Master Class Series

Marlene Skog - Ballet

Marlene Skog's career as a performer, award-winning choreographer and teacher spans over thirty years at home and abroad. A native New Yorker, she holds an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Arizona, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Skog's experience as a freelance artist is vast, with great inspiration from Europe. She worked in Sweden for fourteen years as dancer, teacher and choreographer, where she directed an international dance company and founded Uppsala Dansakademi, an establishment for dance arts. Her work prompted collaboration with prominent Swedish choreographer, Birgit Cullberg, and she has been choreographer for several official cultural events including the International Arts Festival- Norway, Scandinavian Cultural Conference, and the International Women's Convention at Uppsala University. Skog was awarded several unique honors for a non-Swedish citizen, including the prestigious, Peoples University Cultural Prize, Gosta Knuttson Cultural Award and NordBanken's Cultural Award. Her tenure at the University of Arizona was recognized with the Creative Achievement Award as well as the Green Valley Concert Association Fellowship Award in choreography. Skog's work has been performed nationally and internationally, including the King's Palace in Edinburgh Scotland, Vancouver, Hawaii, Chicago and across the Midwest. Her work address the enduring question of what it means to be human and is purposeful in its strong synthesis of movement, music and message.

All master classes are free to SMB students enrolled in the School Division.
The minimum age requirement is 13 years old.
Regular Fee: $25 / Professional Rate: $15