22 Jul
American Ballet Theatre, The Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Theatre Former Soloists Among Draper Center’s Guest Faculty for Summer Intensive

Draper Center Alum and former American Ballet Theatre soloist, Kristi Boone, is one of seven guest instructors joining the faculty at the summer training program. Also attending will be, Phillip Broomhead, who was a principal dancer and then Ballet Master at the Houston Ballet and a former soloist for The Royal Ballet; Leslie Peck, who performed with the New York City Ballet under the direction of George Balanchine and is a recognized authority on Balanchine ballets by the Balanchine Trust; Guoping Wang former company member of Ballet Chicago and The Joffrey Ballet; Sasha Yapparov currently the Academy Principal at the Cincinnati Ballet Academy and former soloist of the Bolshoi Theater; Alla Nikitina who has taught at professional schools throughout the United States including Boston Ballet School and The Hartt School of the University of Hartford; Andrew Parker who has served as faculty for Canada’s National Ballet School, Boston Ballet School, Milwaukee Ballet, and more; and Parker Esse who has performed in and choreographed for a plethora of shows including Guys & Dolls, Oklahoma, On the Town, South Pacific, Mame and Fosse.

“The Draper Center 4-Week professional training program is designed to prepare our students for a career in dance,” said Jamey Leverett, Artistic Director of The Draper Center for Dance Education, “By providing them with diverse training from this outstanding group of guest faculty, we challenge them to refine their artistry, build on their technique, and gain insight on future career goals.”

Draper Center’s 4-Week summer intensive program starts July 27th. The school prides itself on providing the highest level of classical ballet and dance training, while adhering to a curriculum that teaches formation of character and stresses standards of excellence applicable to all areas of life.

For more information call 585.461.2100.