headshot.jpg
*All master classes are free to SMB students enrolled in the School Division.

This master class is a part of the 2019 Ballet Chicago National Audition Tour. If you would like to audition please pre-register.

Join us Sunday February 24th in celebrating the Balanchine Technique with current Artistic Director of Ballet Chicago and former New York City Ballet dancer, Daniel Duell.

Duell is a force in the development of American Classicism, and is passionate about the advancement of ballet technique in its purest and most energetic form. As a dancer with the New York City Ballet from 1972-1987, he was taught and coached daily by George Balanchine. Quickly rising through the ranks, Duell was promoted to Soloist in 1977, and then Principal Dancer in 1979. He performed a wide-ranging repertoire, dancing leading roles in the ballets of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, and Jacques d'Ambois, among others, including multiple works that were created for him. Duell has been choreographing since 1980 and has created works for Ballet Chicago, Ballet Hispanico of New York, Dayton Ballet, Harkness Dance Theatre, The Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and The School of American Ballet.

Open to all ages 11 - 99.