A mini-series of classes with….
Olivier Munoz and Gonzalo Espinoza
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Gulfshore Ballet 5636 Youngquist Road, Units 1 & 2, Ft. Myers, FL 33912
10:00-11:30 AM - Technique
11:30-12:30 PM - Pointe
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch
1:30-2:30 PM - Variations
2:30-3:30 PM - Pas de deux
NO charge for registered GSB students
$100.00 Non-GSB students
Payment required before each class.
Principal Teacher, Orlando Ballet School
Olivier Munoz trained at the Conservatoire National De Lyon, France, International Dance Center Roselia Hightower, Cannes, France and is a Certified Professor of Dance from the French Government. Munoz was a Principal dancer performing many major roles in companies including English National Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre and Cleveland San Jose Ballet. As a guest artist he performed with Theatro alla Scala, Milan, Arena di Verona, Italy, Tokyo Ballet, and The Bolshoi Ballet Russia. Munoz has coached gold medal dancers in major international ballet competitions. He was the Artistic Director of Ballet Arkansas and has taught at the Maryland Youth Ballet in Bethesda, MD. Munoz has won many awards including Outstanding Teacher YAGP, and a Silver Medal in 1981 at the Prix de Lausanne.
School Choreographer, Orlando Ballet School
Gonzalo Espinoza was born in Venezuela. He joined the Ballet Metropolitan of Caracas in 1988, and was asked to join the National Ballet of Venezuela in 1990. Espinoza joined Ballet Nuevo Mundo in 1991 and was promoted to soloist the following year. He has danced principal roles with Cleveland Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, and has done extensive work with Dancing Wheels, a group encompassing both wheel chaired and non-wheel chaired dancers. A prolific choreographer, he has created works for Orlando Ballet School, Sacramento Ballet, Cleveland San Jose Ballet School, as well as for other regional companies. Espinoza has held the positions of Assistant School Director at Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, and Artistic Director of Western Ballet. Espinoza is credited with challenging and inspiring students as well as raising the level of professionalism to which they aspire. Espinoza has taught master classes at dance conferences and festivals. He worked with the School of Nashville Ballet and Nashville Ballet from 2007 until 2011. In addition to all his other accomplishments, Espinoza held the Ballet Master position at The Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia from 2011 to 2013.