Upcoming Master Classes
SEPTEMBER 18, 2021
Ballet Technique with Emma Rishel
1:15-2:45 - Dancers ages 12 & under
2:45-4:15 - Dancers ages 13 & up*
Location: Dance City & The Arts
37 West Center St Suite 202 One Factory Square Southington, CT 06489
Cost: $15 per dancer
Pre-registration is required & check-in begins 30 minutes before class begins.
*Dancers proficient en pointe are encouraged to take class en pointe.
Emma Rishel was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where she started her ballet training at the age of 6 with Marcia Dale Weary at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. During her time there she trained extensively with Leslie Hench, Theresa Crawford, Richard Cook, Darla Hoover, Laszlo Berdo, Melinda Howe, and Laurie Jones. She had the honor to perform several full-length ballets and works by George Balanchine such as The Nutcracker, Serenade, La Source, Walpurgisnacht Ballet, Valse Fantasy, and Raymonda Variations. After completing high school she then attended Mercyhurst University as a dance major under the direction of Tauna Hunter. While at Mercyhurst she was co-chair of the Outreach Team and performed regularly in dance department productions as well as with the Lake Erie Ballet Company. Upon graduating in 2013 she moved to New York and realized her passion for arts administration and non-profit work in the dance world. She gained valuable experience working for several years as a pointe shoe fitter for Freed of London, USA before transitioning to working as a project manager for the Jerome Robbins Foundation and Robbins Rights Trust. Emma is excited to pass on her knowledge and love of dance and the arts to a new generation of students.
The School of New England Ballet Theatre offers Master Class opportunities year round.
NEBT Company Artists and guests are experienced dancers with years of knowledge and professional performance and teaching experience. In order to continue to make ballet more accessible to everyone, Company Artists and guests will come to your studio or school for a Master Class or Master Class Series.
Previously, we have taught just one ballet class and we have held a Master Class Series where there are three classes offered; ballet, contemporary and repertoire where students will learn NEBT original choreography. Students have the option to take one class or all three classes. We are also open to any other ideas you may have for this opportunity.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a Master Class with The School of New England Ballet Theatre for your studio!
*Now offering VIRTUAL Master Classes*