Ballet 1


This class is taught by:

Caitlin Griffin

Over the past decade, Caitlin has performed in ballet and contemporary productions across Canada and in China, Thailand, and Israel. She has worked on stage with companies including Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, MOVE: the company, Sony Pictures's Center Stage: Turn it Up, and the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies. She is an active member of Margie Gillis' Legacy Project, in which she continues to study and perform under the Canadian Dance icon. Presentations of Caitlin's work have included multiple installments of at Dances for a Small Stage, 12 Minutes Max, The ROMP! Festival, The City of Vancouver’s Biennale Open Air Museum, The City of Coquitlam's 125th Anniversary Celebration and for the BC Children's Hospital A Night of Miracles Gala. Acting as ballet choreographer for Team Canada West in 2014, Caitlin's choreography won 4 gold medals at the international competition in Poland. Caitlin is also a sought after adjudicator and guest teacher for youth and is passionate about community engagement through the arts. You can find out more at www.caitlingriffin.com
 

Erica Trivett

Erica was trained at the Goh Ballet Academy. She was a finalist at the 1991 Prix de Lausanne, was awarded by Critics Choice Tanz International, most promising young dancer in Switzerland (1999) and best female performer in Denmark (2002). Erica danced as a soloist with Oregon Ballet Theatre, the Grand Théâtre de Genève and Gulbenkian Balllet (Portugal). She began free-lancing in 2000 in Swtizerland, France, Greece, Denmark and eventually based herself in Brussels for 7 years. She continued to travel and free-lance in and outside of Belgium and studied to become a Feldenkrais Practitioner in Paris, France.

Erica has been teaching workshops in the Feldenkrais Method as well as Ballet and Contemporary classes for schools and companies internationally and locally.
She returned to Vancouver, Canada in 2010 to continue her interests in dance, movement and health. Erica completed 5 years of studies at the Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual Practice and is currently working on a thesis. She has a manual practice at West Coast Osteopathy and Wellness.

 

Nicola Earl

Nicola is a graduate of the teaching program at the Royal Ballet School in London, England. This was a three year full time training program which covered all aspects of dance training including classical ballet , pointe work, repertoire, RAD and Cecchetti syllabus, character, spanish, music, History of Dance and Benish Notation. It was at the end of this course that Nicola graduated top of her class and was awarded the 1998 Dame Ninette de Valois Award for excellence in teaching. She taught for nine years at the London Studio Centre which is a professional performing arts school where she held the position of Head of Year to all first and second year students. This involved working with each student in creating a timetable which met their individual needs and career choice. She also worked extensively with some of the leading dance physiotherapists and created rehabilitation programs to help nurse injured dancers back to health. It was here she had the pleasure of working with Margaret Barbieri, former Principal dancer with the Royal Ballet Company. Nicola assisted Ms Barbieri on her audition tours throughout Europe for her professional company Images of Dance.

Since arriving in Vancouver ten years ago, Nicola has worked at many schools throughout the lower mainland. She has been on the staff at Harbour Dance for the last ten years and is currently guest teaching for Ballet BC.

Nicola has recently enjoyed adjudicating for the Prince Albert Festival of Dance.

Danielle Clifford

Danielle toured throughout Europe as a principle dancer with the Grand Theatre de Nancy and as a soloist with the Nice Opera during the 50's and 60's. Shortly after immigrating to Canada in 1970, she opened the Ballet Studio in North Vancouver. Over the past ten years, Danielle has worked as ballet mistress at Anna Wyman Dance Company, completed the teacher training seminar at the National Ballet School of Canada and has adjudicated numerous competitions throughout the province. She was profiled in Vandance Magazine for her rich experiences. Danielle is co-founder of Harbour Dance.
Ballet: Helps to build a strong base, clean technique and proper alignment, all of which are essential for any kind of dance. Barre exercises, combinations across the floor and adagio are taught to live piano accompaniment.

Level: 1 is for dancers with anywhere from one to four years experience who enjoy a slower-paced class with less complex dance steps.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Nov 20 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Caitlin Griffin
  • Tue Nov 21 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Erica Trivett
  • Wed Nov 22 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Nicola Earl
  • Thu Nov 23 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Caitlin Griffin
  • Thu Nov 23 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm with Danielle Clifford
  • Sat Nov 25 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Nicola Earl
  • Mon Nov 27 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Caitlin Griffin
  • Tue Nov 28 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Erica Trivett
  • Wed Nov 29 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Nicola Earl
  • Thu Nov 30 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Caitlin Griffin
  • Thu Nov 30 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm with Danielle Clifford
  • Sat Dec 02 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Nicola Earl
  • Mon Dec 04 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Caitlin Griffin
  • Tue Dec 05 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Erica Trivett
  • Wed Dec 06 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Erica Trivett
  • Thu Dec 07 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Caitlin Griffin
  • Thu Dec 07 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm with Danielle Clifford
  • Sat Dec 09 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Nicola Earl
  • Mon Dec 11 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Caitlin Griffin
  • Tue Dec 12 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Erica Trivett


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