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First Look

First Look is combined auditions and a job fair for the dance community. What began as an opportunity for dancers to participate in one audition for major dance companies throughout the state, has since expanded to also include a job fair for studios seeking teachers and venues searching for technical help. First Look is held annually and is free to Dance New Jersey members.

FIRST LOOK
AUDITION & JOB FAIR - 
What a day of dance and networking!

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Montclair State University

Thank you to the BOARD VOLUNTEERS, STAFF, AND participants for joining us at First Look! It was a great day of dance and networking between the various members of the NJ dance community.

THANK YOU TO THE VIEWING PANEL FOR YOUR EXPERTISE!

THANK YOU TO THE GUEST TEACHERS FOR INCREDIBLE MASTER CLASSES!

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Andrea Kramer

 

Ballet Technique Master Class
10:00am-11:15am

Founder and Artistic Director, Ballet Forte at Wings Conservatory

Andrea Kramer has choreographed and taught dance for over 25 years. Since founding Ballet Forte at Wings Conservatory in 2003, her coaching and mentorship has propelled students on to Julliard, Ailey/Fordham, National Ballet of Canada, San Francisco Ballet School, American Ballet Theater, and the finals at Youth America Grand Prix at Lincoln Center and Prix De Lausanne.

A sought-after guest instructor and choreographer, Andrea has worked with programs such as Montclair State University for Freespace Dance, Smith College, L'Academie Americaine de Danse de Paris, Hasland Dance Theatre (UK), and Patel Conservatory. Andrea has also won the prestigious 2014 Dance Teacher of the Year Award, presented by Dance Teacher Magazine. Most recently, Andrea was a guest faculty member at IAB (Institute of the Arts Barcelona) and Barcelona Dance Center's summer intensives in 2016.

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Robert Burke

Modern Dance Technique
11:30am-12:45pm

Robert Mark Burke is a dancer, choreographer and teaching artist.   Robert has shown his work throughout the United States including the wild project, Dixon Place, Paramount Theater (Boston), Boston University, Anita’s Way,  Rutgers University, Rider University and The Space (Montclair, NJ). Robert has apprenticed for Doug Elkins, and has worked with Freespace Dance, Lustig Dance Theatre, Yin Yue Dance, Zella Dance and currently dances with Randy James' 10 Hairy Legs and Meagan Woods and Company.  In 2015, Robert Mark Burke was awarded the Emerging Choreographer's Commission for "Dance on the Lawn" (Montclair, NJ), was selected to present work in the Jersey (New) Moves! at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and presented work created through the CoLab-New Brunswick Space Grant.


stay tuned for highlights from
First Look
at the Dancenj annual festival part one
may 2017
Montclair state university!


Highlights from
first Look
Montclair state university
September 2016

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