The Joyce Master Class Series
at Gibney Dance

10:30 am – 12:00 pm / $20

Saturday, April 22 / Ballet Hispanico
Saturday, April 29 / Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Saturday, May 20 / Parsons Dance
Friday, June 2 / RIOULT Dance NY
Friday, June 16 / LA Dance Project

Gibney Dance is proud to partner with The Joyce Theater to offer a series of public Master Classes. Take class and learn repertory with artists performing at The Joyce this season!

Master Class details will be listed below as registration opens for each class!


RIOULT Dance NY
Friday, June 2 / 10:30 am – 12:00 pm / $20
280 Broadway (Enter at 53A Chambers St.)

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Longtime RIOULT Dance NY company member Michael Spencer Phillips will teach a master class in the multi-dimensional, torso driven technique that forms the base of Pascal Rioult’s choreography. Athletic, visceral, and nuanced, the class progresses organically from the beginning stationary exercises to dance phrases that travel in space. The class engages and integrates the mind, the body, and the imagination in an encouraging and positive environment.

Michael Spencer Phillips is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.F.A., Dance) where he was also a member of the Peter Sparling Dance Company. He attended the Merce Cunningham School and performed in the Cunningham Repertory Group. Other credits: New York City Opera, Battleworks Dance Company, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Risa Jaraslow and Dancers, and an apprenticeship with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. He joined RIOULT Dance NY in 2002.

RIOULT Dance NY is performing May 31 – June 4 at The Joyce!

Photos courtesy of RIOULT Dance NY.

Past Master Classes were taught by: Lillian Barbeito/BODYTRAFFIC, Keren Lurie Pardes/L-E-V, Desmond Richardson/Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Juliette Barton/Sydney Dance Company, Michelle Manzanales/Ballet Hispánico, and Tom Mossbrucker/Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.

Master Classes are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  Special support has been provided by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation.

Photos courtesy of the Joyce.