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.
ChoreoPlan 2013: January 7-19
Chosen from an international pool of applicants, four choreographers will spend 13 days (Jan. 7-19) at the CPYB Warehouse Studios in Carlisle creating new works on CPYB dancers. The program will culminate in two public performances at 3 and 5 p.m. Saturday, January 19. Tickets are $5.
The four choreographers selected by CPYB Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary and ChoreoPlan Director Laszlo Berdo are:
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.
Experience ChoreoPlan 2011:
FirstSteps, CPYB Student Choreographic Workshop
FirstSteps, CPYB Student Choreographic Workshop, led by CPYB principal faculty and former Boston Ballet principal dancer Laszlo Berdo, 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 from January 12-20 and culminated with public performances showcasing the choreographers’ created works on January 21 at CPYB Warehouse Studios.
Spend a few minutes with CPYB student choreographers working in the studios: