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
Rachel grew up training and dancing at the School of the Minnesota Ballet and has enjoyed being Clara in the premiering production of the Minnesota Ballet’s “Manhattan” Nutcracker, along with other roles of “Waltz of the Flowers” and “Waltz of the Snowflakes.” She has also enjoyed performing as Spanish doll and Mazurka dancer in Coppélia, a fairy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and a swan in the Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Gala Performance. Rachel has been an assistant ballet teacher in the Ballet’s Creative Dance program for five years and has served as teaching assistant for Pre-Ballet I and II. She has enjoyed summer dance programs in Minnesota and in 2013 studied at the Boston Ballet’s summer dance program. She received the Rose Mary Harmeier Hoene Dance Award in 2014 and scholarships to summer dance programs at the Kansas City Ballet and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. She is very excited about her first professional season.