FirstSteps, CPYB Student Choreographic Workshop - Coming January 23-February 1, 2014
FirstSteps, CPYB Student Choreographic Workshop further enriches the training of CPYB dancers beyond the traditional student/performer boundaries. Students develop an understanding of the choreographic creative process while working with dancers in a leadership role. The inaugural workshop took place January 2012 and culminated with public performances showcasing the choreographers’ created works at CPYB Warehouse Studios.
FirstSteps 2012 photo gallery
Students Bring Dance from Idea to Stage (The Sentinel)
Spend a few minutes with CPYB student choreographers working in the studios:
ChoreoPlan - Coming January 2015
Emerging choreographers are encouraged to watch Dance Magazine for information regarding the opportunity to submit a proposal for the creation of new works for ChoreoPlan 2015.
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet's ChoreoPlan, developed in 1998 by CPYB Resident Choreographer Alan Hineline, provides a laboratory setting for emerging classical choreographers to develop their craft in an atmosphere where process trumps product. Choreographers are provided the opportunity to create classically based works on CPYB’s company of well-trained, classical dancers in a 13-day studio workshop which culminates with public in-studio performances.
Chosen from an international pool of applicants, four choreographers spent 13 days (Jan. 7-19, 2013) at the CPYB Warehouse Studios in Carlisle during ChoreoPlan 2013 creating new works on CPYB dancers. The program culminated in two public performances on January 19.
The four choreographers selected by CPYB Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary and the ChoreoPlan 2013 artistic leadership were:
David Fernandez: A choreographer, dancer, and ballet teacher based in New York.
Amy Hall Garner: A Juilliard School graduate, Mrs. Garner is emerging as one of America’s unique and diverse creative talents.
Kunal Ranchod: Currently in his final year at Ryerson University’s Theatre School, Mr. Ranchod trained at Canada’s National Ballet School, Dansecore School of Dance, and the School of Alberta Ballet.
Laura Katz Rizzo: Ballet choreographer, scholar and pedagogue began her ballet training under Hortensia Fonseca at the Maryland Youth Ballet, later studying at the Chicago City Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet, and the Houston Ballet.
Photo gallery (ChoreoPlan 2011 and 2013)
Students as Muses (Pointe Magazine)
ChoreoPlan Brings New Works, Techniques to Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (The Sentinel)