Ballet with Stephen Brennan

Date:
Mon 19 Jun 2023 - Fri 23 Jun 2023
Time:
10:00 - 11:30
Please Note:
No external footwear allowed in studio. Shoe covers can be provided at reception if requested.
Venue:
DanceHouse
Admission:
€5 DI Students / €7 DI Members / €10 Non-members / Member 10 Class Card €50
Level:
Professional / Advanced
Teacher:
Stephen Brennan

Stephen will teach a ballet class firmly grounded in technique and musicality, following the usual progression through barre work and centre practice, to pirouettes and allegro.

It will be suitable for all professional dancers seeking to maintain strength and technique.

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ABOUT Stephen

Stephen started dance training at the Elliott-Clarke School in Liverpool, underwent further training at Bush Davies Schools in East Grinstead, Sussex, before graduating from Central School of Ballet, London (1985). During his subsequent performing career, he danced with several European ballet companies including London Ballet Theatre, Malmö Stadsteater Balett (Sweden), The National Norwegian Ballet and The Scottish Ballet.

Guest appearances have included performances in Japan, Greece, Switzerland, Spain, Venezuela, and the USA.

In 1999, Stephen was invited to join Ballet Ireland. Since his appointment as Education Officer a year later he has developed the company’s wide-ranging outreach programme, which includes an extensive programme for national schools, performance workshops geared around current repertoire and an annual summer school, hosted across all provinces of Ireland during the summer months.

Most recently, Stephen has developed a summer course for schoolteachers, piloted by Ballet Ireland at DanceHouse during July 2021.

Stephen has choreographed two works for Ballet Ireland, “Figaro, Factotum” (2003) and “School for Lovers” (2004) and over forty works for performance by children and young adults, including commissions from Ballet Ireland, Irish National Youth Ballet, The College of Dance (Dublin), Lyric Opera and Blessington Arts Festival.

In addition to his work with Ballet Ireland, Stephen fulfils frequent engagements as guest teacher and coach throughout Ireland. He has collaborated numerous times with productions for Irish National Youth Ballet and currently oversees the INYB Boys Associate training programme.
 

For further information:

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