Ryo Munakata

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    Saturday Sampler Schedule

    Saturday Sampler September 9
    Ballet’s Depot Studios
    506 West Michigan Street

    It’s great chance for children, teens, and adults to try a free class or two and for ballet students new to the school to be placed at the most appropriate level.

    No reservations needed. No need to wear special dancewear for the Sampler; come in comfortable clothing.

    Information: Call the Ballet, 218-529-3742

    These times are for Sampler classes only:
    10:00-10:30 Creative Movement (age 3-5 yrs)
    10:30-11:00 Pre-Ballet (age 6-7 yrs)
    11:00-11:30 Ballet Technique (ages 8-10
    11:30-12:00 Ballet Technique (age 11-adult)
    12:00-12:30 Beginning Tap (age 10-adult)
    12:30-1:00 Jazz (age 12-adult)
    1:00-1:30 Modern (age 12-adult)

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  • Ryo Munakata

    Ryo Munakata

    A native of Sendai, Japan, Ryo started classical ballet training at age five at Etoile Ballet School, under Misako Kawamura and Sergiy Savoschenko, and started modern ballet training at the age of 13 at Yuko Takahashi Dance Company. He studied at the summer intensive program of the American Ballet Theatre in New York by recommendation of dance instructor Hilary Cartwright, every summer since 2010. He studied on scholarship at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre (2014-2016), under the direction of Franco DeVita; at Manhattan Youth Ballet (2015-2016), under the direction of Deborah Wingert Arkin and Erin Fogarty Bittner; and at Peridance Capezio Center in New York (2015-2016), under the direction of Igal Perry. Ryo has won many awards in classical ballet and modern dance competitions.