We have two exciting visitors passing through town this week and next and decided to take the opportunity to have them bring their gifts and skill to CCB! The classes are FREE!! Invite your friends and come be part of the fun.
Conner Horak – Wonderbound dancer and CCB Alum
WEDNESDAY, JULY 26TH:
4:30-6PM – JAZZ: LEVELS 4&5 OR INTERMEDIATE JAZZ DANCERS
6-7:30PM – JAZZ: LEVELS 6 AND UP OR ADVANCED JAZZ DANCERS
Conner, originally from Fort Collins, Colorado, received his initial training from Canyon Concert Ballet. He was introduced to dance through a synthesis of musical theater and martial arts training. He continued dancing at Butler University, where he graduated cum laude with a BFA in Dance Performance with departmental honors. Conner has had the privilege of performing in Paul Taylor’s Le Sacre Du Printemps (The Rehearsal), Cinderella, and Gerald Arpino’s Viva Vivaldi. He has also recently performed as the “hoofer’ in George Balanchine’s Slaughter on Tenth Avenue and the Bluebird in Sleeping Beauty. Since returning home to Colorado, Conner has performed with Kim Robard’s Dance and David Taylor’s Zikr Dance Ensemble. He is incredibly thrilled to be joining Wonderbound.
Matthew Harvey – National guest artist and choreographer; former member of Carolina Ballet Theater
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND:
6-7:30PM – ADVANCED BALLET: LEVELS 6 AND UP OR ADVANCED BALLET DANCERS
Matthew and his wife have just arrived to FC. CCB is excited to welcome this dance duo. His wife, Madeline Harvey, is the new ballet professor at CSU, and Mr. Harvey is an active guest artist, choreographer and teacher.
Matthew Harvey, 23, began his dance training at the age of nine. He studied at Repertory Dance Theatre in Allentown, Pennsylvania, under the direction of Jennifer Haltzman Tracy and Trinette Singleton. He attended Summer Dance Intensives on scholarship at Joffrey Ballet School and Chautauqua Institute. Matthew danced as a trainee at the North Carolina Dance Theatre School from 2006 to 2007. His career highlights so far include dancing in Alonzo King’s Map and Hernan Justo’s We the People as the Martin Luther King, Jr. solo. Matthew has also been featured as a guest artist in Maryland, Florida, and various cities across South America. Matthew has also been choreographing since 2006, including works for the Dance Spirit Magazine Competition and the Youth American Grand Prix. Matthew is a favorite jazz teacher at School of Carolina Ballet Theatre.