Brigid Duffin

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    Free Trial Classes Saturday, June 10

    Saturday Sampler June 10
    Ballet Depot Studios, 506 West Michigan Street

    10:00-10:30 Creative Movement (age 3-5 yrs)
    10:30-11:00 Pre-Ballet (age 6-7 yrs)
    11:00-11:30 Ballet Technique (ages 8-10
    11:30-12:00 Ballet Technique (age 11-adult)
    12:00-12:30 Beginning Tap (age 10-adult)
    12:30-1:00 Jazz (age 12-adult)
    1:00-1:30 Modern (age 12-adult)

    No reservations needed. It’s great chance for children, teens, and adults to try a free class or two and for ballet students new to the school to be placed at the most appropriate level.

    No need to come in special dancewear for the Sampler; come in comfortable clothing.

    Information: Call the Ballet, 218-529-3742

    Summer at the Ballet

    Summer is always an exciting place at the School of the Minnesota Ballet, a chance not only to work on ballet technique but to explore and enjoy other dance styles such as jazz, character, tap, and modern.

    To see all the class offerings in the Summer Term and the Summer Intensive, click on School/Summer Programs.

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    Brigid Duffin

    Brigid began her training in Philadelphia under the direction of Barbara Sandonato, a direct student of George Balanchine and the first principal dancer of the Pennsylvania Ballet. While studying with Miss Sandonato, Brigid performed corps de ballet roles with the Pennsylvania Ballet in its production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. As a student, Brigid attended summer programs at the School of American Ballet, Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell, and the San Francisco Ballet School, where she was then offered a coveted position in its year-round program. During her training at the San Francisco Ballet School, she performed alongside the company in such ballets as Coppélia and The Nutcracker. After completing her training at San Francisco Ballet School, Ms. Duffin joined the Sarasota Ballet, where she performed a diverse repertoire. In addition to dancing in two world premieres created on the company, Brigid also performed in treasured works by the great choreographers Sir Frederick Ashton, Antony Tudor, and George Balanchine. In the year prior to joining the Minnesota Ballet for its 50th Anniversary Season, Brigid worked in New York City as a freelance artist and as a member of Exit 12 Dance Company, where she was given several opportunities to tour on both the East and West Coasts.