Ryo Munakata

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    Student Summer Showcase, July 28

    Free Outdoor Presentation
    Friday, July 28
    Noon
    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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  • 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.