Day of Master Classes and
Ballet Teachers' Seminar
Sunday, October 13, 2013
10:00 am-5:30 pm
at Peabody's downtown studios in Baltimore
Call Peabody Dance at 410-234-4626 for more information and to reserve your spot in advance.
Master Class Teachers
Singapore native Kee-Juan Han was director of the Arizona School of Ballet from 1993-2003 and presently is director of the Washington (DC) school of Ballet. He is known worldwide as teacher, coach, international competition judge, and most notably as the early teacher of David Hallberg, the great male principal of American Ballet Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet.
Rhodie Jorgenson, ballet luminary, formerly with ABT, now on the Maryland Youth Ballet faculty, is a sought-after, nationally known rehearsal coach and ballet master. She has been responsible for rehearsing many children's roles for ballet productions at the Kennedy Center, including setting the children's roles for ABT, Joffrey Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet's productions of The Nutcracker.
Barbara Sandonato, internationally celebrated leading dancer, now esteemed master teacher, has a special link to Peabody Dance; she was the first dancer selected by Peabody Dance Artistic Advisor Barbara Weisberger when the Pennsylvania Ballet was formed in 1962.
Marcia Dale Weary, revered teacher and a legend in the ballet world, founded the renowned Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and has been its artistic director for more than 55 years. Over the years, her school has produced hundreds of professional dancers who are performing or have performed with dozens of companies throughout the world.
Ballet Teachers' Seminar Leaders
Marcia Dale Weary will co-lead the seminar with Barbara Weisberger and Re Rabassi-Davis.
Barbara Weisberger, visionary leader, inspiring teacher and artistic director, founded the Pennsylvania Ballet in 1962 and led the nationally renowned company for twenty years. She culminated her distinguished career with the conception in 1984 of the Carlisle Project, the distinctive program for the professional development of choreographers and dancers, and since Spring 2001, she has been Artistic Advisor of Peabody Dance.
Re Rabassi-Davis has a B.A. in Ballet Education, trained as an apprentice teacher with the Royal Winnepeg Ballet, and completed the teachers' training course with Jacques d'Amboise's National Dance Institute. She currently serves on the faculty of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and serves as artistic coordinator of their DiscoverDance program.