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November 8-9, 2014 Residency

 

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Choreographer, Joseph Morrissey returns to St. Paul to stage two of his works on the Company for the upcoming Saint Paul Ballet performances at The Cowles Center for Dance in March 2015. Mr. Morrissey travels to the Twin Cities from Hong Kong as Director of Artistic Planning and Touring for the Hong Kong Ballet performing at Northrop November 6 and 7, 2014.

He will be teaching a Ballet Master Class on
Sunday, November 9    11:30am-1:00pm
at the 655 Fairview Ave. N. studios

Single class rate $15. No class cards.
Live accompaniment. Ample free parking in the lot.
First come, first serve. Class will not exceed a maximum of 25 participants. Arrive early to ensure your place in class.

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Joseph Morrissey is currently the Director of Artistic Planning and Touring for The Hong Kong Ballet. He has danced with the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich, Germany, the Boston Ballet and the Charleston Ballet Theatre. Joseph holds a Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration from New York University where he completed his graduate practicum with Emerging Pictures, the film distributor responsible for live broadcasts of the Bolshoi Ballet in cinemas across North America.

In 2009 and 2010 Joseph was invited to choreograph for the Stuttgart Ballet’s Noverre Society, a platform for emerging choreographers where he worked with dancers of the Stuttgart Ballet company. He was further selected to participate in the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of the New York City Ballet where he worked with students at the School of American Ballet to a commissioned score by Michael Ippolito of the Juilliard School. In July 2013, his choreography was featured with the Roberto Bolle and Friends from American Ballet Theatre galas throughout Italy and Sicily, performed by soloists of the American Ballet Theatre. And, in September 2014, his piece Poised was performed for the Ballet Philippines 45th Anniversary gala performances at the Cultural Center’s National Theater in Manila. Joseph has also choreographed for the Festival Ballet d’Adriatico held in Ascoli Piceno, Italy and for the Inside / Out performance series presented by the School of Ballet at Jacob’s Pillow, a program of which he is a two-time alumnus.

From 2012-2013 Joseph served as the Director of CORPS, a pre-professional program for select high school students pursuing careers and higher education in classical ballet in exchange for academic credits with their educational institutions. He has instructed classes for Ballet Preljocaj and Spellbound Contemporary Ballet and is a member of the International Vaganova Method Society, having completed the Vaganova Ballet Academy’s annual methodology seminar in St. Petersburg, Russia. Joseph also serves as a guest instructor for the Harid Conservatory’s annual audition classes in New York and has been a guest instructor for the Saint Paul Ballet since 2011. A graduate of the Harid Conservatory, Joseph also holds a Bachelor of Science in Classical Ballet from the Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University where he was a recipient of the Kenneth C. Whitener Award for Ballet Excellence and the Jacob’s School of Music Dean’s Award.

Joseph currently sits on the Executive Committee Board of the Hong Kong Dance Alliance, the official Hong Kong organization of the World Dance Alliance.

With Saint Paul Ballet:

Joseph first came to Saint Paul Ballet in 2011 and set his piece One for the company. Company soloist, Andrew Lester won a Sage Award in 2012 for his performance of Joseph’s work. In March of 2013, his piece Poised was premiered at the Saint Paul Ballet Cowles Center mainstage debut and was performed by guest soloists of American Ballet Theater, Jared Matthews and Yuriko Kajiya.

 

November 10 & 12, 2014 Residency

 

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Ballet Master, Jurjis Safonovs returns to St. Paul as repetiteur for the Company for upcoming performances at The Cowles Center in March 2015.

He will be teaching a Ballet Master Classes on
Monday, November 10 and Wednesday, November 12
10:00-11:30am
at the 655 Fairview Ave. N. studios

Single class rate $15. No class cards.
Live accompaniment. Ample free parking in the lot.
First come, first serve. Class will not exceed a maximum of 25 participants. Arrive early to ensure your place in class.

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Jurijs Safonovs is a native of Riga, Latvia. At the age of 10, Jurijs joined the Riga Choreographic Ballet School. After graduating in 1996, Jurijs began his professional ballet career with the Latvian National Ballet Theatre. In 2001, Mr. Safonovs came to the United States, where he continued dancing and became a principal dancer with Virginia Ballet Theatre. Since beginning his U.S. career, Jurijs has guested with many different ballet companies, including Great Lakes Festival Ballet (Warren, OH), Pointe of Departure (Cleveland, OH), Ballet Etudes (Miami, FL), KTB (Alaska), and others. Dancing has taken Mr. Safonovs to many countries worldwide, including England, Germany, Spain, France, Holland, China and Russia. Currently, Jurijs is the Artistic Director of Statesboro Youth Ballet (a pre-professional school).eacort serviceаксессуары для macbook air 13аксессуары macbook air