08/05/2016 – Ballet Technique with Jessica Zeller

Jessica Zeller 2016-08-05

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Friday, August 5, 2016 – 6:30-8PM
Ballet Technique with Jessica Zeller
Professional Level Class (ages 18 or older only, please)
Arlington Heights High School Dance Studio
4501 West Fwy., Fort Worth, TX 76107
$15 purchased online in advance*,
$20 purchased at the door

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Jessica Zeller holds a Ph.D. in Dance Studies and an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Dance/Arts Administration from Butler University. She is the author of Shapes of American Ballet: Teachers and Training before Balanchine (Oxford University Press, 2016), which unearths the work of several European and Russian ballet pedagogues during the pre-Balanchine era in the United States. Zeller’s research into 19th and 20th century ballet pedagogies and lineages has been published in Dance Chronicle and in the Oxford anthology Dance on Its Own Terms: Histories and Methodologies.

A New York native and student of Maggie Black, Rochelle Zide-Booth, and Jan Hanniford Goetz, Zeller’s teaching makes reference to their work and is complemented by her research into ballet’s national styles and pedagogies. Zeller has danced the role of Giselle, the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, and the Act I pas de trois in Swan Lake; she has also worked with Bebe Miller and guested with the Indianapolis Opera. She was on the ballet faculty of the BalletMet Dance Academy in Columbus, Ohio, before joining the TCU faculty in 2012.

This professional level ballet class will examine the relationship between technique and artistry. It will address concepts of anatomically sound ballet technique, and will press dancers to consider how they might consciously develop individual approaches to expression within the parameters of the classical vocabulary.

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Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class with your email receipt and confirmation number as proof of purchase. If you are purchasing your class at the door we accept payment in cash, check or credit card.

*Class will be available for online purchase until August 5 at noon or until the class is at capacity. If for some reason you are unable to attend, you can cancel your class for a partial refund any time up until 48 hours prior to the class. Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to your class will not be eligible for a refund. Please be aware that if you do not make your purchase in advance, you may not be permitted to take class due to limited space.