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
Natasha was born in Suwanee, Georgia. At age 14, she
was accepted into Atlanta Ballet’s Conservatory program on full
scholarship, where she started her exploration of
contemporary styles and performed with the Atlanta Ballet Company.
She has studied contemporary and hip-hop dance under Jennifer
Archibald in the summer of 2015 in New York and has attended
numerous summer intensives on scholarship, including Atlanta Ballet,
Orlando Ballet, The Austrian Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. At
age 16, she competed in the Youth America Grand Prix semifinals and
received a Top 12 Award in Classical. At age 17, she was
accepted into Joffrey Chicago’s Trainee Program for two seasons. And in
fall 2016 Natasha joined the Grand Rapids Ballet Company, under
Artistic Directer Patricia Barker. Natasha performed many classical
and contemporary pieces including George Balanchine’s
Serenade, Mario Radacovsky’s Black & White: Swan Lake and Brian
Enos’s world premiere of Alice In Wonderland.