Intermediate/Advanced-Advanced Pointe & Variations
This class is taught by:
Heidi Christine is a youth program dance instructor at Dancers' Workshop.
Heidi was born and raised in Jackson, and began her dance training at Dancers’ Workshop. Her dance training has included work with Peter Pucci, Repertory Dance Theater, The Martha Graham Dance Company, Colorado Ballet and others. Her studies took her to Los Angeles where she studied Music Composition at the Musician’s Institute, and to New York and abroad where she continued to dance and to study humanities and sociology. Heidi’s passion for art, dance, and music fuel her desire to teach others the joy of creating. She is also honored to be joining Contemporary Dance Wyoming for another exciting season.
Eric Midgley is the Ballet Master and School Director at Dancers' Workshop. Mr. Midgley began his dance career in 1979, performing throughout western Canada and the Pacific Northwest with the Veselka Ukrainian Folk Ensemble. In 1989, Eric graduated from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division before joining Ballet Florida in West Palm Beach. In 2001, he joined Ballet Austin and remained there until 2008. Performing an extremely wide repertoire, he has danced principal roles in classical and contemporary repertoire in Canada, the US, France, Scotland, Slovenia and Italy. Eric brings a widely varied background in design, music, and dance to the studio and the stage. He has choreographed over twenty original works for a wide range of companies from ballet, to folk and modern dance. He has created score edits, original compositions, sound, lighting, and projection designs and served as production manager and stage manager for dance performances for over 20 years. With 30 years experience as a teacher, he brings his diversity to bear in the studio. He teaches ballet, pointe, character, men’s class, variations, repertoire, and partnering. His accessible and functional approach to movement is at the root of his teaching style.
Pointe is introduced in the Intermediate level when students are evaluated by their instructor and physician and determined physically ready for this addition. A minimum of two years of previous ballet training is required. Students on pointe are required to take two ballet classes each week.
Must be approved by School Director to register.