PBT Master Class Series

We are excited to announce PBT Master Class Series!

The PBT Master Class Series is intended for dancers who have a minimum of five years of dance experience, and are at least 14 years old. The classes are held at PBT’s studios on each of the selected dates at 6 p.m.

Due to space limitations, registrations will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Classes are $50 each or $160 for the set of four classes. Individuals can also observe the classes for $20 each.


Zippora Karz

George Balanchine Trust Répétiteur and former NYC Ballet Soloist

Class Genre: Ballet

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

6-7:30 p.m.

*Zippora will stage Allegro Brillante by George Balanchine for PBT’s Spring Mix program at the Benedum Center April 5-7.

Zippora Karz is a former soloist ballerina with the New York City Ballet, who performed for 16 years on stage and in televised performances. She now serves as a teacher and répétiteur for the George Balanchine Trust, rehearsing and staging Balanchine’s choreography for a host of national and international dance companies. Zippora has written the memoir The Sugarless Plum and a children’s book entitled Ballerina Dreams.  

Join us for this neoclassical-leaning masterclass led by former New York City Ballet Soloist, Zippora Karz. After honing your technique in class, engage in a Q&A session, gain insights into artistic expression, and if you’re inspired to delve deeper into her story, grab a copy of her inspiring book!

Class participation cost: $50 | Class observation cost: $20

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Jayne Smeulders, assisted by André Santos

Choreographer of PBT’s Cinderella

First Soloist at Les Grands Ballet Canadiens

Class Genre: Ballet/Choreography

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

6-7:30 p.m.

*André Santos will assist in the staging of PBT’s production of Cinderella with the PBT Orchestra at the Benedum Center May 17-19.

Jayne is a former dancer with Nederlands Dans Teatr and West Australian Ballet.

André has danced with the West Australian Ballet and is a first soloist with Les Grands Ballet Canadiens in Montréal, Québec, Canada. 

The master class is choreography-based in classical & neo-classical ballet. Artists will learn choreography from Cinderella in order to develop musicality, dynamics and the use of space. Individuals will work with choreographic movement language, work in groups, fulfill tasks, provide feedback and communicate with one another within an artistic environment. The goal of the master class is to support artists in the development of artistic voice, individuality and creativity.

Class participation cost: $50 | Class observation cost: $20

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