Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Guest artists to appear with students in NGB's Summer Fantasy

This week we welcome nearly 200 dancers from around Tampa Bay and around the country to our first five-week summer ballet intensive! Did you see us in yesterday's Tampa Tribune?
These dancers were picked from more than 500 young dancers from around the country who auditioned for the Next Generation Ballet intensive. Students will get the opportunity to train with both NGB instructors and guest instructors from top ballet companies.
Guest instructors for our intensive include Lia Cirio, principal dancer with the Boston Ballet, Jeffrey Cirio, soloist with the Boston Ballet, Dylan G-Bowley with the Trey McIntyre Project, Eran Bugge of the Paul Taylor Dance Company and more.
Not only will the students get the opportunity to learn from and train with guest instructors, 150 of these advanced pre-professional level students will get the experience of performing along with these artists. Five weeks of classes will culminate in a final performance titled Summer Fantasy.
Featuring guest artists Lia and Jeffrey Cirio and G-Bowley, the show will display classical ballet standard pieces alongside cutting-edge contemporary work. Emerging young talent will share the stage with leading American dancers.
Don’t miss this amazing performance Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m. in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center. Click here for tickets or more info.

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