Houston Ballet Master Class With Steven Woodgate
Public Ballet Class for advanced and pre-professional ballet dancers.
Thanks to the generous support of the Embassy of the United States of America, the Houston Ballet will be teaching a free dance master class for local Ottawa and Gatineau students.
STEVEN WOODGATE, BALLET MASTER
Australian Steven Woodgate joined the artistic staff of Houston Ballet in January 2004. In 1985, he graduated from The Australian Ballet School. He performed with The Australian Ballet progressing through the ranks to senior artist in 1996. In 1988, Mr. Woodgate was presented with the Victorian Green Room Award for best male dancer for his role as Bim in Gaîté Parisienne.
Mr. Woodgate has also performed the roles of Colas and Alain in La Fille mal Gardee, Franze in Coppelia, the lead role in Balanchine’s Night Shadow, Bronze Idol in La Bayadere, and Gremio in Taming of the Shrew. He also created the role of Goro in Welch’s Madame Butterfly, Florinda in Welch’s Cinderella, recreated Harlequin in Fokine’s Le Carnaval, and the T.V. choreographer in Bejart’s Le Concours.
He represented Australia in the International Ballet Competition in Moscow in 1989, where he was awarded the Moscow Music Magazine Award. In 2000, he was awarded The Churchill Fellowship, which enabled him to observe many ballet masters from around the world and study their various teaching methods. As well as performing, Mr. Woodgate has taught both student and professional classes around the world.
Saturday October 20th, 2012
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Location: Rehearsal Hall B, National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa (Enter by Stage Door)
BALLET TEACHERS AND DANCE STUDIOS: You are invited to select your top two students for the opportunity to take this class by Steven Woodgate at the NAC. Registrations will be accepted through your recommendation only. Deadline for registration: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm.
Maximum 30 participants in the class; Adult professional and pre-professional dancers can register themselves. Teens must be recommended by their ballet teacher or dance studio director. BALLET TEACHERS MUST select up to two of their top students for the class and can reserve their places by contacting Kirsten Andersen, Dance Outreach Coordinator at (613) 947-7000 ext. 588 or firstname.lastname@example.org
National Arts Centre inaugurates the 2012-2013 Ballet Season with the Canadian Premier of Marie by Houston Ballet. Thursday October 18, Friday October 19 and Saturday October 20, 2012 at 8 pm Southam Hall. All performances feature the National Arts Centre Orchestra.