Summer '19 program

Jul 21, 2019 – Aug 3, 2019

The program Two-week program focusing on the study and practice of repertory and movement methodology by William Forsythe and Crystal Pite.



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    Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite has been making work for over twenty years. Former company member with Ballet British Columbia and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt, she made her first choreographic debut in 1990. She has created for Nederlands Dans Theater (where she has been an Associate Artist since 2008), The Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and the National Ballet of Canada, among other companies and institutions. In 2002, she formed her own company called Kidd Pivot and earned international acclaim for works such as Dark Matters, Lost Action, The You Show, and Betroffenheit.


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    William Forsythe has been active in the field of choreography for over 45 years. Originally from New York City, he began a 20-year tenure in 1984 as Artistic Director of Ballett Frankfurt where he created Limb’s Theorem, Kammer/Kammer, Eidos:Telos, The Loss of Small Detail, and Impressing the Czar, among other full-evening works. He’s globally acknowledged as an artist pushing the boundaries of choreographic material, deconstructing conventions to reveal the unseen. He formed and directed The Forsythe Company from 2005 to 2015, where he continued to generate novel forms of movement language.

Led by professional artists who’ve worked personally with these two master choreographers, students will have the opportunity to develop their skills and embody artistic intelligence in contemporary choreography. Morning classes will range from ballet led by Teresa Reichlen and Lénaïg Guegan. Improvisation/contemporary classes will be led by artists of the FORSYTHE/PITE intensive.

faculty / first weeK

  • Cindy Salgado

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    Cindy Salgado has been a proud member of Kidd Pivot since 2009. A graduate from the Juilliard School, she’s danced with Aszure Barton and Artists, ChuThis, and has co-founded Artists Striving To End Poverty (ASTEP).

  • Teresa Reichlen


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    Teresa Reichlen began her dance training at the Russell School of Ballet. In 1999, she studied at the summer program of the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet. She entered SAB full-time in the fall of the same year. In October 2001 she joined the New York City Ballet Company as a member of the corps de ballet and in October 2009 she was promoted to principal dancer.

  • Ayman Harper

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    Ayman Harper has worked with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Nederlands Dans Theater 2, Frankfurt Ballet and The Forsythe Company as both dancer and choreographer. He currently resides in Berlin, Germany, working as a freelance curator, choreographer, stager and teacher.

faculty /second week

  • Eric Beauchesne

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    Eric Beauchesne has been dancing with Kidd Pivot since 2004 and is Associate Artistic Director of the company. He stages work by Crystal Pite all over the world, and currently resides in Holland. He devotes much of his time advocating for climate action and sustainable practices in the dance world.

  • Mario Alberto Zambrano

    Program Director

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    Mario Alberto Zambrano has been a soloist and principal dancer for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Nederlands Dans Theater, Batsheva Dance Company, and Ballett Frankfurt. Also a novelist, his debut novel Loteria was published in 2013 and reprinted in five different countries. Currently, he’s a lecturer and assistant professor at Harvard University, The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and Boston Ballet Academy.

  • Lénaïg Guegan


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    Lénaïg Guegan trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris and at the École du Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris. During her career as an international dancer and soloist with the English National Ballet, the Miami City Ballet, the Zurich Opera Ballet and the Grands Ballets Canadiens, she performed a wide repertoire from Rudolf Nureyev, Kenneth MacMillan to Angelin Preljocaj, including George Balanchine, Maurice Béjart, Jiří Kylián and Ohad Naharin.


07:30-08:45 BREAKFAST
11:45-01:30 WORKSHOP
01:30-03:00 LUNCH
03:00-06:00 REPERTORY
07:45-09:30 DINNER