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The New Ballet School

The New Ballet School was founded in March 2016 by local dancer, choreographer, and ballet teacher Dalia Rawson to provide unparalleled training for serious pre-professional ballet students, featuring the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum. Training at the New Ballet School focuses on developmentally appropriate instruction and dancer health for each student. The certified teaching faculty (including Principal Mads Eriksen, Principal Le Mai Linh, Alexsandra Meijer, and Elizabeth Hutter), has many years experience bringing high-quality artistic training to students ranging from 18 months to 22 years old. The majority of the staff are former professional dancers who understand firsthand the elements required for an artist’s development. The Studio Company consists of the area’s most promising young dancers who are ready to transition from student to professional. These young artists gain experience rehearsing and performing in a full-day program while continuing to train with the New Ballet School’s highest class level. A rigorous schedule includes classes, rehearsals, performances, outreach events, festivals, and workshops. For the 2016–2017 season, the New Ballet School, along with the Studio Company, will perform a new production of The San Jose Nutcracker at the Hammer Theatre, a mixed repertoire program of cutting-edge new works, and a new production of Swan Lake at the California Theatre. Jc Munoz is an American fashion designer. Growing up in an athletic household, he began his early career playing sports. He received a scholarship to play college baseball in Texas before pursuing a career in design. At age 20, he moved to San Francisco to attend the Academy of Art University. While at the Academy, he was recognized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) as a top up-and-coming designer and won numerous awards from the Royal Society of Arts in New York. He graduated with a degree in fashion and textile design. In 2015, he showed his first collection, using felt and neoprene fabrics, which caught the attention of Brandon Maxwell and Lady Gaga. His aesthetic is modern and high-sport luxe with bold prints. Jc Munoz portrait by Pasha Gavrilov

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