Natasha Bryant

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    Student Summer Showcase, July 28

    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.

    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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  • Natasha Bryant

    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.