Sam Neale

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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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    Sam Neale

    Australian born and raised, Sam began his training at the Atelier School for Classical Ballet under Joanne Neale before being accepted on scholarship into The McDonald College, where he was also a member of Premier State Ballet. Sam stayed there for two years under Josephine Jason and Allan Cross. After spending the summers of 2009 and 2010 at Milwaukee Ballet Summer Intensive, Sam was accepted into Milwaukee Ballet II, where he danced 2010–2012. Some of Sam’s highlighted roles are Lila York’s Celts, Mauro de Candia’s Something I Had in Mind, Salvatore Aiello’s Clowns and Others, Jiri Kylian’s Symphony in D, Undead in Michael Pink’s Dracula, Betrothed Couple in Michael Pink’s Esmeralda. Now in his fifth season with Minnesota Ballet, he has danced such roles as Cavalier in The “Manhattan” Nutcracker, Kostchei in Firebird, and the Pirate Conrad in Le Corsaire Pas de Trois.