Join Ballet in Cleveland on March 2, 2013 for two master ballet classes taught by Allison DeBona at the Gund Dance Studio located at 1375 Euclid Avenue, in the heart of Cleveland's PlayhouseSquare District.
Classes are as follows:
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
8-12 year old class
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
13-18 year old class
College-age dancers / dance majors are also welcome to register for the 13-18 year-old master class session.
After each class Allison will host a Q & A session.
Reservations are being accepted at www.balletincleveland.org or by calling 330-285-5779. There is a limited amount of space for each class (40 students for the younger class and 35 students for the older class) so early registration is highly recommended.
Class fee is $150 per student. Registration includes an autographed headshot of Allison, a group photo of Allison and the entire class, a Ballet in Cleveland dance bag and other surprises provided by our sponsors.
Julia Erickson, principal dancer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and her husband Aaron Ingley, the co-founders of "Barre" (realfoodbarre.com) will be present at the class that day as well. Each student will receive a ‘Barre Bar’ in their Ballet in Cleveland swag bag the day of the class and will be able to chat with Juila and Aaron.
For more information about Julia and Aaron and Barre and their ‘Barre Bar’, go to:
Proudly sponsored by Skylight Financial Group, Ostendorf Morris, Barre and Consolidated Graphics Group.
Special thanks to DANCECleveland and Great Lakes Publishing for their help and support.
Allison and Ballet in Cleveland: The Collaboration
During this past summer's airing of the hit series Breaking Pointe (http://www.facebook.com/BreakingPointeCW), Allison connected with Ballet in Cleveland via social media. Ballet in Cleveland’s founder and executive director, Jessica Wallis then inquired if she would be interested in coming to teach a master ballet class in Cleveland. Allison immediately jumped at the chance. Shortly thereafter Ballet in Cleveland submitted a tentative proposal to Allison and worked on solidifying details. The end result is a collaboration between a young ballerina passionate about sharing her art, and a young organization passionate about sharing ballet with its city. A match made in heaven!
About Allison DeBona
Allison DeBona was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning a Bacheler of Science degree from Indiana University she spent one year with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Graduate Program. In 2007, she joined Ballet West and was promoted to Demi-Soloist in 2011. Allison has trained with The Parou Ballet Company under Debbie Parou, followed by the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet under Jean Gedeon.
Her current repertoire includes: World premiere of Susan Shields’ Grand Synthesis; Michael Smuin’s The Tempest; Mark Morris’ Gong; Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly; Michel Fokine’s Polovetsian Dances; the world premiere of Peggy Dolkas’ “Yes, But How Did You Get There?”; the world premiere of Nicolo Fonte’s The Immeasurable Cadences Within; Adam Sklute’s newly conceived and produced Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty; John Butler's Carmina Burana; Jiri Kylian's Sinfonietta; Nicolo Fonte's Bolero; and the 2011 world premieres of Tom Mattingly's Fall Into Loving Arms and Avichai Scher's White Noise. Her Balanchine repertoire includes Agon, Prodigal Son, Serenade, Stars and Stripes, Chaconne, and The Four Temperaments.
Ballet in Cleveland's Mission
Ballet in Cleveland’s mission is to revitalize the presence of classical ballet in Cleveland, Ohio by presenting performances by the highest quality professional ballet companies as well as promoting the art through ballet-centered programming and events that not only foster interest but also educate and entertain the community. Ballet in Cleveland will highlight the importance, relevance, and entertaining artistry of professional classical ballet in the region.