The blog of the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center in Tampa, Fla.
The Patel Conservatory provides the finest performing arts training in an inspirational setting by giving students the tools to dream, reach, discover and create the performing arts; integrate them into everyday life; and contribute to the community.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Don't miss Bruce Marks master class!
The Patel Conservatory in Tampa announces an exceptional training opportunity for serious ballet students.
The Conservatory will offer an advanced ballet master class with dance legend Bruce Marks.
Well known dancer and director, Marks was a principal dancer with the Metropolitan Opera and American Ballet Theatre (ABT). He served as artistic director of Ballet West and Boston Ballet, and was a founding member and chairman of Dance/USA.
“Bruce is an icon in the ballet world. He has a lot to offer our young dancers; this is very exciting,” said Wendy Leigh, vice president of education at the Straz Center. “We are lucky to have such great resources here at the Straz Center for our students and for the community.”
Since 1989, Marks has served as chairman of the International Jury of the USA International Ballet Competition held in Jackson, Miss. He’s served as the American judge at the international competitions in Helsinki, Nagoya, Moscow and Seoul and as the American judge at the Prix de Lausanne.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to train with the best in the industry!
Bruce Marks Master Class*
Sat., Dec. 10, 2011
10:30 a.m. to noon.
$5 for current Patel Conservatory students
$10 for non-Patel Conservatory students Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
To reserve your spot, call 813-222-1002.
*The class is open to students in grades seven through 12 who have a minimum of five years of recent ballet training. Female dancers must have at least two years of training on pointe.