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@ Julien Benhamou

Peter Brandenhoff

14 - 19 JAN, 2018

Peter Brandenhoff, a faculty member of The Ailey School—the affiliated school to The Alvin Ailey American Dance Company, will be returning to teach classes for the Orsolina28 for the week of Nov. 20th to the 26th. In addition to his position at Ailey, Mr. Brandenhoff is currently on the faculty of the French Academie of Ballet, as well as coaching professional dancers in New York City. Mr. Brandenhoff trained at The Royal Danish Ballet, and upon his graduation chose to leave Denmark to dance with the Boston Ballet II, before he joined the San Francisco Ballet. During his 15 year tenure with SFB he rose to soloist rank and performed a wide range of soloist and principal roles in works by Mark Morris, Helgi Tomasson, Yuri Possokhov, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Paul Taylor, Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky, James Kudelka, David Bintley, Kenneth McMillan, Val Caniparoli and many more. Mr. Brandenhoff’s classes are a very unique combination of classical ballet technique with a distinct Bournonville influence. He is acclaimed as a highly charismatic and inspiring teacher with a grounded sense of discipline and focused technique, and his musical knowledge offers a sensitivity to music that enables his students to explore phrasing in new and exciting ways. Students have described his class as upbeat, strengthening, and extremely beneficial!

 A master class in Bournonville will be offered at the end of the week, where students will be taught additional exercises and variations from the Bournonville repertoire, as well as a small lecture on the characteristics of the style and the history of Bournonville and the Danish Ballet.

Peter Brandenhoff was born in Denmark and graduated from the Royal Danish Ballet. He danced with the Boston Ballet, Hamburg Ballet and San Francisco Ballet as a soloist. As a guest, he performed with Royal Winnipeg Ballet, South African Ballet Theatre and Mzansi Productions, Les Ballets Grandiva, and Stars of the Royal Danish Ballet. His repertoire spanned from the classics of Balanchine, Bournonville and Petipa to the ultra-modern Redha, and he has been part of creating works with Mark Morris, Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky, Val Caniparoli and Yuri Possokhov.
Peter’s passion for teaching was born in 2004 when he helped initiate an outreach trip with San Francisco Ballet to teach in South African townships. In 2008 he joined the faculty at Ballet San Jose School creating a successful boys program there.
His teaching engagements include Royal Danish Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Ailey School, San Francisco Ballet School, Oregon Ballet Theater, Lines Ballet, ODC/San Francisco, and Marin Ballet. In 2011, Peter completed his BA from St. Mary’s College, CA and a Fellowship in Administration at Cal Performances in Berkeley. He is also a contributor of articles on technique, music and mime for Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit and Dance Studio Life.

Peter Brandenhoff nasce in Danimarca dove si laurea presso il Royal Danish Ballet. Come solista ha danzato per il Boston Ballet, Hamburg Ballet ed il San Francisco Ballet; come danzatore ospite, si è esibito con il Royal Winnipeg Ballet, South African Ballet Theatre e Mzansi Productions, Les Ballets Grandiva e Stars of the Royal Danish Ballet.
Il suo repertorio si estende dai classici di Balanchine, Bournonville e Petipa all’ultra moderno Redha, ed ha preso parte a lavori coreografici collaborando con Mark Morris, Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky, Val Caniparoli e Yuri Possokhov.

La passione per l’insegnamento nasce nel 2004 con il San Francisco Ballet, quando ha contribuito a finalizzare una missione di sensibilizzazione insegnando in borgate Sud Africane. Nel 2008 si è unito al Ballet San Jose School creando un celebre programma per ragazzi.

Attualmente insegna presso il Royal Danish Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Ailey School, San Francisco Ballet School, Oregon Ballet Theater, Lines Ballet, ODC/San Francisco, e Marin Ballet.
Nel 2011 si è laureato presso il St. Mary’s College, California, e ha ottenuto una borsa di studio in Scieze Gestionali presso Cal Performances di Berkeley. Inoltre scrive articoli sulla tecnica, musica ed il mimo collaborando con riviste quali Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit e Dance Studio Life.

Sunday, January 14th
3.00 pm – 4.30 pm intermediate level
4.45 pm – 6.16 pm intermediate/advanced level

Monday,  January 15th
5.00 pm – 6.00 pm mid-intermediate level
6.00 pm – 7.30 pm intermediate/advanced level

Tuesday, January 16th
5.00 pm – 6.00 pm mid-intermediate level
6.00 pm – 7.30 pm intermediate level

Wednesday, January 17th
6.00 pm – 7.30 pm intermediate/advanced level

Thursday, January 18th
6.00 pm – 7.30 pm mid-intermediate level

Friday, Janueary 19th
5.00 pm – 6.30 pm intermediate level
7.00 pm – 8.00 pm intermediate/advanced level

LEVELS:

Mid-intermediate: 9/11 years
Intermediate: 12/14 years
Intermediate/advanced: from 15 yars

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