Master Class & Audition for Richard d'Alton's 2018 Summer Intensive
Sun 21 Jan 2018
10.30 to 12.30
Registration at 10.00
Pre-Registration Required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to Intermediate & Advanced Level Dancers Ages 9 to 20
35 Dancers Only
1 Hour Ballet Class & 1 Hour Contemporary Combo
*Additional Info – Dancers may choose to take the Master Class for the learning experience or they can be assigned a number at the registration desk and have the class be considered as an audition for the 2018 Summer Intensive. No additional paperwork/fee is required.*
About the Teacher:
Born in Cork, Ireland Richard d’Alton is a graduated dancer and certified teacher of the National Ballet School of Cuba. He won a Bronze & Silver Medal, respectively, in the 1998 & 1999 International Ballet Competition’s in Havana, Cuba. Upon graduation, Mr. d’Alton joined the National Ballet of Cuba at the invitation of Prima Ballerina Assoluta Alicia Alonso and subsequently was a Principal Dancer with Orlando Ballet, under the artistic direction of famed dancer Fernando Bujones. Among the roles he has performed: Basilio in Don Quixote, Franz in Coppelia, Albrecht in Giselle, Alain in La Fille Mal Gardee, Lucien in Paquita, Cavalier in The Nutcracker, George Balanchine's Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Ben Stevenson's Harlequinade, August Bournonville's Flower Festival in Genzano, Le Corsaire, La Esmeralda, Merchant and the Slave, Flames of Paris, Minkus Pas de Trois, Le Talisman, La Vivandiere Pas de Six, and Grand Pas Classique. He has also danced contemporary works by choreographers including Glen Tetley, Robert North, Alberto Mendez, Alberto Alonso, Gustavo Herrera, Antonio Gades, and Fernando Bujones, among many others.
As a choreographer, Mr d’Alton has been awarded Outstanding Choreographer for the Youth America Grand Prix (2004,2005,2006). In 2015 & 2016 he was an Official Choreographer for the V and VI International Dance Competition’s in Barcelona, Spain. His dancers have been accepted into schools including: The John Cranko Schule - State Ballet Academy, Stuttgart, The Princesse Grace Academy - Monte Carlo, The Ailey School, The Kirov Academy, The Royal Ballet School of Antwerp, The Bolshoi Ballet Academy, the Royal Ballet School (Covent Garden), and many others.
Mr. d’Alton has maintained an extensive guest-teaching career that includes: The Royal Ballet School (Covent Garden), the Vienna State Opera Ballet, the Norwegian National Ballet School, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (+ School), and the Dresden Semperoper Ballett. Since 2012 he has been a Guest Ballet Master with both the Lithuanian National Opera & Ballet Theatre and the Czech National Ballet. From 2006 to 2015, he was Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer of International Ballet of Houston (USA). In December 2015 he taught class for the ‘Jurgita Dronina & Friends Gala’ in Vilnius which included Principal Dancers from La Scala Milan, The Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, and the English National Ballet. He was a Judge at the 2015, 2016, & 2017 International Dance Competitions in Florence, Italy, the 2016 Bucharest Dance Festival, the 2017 Algarve Dance Open, and the 2017 Dance World Cup Spain. Mr. d'Alton is a Freelance Teacher and Choreographer based in Europe and will be hosting his 2018 Summer Intensive on July 26, 27, & 28 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.