MASTER CLASS SERIES
CCB will be hosting its fourth series of master classes taught by dance professionals throughout the year. This series provides the perfect opportunity to learn from and share experiences with leading dance artists. Master classes are open to students from all schools and studios, but we request that you pre-register. We have live piano accompaniment for all in-studio master classes.
Former Master Class Guests:
Wendy Whelan, Associate Artistic Director of New York City Ballet & former principal dancer with New York City Ballet
Ashley Bouder, current principal dancer with New York City Ballet
Katherine Williams, current soloist with American Ballet Theatre
Luciana Paris, current soloist with American Ballet Theatre
Zhong-Jing Fang, current soloist with American Ballet Theatre
Tamako Miyazaki, current company dancer with The Washington Ballet
Chandra Moss-Thorne, former dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem & Cincinnati Ballet
Brian Carey Chung, former dancer with LINES Ballet & Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Alexandra Basmagy, current company dancer with American Ballet Theatre
Karissa Horowicz, former dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet; MFA in Teaching & Choreography
Annalise Woller, former dancer with Dayton Ballet
Maggie Kurdirka (Bald Ballerina), former dancer with Joffrey Concert Group
To pre-register for a class, click the button below. You will be directed to our master class calendar. Click on a listed master class to pre-register and add "Family" and "Student" information. Those of you who have a CCB Portal login, you may register from within the Portal.
*Please note that you will not be pre-registered until payment is complete. As soon as we receive receipt of your registration, we will charge the credit card on file for you, and you will receive receipt of payment via email.
2020-21 Master Class Guests
*THIS IS A VIRTUAL CLASS VIA ZOOM*
(former dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem & Cincinnati Ballet)
Saturday, April 10th, 2021
11:30 - 1:15 * Advanced Ballet * Ages 14 - adult * $20/dancer
Chandra Moss-Thorne began her dance training at the School of Cleveland Ballet under the direction of Daniel Job and Nicole Sowinska. Chandra attended Butler University graduating with a BA with honors in Dance Pedagogy. Chandra was a company member with the Dance Theatre of Harlem and The Cincinnati Ballet. As a professional ballet dancer Chandra delighted audiences in many leading roles including Beauty in David Nixon’s Beauty and the Beast, the Lead Pas de deux in Nils Christie’s Sync, Principal in Butler’s Carmina Burana, Choleric in Balanchine’s Four Temperaments, Fairy Godmother in Morgan’s Cinderella and Lead Mazurka in Franklin’s Coppelia. Her repertoire also includes works by choreographers Stanton Welch, Val Caniparoli, Kirk Peterson, Arthur Mitchell, Robert Garland and Geoffrey Holder. Chandra had the privilege of working with numerous Repetiteurs from the Balanchine Trust including Bart Cook, Victoria Simon, Elyse Borne, Susan Hendl, and Suzanne Farrell.
As a teacher, she has been on faculty at Goucher College, Towson University, Bryn Mawr College, Cincinnati Ballet Academy and as a guest teacher at numerous schools around the country. Currently she is a Visiting Artist at Stockton University and an Associate in Performance at Swarthmore College. Chandra was the coordinator for CincyDance! the outreach program of the Cincinnati Ballet Academy developing programming and teaching classes.
Chandra is a certified Pilates Instructor through Power Pilates. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and three children.
Registration will open to all CCB dancers who are currently enrolled in the spring session, ages 14 through adult, on Monday, April 19th, and will open to the general public on Monday, April 26th.
*THIS IS A VIRTUAL CLASS VIA ZOOM*
(Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre (ABT))
Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
3:00 - 4:30 PM EST * Int/Adv Ballet * Ages 14 - adult * $35/dancer
Skylar Brandt was born in Purchase, New York and began her training at the age of six at Scarsdale Ballet Studio. She attended the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre from 2005-2009. Brandt was a silver medalist at Youth America Grand Prix in 2004 and 2008.
Brandt joined ABT II in 2009, became an apprentice with ABT in 2010, and joined the corps de ballet in 2011. She was promoted to Soloist in 2015 and to Principal in 2020. Among her leading roles with the Company are Giselle in Giselle, Medora in Le Corsaire, Gamzatti in La Bayadere, Olga in Onegin, Young Jane in Jane Eyre, Columbine in Harlequinade, Princess Praline in Whipped Cream, the Lead Maiden in Firebird, the Golden Cockerel in The Golden Cockerel, and roles in The Green Table, Pillar of Fire, Daphnis and Chloe, The Sleeping Beauty, Bach Partita, The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Company B, Gong, In the Upper Room, Piano Concerto #1, Raymonda Divertissements, Sinfonietta, Symphonic Variations, and AFTERITE.
Brandt was awarded a 2013 Princess Grace Foundation-USA Dance Fellowship. That same year, she was featured in the movie “Ballet’s Greatest Hits”. In 2018, Brandt was the recipient of an unprecedented Special Jury Award for her performances on the Russian television show “Big Ballet.”