We’re excited to announce our Annual Student Workshop Performance will be featuring the resident faculty and guest choreographers: Steven Blandino, Daniella Cavaleri, Amy Hall Garner, and Ashley Tuttle. Hosed at The Madison Theatre at Molly College on Tuesday June 4th @ 6:30 PM.
Eglevsky Ballet is Long Island’s premier ballet academy and only professional ballet company. Led by Executive Artistic Director, Maurice Brandon Curry, we proudly present this upcoming event and look forward to seeing you there.
Eglevsky Ballet is extremely proud to announce that for the 2019-20 season, the professional ballet faculty of the Eglevsky Ballet will be in residence at the Garden City Dance Studio. They will be conducting training of the members of their dance company. Eglevsky Ballet will also offer their graded curriculum origram for students who are solely interested in studying classical ballet. Learn more on eglevskyballet.org and http://www.gardencitydancestudio.com/.
Eglevsky Ballet, Long Island’s Only Professional Ballet Company, is looking for male dancers to enhance their dance training. Their scholarship program for men offers aspiring male dancers ages 10-18 the extraordinary opportunity to receive ballet training with our professional faculty and renowned guest instructors. Students are mentored by the artistic director and the resident staff.
Study with the resident faculty of Eglevsky Ballet led by Executive Director Maurice Brandon Curry and some of the most notable and renowned educators in the world of dance. Past teachers have included Suki Schorer (NYC Ballet and The School of American Ballet), Andrea Long-Naidu (NYC Ballet & Broadway), Paul Boos (NYC Ballet), and Eglevsky Ballet’s resident guest artists Ashely Tuttle (ABT & Tony-award nominee). Other teachers include dancers from the worlds of ballet, Broadway, modern dance and film & TV.
The movie is set in London in 1914, on the eve of World War I (and the year Chaplin made his first film). Calvero (Charlie Chaplin), once a famous stage clown but now a washed-up drunk, saves a young dancer, Thereza "Terry" Ambrose (Claire Bloom), from a suicide attempt. Nursing her back to health, Calvero helps Terry regain her self-esteem and resume her dancing career. In doing so he regains his own self-confidence, but an attempt to make a comeback is met with failure. Terry says she wants to marry Calvero despite their age difference, although she has befriended Neville (Sydney Earl Chaplin), a young composer Calvero believes would be better suited to her. In order to give them a chance, Calvero leaves home and becomes a street entertainer. Terry, now starring in her own show, eventually finds Calvero and persuades him to return to the stage for a benefit concert. Reunited with an old partner (Buster Keaton), Calvero gives a triumphant comeback performance. He suffers a heart attack during a routine, however, and dies in the wings while watching Terry, the second act on the bill, dance on stage.
One of the many things I admired about Eglevsky was what a good father he was to his daughter and two sons. He never talked down to them, but treated them respectfully on their own level. Shortly after I stopped performing I started teaching children and used Eglevsky's technique as a model. Many of those "babies," now pushing 50, still keep in contact with me. Thanks André!
He danced with such companies as the René Blum–Michel Fokine Ballets de Monte Carlo, the American Ballet, and the Ballet (now American Ballet) Theatre before joining the New York City Ballet(1951–58), where he created leading roles in several George Balanchine ballets, including Scotch Symphony (1952) and Caracole (1952; now called Divertimento No. 15). Among his other well-known roles were Albrecht in Giselle and Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake; principal parts in Fokine’s ballets Les Sylphides,Prince Igor,Le Spectre de la Rose, and Petrushka; the burlesque Paris in David Lichine’s Helen of Troy; and the title role of Léonide Massine’s surrealistic Mad Tristan. Eglevsky, a U.S. citizen from 1937, established a school and small performing group in Massapequa, N.Y., in 1958, which grew into the Eglevsky Ballet Company that survived him.
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