The Backhausdance Artist Series features periodic master classes taught by internationally-recognized, concert dance choreographers and dance artists.

WHO:
Advanced and collegiate dancers ages 15+

WHERE:
Orange County School of the Arts
Marybelle Musco Dance Center
906 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
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COST:
$30/class. Online registration required.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

6:00pm to 7:30pm

YIN YUE

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, YIN YUE DANCE COMPANY

Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Yin Yue studied classical ballet technique, Chinese classical and folk dance. After graduating with a MFA in dance from NYU's Tisch School of The Arts in 2008, Yin quickly gained attention as a highly original choreographer and performer. She’s been selected as Artist In Resident at 92Y Dance Center, received first place in Choreography at the Shanghai Professional Performance Competition, won Hubbard Street Dance Chicago International Commissioning Project, BalletX Choreographic Fellowship, and Northwest Dance Project 5th Annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition. Her 90-minute class will explore strong physical movement, investigate her innovative dance style "FoCo Technique," and utilize gestures to explore the unique personality and universal emotion of each student.


PAST EVENTS:

6:00pm to 7:30pm

IDO TADMOR

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, IDO TADMOR DANCE COMPANY

Tadmor is the 2011 winner of Israel’s prestigious Landau Prize for life achievement, and acted as an original judge on the Israeli version of So You Think You Can Dance. His 90-minute class will include a ballet barre for contemporary dancers using physical transitions and shifts of weight, followed by contemporary combinations based on his repertory and the ballet technique.


6:00pm to 7:30pm

ZAK RYAN SCHLEGEL

DANCER, SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS

Schlegel, an internationally-recognized dance artist, choreographer and teacher, is the artistic director of LA-based AXIOM Dance Theatre and company member of Shen Wei Dance Arts in New York City. His 90-minute class builds a technical language based in the dimensions of identity, challenges the dancer to move seamlessly in and out of the floor, and weldsintricate gesture-work with large, locomotive phrasework.


PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE
ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS' SCHOOL OF DANCE