Maximilien Baud was trained at the School of American Ballet for 10 years under the guidance of Peter Martins, Jock Soto, Peter Boal, Olga Kostritzky, and Andrei Kramarevsky. While a student, he performed with the NYC Ballet, and was part of the original cast of two world premieres: Organon by Elliot Feld and Scenes De Ballet by Tony Award winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.
Mr. Baud began his professional career with the Carolina Ballet under Robert Weiss. There he would work with choreographers such as Lynne Taylor Corbett, Robert Weiss, Damian Woetzel, and Christopher Wheeldon. In 2005, Mr. Baud joined the Pennsylvania Ballet under the directorship of Roy Kaiser and would perform principal roles in ballets by Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, George Balanchine and many more.
In 2009, Mr. Baud had the opportunity to work on the Oscar nominated film for Best Picture, Black Swan, by Darren Aronofsky. In 2010, Mr. Baud would join the national/international tour of Billy Elliot, the Musical performing the role of Older Billy, and was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Performer in a Musical. He was in the ensemble of the national tour of Flashdance the Musical based on the iconic 80’s film under the directorship of Tony Award-winning choreographer, Sergio Trujillo. Maximilien has reprised his role of Older Billy in regional productions of Billy Elliot with the MUNY, North Carolina Theater, and the North Shore Music Theater Company.
Mr. Baud, along with Matthew Prescott, are the co-directors and co-creators for the Joffrey Ballet School Musical Theater Summer Intensives in New York City and London. This year they are also debuting an all-new program, the Joffrey Las Vegas Summer Intensive. Together they run M Squared Talent LLC, which is a production company that produces the most up-to-date dance education in America. Mr. Baud also holds the position of Co-Artistic Director and Consulting Producer for Joffrey Elite, which is a documentary series on YouTube’s AwesomnessTV that features a group of dancers from the Joffrey Ballet School Trainee Program.
Mr. Baud has had the opportunity to teach master classes at numerous dance studios around the world, as well as coach the young Billy’s from Billy Elliot. Currently, he is on the staff at The Joffrey Ballet School and Ballet Academy East. While directing and teaching, Mr. Baud enjoys enriching the lives of dancers through discipline and a passion for the arts.
Maximilien Baud Choreography
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A native of Brooklyn, New York, Ms. D’Anna trained at the Joffrey Ballet School under Meredith Baylis, Jonathan Watts, and Francesca Corkle. She was a member of Jose Coronado & Dancers, Yung Yung Tsuai & Dancers, and a soloist with the Delta Festival Ballet. Ms. D’Anna also completed a four year teacher training course recognized by the NASD, and has been teaching all levels of ballet from pre-ballet to professional since 1982.
Also a NYC Ballet Instructor.
Mrs. Era Jouravlev studied at the famed Perm State Choreography Academy in Russia under directorship of such notable mentors as L. Sakharova and L. Ulanova. While dancing as a Principal with the Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre, she toured internationally with the Stars of the Kirov and Bolshoi Ballet: L. Semeniaka, A. Fadeechev, O. Chenchikova, L. Kunakova, M. Daukaev. She has toured with American Ballet Theatre Principal Nina Ananiashvili in Japan and South Korea. Also she has toured with Bolshoi Theatre Principals E. Maksimova and V.Vasiliev in Tokyo and with N. Pavlova and V. Gordeev in Moscow. During a summer tour in China, she danced with the “Stars of American Ballet”.
In 1995 Mrs. Jouravlev joined the New Jersey Ballet as a Principal Dancer, where she performed the works of George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Paul Taylor, Antony Tudor, Johan Renvall, Margo Sappington, Robert Weise, and Robert North, among others.
Mrs. Jouravlev has performed many Principal roles in both classical and contemporary repertoires and was given the unique opportunity to learn the classical pas de deux “Papillon” directly from International Kirov Star Irina Kolpakova and worked with American Legend Mr. Edward Villella on George Balanchine’s famous “Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux”.
Mrs. Jouravlev taught for the New Jersey Ballet for fourteen years, and started teaching at the Joffrey Ballet School in 1997. She worked as the Head of Classical Ballet Studies at JBS under the direction of Mr. Robert Ray for many years, assisting him in implementing a codified ballet technique syllabus for the entire Ballet Trainee Program. With an incredible career, over thirty years of teaching experience, and a fierce passion for shaping dancers into artists, Era Jouravlev is delighted to share her expertise as the Ballet Trainee Program Director.
Stacy Caddell is a native of Norfolk, Virginia where she began her dance training at the age of 5. Stacy eventually went to the School of American Ballet on scholarship and was then invited to join the New York City Ballet by George Balanchine. She was promoted to soloist and had the great honor to dance many principle roles there. She later left NYCB and joined Twyla Tharp and Dancers where she performed all over the world including a tour with Mikhail Baryshnikov in the show “Cutting Up”. When she stopped performing she assisted Ms. Tharp at American Ballet Theater on “Know By Heart” and also at NYCB on “Beethoven’s Seventh”. Ms. Caddell was later asked by Ms. Tharp to become the Dance Supervisor on the Broadway show “Movin’ Out” and she also helped stage it’s first National Tour. She also staged Ms. Tharp’s Broadway show “Come Fly Away” for the Royal Danish Ballet which was the first time a ballet company ever did a Broadway show. She became a repetiteur for Ms. Tharp’s ballets and has staged them all over the world. Such companies include ABT, NYCB, Royal Danish Ballet, Maggio Danza, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Zurich Ballet, Ballet de Geneva, Berlin Staatsoper, Vienna Staatsoper, Ballet de Lorraine, Introdans, Sommerballet, Houston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Washington Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Indiana University, Purchase and Hunter College. Ms. Caddell is also a repetiteur for the Balanchine Trust. The ballets she has staged by George Balanchine are “Serenade”, “Symphony in C”, “The Nutcracker”, “Theme and Variations”, “Walpurgisnacht”, “Tin Soldier”, “Valse Fantasie” and “Ballo della Regina”. Stacy has also choreographed the opera “Aida”, the short film “Central Park”, two episodes on the HBO series “The Sopranos”, four ballets for Ballet Academy East and a ballet titled “Twin Souls” with all new music written and played by Luca Mais for the Joffrey Concert Group. She also choreographed a ballet for the Joffrey Ballet School to the music of Philip Glass called “Luminiferous”. Ms. Caddell is currently on faculty and teaching at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. Stacy is also a co-creator and designer at Protutstudio, an online dance wear and costume company.
Wesley Ensminger, originally from Santa Cruz, CA, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance and Choreography from California Institute of the Arts. He has collaborated with a vast range of professional companies and choreographers as a performing artist throughout California, Arizona and New York City. His personal codified teaching practice and research within choreography and composition has allowed him to travel all around the US, Canada and Europe. Wesley’s most recent choreographic works have been presented at The Gibney Dance Theater NYC, The Dance Teacher Summit, The Joffrey Ballet School, The Roy and Edna Disney Lund Theater LA and at various other venues around New York City. He is currently on faculty at the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC where he teaches Release Technique, Composition and Improvisation and can be found teaching regularly at Gibney Dance NYC. As an educator, collaborator, and creator, Wesley is consistently experimenting and is open and excited to share his unending exploration of movement with other artists of any and every medium.
Also a NYC Ballet Instructor.
Trained at Russia’s Prestigious Perm Ballet Academy , Marina is a former Principal Dancer with the Russian National Ballet Company and the Ballet Theatre of Moscow. She received valuable private classes with such legendary prima ballerinas as Ekaterina Maksimova and Elena Chernyshova and earned the title of Honored Artist of the Russian Federation…
Currently Marina is on the faculty of New Jersey School of Ballet and Joffrey Ballet school.
Youngsil Kim moved to NYC to study dance at the Joffrey Ballet School and later at Ellison Ballet professional training program, where she graduated in 2008. She has danced with Complexions Contemporary Ballet. and off-broadway: Queen of hearts and Nutcracker Rouge(Company XIV). She has had the opportunity to perform works by choreographers such as Susan Jaffe, Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe, Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson. Also she just finished touring with ANASTASIA national tour.
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Winston Dynamite Brown, Dancer/Teacher/Choreographer, A native of Kansas City, MO, where he began his dance journey. The University of Missouri Kansas City (BFA in dance recipient) as well as the Center Dance under the mentorship/tutelage of Mr. Tyrone Aiken.Dynamite training also includes -Kansas City Ballet, Alonzo King’s pre-professional ,The Ailey School summer intensive (three time fellowship recipient ) as well as the inaugural recipient of the Lorna Strassler scholarship recipient at the Jacobs Pillow (ballet & Modern program). DynamiteDynamite is now working with Camille A. Brown & Dancers (New experiment 2020). Dynamite has worked with Taylor 2,The Metropolitan Opera, TU Dance , Irish modern Dance Theatre, & recently with Dance Heginbotham, Owen/Cox, Pilobolus, Sean CurranCo., Opera Theater St. Louis, Kyle Abraham/A.I.M, Stephanie Batten Bland Co. Dynamite has taught for dance institutions both domestic and international, including most recently American Ballet Theater ,Ballet Arts , Manhattan Movement Arts Center (Manhattan Youth Ballet), Joffrey Ballet & contemporary /jazz , Ailey Camp (MO,KS,NJ,NY), Gibney & The Ailey School. Dynamite has begun exploring choreographic endeavors to produce works on his company(TheDynamitExperience) and others. “Nothing to prove only to share”.family and friends thank you.
Also a NYC Ballet Instructor.
Mr. Jouravlev studied at the famed Perm State Choreography Academy in Russia and went on to become a Principal Dancer in the Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre. He won a Diploma and the Silver Medal in international ballet competition in Russia.
Mr. Jouravlev toured internationally with the “Stars of the Kirov and Bolshoi Ballet”. He has been in performances in England, Italy, Japan, China, Czechoslovakia, Poland, South Korea and Germany. Mr. Jouravlev has toured with American Ballet Theatre Principal Nina Ananiashvili in Japan and South Korea, where he danced Espada of “Don Quixote”. This Performance is available on video around the world. Also he toured with Bolshoi Theatre Principals E. Maksimova and V. Vasiliev in Tokyo and Osaka.
After the Jackson Ballet Competition he joined the New Jersey Ballet as a Principal Dancer. He danced with the “Stars of American Ballet” during a 1997 summer tour in China. Mr. Jouravlev has performed the ballets of George Balanchin, Agnes de Mille , Antony Tudor, Paul Taylor and worked with contemporary choreographers Robert North, Margo Sappington, Donlin Foreman and many more.He has performed in over thirty Principals roles in classical and contemporary repertoires including “Giselle”, “Swan Lake”, Sleeping Beauty”, “Don Quixote”,The Nutcracer”, “La Bayadere”, “Spartacus”, “Raymonda”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Coppelia”, “Cinderella”, “ La Sylphide”, “Serenade” “Theme and Variations”, “Carmen”, “Who Cares”, “ Death and the Maiden”, “Antre Dos Aguas”, “Belong”, “Allegro Brilliante”, and others.
Michael Waldrop was born in Los Angeles, California. He has toured the world, performing with Ballett des Theater Koblenz, State Street Ballet, and Pasadena Dance Theatre, as well as guest performances with Odyssey Dance Theatre, Seamless Dance Theater and the Covent Garden Dance Company’s international gala, Ballet in the Park. During this time, he performed in the classical and contemporary works of Peter Chu, Andreas Heise, Daniel Ezralow, Steffen Fuchs, Bella Lewitzky, Cathy Marston, Ihsan Rustem, Tom Ruud, William Soleau, Uwe Scholz, and Josie Walsh. From the world of concert dance to the commercial industry, Michael has also appeared in the feature film Underground Comedy, ABC’s Bunheads, Nickelodeon’s Fresh Beat Band, and the Emmy Award winning opening routine of the Jerry Lewis Telethon. Other credits include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, industrials for Disney and MAC Cosmetics, performances at Los Angeles’ Music Center and the Getty Museum for the Dance Camera West Film Festival, the American Choreography Awards, and a feature in an edition of Life Magazine. Michael has choreographed original works for Theater Koblenz, Marymount Manhattan College, and the Joffrey Ballet School, as well as commissioned presentations for the Joffrey Ballet School Summer Intensives, and the School of State Street Ballet. Michael is currently Associate Artistic Director of the Jazz & Contemporary Trainee Program at the Joffrey Ballet School and on faculty at Peridance Capezio Center in New York City.