call (612) 333-7977.
Photo Credit: V. Paul
“A no-holds-barred look at masculinity in African culture and the African male body in American culture.” —New York Times
Fierce and charismatic Zimbabwe/New York–based choreographer Nora Chipaumire continues her investigations of the black body, Africa, and the self. Situated in a real boxing ring, Chipaumire trades jabs with the specter of her estranged father as he fights against prejudice, social pressures, and the weight of history in this bright, loud, and penetrating work. Outfitted with boxing gloves, African talismans, and football pads, they stagger between combat and jest in this symbolic dance-ritual that forces us to question stereotypes of race and gender. Contains mature content.
Join Chipaumire in the galleries on Thursday, March 22 at 7 pm as she discusses the intersectionality of being black, female, and African, the prominent thematic inquiry behind her choreography. Part of Target Free Thursday Nights.
RELAY RELAY is an artist-to-artist interview marathon for and by Twin Cities contemporary performance makers. Twenty artists working in dance, theater, music, and performance art will engage in public dialogue at the Red Eye Theater, in wide-ranging conversations that draw from Red Eye’s core values of collaboration, experimentation, and critical discourse as a starting point.
Chantal Pavageaux | Sonya Berlovitz | Kimberly Richardson | Trevor Bowen | Maia Maiden | Alan Mure | Anjanie Da Artist | Ben Obi | Karen Sherman | Samantha Johns | Emmett Ramstad | Martin Gonzales | Masanari Kawahara | Akiko Ostlund | E.G. Bailey | Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra | Eric Larson | Rosy Simas | Rhiana Yazzie | Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay
SCHEDULE and more information at: http://www.relayrelay.info
Continental Ballet Company presents the ballet Sleeping Beauty in celebration of their 30th season.
This classic story will appeal to people of all ages. Lead roles will be performed by Erika Ellis and Wesley Rocha.
Performances are Saturday evening at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm.
A wine bar/reception will be held Saturday post-performance and a Princess Tea will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday.
For tickets call 952-563-8562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BACK FROM HIATUS!
8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-$16: pay as able
Chitra Vairavan, with Ritika Ganguly
Anna Marie Shogren
Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846
BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.
9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.
Shapiro & Smith Dance returns with an evening of dance featuring the company’s signature blend of biting wit and breathtaking physicality. The works run the gamut of human emotion as Shapiro & Smith’s company of dancers tell stories of humor and heartbreak, triumph and despair.
The program will feature the world premiere of “Later that night” by artistic director and award-winning choreographer Joanie Smith. “Later that night” is a duet of longing, lingering, and near misses, exploring the heart-wrenching possibilities of an evening, or perhaps a lifetime. Shapiro & Smith will also reprise 2017’s uproariously funny “A Naked Man’s Shirt” and the expressive hit “HANDS.” Back by popular demand, the company will also perform its critically-acclaimed “Bolero” featuring an army of 18 of the Twin Cities most powerful female dancers. This physically demanding piece is performed to Maurice Ravel's iconic score and its images of heroism and defeat show women's power to endure.
University of Minnesota Dance presents
Researching Performance - The Black Dancing Body as a Measure of Culture
A Public Talk with Cowles Visiting Scholar, Brenda Dixon-Gottschild
Tuesday, April 3 at 4:30 pm
Barbara Barker Center for Dance
Book signing to follow in the lobby.
Brenda Dixon Gottschild is the author of Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance: Dance and Other Contexts; Waltzing in the Dark: African American Vaudeville and Race Politics in the Swing Era (winner of the 2001 Congress on Research in Dance Award for Outstanding Scholarly Dance Publication); The Black Dancing Body–A Geography from Coon to Cool (winner, 2004 de la Torre Bueno prize for scholarly excellence in dance publication); and Joan Myers Brown and The Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina-A Biohistory of American Performance.
Performances by Abigail Whitmore and Annika Hansen, Reneé Copeland, and Laurie Van Wieren
Thursday, April 5: 6:00-8:00 pm
During Casket Arts' Open Studio event, take a self-guided art crawl of different studios and catch dance on each floor
Saturday, April 7: 12:30-1:30 pm
Suggested donation $7-12.
Susana di Palma’s Garden of Names, an original flamenco dance/theater work inspired by Lawrence Thornton’s novel Imagining Argentina, is a triumphant acclamation of the imagination’s power to fight injustice. From stories of “disappeareds” (desaparecidos) during the 1970s, when people disappeared to be tortured and killed in a reign of government terror, names blossom forth amid the lush “garden” of remembering. This production features an exciting collaborative cast of internationally renowned flamenco dancers, singers, and musicians, along with Joe Chvala’s Flying Foot Forum.
Houston Ballet, one of America’s most highly-regarded ballet companies, has long been a Northrop audience favorite.
They will return with Artistic Director Stanton Welch’s sumptuous production of Swan Lake, performed with a live orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s emotionally-charged score. Created especially for the company, Welch’s choreography imbues his characters with psychological complexity and gives the work a 21st century pace. One of the greatest love stories in all of classical ballet, Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, a beautiful maiden transformed into a swan by an evil knight, and the Prince who swears his eternal love to her.
April’s 3PLAY features new work by local artists Magic Dyke, Yonci Jameson (with Holo Lue Choy, Miles Jamison, and Keri Tap), and Amal Rogers.
ONLY 30 SEATS
Curated by Skewed Visions founders, each 3PLAY features new work by three artists. Three times a year, three artists are given development time in the studio and asked to create short new work for this time and place. The evening is split into three fifteen- to 20-minute sections and followed by an open conversation between audiences and artists.
MAGIC DYKE: "Paper vs. Rock (Sore Loser)" is all about provocation, suspense, and revenge; and the need for justice when you’ve been outsmarted by an unlikely enemy.
YONCI JAMESON: "resilience" explores the social expectations, the struggle with introversion and stagnancy, the expression of lived experiences, gender, and spirituality through a musical-metaphysical lens.
AMAL ROGERS: "Willness" explores list making, remaking, and crossing things off of lists as a proxy for wellness.
Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public
Leonard Bernstein was America’s musical ambassador to the world. Through interviews with his children, collaborators, students, and artists that he influenced, filmmaker Georg Wübbolt explores Bernstein’s amazing legacy and his insatiable urge to educate. It’s a compelling portrait of the multifaceted career of one of the most iconic musical geniuses of our time.
Games People Play
Games People Play features choreography by MotionArt’s co-directors Pam Gleason and Diane Moncrieff. Enjoy a captivating, moving, and sometimes hilarious evening of dance performed by MotionArt’s multigenerational group of dancers as they explore – both literally and figuratively – the games that people play.
Friday, April 13, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 14, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 15, 2:00 pm
$18.00 General admission.
$12.00 Children, students, and seniors.
MotionArt has been sharing the art of dance and the joy of movement with people of all ages and abilities since 2013, enriching lives by fostering creativity, body awareness, and self-expression in a fun, non-competitive environment.
Saturday, April 14, 7:30pm
Carlson Family Stage
Northrop celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday in a program that features our flagship orchestra at the University of Minnesota and the dancers of KEIGWIN + COMPANY.
The University Symphony Orchestra takes center stage under the direction of Mark Russell Smith and treats us to Bernstein’s quintessential melodies from “On the Town,” “On the Waterfront,” and more. The evening showcases choreographer Larry Keigwin’s refreshing vision of dance—a blend of Broadway and club styles with contemporary wit, heart, and theatrical flair. With movement and music on stage together, this delightful program pays tribute to Bernstein’s impact on American dance and culture.
"Mini-Beauty & the Beast" is a delightful abbreviated version of Twin Cities Ballet’s adaptation of the classic story ballet, designed to introduce children to the magic of this family favorite!
A handsome prince is transformed into a beast as punishment for his ugly arrogance. Only true love can break the spell – but who could love a monster like him? Full of magic and enchantment, this is a delightful mini-treat perfect for the whole family!
Suitable for all ages, this version is less than an hour and performed by cast members from Twin Cities Ballet’s full-length production.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – 11 a.m.
Purchase tickets online, or by calling 952-985-4640
Twin Cities Ballet, the company behind the sold-out success The Wall: A Rock Ballet, presents Beauty and the Beast.
May 10-12, 2018 at Ames Center in Burnsville.
Created in the tradition of the classic story ballets, this original TCB story adaptation written by Artistic Director Denise Vogt is returning to the stage and will be a fun and magical ballet for all ages!
This production features an original musical score by composer Jordan Cox both written and recorded specifically for this production, and features enchanting stage designs, sets, lighting, costumes, and choreography.
Full of magic, imagination, hope, and redemption, Beauty and the Beast is a delight for the whole family!
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
May 10: 7:00PM
May 11: 7:00PM
May 12: 2:00PM, 7:00PM
TICKETS: $20–$36, available at the Ames Center box office, by phone 800-982-2787 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES
Dance with Ballet Royale this summer! Ballet Royale's Summer Intensives are comprehensive day programs providing the finest professional instruction for all ages. Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give professional instruction in a structured and focused setting, including Dierdre Chapman (former First Soloist with England's Royal Ballet) and Courtney Elizabeth Stewart (former Soloist with San Francisco Ballet).
- June "Spring into Summer" Intensive, featuring Progressing Ballet Technique. June 11-29. NO AUDITION REQUIRED. Intermediate/advanced to professional.
- Male Dancer Intensive, ages ten and older, June 11–15.
- July Summer Intensive, July 9-27. AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION. Students ages eight through professionals.
- Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop: August 6-17. AUDITION REQUIRED. Ages ten and older.
- Pointe Preparatory Workshop, August 19-24. Girls ages eleven and older.
- Youth Ballet August Jump-Start, August 19-24.
TU Dance Center offers two sessions of eight-week adult workshops during the 2018 Spring Session.
Session 1: January 29 - March 24
Session 2: April 9 - June 4. No classes May 28.
Cost: $112.00 per eight-week workshop, per session. Preregistration is required for the full eight-week session, completed online or in-person at TU Dance Center. $15.00 individual class drop-in rate, cash or check at TU Dance Center.
Midday Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Evening Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Dancing Together is a child and parent/caregiver creative movement eight-week workshop designed for children ages two through four and their parent/caregivers who are interested in a shared movement experience that engages the senses of curiosity and play.
Both child and caregiver will participate in developmentally appropriate movement exercises that incorporate elements such as effort, shape, and tempo. Music will play an essential role in the class. This class will give children and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about themselves and one another through the art form of dance.
Session 2: April 11 - June 2
Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00am or Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am.
Cost: $112.00 per eight-week session. Online preregistration required.
Join TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and TU Dance Center faculty and guest artists for the 2018 TU Dance Summer Program and Intensive.
The Children and Teen Summer Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged five through twenty. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. July 9-28, 2018.
The Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is a rigorous course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, conditioning, workshop and repertory work for students up to age 24. The program has five levels. For level placement, please contact us at email@example.com or 612-605-1925. Placement can be determined by attending an open class at TU Dance Center (by appointment only), by submitting a video link (modern and ballet phrase), or during the first day of the intensive. July 30-August 18, 2018.
This three-day ballet workshop for intermediate/advanced students ages sixteen through 24 will focus on technique fundamentals, pointe strengthening and exploring contemporary pointe work with teaching artists Penny Freeh and Abdo Sayegh. Students will be encouraged to deepen their understanding of the classical elements in ballet class as well as pushing the technical boundaries in contemporary phrase work. A minimum of four years of pointe training is strongly encouraged.
6:15-6:45pm, Pointe Class
6:45-7:45pm, Contemporary Pointe Work
For more information and to register, visit http://www.tudance.org/ballet-contemporary-pointe-work-workshop-march-27...
We invite you to join us on March 18 to take a free class with our fantastic instructors. Try out a class from our Winter/Spring Roster!
All dancers and abilities are welcome.
We will be offering one day-only discounts on drop-ins, enrollments, and ten-class cards.
11:00am - 12:00pm – Jazz with Allison Rubin
11:30am - 12:30pm – Modern with Jesse Schmitz-Boyd
12:00pm - 1:00pm – Belly Dance with Stephanie Shapso
12:30pm - 1:15pm – Creative Movement for ages three to five with Jesse Schmitz-Boyd
1:00pm - 2:00pm – Afro-Fusion Explosion with Edna Stevens
1:30pm - 3:00pm – Ballet with Lisa Erickson
3:00pm - 4:00pm – Hip Hop with Stephanie Shapso
3:00pm - 4:00pm – Youth Ballet with Sarah Bartlett
4:00pm - 5:00pm – Youth Hip Hop with Cheng Xiong
Master Class with Eclectic Edge Ensemble Guest Artist, Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner
Sunday, March 18, 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
This 90-minute jazz class for intermediate to advanced dancers will be followed by a question and answer session with Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner.
Ages eighteen and older.
Scholarships available, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garner received her B.F.A. in dance at the University of Minnesota and her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Her work, focused research on contemporary modern dance and American concert jazz dance, has been produced in Minneapolis, MN; Phoenix, AZ; New York City; and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She is currently on faculty at University of Oregon, Lane Community College, and Western Oregon University.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to legislative appropriation.
These classes are inspired by Laban Movement Analysis and Functional Anatomy elements. Explore different postures and create new ways to move in order to widen our artistic abilities.
Brenna Mosser is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. A Rochester native, Brenna attended the Perpich Center for Arts Education before going to the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, England for her BA in Dance Theater. In addition, she trained at le Centre National de la Danse Contemporaine in Angers, France, where she received a level three license in Performance Dance and Arts Management.
Classes | March 19
Time - 9:30-11:30 AM
Location: Target Education Studio
Pivotal Moment classes are geared toward university dance students and graduates as well as young professionals who are new to the Twin Cities, pursuing a professional career in dance. This program is supported through The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.
Contact Improvisation Twin Cities hosts a monthly live music jam at The Cowles Center Target Education Studio. Every third Monday, all are welcome to join in an evening of pop-up collaboration between a rotating roster of incredible local musicians and the Twin Cities' contact improvisation community. Leave your phone at the door to connect, dance, listen, move and be moved! This month’s musician will be The Nunnery!
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/rfoKAhgdBdhBdjYz1
All levels welcome! Class beings at 6:30pm.
$10-$20 suggested donation at the door.
Space and marketing support for CI Music Jam is provided by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.
Ages fifteen and older. All levels welcome.
Please join TU Dance students as they host a movement workshop rooted in the African-American vernacular, with Timothy Edwards and Maleek Washington, members of Camille A. Brown & Dancers, who celebrate the power of African-American social dance and its impact and influence on American dance forms throughout history.
Tim and Maleek will use their individual talents and experiences as CABD members to help attendees investigate the ways communities used movement as a form of social expression, activism and fun! It is Camille's hope that the spirit of expression through movement is embodied in our present day – providing the individual with a platform to celebrate their identity and to share their personal expression with the community of participants.
Free. Limited spots available. Advanced registration required. To register, call: 651.282.3115 or secure your spot online.
Comfortable clothing recommended. Free parking available.
Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre will offer three workshops with internationally renowned Edwin Aparicio. He is considered to be one of the most sought-after flamenco performers, teachers, and choreographers in the United States. He has been described by critics as “the most amazing dancer seen in years...” Read his full bio at http://www.zorongo.org/documents/GARDENOFNAMES_GuestArtistsBios.pdf.
Technique and “Bulerias” - Intermediate/Advanced - $25
When: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
"Solea por Bulerias" - Intermediate/Advanced - $25
When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Beginner Flamenco Dance - $20
When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Register online at: https://squareup.com/store/zorongo-flamenco
Are you a dance team dancer looking for a spring recital opportunity? Come dance with us!
Dance Team Performance Class: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm. April 4 through June 9.
This class is designed for dancers interested in an energetic, precision-focused performance opportunity. Dancers will perform in our year-end recital on June 9. Whether you are preparing to audition for your school's dance team or simply interested in growing as a dancer and exploring new dance styles, this class is for you!
Dancers entering ninth through twelfth grade are welcome.
Dear Friends, old and new, of Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement,
For over a decade our Minnesota group has gathered to plumb the depths and heights of our embodied experience in community under the wise and steady guidance of Alton Wasson. Join us.
Introductory evening: Friday, 6:30pm to 9pm.
No previous experience needed.
Friday evening qualifies participants to join the weekend workshop.
Friday evening only: $50.
Experienced movers and witnesses: Saturday, 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm.
Full weekend: $250. Includes Friday evening.
If you want to register now, make payments, and/or get more information, visit: http://contemplativedance.org/
Please share workshop information freely. Thanks!
Take all four courses for $325 if you register by March 30, or
Pick one, two, or three courses for $90 each until March 30.
The deadline to register is MARCH 31.
April 21: 8am-12pm
Foundation as the Key to Successful Program Design
What components create a solid movement foundation and body alignment.
Creating Successful Pilates Programs
We outline some of the key components to organize and create successful Pilates workouts for healthy individuals, athletes and those with special considerations.
April 22: 9am-12pm
Incorporating the Pilates Ancillary Equipment in Your Programs
The ancillary equipment not only adds variety abd challenge to a workout, each piece was designed with a specific purpose in mind.
April 22: 1-4pm
Pilates History and Archival/Historical Exercises
We will talk about Joe's ideas and the goals he envisioned for his work, how he ran his studio, and how his work changed with different clients and students. Learn archival advanced exercises!
Early bird pre-registration ends on April 20.
Pay in full, or pay a deposit of $50 with the rest due the first day of the workshop.
In an effort to keep cost low and to ensure the workshop is a go, we need at least nine early bird registrants/commitments or more. Please register by April 20.
Please send your name and a message saying "yes, register me," to Jennifer Arave at email@example.com.
Payment: Send a check or PayPal payment by April 20 for the early bird commitment/preregistration.
Checks should be mailed to:
686 23rd Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
To pay via PayPal:
Go to PayPal. Click "send and request" across the top menu bar. Click "pay or send money," then click "send money to family or friends." Enter: firstname.lastname@example.org, the amount, and enter or choose bank account you would like to withdraw from. Press "send."
STUDENT RATES AVAILABLE!
Developed for pre-professional and professional dancers, ARENA DANCES' annual INSTINCT intensive taps into your creative potential through technique and the creation of a new dance through improvisation and composition. Artistic Director Mathew Janczewski will focus on the creation of a new sextet to be premiered at The Fitzgerald Theater in Fall 2018.
Students will participate in a daily technique class and choreography development rehearsal, ending with a public showing of the work created. Students will receive a professional video of their final performance. Summer intensive students are also considered for apprenticeships with ARENA DANCES.
June 11-16, 2018, Monday through Saturday
10:00am – 3:00pm with a lunch break.
The Cowles Center, Studio 2B, Minneapolis
Registration must be completed by May 5. $75 discount for early registration by April 15.
Continental Ballet Company is holding a summer intensive for intermediate and advanced level students in July and August. The seven-week course will be held at the Bloomington Center for the Arts and will include ballet, pointe technique, partnering and repertoire. In addition, students will participate in a public performance in the Schneider Theater on September 6.
To register call 952-563-8562 or email email@example.com.
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
Dance | Gymnastics | Figure Skating | Cheer
Minnesota’s Largest Dance Retailer
Now hiring for all locations: Burnsville, Minnetonka, Woodbury, and Blaine.
Weekdays: Open until 3:00 or 4:00PM, 3:00 or 4:00PM to close, and at our Blaine store, open to close: 11:00AM-7:00PM.
Saturday/Sunday: Open to close.
We are looking for responsible, mature, experienced and knowledgeable individuals to join our team. Please download our application from http://www.stepnstretch.com and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off at our stores.
Advanced dancers and/or instructors with ballet and pointe experience are highly encouraged to apply. Retail experience is preferred.
Store Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-8pm*, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm.
*Monday-Friday 11am-7pm, Woodbury and Blaine stores.
The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts is looking to hire an intern to assist with the planning and facilitation of the GOTTA DANCE! Gala and Raze the Barre After Party - The Cowles Center's largest fundraising event of the year. The Cowles Center's Development/Special Events Internship is designed for individuals interested in learning more about the field of fundraising, with a concentration on special events.
The position will start on July 9 and go through October 26 with approximately 25 hours of work a week. A detailed listing of the position can be found at: https://www.thecowlescenter.org/about-cowles/jobs-opportunities.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Rachel Koep before April 20.
Secrets of Classical Ballet third annual ballet GALA.
SCB is seeking students and dancers twelve to 25 years of age who would like to be trained to perform principal, solo and demi-soloist roles along with guest ballet stars in SCB's third annual ballet GALA in Minneapolis at JSB TEK BOX in the Cowles Center June 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
This unique six-week program is designed to meet the needs of intermediate and advanced ballet students who seek the highest standard of classical ballet education and wish to dance professionally.
Classes three days per week: ballet technique and up to four hours of rehearsal, by call.
Tatiana Berenova - Prima Ballerina, International Gold Medalist
SCB and Academy Founder and Artistic Director
VIDEO AUDITION ONLY:
DVD or video link should include one classical ballet variation and introduction with the student's name, age, years of study and places of study.
CREO Arts and Dance is looking for vibrant, encouraging, disciplined instructors for summer 2018 and fall-spring employment opportunities.
Expertise needed specifically for creative movement, hip hop, jazz, and contemporary, for students ages three to eighteen.
- Dance degree or professional performance experience preferred
- Minimum one year teaching experience
- Must enjoy working with and be able to connect with children ages three to eighteen
- Must be willing to adhere to school curriculum guidelines
- Must be well organized, professional, a team player, and possess strong interpersonal and relational skills
- Must consent to and pass background check and drug test prior to hiring
CREO is a non-competitive dance studio committed to building strong, creative, commitment-minded, joyful, wholesome artists.
We are a well-established ballroom dance club in Appleton, Wisconsin with exciting employment opportunities available. Get extensive training throughout your employment. The club is growing and we want to offer an opportunity to grow with us. This is a salaried position with paid training and benefits.
Cal us at 920-731-8851 or email email@example.com. Take the first step to a skill that will last a lifetime!
For more information:
Twin Cities Ballet has openings for male and female company dancers and apprentices for the 2018-2019 season!
Sunday, April 8, 12:00pm
Registration at 11:30am
TCB is an innovative professional ballet company that creates original high-quality performances, including the most recent sold-out show Pink Floyd's The Wall: A Rock Ballet, and introduces and promotes the artistry, discipline and athleticism of ballet and other dance forms to Minnesota communities.
Soloist and Principal level, competitive salaried position. Season runs from approximately September 2018 to May 2019 (34 weeks).
Applicants must have strong classical ballet foundation and contemporary (modern) technique, excellent performance skills, good work ethic, and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.
To arrange an audition, please contact TCB directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-452-3163.
Join Ballet Royale Minnesota this summer! Ballet Royale Summer Intensives are comprehensive day programs providing the finest professional instruction for all ages, for those students striving to reach their full potential. Master teachers join renowned faculty and guest instructors to give professional instruction.
Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 12:00pm. Registration opens at 11:30am.
Cost: $25 non-refundable audition fee; cash or check only.
Audition for the following intensives:
1. July Full-Day Summer Intensive, variable length options. AUDITION REQUIRED for Upper Division. Prerequisite: completed a minimum of one year of pointe for girls; five or more years classical ballet training.
2. August Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop. AUDITION REQUIRED for Upper Division. Prerequisite: completed a minimum of one year of pointe for girls; five or more years classical ballet training.
Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's elite daytime training program provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for talented, ambitious and committed students from all over the country who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally.
Audition to be included in this program for the 2018-2019 school year:
Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 12:00pm. Registration opens at 11:30am.
Cost: $25 non-refundable audition fee; cash or check only.
TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands will be holding auditions for the 2018-2019 Season on Sunday, April 8.
9:30am – Registration
10:00-1:00pm – Audition
Interested dancers need to email their current resume and headshot to email@example.com and also bring hard copies the day of the audition.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.tudance.org/tu-dance-company-audition-april-8/.
The DanceBARN Festival is an annual event held in Battle Lake, Minnesota that brings professional dancers, choreographers, and dance educators together for one week of dancing, creating, relaxing, and performing in the heart of the lakes. Visit our website for more details on the festival: http://www.dancebarncollective.org.
TEACH - Share the technique of something you are an expert in, or experiment with something you've been pondering. All idioms and styles are welcome. APPLY BY APRIL 8.
CHOREOGRAPH - Create something new or reset a work on new dancers at the festival. Selected choreographers will present their work on Saturday, July 28 at a performance open to the public. APPLY BY APRIL 8.
Follow the link to apply: http://www.dancebarncollective.org/festival
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS
The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers annually awards three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota choreographers and three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota dancers. The awards are unrestricted and can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of an opportunity; or work on a new project. This program is funded by The McKnight Foundation and administered by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.
(1) Choreographer applicants, go to: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines/
Dancer applicants, go to: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines/
(2) Carefully read the guidelines on this page and watch the instructional video.
(3) To begin your application, click the APPLY NOW button.
(4) If you did not submit an Intent to Apply in September 2017, you will be prompted to create an account before you begin an application.
Deadline: April 4, 2018, 3pm CST.
SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS
Located in Uptown Minneapolis near the intersection of Lake Street and Lyndale Avenue, Ragamala Dance Company has two beautiful studios open to rent. For more information about availability and scheduling contact Sarah Abdel-Jelil at email@example.com.
Studio 1 - 1400 square feet, one full-mirrored wall, iPod/CD capability, Marley floor
Studio 2 - 390 square feet, iPod capability, wood floor
St. Paul Ballet offers spacious studio space for rent when available.
We are located conveniently at the intersection of University Avenue and Fairview Avenue N in St. Paul.
Contact Andrea Lane for more information.
The Resistance Movement is offering studios to rent when requested and available.
The Resistance Movement has two beautiful studios with hardwood, sprung dance floors. Studio one is 800 square feet with full front and partial stage left mirrors lit by large windows. Studio two is 600 square feet with front and stage right mirrors along with sliding doors for privacy. Both studios have a surround sound feature, sprung floors, natural light and light dimming options.
The fitness boutique has secure free lockers, luxurious showers, water station, seating area and locker room for use.
The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown Saint Paul off I-94/35. We are also located three blocks from the Green Line Union Depot stop! There is parking along the street, and parking is free on Sundays and weekdays before 8:00am.
The Resistance Movement Fitness is offering a Movement Exchange Program. This program is open to students, artists, dancers and those who need a scalable way to take movement classes or rent studio space.
The Movement Exchange Program will require students to volunteer at the front desk, clean studios or other small tasks in exchange for their choice of classes or studio rental. For every hour worked, the student will receive the equal amount of class time or studio rental.
Those who wish to inquire in The Movement Exchange Program must provide The Resistance Movement a proof of artistry work in the Twin Cities, proof of student status, or other reason to be involved in our exchange program.
For further details, please email and provide your name, why you want to take part in our exchange program, and whether you are a student, artist, dancer or other.
TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.
TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings, and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.
TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.
Want to discuss opportunities for individual dance artists?
Need to understand press kits for your next show?
Trying to revise your teaching artist curriculum?
Don’t know where to start with individual donations?
Free 20-minute consultations with The Cowles Center’s seasoned dance administrators are now available. The Cowles Center hosts open office hours quarterly. Sign up to connect with Cowles Center staff on any of the offerings listed:
-General arts administration questions, Cowles questions, contract negotiations
-Fundraising, social media campaigns and grant opportunities
-Press pitches, marketing plans, promotional efforts
-General design questions, how to find a designer, creating visually effective emails
-Artist resources/networking, lesson plan development, career building
-Working in a union space, how to prepare for touring
Sign up for a time slot here: https://goo.gl/forms/6bWUVB2XeamMrPuB2
This Thursday, March 15, and every first, third, and sometimes fifth Thursday of the month in 2018.
Water Bar will be open from 6:00-9:00pm for Open Studio for Movers. This is your opportunity to have access to Water Bar's non-traditional movement studio, (wooden dance floor - not sprung) and work on whatever you wish in a shared movement space. You can spend the time working on a new or continuing project, or find the time useful for socializing and brain storming with other movers. The three Open Studio hours every first and third Thursday are free and open to anyone needing movement space! If you are working with music we ask that you are prepared to work with headphones if there are others in the room.
Looking forward to this open studio!
Contact- Jennifer Arave with questions. Text accepted.
Erin Thompson teaches advanced modern dance classes at Zenon this winter. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground.
Thursdays - 9:30am-11:00am, with Dean Magraw on guitar!
$15 per 90-minute class, $1 off for professionals; $140 for a ten-class card.
MDT's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and older.
• Classes seven days a week
• All levels
• Piano accompaniment
• Spacious studios in the heart of Minneapolis
• A noncompetitive atmosphere
Monday, 6:45-8:15pm, Pointe 8:15-8:45pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm
BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Next Session: April 3 - June 21
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
PILATES - Preregistration required
Next Session: March 22 - May 10
Midwest School of Ballet is offering an eight-week spring session March 3 - May 12.
Enrollment is open to join at any point in the session, pro-rated options available.
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Ballet Fundamentals I - ages three and four:
Saturdays, 9-9:45am (PIM)
Thursdays, 5:15-6pm (PIM)
Ballet Fundamentals II - ages five and six:
Thursdays, 6-7pm (PIM)
Ballet Fundamentals III - ages six through eight:
Saturdays, 10-11am (PIM)
Tuesdays, 5-6pm (PIM)
Ballet Level I - ages eight and older:
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)
Ballet Level II:
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm (PIM)
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)
Ballet Level III:
Mondays, 5:30-7pm (PIM)
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm (PIM)
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)
Mondays, 5:30-7pm (PIM)
Saturdays, 9:30-11am Beginning Adult Ballet (Edina Community Center)
Mondays, 7-7:30pm/7-8pm (PIM)
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm (PIM)
Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning Adult Ballet at the Edina Community Center.
If you have always wanted to try ballet but never had the chance to take lessons, or if you used to dance and want to start again, this class is for you! Learn the basics of ballet alongside other adults. Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Please wear ballet shoes if possible and comfortable clothing.
Beginning Adult Ballet
Saturdays, 9:30am - 11:00am
Spring Session: Saturdays, April 7 - June 2.
Summer Session: Thursdays, June 14 - August 23. Saturdays, June 16 - August 25.
Boys' Club is an introduction to ballet, conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises. Boys in the class also have the opportunity to perform in the School of St. Paul Ballet spring showcase in May 2018.
What to wear: white shirt, black shorts or tights, black ballet slippers.
Boys' Club – Drop-in for boys ages seven through eleven.
1-2 pm, Saturdays
FREE to dance!
Dance Expressions - ages four through six. Students explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Saturdays, 8:45-9:30am.
Adult Fundamentals Ballet - ages thirteen and older. For the adult with no ballet experience! Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm.
Adult Beginning Ballet - ages sixteen and older. For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had three or more months of classical ballet. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45pm and Saturdays, 8:45-10:00am.
Adult Life Long Ballet and Conditioning - ages eighteen and older. A gentle ballet class for dancers of all ages! Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am. Conditioning Class from 11:30-12pm.
Open Professional Classes: Join us Monday-Friday from 10-11:30AM and take your morning ballet class from some of the Twin Cities' finest teachers. Teaching Artists: Laura Greenwell, Jeffrey Hankinson, Maureen Haworth, Deborah Nettell, and Barbara Weinstine. Mondays 10:00-11:30am Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am Thursdays 10:00-11:30am Fridays 10:00-11:30am
Intermediate Open Classes: St. Paul Ballet has teen and adult intermediate classes four days a week! Mondays 7:30-9:00pm Helen Hatch Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm Zoé Henrot, followed by Adult Pointe 8:30-9:00pm. Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm Anna Goodrich
Saturdays 10:00-11:30am Deborah Nettell
For more information:
bodyART® is a non-spiritual, fully-functional training system, specifically designed to augment and complement your dancing and flexibility training.
Created by Robert Steinbacher, the class follows a five-phase system that progresses fluidly through energy arrival, expansion, circulation, descent, and relaxation. The bodyART format is a fully integrated mind-body experience that incorporates elements of control/release technique, modern dance, strength conditioning, physical therapy exercises, and yin yang philosophy. You will leave this class fully energized and beautifully connected to your body and mind.
THE RESISTANCE MOVEMENT DANCER RATE - $15 per class (as compared to $20-$25 per class)! Bring proof of performance, contract or teaching job.
The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown Saint Paul off I-94/35. We are located three blocks from the Green Line - Union Depot stop, making it accessible for everyone to Join The Movement!
Mathew Janczewski is teaching intermediate modern dance classes at Zenon. This class will be a study of how certain fundamentals of modern dance technique such as alignment, balance, centering, and momentum intersect with the experience of being embodied. Warm-up exercises will incorporate conditioning and somatic exploration. Guided improvisation will be used as a means of generating material and excavating content to feed our creative curiosity.
Intermediate Level 2 Modern
Cost: $15 per 90-minute class; $140 for a ten-class card.
Photo by Aaron Warkov.
Join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE Boys' Program!
Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's innovative Boys' Program is designed specifically for boys and both created and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.
- Boys' Creative Dance Adventures - ages five to seven
- Boys' Dance Cross-Training - ages seven and older
- Ballet for Boys I and II - ages seven and older
- Boys' Intermediate Ballet - by approval and invitation
Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys classes are for students ages five to nineteen, with or without prior dance experience, and are developed and taught primarily by former professional dancer Rick Vogt.
Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance.
Class registration is ongoing, JOIN TODAY!
TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, improvisation, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.
Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Kenna-Camara Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Michel Kouakou, Blake Nellis, and Abdo Sayegh.
For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card.
Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. There is free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.
From Karla: "For everyone who's been wanting to come dance with me, NOW'S THE TIME! I'll be teaching the next two Fridays, so lay out your leg warmers and make a plan with a friend to carpool, ride the train or catch a bus and #getyourasstoclass! I'll be doing some classic 1970's jazz technique and social dance inspired moves in honor of Zoe Sealy, who's currently in town to set a dance work on Eclectic Edge Ensemble."
You hear the woman: lay out those leg warmers, and we'll see you there!
TUNING SCORE PRACRICE 11:30-1:00
Tuning Score is an improvisational movement practice guided by a set of instructional "scores".
This practice is about developing a sense of your body in space, by itself and with others, and how it might respond to others, uncertainty, its orientation, and directionality. This practice is joyful and also head-scratching at times. You will be in the company of others in a similar place. This work is often done with eyes switching between open and closed.
Please send a "heads up" to Jennifer via email/text if you plan to come or to receive information about the practice.
PARKING: is often available on Central Ave, on Lowry Ave, and in the church lot a half a block west of Central.
Jennifer Arave has studied extensively with Lisa Nelson, (the creator of the tuning scores), and others who are building on to her legacy.
Join Young Dance for a spring session of DANCE TOGETHER starting this Saturday, March 17.
Enjoy the joys of dancing together in a structured class. For children ages one to three with a caregiver (crawlers and walkers welcome).
Children and their caregivers discover the joys of dance through movement games, stories, and songs. These early classes introduce children to group learning environments while using movement to develop strong bonds with their caregivers and cooperatively work with others in the class. Children also develop large and fine motor skills in classes that emphasize observation, exploration, manipulation, imitation, and repetition.
Saturdays, March 17-May 12. Eight-week session.
Time: 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Location: Sibley Park Recreation Center
1900 E 40th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
TO REGISTER AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Scholarships available. Email Jennifer Glaws for scholarship information.
An eclectic blend of contemporary, modern and post-modern styles engaging the dancer in full-body movements spanning a dynamic range from subtle to explosive. Concepts involving varying points of initiation, ease of movement and the utilization of momentum are emphasized. Movement vocabulary is focused on crafting a dancer both athletic and evocative; phrases are created to challenge the mind and body. This class's atmosphere tries to create a feeling of inclusiveness, creativity, playfulness and interaction.
Tuesdays, 9:30-11am throughout the Winter/Spring 2018 session.
Join Cowles Center Teaching Artists Karla Nweje and Derek Phillips for an invigorating, community-oriented dance class for adults 50 and older who love a healthy, active lifestyle.
MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise.
Spring Series: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM. February 21 - May 16
Membership: $90. Includes all classes, a pair of season tickets and a 20 percent discount to season performances at The Cowles Center.
Where: Target Education Studio, the Cowles Center second floor | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/Lx3bHhoUcwwxmLS63
Enhance your dance technique with Pilates mat classes!
Eight Thursdays, March 22 - May 10
8:15 - 9:15am in Studio 6C
Instructor: Kari Schire
Register here: http://bit.ly/2vTAmpc
Kari Schire is a Stott Certified Pilates instructor. Her classes focus on core strength, proper alignment, and moving more efficiently. As a professional dancer, she also focuses on creating harmony for the body's natural imbalances.
Minnesota Dance Theatre offers ballet classes for absolute beginners, ages sixteen and older. The twelve-week spring session begins April 3 and continues through June 21.
• Tuesdays at 7pm with Jill Lile - $160
• Thursdays at 7pm with Zachary Tuazon - $160
• Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm - $320
Register by March 20 for a discount!
Registration page: http://bit.ly/2vTAmpc
About the teachers:
Jill Lile has a BFA and an MFA in dance from Texas Christian University and the University of Illinois. She has taught at Ballet Arts MN, University of Minnesota/Mankato, St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, Macalester College, and Minnesota Dance Theatre.
Zachary Tuazon has been an MDT company dancer and faculty member since 2015. He received his BA in Dance Pedagogy from Butler University and also received training from the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.