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Charles Flachs

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Together with his wife Rose Marie, Charles is Co-Director of the Massachusetts Academy of Ballet. He is also a professor emeritus of dance at Mount Holyoke College. He has performed professionally with several ballet companies, including the Nashville Ballet, the Cincinnati Ballet, and Ballet West of Salt Lake City. His principal roles include the ballets Giselle, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Scotch Symphony, Square Dance, and many more throughout his long career.
Charles has taught and performed at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet, Jacob's Pillow, Columbia College, the University of Georgia at Athens, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has also taught for the Southeast Regional Ballet Festival and the American College Dance Festival. As a choreographer, he has created more than 20 ballets and staged excerpts from many of the classics. Charles is a founding member of the CORPS de Ballet and directed 4 CD's for ballet and character classes. His article on "Classical Ballet in Higher Education" was published in Ballet Alert and he has written a “History of the Nutcracker” for the Grand Rapids Ballet's new production of the Nutcracker in 2014.

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