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Dancer/Choreographer Michele Gifford Gives Master Class

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The Conservatory dance division hosted Michele Gifford (former New York City Ballet dancer) September 2018. Gifford was a guest artist teaching master classes and teaching some of the dance students the choreography of a pas de deux by Christopher Wheeldon. Mr. Wheeldon is one of the preeminent and most sought-after choreographers of our time.  He is an Artistic Associate of the Royal Ballet, former Resident Choreographer of NYC Ballet, and had his own company for a while. 

What is remarkable about studying Wheeldon's work first hand is that the specific pas de deux Conservatory students learned has never before been allowed to be staged on a university group.  San Francisco Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, The Washington Ballet and other professional companies have performed the full work – but never a university.  This exciting pas de deux will be part of the program of the Conservatory's Fall Dance concert October 25–27, 2018, White Recital Hall.

Don't miss it!

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949
Email: selfdr@umkc.edu