The Joyce Master Class: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Mar. 22, 2019, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s Artistic Director, Tom Mossbrucker, will teach a classical ballet class for intermediate/advanced dancers. Mr. Mossbrucker’s rich dance heritage—both with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and as a former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet under the direct tutelage of founders Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino—makes him a “must experience” teacher and coach to today’s ballet dancers.
About Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has a deep commitment to cultivating choreographic talent by commissioning new ballets, which has resulted in their having a catalogue of adventurous repertoire. A European sensibility glossed with American ebullience forges ASFB’s aesthetic, as the company has come to epitomize the contemporary-classical genre. ASFB dance invention flows from this solid foundation, a wellspring of creativity.
ABOUT Tom Mossbrucker
(Artistic Director, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet) Tom has been artistic director of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet since 1996. For the past eighteen years Tom has built a prestigious arts organization sharing two homes in Aspen and Santa Fe. In his role as artistic director, Tom cultivates highly sophisticated and challenging works of contemporary ballet. His shining achievement is ASFB’s roster of 28 ballets created on commission by leading global choreographers. Tom began to dance at four, studying tap in his hometown of Tacoma, Washington. He pursued classical ballet training at the School of American Ballet and Joffrey Ballet School. His twenty years as a principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, performing in over 70 ballets under the direct coaching of founders Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, coincided with a period of high artistic achievement for the company. Tom danced in works by great twentieth century choreographers: Fredrick Ashton, George Balanchine, Laura Dean, William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Mark Morris, Paul Taylor and Twyla Tharp. Signature roles included Iago in Jose Limon’s The Moor’s Pavane; Champion Roper in Agnes DeMille’s Rodeo; Billy in Eugene Loring’s Billy the Kid; and Romeo in John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet. This rich dance heritage Tom brings to coaching dancers today. In 2013, Tom shared an honor with Executive Director Jean-Philippe Malaty when the Santa Fe Community Foundation bestowed its Piñon Award on the company. In 2010, in recognition of ASFB’s contribution to the field of dance, Tom and Jean-Philippe were honored with the Joyce Theater Foundation Award. A former board member of Dance USA, Tom currently serves on the board of The Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey Foundation.
See Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at The Joyce Theater March 20-24 , 2019. For more information visit: www.joyce.org/performances
Photo by Rosalie O’Connor
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