Conservatory hosts master classes, artists in residence Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Point Park regularly welcomes directors, producers, writers, choreographers and artistic directors as guest artists. On Friday, January 21, 2010 alums Case Dillard, Eric Hatch and Shua Potter, all performing in the national tour of Mary Poppins, returned to campus to teach students two of the most challenging numbers from the Disney musical.
The same day, Broadway choreographer and dancer Darrell Moultrie conducted a jazz master class on campus, and Cheryl Mann, Tobin del Cuero and Paul Boos were in residence. Mann, del Cuero and Boos are staging works by Toru Shimazaki and George Balanchine for Conservatory Dance Company at The Byham.
Catherine Cabeen and Nicole Smith, repetiteurs staging Bill T. Jones' master work D-Man in the Water, also continued in residence. In addition, Ben Stevenson, artistic director of the Texas Ballet Theater, conducted a ballet master class at the Conservatory. Stevenson is most noted for his choreography for the La Esmeralda Pas de Deux (1982), which is today a repertory staple with ballet companies all over the world.