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#76 sandik

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:17 PM

 

...According to the Evergreen City Ballet website, Nadeau, who has taught at the school for a couple of years, will become School Principal...

 

Good for her, and lucky for them!



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:17 PM

And apparently Jeff Stanton will be heading south to become Ballet Master at Oregon Ballet Theater.



#78 Helene

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 10:17 PM

That is fantastic news for OBT.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 01:47 PM

Just saw this news on the PNB FB page



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:34 PM

Here's the press release from OBT:

 

OBT to round out its artistic team with a second ballet master, Jeffrey Stanton.

 

July 15, 2013 - Portland, OR

Jeffrey Stanton, former principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet (1994-2011) and currently a faculty member at the PNB School will be joining Oregon Ballet Theatre as ballet master, alongside Rehearsal Director Lisa Kipp. He will arrive in August.

 

“I think Jeffrey and Lisa’s skills complement each other well and I am excited for the dancers to have a chance to work with both of them in the studio” shared Artistic Director Kevin Irving.

 

About Jeffrey Stanton

Mr. Stanton trained at San Francisco Ballet School and the School of American Ballet. In addition to classical ballet, he also studied ballroom, jazz, and tap dancing. He joined San Francisco Ballet in 1989 and left to join Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 1994. He was promoted to soloist in 1995 and was made a principal in 1996. “Jeff has been a brilliant dancer, great colleague and stalwart Company member for seventeen years – a lifetime in dance and a gift to his artistic directors. It is our hope that, when he retires from performing, he will pass on everything he knows to future generations of young dancers,” shared PNB Founding Artistic Directors Kent Stowell and Francia Russell, (who hired Mr. Stanton in 1994) upon his retirement in 2011.

 

He originated leading roles in Susan Stroman’s TAKE FIVE…More or Less; Stephen Baynes' El Tango; Donald Byrd's Seven Deadly Sins; Val Caniparoli's The Bridge; Nicolo Fonte's Almost Tango and Within/Without; Kevin O'Day's Aract and [soundaroun(d)ance]; Kent Stowell's Carmen, Palacios Dances, and Silver Lining; and Christopher Stowell's Zaïs. Mr. Stanton has performed as a guest artist for Le Gala des Étoiles in Montreal, Prague Gala of Stars, and the TITAS Command Performance of International Ballet in Dallas, Texas. In 2000, he participated in The George Balanchine Foundation's Interpreters Archive series, dancing excerpts from Balanchine's Episodes, coached by Melissa Hayden.  Portland audiences may also remember Jeff as a guest artist with OBT in the company premiere of Christopher Stowell's Zaïs

 

Other Leading Roles: George Balanchine's Agon, Apollo, Ballet Imperial, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Chaconne, Coppélia (Dr. Coppelius), Diamonds, Divertimento No. 15, Emeralds, The Four Temperaments, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Demetrius, Divertissement pas de deux), Serenade, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Stars and Stripes, Symphony in C, Symphony in Three Movements, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Theme and Variations, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, La Valse, Western Symphony, and Who Cares?; Todd Bolender's Souvenirs; Val Caniparoli's Lambarena; Dominique Dumais' Scripted in the Body; Eliot Feld's Intermezzo; William Forsythe's Artifact II and In the middle, somewhat elevated; Paul Gibson's Diversions and Rush; Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow (Count Danilo) and The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Désiré); Robert Joffrey's Remembrances; Jiri Kylian's Petite Mort; Edwaard Liang's Für Alina; José Limón's The Moor's Pavane; Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette (Paris); Peter Martins' Fearful Symmetries and Valse Triste; Mark Morris' Pacific; Marius Petipa's Le Corsaire Pas de Trois, Don Quixote, and Paquita; Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free, In the Night, and West Side Story Suite (Riff); Kent Stowell's Carmina Burana, Cinderella (Prince), Delicate Balance, Firebird, Hail to the Conquering Hero, Kammergarten Tänze, Nutcracker (Prince), Quaternary, Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried), The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), and Zirkus Weill; Lynne Taylor-Corbett's The Ballad of You and Me, Mercury, and The Quilt; Glen Tetley's Voluntaries; Twyla Tharp's Nine Sinatra Songs; and Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain pas de deux. At San Francisco Ballet, he performed leading roles in works by Lew Christensen, Agnes De Mille, James Kudelka, Mark Morris, and Jerome Robbins.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:11 PM

I think this is a positive step for OBT, plenty of experienced hands to steer the ship forward.  Now, they just need to sell plenty of tickets and woo donors!



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:18 PM

Casey Herd will be performing in Fall for Dance at City Center, with Sara Mearns in a new work by Justin Peck, September 25-26.  And although she's not a PNB alum, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (has a work in the PNB repertory) was commissioned by FfD to make a new work for Ballet Hispanico, September 30-October 1.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:11 PM

Leigh Witchel's review of the new Justin Peck work at Fall for Dance -- Herd was "her near-invisible means of support."



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 09:37 AM

Sokvannara Sar is dancing for Robert Weiss' Carolina Ballet -- BA member ceecee saw their recent performance




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