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A ballet master (also balletmaster, ballet mistress [increasingly archaic], premier maître de ballet or premier maître de ballet en chef) is an employee of a ballet company who is responsible for the level of competence of the dancers in their company. In modern times, ballet masters are generally charged with teaching the daily company ballet class and rehearsing the dancers for both new and established ballets in the company's repertoire. The artistic director of a ballet company, whether a male or female, may also be called its ballet master. Historic use of gender marking in job titles in ballet (and live theatre) is being supplanted by gender-neutral language job titles regardless of an employee's gender (e.g. ballet master in lieu of ballet mistress, wig master as an alternative to wig mistress).




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Especially during the early centuries of ballet troupes and ballet companies from the 18th century until the early 20th century, the position of first ballet master, referred to traditionally as the premier maître de ballet en chef or more simply as the maître de ballet, was the undisputed head of the company who acted as chief choreographer and artistic director. His duties included creating ballets, dances in operas, commissioning music, and presiding over the teaching of the dancers and style desired. It was this head ballet master who had the responsibility of the artistic directorship of a particular group of dancers or of a theatre. Since the early 20th century, primarily after the disbandment of the original Ballets Russes, the title has been used more to describe the master teachers/assistant directors of a ballet company, (previously known as second ballet master), with the head of a company being referred to as the artistic director.


She established a ballet program at St. Petersburg College, and was instrumental in the formation of the Pinellas County Center for the Arts, the magnet program at Gibbs High School; she taught dance there for 30 years, retiring in 2014.


Beyond his dancing career he strives to continue to move people towards a satisfying encounter with dance. Robert is motivated by the form that a dancer gains from training in the traditions of classical ballet, where respect and discipline can facilitate breathtaking strength and freedom. He is also inspired by the innovation that forms the function of any artist, that being to bravely and boldly express oneself through art for the greater good of a community. As Artistic Director of Louisville Ballet, Robert continues to contribute to the global arts community, enriching his knowledge of the art form to which he has devoted his life. He is excited by, and committed to, the Louisville community with its abundant respect for the arts and its exciting perspective on the future.


Mr. Kern has performed as a soloist and principal dancer with the Vienna State Opera Ballet, Basel Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Internationale and Charleston Ballet Theater. He has danced leading roles in most of the major classical and romantic ballets and won critical acclaim for his interpretation of roles in ballets by Sir Frederick Ashton, Cranko, Massine, Nureyev, Neumeier, Spörli, Balanchine, Kilian and many more.


As a dancer, Ms. Bruzina was recognized for her diversity in classical ballet as well as modern and contemporary ballets. As a choreographer, she has choreographed five original works for Louisville Ballet including Sansei, which was presented as part of the 60th Anniversary Celebration with original score by Ben Sollee.


Helen joined the Louisville Ballet in 1998 and enjoyed twenty wonderfully fulfilling seasons. She performed featured roles in a range of works including Lark Ascending, In the Glow of the Night, Who Cares?, Serenade, Lamberena, Scheherazade, Company B, Etesian and Cold Virtues. She has performed principal roles in such full length ballets as The Magic Flute, Don Quixote, Giselle, Nutcracker, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, La Sylphide and A Cinderella Story.


Thank you for your interest in being part of Louisville Ballet. We are a talented team of professionals committed to making. moving. art in our community and beyond. We are not hiring at this time, but please feel free to contact us at info@louisvilleballet.org if you have an interest in being part of our team. Please include your resume and details about why you would like to be part of our organization. Thanks!


Hyde Parker August Tye is a ballet dancer, teacher, and choreographer. She is ballet mistress at Lyric Opera of Chicago and the founder of the Hyde Park School of Dance (originally, the Hyde Park School of Ballet, which expanded its offerings and necessitated a name change). She began winning awards at the age of 15. Her dance school has about 475 students from 37 zip codes, and she quickly adopted the Zoom platform during the coronavirus pandemic so that she and other instructors could teach at a distance. She lives in Hyde Park with her husband, two daughters, one son, and three cats.


Tye: A ballet mistress is for the dancers what the choral director is for the chorus. I help run dance auditions and provide a warm-up for the dancers before each rehearsal. I record all movement into my score for cueing and for musical reference. The choreographer usually leaves after opening night. At that point I am in charge of keeping the integrity of the movement exactly as it was opening night. If a dancer is injured or sick I prepare the understudy. Often, I help the choreographer navigate the AGMA Union rules and help them rehearse the singers who are asked to dance. Some choreographers are very collaborative with me and some have everything they want set. With each production my role is slightly different yet the same.


Ballet Master (also Balletmaster, Ballet Mistress, Premier Maître de ballet or Premier Maître de ballet en Chef) is an employee of a ballet company. The Ballet Master is responsible for keeping the dancers in the company to a high level of competence.


Ballet masters (or ballet mistresses for women) teach the daily company ballet class. They rehearse the dancers for both new and old ballets in the company's repertoire. The artistic director of a ballet company may also be called its ballet master.


Even in this bare room, with the dancers looking pale and tired under the fluorescent lights, there was the sense that more was at stake than straight lines and clean steps. The work of the corps is a kind of spiritual labor, through which a group of individuals builds the ineffable atmosphere and perspectives that lie at the heart of La Bayadère, but also of the lakeide scenes in Swan Lake, the nocturnal forest of Giselle, the dappled glade of La Sylphide. It is no wonder, then, that when we see excerpts of these ballets performed at galas, they seldom move us. Without the sustenance of the corps, the scenes lose resonance, almost as if the orchestra had gone silent, or the lights had been dimmed. The corps provides the emotional essence that allows these scenes to come alive.


SJ: But then there are a lot of girls who really value what they do in the corps. Of course they all want to get opportunities. Marion Butler [of ABT] has done a lot of roles. But she is really the backbone of the corps de ballet. When she was out having her baby, I could hardly face going to Bayadère rehearsals.


In 1972, the ballet hosts the first Festival of the Mid-States Regional Ballet Association, with companies from 11 states gathering to take class, audition, and share their work at the Music Hall in Concert and Gala Performances.


January 1981, Todd Bolender accepts the artistic directorship of the new Kansas City Ballet and the company debuts at the Music Hall on May 29, 1981. The program includes two Bolender ballets, both created for NYCB in 1955: The Still Point and Souvenirs.


I think it's really important that Fargo-Moorhead ballet improves technically and artistically. We have a pretty sound base to move on, and it's just keeping the company moving up the way it has been the past couple years.


I love ballet because you really have to work very hard at it. It takes an awful lot of dedication. If you have a student who is dedicated to it, they'll have moments every single class where something will all of the sudden make sense, and they'll constantly be improving, whether they're a young one or someone my age.


I wasn't a huge fan of it. I liked it as a psychological thriller. The body double for Natalie Portman, Sarah Lane, is one of my favorite dancers, so that was fun. But ballet is not all crazy like that.


A short Biography: She was awarded from the French government a scholarship to study in Russia, and was the first French dancer to graduate at the legendary Vaganova school in St-Petersburg, in the class of Natalia M. Doudinskaia. She became ballet mistress at age 21. She taught in Paris, London, New-York, Monte Carlo, Milan, Tokyo, Boston, Barcelona, Istanbul, Helsinki, Lyon. She coached among others N. Ananiashvili, E. Pankova, F. Bujones, I. Zelenski, K. Melnikov, C.Stallings, A. Suarez, P. Thrussel and K. Alexi. Ballet mistress of the Boston ballet 1990-95, her work with the corps and coaching of the ballerinas for Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, got unanimous acclaims and ranked the company among the finest in the world. In 1998 and 2001, she staged Don Quixote and Bayadère for the National Ballet of Mexico. She directs regularly teachers courses in Paris, Centre National de la Danse, Conservatoire National Supérieur de danse, Barcelonas federation of teachers, Lyon, Helsinki and others.


Ms. Fairchild has originated principal roles in ballets by Robert La Fosse (Land of Nod), Peter Martins (Bal de Couture, Naïve and Sentimental Music), Angelin Preljocaj (Spectral Evidence), Alexei Ratmansky (Namouna, A Grand Divertissement), Susan Stroman (Double Feature) and Christopher Wheeldon (Shambards). 041b061a72


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