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Originally from Kernersville, North Carolina, Brian studied with Anna and Barry Van Cura at Ballet Tennessee before training at the North Carolina School of the Arts (now University of NCSA). After graduating from NCSA's High School Program in 2007, Brian danced with Houston Ballet II for one year prior to joining the prestigious Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. With the Joffrey, Brian had the privilege of performing works by choreographers including Frederick Ashton, Gerald Arpino, George Balanchine, Robert Joffrey, Lar Lubovitch, Paul Taylor, Jerome Robbins and Christopher Wheeldon. In 2011, Brian traveled to Canada to dance with Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada in Moncton, New Brunswick, with whom he performed across Canada and the United States in works by director Igor Dobrovolskiiy.
Brian now lives in New York City where he is a freelance performer, choreographer and instructor. In addition to performing in productions of “CATS” (Mr. Mistoffelees) and “A Chorus Line” (Larry), Brian has had the pleasure of dancing with Barak Ballet, MorDance, MenLowe Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera since moving to NYC. In addition to performing, Brian will also be starting his studies at Columbia University in the fall. He's excited to be back for his 5th summer working with the amazing students and organization at BTSI.
Richard Bowman trained in New Zealand, and as a principal artist danced
with internationally acclaimed ballet companies of which included, the
Royal New Zealand Ballet, Leipzig Ballet, the Australian Ballet, and
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and many other world renown companies as a
Throughout his career, he performed many leading roles, from the Gaoler
in Kenneth MacMillan's production of Manon to James in Erik Bruhn's
production of La Sylphide.
Mr Bowman is a member of the American Ballet Theatre National
Training Curriculum Artistic Board of Examiners & Instructors and
former senior faculty member at the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
School in NYC.
He is an acclaimed international ballet teacher, coach and répétiteur with
dance organisations throughout the world, and also serves as a judge and
master teacher for the Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest
student ballet scholarship competition.
Catherine Goduco Gaudreau, originally from Worcester, MA did her earliest training with Alexander Bennett, David and Anna Marie Holmes and Joan Kunsch. She continued her studies at the School of American Ballet and the Nutmeg Ballet. After competing in the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MS she was invited to join Ballet Florida. Among her principle roles were Vicente Nebrada’s “Our Waltzes” Michael Smuin’s “Quattro a Verdi” and Lambros Lambrou’s “Shostokovich Piano Concerto.” She has also guested with the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Los Angeles Classical Ballet.
Catherine found her home at the Alabama Ballet under the artistic director, formal principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, Wes Chapman. She was a principal dancing many lead roles including the full length classics of “Swan Lake,” “The Sleeping Beauty, “Cinderella,” “Coppelia,” and “Don Quixote.” She also danced the leads in George Balanchine’s “Allegro Brilliante” and “Tarantella Pas de Deux.” Ms. Gaudreau has danced numerous principal roles in contemporary works, Ron Cunningham’s “Bolero” and “Carmina Burana” and Johann Renvall’s “Between the Lines.” During her time at Alabama Ballet, Catherine completed Ruth Petrinovic’s teaching course that is well known for her Revolutionary Principles of Movement. She was also a teacher in the pre-professional program at the Alabama Ballet School and taught in their summer program as well. Catherine returned to Chattanooga after a long and successful career. She is happily married to her husband, Matthew of eight years and they have a young daughter named, Ava.
Ballet Tennessee is a funded agency of Arts Build, Tennessee Arts Commission, George R. Johnson Family Foundation, Coca~Cola Bottling Company, Elea Blake Cosmetics, First Tennessee, National Endowment for the Arts, Mustang Leadership Project, Patten & Patten, SunTrust Bank, Performing Arts League, corporate grants, and through individual donor support.
Ballet Tennessee 2017 Summer Intensive
July 3 - 21, 2017
**BTSI and Dance Alive are funded in part by George R. Johnson Family Foundation, Tennessee Arts Commission, and ArtsBuild**
BTSI Audition: Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Ballet Tennessee
Registration 9:00 am
Audition ages 9-13 (Jr. III & IV) 10:00-11:30 am
Audition ages 12 + (L1TP, ITP, PTP) 10:00-11:30 am
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BTSI Renowned Guest Instructors:
Host Family Housing if needed: $650