Ballet Master Class with McKerrow & Gardner
The Program in Dance welcomes Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner, former principal dancers with American Ballet Theatre, who will teach a Ballet Master Class on Tuesday, April 3 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio.
Amanda McKerrow is a former principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre dancing leading roles in Cinderella, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty, and La Sylphide. She was the first American to receive a gold medal at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow in 1981. She has performed works by George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Sir Frederick Ashton, Jerome Robbins, and Jurí Kilian, and created roles in ballets by Twyla Tharpe, Clark Tippet, Agnes DeMille, and Mark Morris, appearing as a guest artist throughout the world. John Gardner is a former soloist with American Ballet Theatre, performing works by such great 20th century choreographers as Antony Tudor, Jerome Robbins, Agnes DeMille, and George Balanchine. In 1991 he joined Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project giving him the opportunity to work closely with choreographers such as Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, Lar Lubovitch, and Martha Graham, creating numerous roles. He has toured extensively in Europe, the U.S., Asia, and South America. Both Amanda and John work for the Antony Tudor Ballet Trust, staging ballets for professional companies and schools, teaching and coaching.