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2020 LDF WINTER DANCE INTENSIVE

Weekends 12/5 & 12/6 and 12/12 & 12/13

 

A virtual dance intensive, TRAIN with NYCB ballerina Maria Kowroski,

dance icon Desmond Richardson and Jake Tribus from Gibney Dance!

 

 

Zoom classes will be limited, reserve your spot today.

Classes in ballet, contemporary & career advice!

 

Laguna Dance Festival’s winter intensive brings together internationally renowned dance artists from Complexions Contemporary Ballet, New York City Ballet, Gibney Dance and USC Kaufman for 2 weekends of dance. Included in this one-of-a-kind REAL TIME experience are technique classes in Ballet, Contemporary, and career advice by Jodie Gates.

2 weekend fee – $200 (December 5 & 6 and December 12 & 13)
1 weekend fee – $100
Daily fee – $50

Faculty:

Maria Kowroski, New York City Ballet: Ballet
Desmond RIchardson, Complexions Contemporary Ballet: Contemporary
Jake Tribus, Gibney Dance: Contemporary & Repertory
Jodie Gates, USC Kaufman: Career Advice

 

Class Schedule:

10:00am – 11:15am Ballet
11:30am – 12:00pm Career Advice
12:15pm – 1:30pm Contemporary

     

    • Dec 5 – Virtual Dance Intensive with Maria Kowroski & Desmond Richardson
    • 10 – 11:15am ballet class with Maria
    • 11:30am discussion with Maria and Desmond
    • 12:15 – 1:30pm contemporary class with Desmond
    • Dec 6 – Virtual Dance Intensive with Maria Kowroski & Desmond Richardson
    • 10 – 11:15am ballet class with Maria
    • 11:30am discussion with Jodie Gates
    • 12:15 – 1:30pm contemporary class with Desmond
    • Dec 12 – Virtual Dance Intensive with Maria Kowroski & Jake Tribus        
    • 10 – 11:15am ballet class with Maria
    • 11:30am discussion with Jodie & Jake
    • 12:15 – 1:30pm contemporary class with Jake 
    • Dec 13 – Virtual Dance Intensive with Maria Kowroski & Jake Tribus
    • 10 – 11:15am ballet class with Maria
    • 11:30am discussion with Jodie Gates
    • 12:15 – 1:30pm contemporary class with Jake 

    MARIA KOWROSKI

    Maria Kowroski was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she began her ballet training at age seven with the School of Grand Rapids Ballet. Ms. Kowroski entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in the fall of 1992. She became an apprentice with New York City Ballet in the summer of 1994 and was invited to join the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in January of 1995. In the spring of 1997, Ms. Kowroski was promoted to the rank of soloist and in the spring of 1999, she was promoted to principal dancer.

    DESMOND RICHARDSON

    A member of SDC was Raised in Laurelton, Queens NY began his formal dance training at the High School Of The Performing Arts known now as Laquardia High School of Art and the Performing Arts , The Alvin Ailey School and The Sommer Academie des tanz Köln , Germany was the first African American principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre and is Co-Artistic Director with master choreographer Dwight Rhoden of the internationally acclaimed Complexions Contemporary Ballet, now celebrating its 26thyear. READ FULL BIO

    JAKE TRIBUS

    Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Jake Tribus grew up training at CC & Co. DanceComplex, competing in styles including contemporary, jazz, hip hop, tap and ballet. During his junior year of high school, Jake attended Next Generation Ballet in Tampa, Florida, on full scholarship, while training in classical ballet under the directorship of Peter Stark. Upon graduation from high school, Jake received a full academic scholarship to USC to pursue his BFA at the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.  READ FULL BIO

    JODIE GATES

    Jodie Gates has established a significant career in the dance field. For over thirty-five years she has contributed to the profession as a director, educator, coach, choreographer, producer and principal dancer. She continues to lead with kindness, bold ideas and risk-taking as guiding principles for her artistic vision.

    Ms. Gates is currently the Founding Director of the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, where she is also a Professor of Dance. She was the school’s first Vice Dean and Director, and was given unprecedented responsibility for implementing the artistic vision and creating a dance curriculum and faculty from the ground up. The resulting curriculum, called “The New Movement,” is a new hybrid model for dance – expressed in studio practice, music, choreography, performance, new media and scholarship. READ FULL BIO

    DATES:

    Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6

    Saturday & Sunday, December 12 & 13

    LOCATION

    ZOOM

    SKILL LEVEL + PRICE

    Intermediate and Advanced Pre-Professional
    Ages 14+

    2 Weekend Fee: $200

    1 Weekend Fee: $100

    Daily Fee: $50