Brigid Duffin

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    Student Summer Showcase, July 28

    Free Outdoor Presentation
    Friday, July 28
    Noon
    Duluth Public Library Plaza

    Across from The Depot

    The School of the Minnesota Ballet showcases its upper-level students as they demonstrate ballet, modern, jazz, tap, character (European folk dance), musical theater dance, and their own works in progress created during the choreography class. Highlighting the presentation will be special works by two guest teacher/choreographers.

    Guest Choreographers

    Special Works by Guest Teachers/Choreographers
    Igor Burlak
    , who studied at the School of American Ballet, is a faculty member at the Boston Ballet School and former member of such companies as the Minnesota Ballet. His visit is funded in part by the John T. and Elizabeth C. Adams Arts Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

    Marco Carreon, dance faculty member at California State University Dominguez Hills, directs its resident dance company MOSAIC. In March he taught in the North-Central Region American Dance Association Conference, held at UMD.

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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.