Master Class Series
Promoting the on-going development of the professional and pre-professional concert dancer. Spectrum’s master classes are open to intermediate and advanced level students ages 14 and up.
Pre-registration is required for all master classes. Fee is $16 per class. All classes will take place at Spectrum Dance Theater.
Adam Brozowski – Lindy Hop Master Class
December 6, 2013 from 5:30-7pm
Adam Brozowski is originally from Seattle, Washington and graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Musical Theater. He has danced all his life and began Lindy Hopping in 1996. Growing up, he had the honor of studying and working alongside some of Lindy Hop’s innovators; original members of the performance troupe from the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, Frankie Manning and Norma Miller, as well as a host of original dancers from Los Angeles. He grew up competing in swing and working in theatre at the same time as a dancer and actor; he holds over 25 titles for his Lindy Hopping and has worked in theatres all around the country. Adam has a special appreciation for the history of the early American swing and jazz dances and the immense impact they have had on dance in American pop-culture; from Broadway to Michael Jackson — Lindy Hop had an influence. He loves to work on projects that incorporate some, any or all of these wonderful things.
David Leventhal – Contemporary Master Class
February 3, 2014 from 3:30-5pm
David Leventhal was a member of the Mark Morris Dance Group from 1997-2010. During that time, he appeared in more than 40 of Mark Morris’ dances, and performed principal roles in The Hard Nut, L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, on Motifs of Shakespeare. He received a 2010 Bessie (New York Dance and Performance Award) for his performance career with MMDG. He has taught technique and repertory classes for students of all ages at schools and universities in the U.S. and abroad, including UCLA, University of Michigan, Harvard University, The Juilliard School, University of Washington, University of Illinois, American Dance Festival and the Governor’s School for the Arts (Virginia) among others. David is Program Director and one of the founding teachers of MMDG’s Dance for PD® program, a collaboration with the Brooklyn Parkinson Group that offers weekly classes for people with Parkinson’s at the Mark Morris Dance Center, fosters similar classes in more than 100 communities in 10 countries around the world, and presents regular training workshops for teachers interested in leading Dance for PD® classes. He is the co-recipient of the 2013 Alan Bonander Humanitarian Award for his efforts to make the Dance for PD® program widely available. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Alliance for Arts and Health. Raised in Newton, Mass., he trained at Boston Ballet School and attended Brown University where he received a B.A. in English Literature.
Meredith Dincolo of Hubbard Street Dance – Contemporary Master Class
February 22, 2014 from 2:30-4pm
Meredith Dincolo began dancing at age seven in Indianapolis and continued her training under Iacob Lascu in Michigan. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1993 and moved to Chicago to pursue dance. In 1996, Meredith joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, where she spent four years under the direction of Lou Conte. In 2000, she joined Lyon Opera Ballet and went on to the Nationaltheater Mannheim, under Kevin O’Day and Dominique Dumais. Meredith returned to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in November 2004.
Matthew Rushing of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Register Now!
April 12, 2014 12:00 – 1:20pm
Modern/Jazz for ages 15-25
Matthew Rushing was born in Los Angeles, CA. He began his dance training with Kashmir Blake in Inglewood, CA and later continued his training at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. He is the recipient of a Spotlight Award and Dance Magazine Award and was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He was a scholarship student at The Ailey School and later became a member of Ailey II, where he danced for a year. During his career, Mr. Rushing has performed as a guest artist for galas in Vail, Colorado, as well as in Austria, Canada, France, Italy, and Russia. He has performed for Presidents George H. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, as well as at the 2010 White House tribute to Judith Jamison. During his time with the Company he has choreographed two ballets: Acceptance In Surrender (2005), a collaboration with Hope Boykin and Abdur Rahim-Jackson, and Uptown (2009), a tribute to the Harlem Renaissance. In 2012, he created Moan, which was set on Philadanco and premiered at The Joyce Theater. Mr. Rushing joined the Company in 1992 and became Rehearsal Director in June 2010.