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Ballet Guest Artist in Residence: Septime Webre

Release date: May 13, 2009

Goucher College Dance Department

August 21-27, 2009

The Dance Department welcomes Septime Webre as a ballet guest artist in residence for the fall semester.  Mr. Webre was appointed artistic director of The Washington Ballet in June 1999 after six years as artistic director of American Repertory Ballet in New Jersey. Much in a demand as a choreographer, he has created works that appear in the repertoires of many companies in North America, including Pacific Northwest Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Ballet Austin, Atlanta Ballet, Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, and Colorado Ballet, among many others. As a dancer, Mr. Webre was featured in works by Balanchine, Taylor, Tudor, Ailey, and Cunningham as well as in principal and solo roles from the classical repertoire. A former member of the board of directors of Dance/USA, Mr. Webre sits on the board of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, and has been honored by Young Audiences of the District of Columbia and received a number of fellowships and for his choreography. He is the seventh son in a large Cuban-American family, and he graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. in History/Pre-Law.  He will teach ballet classes and set a work on Goucher dancers for the Dancers in Action Fall Dance Concert.  Master classes are open to high-intermediate and advanced ballet dancers.

Call 410-337-6390 for class schedule

Class Fee: $20