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Nashville ballet's winter workshop

january 9 - 13, 2017

Prepare for upcoming summer intensive auditions, and get ready for the start of spring semester classes with Nashville Ballet's annual Winter Workshop, featuring guest artist Michael Bearden, Artistic Director of Ballet Arkansas!

Two levels of class will be offered the evenings of January 9 - January 13:

  • Academy Levels 4 and 5
  • Academy Levels 6 and up

In addition to benefiting from Mr. Bearden's expertise, this week-long workshop will provide students the opportunity to take classes from various Nashville Ballet company and faculty members with live accompaniment. We will also be holding a seminar on choosing the right summer intensive for you and an information session about this spring's Academy Showcase!


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About Mr. Bearden

Mr. Bearden is in his fourth season as Ballet Arkansas' Artistic Director and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah Department of Ballet. During his tenure at Ballet Arkansas Michael has brought works to the repertoire by choreographers such as Val Caniparoli, Gerald Arpino and George Balanchine. He received his training at the Academy of Ballet Arkansas and went on to have a fourteen year career with Ballet West, in Salt Lake City. As a Principal Dancer at Ballet West, Michael performed leading roles in ballets by some of the world's greatest choreographers including George Balanchine, Sir Frederick Ashton, Anthony Tudor, William Forsythe, Ben Stevenson, Stanton Welch, Ulysses Dove, Glen Tetley, Twyla Tharp, Jiri Kylian and Christopher Bruce. Mr. Bearden has created or staged his works for Ballet West, the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, the University of Cincinnati, Belhaven University, Texas Christian University and Bucknell University.