Dance Theatre of Harlem
Classes & Workshops
Dance Theatre of Harlem

Master Classes

July 20 - August 03, 2022

This event occurred as part of the 22/23 Classes & Workshops season. This is an archived view.

Dive into the intricacies of ballet styles and techniques with the groundbreaking company. Part of DTH's third summer residency.

22/23 Classes & Workshops

Week One

Level: Intermediate
Wed, July 20, 6-7:30 pm, on campus,  Hop Garage Room 131

Led by Virginia Johnson, this intermediate-level class offers participants the chance to utilize basic classical ballet techniques in contemporary work.  

Week Two

Level: Advanced
Wed, July 27, 6-7:30 pm, White River Ballet Academy

This advanced-level traditional ballet class, led by Derek Brockington, focuses on parallel expression: using classical technique as an expression of personal narrative.

Week Three

Level: Intermediate
Wed, Aug 3, 6-7:30 pm on campus, Garage 131

In this intermediate-level ballet class, Ingrid Silva instructs participants on how to achieve maximum emotional relevance for the classical technique.

Generously supported by the Nathan W. Pearson 1932 and Sons Fund and the Arthur J. 1903 and Nellie Z. Cohen Fund.

Learn more about Dance Theatre of Harlem's residency at the Hop >

Virginia Johnson
A founding member of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Virginia Johnson was one of its principal ballerinas over a career that spanned nearly 30 years. After retiring in 1997, Ms. Johnson went on to found Pointe Magazine and was editor-in chief for 10 years. A native of Washington, DC, Ms. Johnson began her training with Therrell Smith. She studied with Mary Day at the Washington School of Ballet and graduated from the Academy of the Washington School of Ballet. She went on to be a University Scholar in the School of the Arts at New York University before joining Dance Theatre of Harlem. Virginia Johnson is universally recognized as one of the great ballerinas of her generation and is perhaps best known for her performances in the ballets GiselleA Streetcar Named Desire and Fall River Legend. She has received such honors as a Young Achiever Award from the National Council of Women, Outstanding Young Woman of America Award, the Dance Magazine Award, a Pen and Brush Achievement Award, the Washington Performing Arts Society's 2008-2009 Pola Nirenska Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2009 Martha Hill Fund Mid-Career Award.

Derek Brockington
Born: Chi­cago, Illinois and raised in Holland, Michigan. Training: Grand Rapids Ballet School, Interlochen Arts Academy, Ballet West, and Pennsylvania Ballet Summer Intensives. Professional Experience: Dance The­atre of Harlem (fourth season), Cincinnati Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet. Repertoire includes works by Claudia Schreier, Robert Garland, Stan­ton Welch, George Balanchine, Anabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Darrell Grand Moultrie. Along with DTH's Alexandra Hutchinson, he coordinates DTH social media.


Ingrid Silva
Born: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Training: Projeto Dan-cando Para Nao Dancar, Escola de Danca Maria Olenewa, and Centro de Movimento Debora Colker. Education: Universidade da Cidade. Professional experience: Dance Theatre of Harlem (tenth season), Grupo Corpo (apprentice), Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble,  Dançando Para Não Dançar, Armitage Gone! Dance, and the Francesca Harper Project. Repertoire includes works by Arthur Mitchell, Donald Byrd, George Balanchine, Dianne McIntyre, John Alleyne, Darrel Grand Moultrie, Francesca Harper, Robert Garland, David Fernandez, Carol Armitage, Deborah Colker, Rodrigo Pederneiras ans Annabelle Lopez-Ocha. In 2017 Silva was the first African Brazilian to be on the cover of Pointe Magazine and appeared on the cover of Vogue Brasil November 2020. She is the Founder of EmpowHerNY & Co Founder of Blacks in Ballet.

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