THE JOYCE MASTER CLASS SERIES AT GIBNEY: BALLETX
WITH Caili Quan
Enjoy a classical ballet warm-up with company member Caili Quan before learning some of signature BalletX repertoire. Students will be exposed to the company’s methodology as well as nuances and inflections of each choreographer’s voice.
Photo by Gabriel Bienczycki.
About Caili Quan
Caili Quan started her dance training in her native Guam under the direction of John Grensback and Bettina Sanzotta. At the age of 16, she moved from Guam to New York City to continue her classical training at Ballet Academy East. In 2007, Caili received a scholarship to be a trainee with Richmond Ballet, and in 2009, she received an apprenticeship with Charlotte Ballet (formerly North Carolina Dance Theatre) under Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride. During her training, she performed works by George Balanchine, Marius Petipa, and Malcolm Burn, among others. Prior to BalletX, she spent three seasons with First State Ballet Theatre under Pasha Kambalov. Caili is also an emerging choreographer and has had the pleasure of choreographing works on CelloPointe, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, St. Paul’s School, and Konverjdans. She performed her original piece Fancy Me with fellow BalletX dancer Roderick Phifer at the 2018 Vail Dance Festival. In 2019, Caili became the first BalletX dancer commissioned to premiere a choreographic work on the full company while still dancing in the company. Caili joined BalletX in January 2013.
Hailed as “one of the year’s must-see shows” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, BalletX returns to The Joyce Theater with the New York premiere of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s The Little Prince, a full-length ballet performed to the live music of composer Peter Salem. Inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s timeless novella of adventure and enlightenment, Lopez Ochoa’s The Little Prince is a ballet for the whole family, sure to delight the imagination of children and adults alike. See BalletX at The Joyce Theater – October 1-6, 2019: www.joyce.org/index.php/performances/balletx-0
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