Christopher Fleming will be teaching a Master Class at the Ballet Guild studios on Saturday, March 31, 2012, 12:00-2:00 pm, with a 1/2 hour question and answer session immediately following the class.
As a member of the New York City Ballet, Mr. Fleming danced solo and principal roles in works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins. He also headed a group of soloists and principals from the New York City Ballet, which toured Europe and performed his choreography as well as that of George Balanchine. With Mr. Balanchine’s encouragement he embarked on a career as a choreographer and received a Fellowship from the National Choreographic Institute.
Mr. Fleming served as the Artistic Director of the Compañia Colombiana de Ballet at the Teatro Colon in Bogota, Colombia from 1985 to 1990. He was named Artistic Director of Bay Ballet Theatre in Tampa, Florida in 1993. In the mid 2000’s, Mr. Fleming was Co-Director of Contrast Dance Theatre based in New York City. He served as Assistant Director and Resident Choreographer for The Rock School for Dance Education, formerly of the Pennsylvania Ballet, for nearly ten years. His personal student roster has yielded professionals in nearly every division of the field, including members of some of the most prestigious companies in the United States. He has and continues to guest teach at countless schools and companies across the country and globe. Mr. Fleming has enjoyed and is currently undertaking a freelancing choreographic and teaching career.
While Mr. Fleming continues travel abroad hosting Master Classes, Guest Teaching, and staging and creating his works on schools and company throughout the world, he is excited to be entering the second year with his school and newest dance company to Philadelphia, BalletFleming. His ballet The Myth and Madness of Edgar Allan Poe is being performed at Drexel University’s Mandell Theatre March 9 & 10, 2012.
This class is for upper intermediate/advanced ballet students with at least 4 years of training. Limited space is available – reserve now!
$35 – Non-BGLV students/$30 – BGLV students/$5 – Observers