[av_textblock size='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' font_color='' color='' id='' custom_class='' av_uid='av-l675yog2' admin_preview_bg=''] Marine de Vachon, born in France, Marine began studying dance in Denver, CO under Margaret McLaughlin, former ballet mistress of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo. After moving back to France, she integrated the Conservatoire de Marius Petipa in Paris. While there, she was privileged to perform in Jerome Savary's Cenerentola at the Paris Opera. She continued her training at the Conservatoire National et Régional de Nice and at North Carolina School of the Arts before earning a BFA in Ballet
[av_textblock size='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' font_color='' color='' id='' custom_class='' av_uid='av-l675pj8n' admin_preview_bg=''] Stella Sing Yiun Ng holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in Dance at University of California, Irvine. She also holds a BA in International Business and Dance at CSULB. She was awarded many first prizes at renowned international ballet competitions, where she was given a full scholarship to a ballet school in New York. Stella joined the Anaheim Ballet Company and Festival Ballet Theatre as an artist during her time in California where she performed with international
[av_textblock size='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' font_color='' color='' id='' custom_class='' av_uid='av-l675ddw1' admin_preview_bg=''] Maté Szentes is originally from Budapest, Hungary and began his training at the age of six. He studied at the Hungarian Dance Academy while attending summer programs at North Carolina Dance Theater in Charlotte, NC on full scholarships. Upon graduation he joined the Hungarian National Ballet where he danced for 3 years performing corps de ballet and soloist roles in the company’s many classical and contemporary productions. In 2012 he moved to California and joined the Sacramento Ballet
[av_textblock size='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' font_color='' color='' id='' custom_class='' av_uid='av-l674kcxc' admin_preview_bg=''] Zoe Marinello-Kohn is a professional ballet dancer, choreographer, actor, artist, composer and dance instructor. Zoe received her ballet training at the San Francisco Ballet School and the Academy of Ballet in San Francisco. Since then Zoe has worked professionally with the San Diego Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, Elle Vie Dance Company and the Osage Ballet. Zoe is a company member of the San Diego Ballet where she frequently performs in Principle and Soloist
[av_textblock size='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' font_color='' color='' id='' custom_class='' av_uid='av-l674bg5k' admin_preview_bg=''] Joyce Lo is a dance and collaborative artist, educator, and choreographer whose movement practice is rooted in classical ballet and shaped by contemporary and modern dance forms. She graduated magna cum laude with a BFA Honours degree from York University, specializing in Dance Performance and Choreography. There she was privileged to study with esteemed faculty including John Ottmann, Julia Sasso, and Helen Jones, and was also awarded several fine arts awards and scholarships. Most recently, she also completed
[av_textblock size='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' font_color='' color='' id='' custom_class='' av_uid='av-l673w6ca' admin_preview_bg=''] Jestoni “Jet” Dagdag is a choreographer, dancer, instructor, and dance producer based in Long Beach, Ca. He was born in the Philippines, and moved to the United States at the age of 14. He was introduced to his first formal dance class at Fullerton College, and soon became deeply passionate with the artform. A few years later, he transferred to the University of California, Irvine. There, he earned a BFA in Dance Performance in 2015, and received
[av_textblock size='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' font_color='' color='' id='' custom_class='' av_uid='av-l673p7ou' admin_preview_bg=''] José Costas teaches ballet, jazz and Latin dance at Orange Coast College. He began his dance training in his native Puerto Rico, under the direction of Julie Mayoral and Lolita San Miguel. He earned his BS and M. Ed. degrees from Catholic University of Puerto Rico, and his MFA from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. José was a principal dancer with Ballet Hispanico of New York for nine years. During his tenure with Ballet Hispanico,
[av_textblock size='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' font_color='' color='' id='' custom_class='' av_uid='av-l673fota' admin_preview_bg=''] Gerald Arpino, as co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet in New York with Robert Joffrey in 1956, Mr. Arpino was the nationally known company’s associate director for many years and, upon Joffrey’s 1988 death, succeeded him as artistic director. In 1995, Arpino and the company moved to Chicago. A leading dancer with the company until a 1963 injury, Arpino choreographed his first Joffrey work, “Ropes”, in 1961. In subsequent years, he created more than a third of the Joffrey’s
[av_textblock size='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' font_color='' color='' id='' custom_class='' av_uid='av-l672zmyp' admin_preview_bg=''] Salvatore Aiello (February 26, 1944-October 14, 1995) was an American dancer, choreographer, and the artistic director of North Carolina Dance Theatre (1985-1995) where he put his unique imprint on the company. Salvatore Aiello's early career as a dancer included the Tri-City Ballet Guild in Boston and dancing in theater productions that include Kiss Me, Kate; Guys and Dolls; Oklahoma; and Finian's Rainbow. Aiello's professional career included American Festival Ballet of Rhode Island, Donald McKayle and Company, Joffrey Ballet under
Location: Peninsula School Of Performing ArtsPeninsula Center700 Silver Spur Road/Bart Earle RdRolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 Geared towards the beginning and intermediate dancer, each day consists of ballet class, pre-pointe activities, a ballet variation class, and conditioning for ballet with the dancers of KWDP. All students will need to fill out a waiver absolving the studio and KWDP of responsibility should you get injured participating in this physical activity. Please arrive early to fill out necessary paperwork and make payment. Please bring a mat or thick towel
[av_textblock size='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' font_color='' color='' id='' custom_class='' av_uid='av-ko517nmf' admin_preview_bg=''] Master class with Alonzo King LINES Ballet artist, Ilaria Guerra July 11 10am San Pedro City Ballet 1231 S Pacific Ave, San Pedro $25 ILARIA GUERRA was born in Torino, Italy. At the age of five, she moved to Palos Verdes Estates, California where she trained in classical ballet at Lauridsen Ballet Center, performing with their pre-professional company, South Bay Ballet. Ilaria graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA Program at Dominican University with a Bachelor of
[av_textblock size='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' font_color='' color='' id='' custom_class='' av_uid='av-ko517nmf' admin_preview_bg=''] Riverside Intensive July 25 Hosted by Inland Empire Dance Center This summer take the opportunity to delve deeper into your craft. In this one day event you'll have the opportunity to work in a small class with the director and dancers of KWDP. You'll be able to get individualized instruction, and take Contemporary and mat Pilates with Olivia Hamilton and Morgan Davison, artists of KWDP. Cost of this one day intensive is $25 Schedule of events (subject to change). 10-11 Mat
Due to ongoing social distancing and an uncertain future for live performances we have decided to postpone our premiere of Carmen until 2021. We are in the process of developing virtual programming in the near future. Please check back for more information.
KWDP has embarked on an incredible journey, to create our largest and most ambitious work to date, a re-imagining of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.This ballet is being created because of the incredible artists of KWDP. The company members get the remarkable experience of having a new work created on them. There is almost nothing more exciting for an artist! KWDP can't wait to perform The Seasons for you this summer at our annual performance. Be a part of the process! By contributing, YOU are creating a new ballet! Our
Come dance with KWDP for the holidays! Hosted by CSU, Dominguez Hills Dance Department December 21, 2015 1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747 Dance Room A-102 inside the gym. Kenneth Walker Dance Project is doing its first ever Dance Intensive. Come study with Kenneth and the artists of KWDP in Ballet, Modern, and more. $60 for the day or $16 per class Floor warm up 11-12 Modern 12-1:30 Lunch 1:30-2:30 Ballet 2:30-4 Repertory 4-5 For more information contact us at email@example.com
December 15, we are performing in Temecula. The company will be performing at Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Tickets are only $5 and you get to see this up and coming company in Hum and the solo Tuesday. Come study with KWDP this December! Kenneth Walker Dance Project will be conducting its first ever Winter Intensive December 21. This event will be hosted by CSU, Dominguez Dance Department. Take classes in Ballet, Modern, Repertory, and more from the artists of Kenneth Walker Dance Project.
Come to Dance Creations and enjoy a couple weeks of dance master classes with such notable teachers and choreographers: Wendi Baity, Ken Datugan, Beth Megill, Kenneth Walker II and more. Kenneth will be teaching ballet and creating new material at the Movement Theatre CoLab Summer Intensive in Simi Valley June 26th and July 3. Classes are open on a drop-in basis. Contact us at ken@kennethwalkerdanceproject or Movement Theatre CoLab for more information.
Tickets are now onsale for our August 10, 2013 show. Kenneth Walker Dance Project presents Trajectorie Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theatre at 7:30PM. Trajectorie will feature world premieres, company premieres, and the return to repertoire of audience favorites. The dance "Savage Grace" will make its company premiere. Savage Grace was commissioned by South Bay Ballet and was the closing ballet at the Regional Dance America dance conference when it was performed. This highly regarded dance is finally making its way into our rep with the help of the Los Angeles
We have huge news for us! June 22, 2013 from 3-5:15pm in the rehearsal halls of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center of Los Angeles we will be having a master class taught by Arturo Fernandez, Ballet Master for the World Famous Alonzo King LINES Ballet. A native of California, Mr. Fernandez has choreographed for James Sewell Ballet, Inland Pacific Ballet, among others. For more than two decades he has been an integral and part of Alonzo King LINES Dance Center. He has staged Mr.
Let's Party! June 25 from 6:30pm-9:30pm at the home of one our fantastic board members, we will be hosting one of our famous pay our rent cocktail parties. This is a great opportunity to meet the dancers, talk to fellow patrons, and show your support for the company. We're suggesting a donation of $11 to help fund programming for our 2012 season. We will be making a special announcement at the party, so don't miss it. We ask that you RSVP at ken@kennethwalkerdanceproject to receive the address.