Free Outdoor Presentation
Friday, July 28
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.
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.Read More
From Saginaw, Michigan, Charles began dancing at a young age, training in numerous styles such as jazz, lyrical, tap, ballet, and hip hop. In 2011 Charles began furthering his training at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, where he trained extensively in modern, ballet, and jazz. While at Grand Valley he also had the opportunity to perform as a principal guest artist with companies throughout Michigan, such as the Children’s Ballet Theater of Michigan, Flat River Dance Company, and Opera Grand Rapids. Charles graduated from Grand Valley in December 2015 with a B.A. in Dance and a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. He has performed works by Lauren Edson, Autumn Eckman, Charles Askegard, Eddy O’Campo, and Lizzie Mackenzie. This is his first season with Minnesota Ballet.