Colburn Dance

Colburn Dance In the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute, students of all skill levels, from young beginners to advanced dancers, study ballet, tap, and modern. Our faculty blend technique and artistic exploration in a supportive environment that encourages fun while providin
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Our mission is to give students excellent training grounded in classical ballet while also instructing them in other dance styles. We encourage our students through a broad exposure of music, visual arts and performance to become enriched individuals who will bring depth and insight to their stage careers and the field of dance. Leadership:

Jenifer Ringer, Director
colburnschool.edu/jenniferringe

Our mission is to give students excellent training grounded in classical ballet while also instructing them in other dance styles. We encourage our students through a broad exposure of music, visual arts and performance to become enriched individuals who will bring depth and insight to their stage careers and the field of dance. Leadership:

Jenifer Ringer, Director
colburnschool.edu/jenniferringe

Operating as usual

06/30/2021
classicalqueer

For an excellent resource on LGBT+ people in classical music, check out ClassicalQueer! They host a growing collection of interviews with LGBT+ composers and performers, giving them a chance to tell their stories in their own words. Check it out:

ClassicalQueer provides a space for queer+ people working in the classical arts to tell their stories in their own words. It is an archive of instrumentalists, performers, administrators, composers, writers, and conductors from around the world who have a diverse and complex set of experiences worki...

During our final week of class observations and performances, tap students found their rhythm on Zoom, tapping together ...
06/29/2021

During our final week of class observations and performances, tap students found their rhythm on Zoom, tapping together from their homes across the city. We applaud the student's tenacity and ingenuity this year!

During our final week of class observations and performances, tap students found their rhythm on Zoom, tapping together from their homes across the city. We applaud the student's tenacity and ingenuity this year!

Congratulations to Dance Academy member Niamh Perrins, who has accepted an apprentice position with Ballet Tucson! It ha...
06/28/2021

Congratulations to Dance Academy member Niamh Perrins, who has accepted an apprentice position with Ballet Tucson! It has been a joy having Niamh at Colburn, and we wish her all the best in her professional career.

Stay engaged and inspired this summer! Sign up for one of our excellent Dance summer programs.
06/25/2021
Summer Programs - Colburn

Stay engaged and inspired this summer! Sign up for one of our excellent Dance summer programs.

In this time of transition, the power of creativity and dance is more important that ever. Stay engaged, inspired, and progressing in both your artistry and technique by joining us for class this summer as we return to in-studio programming. There is still an option for those who wish to attend virt...

Get vaccinated! The Music Center is partnering with Walgreens to host a popup vaccine clinic on June 24 from 9 am to 4 p...
06/22/2021

Get vaccinated! The Music Center is partnering with Walgreens to host a popup vaccine clinic on June 24 from 9 am to 4 pm. To sweeten the deal, folks with vaccine cards will be entered to win fabulous prizes. #DoYourPart 💪

https://bit.ly/3j3RfVM

Get vaccinated! The Music Center is partnering with Walgreens to host a popup vaccine clinic on June 24 from 9 am to 4 pm. To sweeten the deal, folks with vaccine cards will be entered to win fabulous prizes. #DoYourPart 💪

https://bit.ly/3j3RfVM

In celebration of Juneteenth, we would like to share our Amplify Artists’ playlist. The Colburn Amplify Series celebrate...
06/19/2021
Colburn Playlist: Amplify Artists 2021 - Colburn

In celebration of Juneteenth, we would like to share our Amplify Artists’ playlist. The Colburn Amplify Series celebrates artists of color through weeklong residencies, and here, they share the artists that have inspired them. Enjoy, and share this playlist with a friend you think will enjoy it too!

Colburn’s Amplify Series celebrates the careers of artists of color with week-long residencies that will amplify them as well as the artists that they’ve drawn inspiration from in their own work. The inaugural class includes violist Nokothula Ngwenyama (Community School ’93), bassoonist Andrew...

Why not learn about incoming Trudl Zipper Dance Institute Dean Silas Farley's art practice by experiencing it for yourse...
06/18/2021
The Washington Ballet | Werner Sonata by Silas Farley | Marquee TV

Why not learn about incoming Trudl Zipper Dance Institute Dean Silas Farley's art practice by experiencing it for yourself? He choreographed Werner Sonata for the Washington Ballet, which was released today on MarqueeTV!

“I wanted to choreograph a work for this moment, one that fulfills our deep, collective need for rest, reflection, and renewal,” muses Silas Farley, the 27-year-old ballet artist. Werner Sonata is the first work he’s made for a professional company since retiring from New York City Ballet near...

"Such austerity allows for a certain timelessness, but it’s also tempting to interpret the work as a reflection of event...
06/18/2021
Washington Ballet concludes its virtual season with a breath of fresh air, captured on film

"Such austerity allows for a certain timelessness, but it’s also tempting to interpret the work as a reflection of events leading up to today."

Check out this article in the Washington Post about incoming Trudl Zipper Dance Institute Dean Silas Farley's Werner Sonata choreography!

At Wolf Trap, Silas Farley makes another career leap, choreographing “Werner Sonata” for Marquee TV.

The Colburn Dance Academy performed with passion and joy in their end-of-year Virtual Spring Performances. Here is a sni...
06/14/2021

The Colburn Dance Academy performed with passion and joy in their end-of-year Virtual Spring Performances. Here is a snippet captured by Dean Jenifer Ringer, with the students performing their original solos, choreographed by faculty member Janie Taylor. Congratulations to these students on an inspiring performance!

The Colburn Dance Academy performed with passion and joy in their end-of-year Virtual Spring Performances. Here is a snippet captured by Dean Jenifer Ringer, with the students performing their original solos, choreographed by faculty member Janie Taylor. Congratulations to these students on an inspiring performance!

"I think when you’re dancing, you’re telling a story and your movements have to show that story. When you’re playing vio...
06/12/2021
Dance Spotlight: Holly Lacey - Colburn

"I think when you’re dancing, you’re telling a story and your movements have to show that story. When you’re playing violin, you also have to show them a story, but in a different way, because you’re helping the audience visualize it with the music and trying to draw out specific emotions."

Read our Saturday Spotlight on Holly Lacey!

Holly Lacey, 14, is in Modern Dance V in the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute and studies violin with Joanna Lee and Margaret Batjer in the Community School. She is a Colburn student of three years and is from South Pasadena, CA.

See what everyone's excited about and catch Maya Paredes's (Community School ’18) Next Up concert on YouTube!
06/12/2021
Next Up: Modern and Popular Music Jukebox

See what everyone's excited about and catch Maya Paredes's (Community School ’18) Next Up concert on YouTube!

Maya Paredes (Community School ’18) takes us on a multimedia journey for the final Next Up concert of the year. Experience original works and arrangements fe...

Here in Los Angeles, we're fortunate to have the Los Angeles LGBT Center right in our backyard. It services more LGBT pe...
06/12/2021
Home - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Here in Los Angeles, we're fortunate to have the Los Angeles LGBT Center right in our backyard. It services more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, encompassing health services, culture, education, social services, housing, leadership, and advocacy. #Pride

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is one of the largest and most experienced providers of LGBT health and mental healthcare, supported by a research team working to advance the care and treatment of le***an, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.Click to learn more »

Our Faculty Spotlight shines on ballet instructor Timothy Lynch, who has been sharing his love of ballet with our studen...
06/07/2021

Our Faculty Spotlight shines on ballet instructor Timothy Lynch, who has been sharing his love of ballet with our students for four years and counting!

Q) How long have you been teaching at Colburn? And which classes?
A) In 2017 I started teaching the pre-professionals in the Dance Academy. The following year I added some additional classes to my schedule — Levels 2 and 4, and a boys only class in Youth Dance Programs.

Q) What do you enjoy about teaching at Colburn?
A) I enjoy teaching in both the Dance Academy as well as for the Youth Dance Programs at Colburn. The Dance Academy has been set up to train serious pre-professionals with a strong work ethic, and are given the opportunity to learn repertoire by the greats as well as emerging choreographers. The Youth Dance Program provides a strong foundation for students who are looking to improve their technique, dance to live music, and create friendships with like minded peers. The faculty and staff at Colburn are top notch, and it's always wonderful to share teaching tips, reminisce on our past professional lives, and ultimately pass on our knowledge and experiences to the students. Many don't know this, but I take the train to Colburn each week from San Diego to teach my classes because Colburn is a special place of education and growth for both student and teacher alike.

Q) What is your training, background, and professional experience?
A) I started dancing when I was 8 but started to get serious when I was 10. I was awarded a full scholarship to train at the School of American Ballet under the guidance of Stanley Williams, Richard Rapp, and Andre Kramevsky. I fell in love with the Balanchine style, trained there for 10 years, and was then offered an apprenticeship with Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. For 10 seasons with PNB, I danced a diverse repertoire from George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Paul Taylor, and Kent Stowell to Nacho Duato and William Forsythe to name a few. I toured around the world and am forever grateful for those experiences.

I have been teaching for over 20 years and have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Cornish College of the Arts and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. My wife and I own the Lynch Dance Institute in San Diego and I also teach for California State University-Fullerton. Life is good.

Photo Credit: Angela Sterling Photography

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles has been passionately working to enrich the LGBT+ community in Los Angeles and beyon...
06/05/2021
GMCLA - Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles has been passionately working to enrich the LGBT+ community in Los Angeles and beyond since 1979. Watch this epic 300-person choir’s Pride concert via livestream tomorrow, June 5, at 8 pm. Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️

For over 40 years - GMCLA - Beautiful Music. Powerful Community.

On June 5, join Dr. Sean Hutchins for a seminar about Early Childhood Music and Cognitive Development. As a part of our ...
06/03/2021

On June 5, join Dr. Sean Hutchins for a seminar about Early Childhood Music and Cognitive Development. As a part of our Virtual Open House at the Community School, he will be walking parents through the impact of Early Childhood Music on young students.

Dr. Sean Hutchins is the Director of Research for the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He founded and currently leads the Royal Conservatory’s Research Centre, focusing on experimental studies of music neuroscience and performance.

Register for the session today: https://bit.ly/3orK4ay

On June 5, join Dr. Sean Hutchins for a seminar about Early Childhood Music and Cognitive Development. As a part of our Virtual Open House at the Community School, he will be walking parents through the impact of Early Childhood Music on young students.

Dr. Sean Hutchins is the Director of Research for the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He founded and currently leads the Royal Conservatory’s Research Centre, focusing on experimental studies of music neuroscience and performance.

Register for the session today: https://bit.ly/3orK4ay

06/03/2021
Zovag Seraydarian

Herbert Zipper Scholar and Community School Violinist Zovag Seraydarian has experienced the impact of Colburn and the Community School.

Learn more about how to be part of the Colburn community at the Virtual Open House on June 5 from 9-4 pm. https://bit.ly/3orK4ay

Mark your calendars! You don't want to miss our Modern Dance Chair Tamsin Carlson and Accompanist TJ Troy in an upcoming...
06/02/2021

Mark your calendars! You don't want to miss our Modern Dance Chair Tamsin Carlson and Accompanist TJ Troy in an upcoming performance with the Partch Ensemble.

Performances are Friday June 4th and Saturday June 5th at 8:30 pm (Pacific Time) and will be streaming from the REDCAT Theatre in Los Angeles. Click the link to learn more!

Photo courtesy of Partch Project

https://bit.ly/3wIc0tS

Mark your calendars! You don't want to miss our Modern Dance Chair Tamsin Carlson and Accompanist TJ Troy in an upcoming performance with the Partch Ensemble.

Performances are Friday June 4th and Saturday June 5th at 8:30 pm (Pacific Time) and will be streaming from the REDCAT Theatre in Los Angeles. Click the link to learn more!

Photo courtesy of Partch Project

https://bit.ly/3wIc0tS

06/01/2021
Ivette Tello Open House

Meet our amazing staff at the Virtual Open House on June 5! Student Services Specialist Ivette Tello shares what parents and prospective students can expect at the exciting online event.

Register today: https://bit.ly/3orK4ay

05/31/2021
Michael Roberts

We want our students to have a well-rounded learning experience, and that means live accompaniment for our dancers. Thank you to accompanist Michael Roberts for your hard work and dedication!

Discover the perfect program at the Virtual Open House on June 5! With department chair panels, open classes, expert sem...
05/28/2021

Discover the perfect program at the Virtual Open House on June 5! With department chair panels, open classes, expert seminars, and engaging video content, you can experience the Community School of Performing Arts on full display. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3orK4ay

Discover the perfect program at the Virtual Open House on June 5! With department chair panels, open classes, expert seminars, and engaging video content, you can experience the Community School of Performing Arts on full display. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3orK4ay

05/26/2021

Maya Paredes (Community School ’18) takes us on a multimedia journey for the final Next Up concert of the year. Experience original works and arrangements featuring Community School alumni Sara Sithi-Amnuai (’13) and Anna Abondolo (’17) and CalArts students and faculty. https://bit.ly/39fhm6O

05/26/2021
rehearsal

See faculty member Janie Taylor premier her new work, 'Night Bloom' at the upcoming L.A. Dance Project Open Air performances! Follow the link for tickets and details: https://bit.ly/3yMgdyD

Video by Sebastien Marcovici

Today is National Tap Dance Day! To celebrate, our Tap Ensemble II students will be participating in The Music Center's ...
05/25/2021
Music Center | The Super Villainz Tap Dance Park

Today is National Tap Dance Day! To celebrate, our Tap Ensemble II students will be participating in The Music Center's Tap Dance celebration with a master class (4:45pm) and performances (6pm) on The Music Center's Plaza. More information and ticket reservation:

Join us for the week-long celebration of National Tap Dance Day (May 25)! Jerry Moss Plaza transforms into The Super Villainz Tap Dance Park complete with special floors installed for tap dancing. Participants can create their own personal beat with their feet in a safe manner with specially desi...

Our Level V Ballet dancers finally have the chance to take pointe class in our beloved Grand Rehearsal Hall Studio! Over...
05/25/2021

Our Level V Ballet dancers finally have the chance to take pointe class in our beloved Grand Rehearsal Hall Studio! Over the last year, students have developed resiliency and tenacity in the face of great challenge. The value of dancing in our studios is not lost of these dancers!

Faculty member Charlie Hodges returns to Colburn campus on Fridays to teach Contemporary class to Dance Academy students...
05/24/2021

Faculty member Charlie Hodges returns to Colburn campus on Fridays to teach Contemporary class to Dance Academy students, including Isabella Bertagni and Niamh Perrins, pictured here. The dancers are spread out over three studios, with the others joining class through Zoom. This last year has certainly taught us that, no matter what, dancers will always find the means to dance!

Faculty member Charlie Hodges returns to Colburn campus on Fridays to teach Contemporary class to Dance Academy students, including Isabella Bertagni and Niamh Perrins, pictured here. The dancers are spread out over three studios, with the others joining class through Zoom. This last year has certainly taught us that, no matter what, dancers will always find the means to dance!

Our latest episode of So, How's That Going? is out today! We had a chat with Maya Paredes, an alumni and California Inst...
05/22/2021
Minisode 05: Maya Paredes - Colburn

Our latest episode of So, How's That Going? is out today! We had a chat with Maya Paredes, an alumni and California Institute of the Arts student featured in the final Next Up concert of the season. Listen on our website or wherever you get your podcasts.

  As part of Colburn’s Next Up Series, which showcases alumni, we’re speaking with the alumni curators of each program and sharing these conversations as minisodes. In this minisode, we talk to Community School alum Maya Paredes, who curated the fifth and final program, Modern and Popular Music...

Back in the studio! These Ballet Level V dancers are soaking up the opportunity to move in a full studio space with each...
05/21/2021

Back in the studio! These Ballet Level V dancers are soaking up the opportunity to move in a full studio space with each other again. Faculty member Jasmine Perry took a moment out of technique class this week to snap a photo of the dancers in their element.

Back in the studio! These Ballet Level V dancers are soaking up the opportunity to move in a full studio space with each other again. Faculty member Jasmine Perry took a moment out of technique class this week to snap a photo of the dancers in their element.

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Be inspired and re-invigorate your artistry with a Colburn Dance 2-week intensive including choreographic and film project with New York City Ballet Dancer Silas Farley. Link to classes and details here- https://www.colburnschool.edu/youth-dance-programs/summer-programs/
Colburn Dance percussion accompanist Blake Colie recently released the album "Pathways" with the band Arise Roots. Check out their music which speaks to some of the challenging issues of today's society. We are so lucky to have such active and accomplished artists working with our students. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wpsjB8QR-8
Colburn Dance percussion accompanist Blake Colie recently released the album Pathways with band Arise Roots. Check out their music which speaks to some of the challenging issues in today's society. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wpsjB8QR-8
Tickets to USC's Glorya Kaufman School of Dance are available now. This fills up fast, the shows are gorgeous and exciting and full of amazing talent.
Please spread the word to young singer/dancers.