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*All master classes are free to SMB students enrolled in the School Division. The minimum age requirement is 9 years old. Regular Fee: $25 / Professional Rate: $15

Join us for a Master Class in Capoeira with Company Dancer and Faculty member, Jacob Ashley!

Jacob Ashley is a Chicago native who began his dance training in 2002 at the Chicago Academy for the Arts under the instruction of Randy Duncan, Guillermo Leyva, Sandra Kaufmann, and the late Anna Paskevska. In 2006, he attended Columbia College Chicago's modern dance program under the direction of Margi Cole, Natalie Rast, Carrie Hanson, and Emily Stein. He later became an apprentice for Luna Negra Dance Theater. He also attended Ballet Chicago's summer program under the intense training of Daniel Duell and Patricia Blair. Mr. Ashley has been a guest artist for companies such as, the West Indian Folk Dance Company, Momenta, Ballet Chicago, Chicago Festival Ballet, Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Madison Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, and San Diego Opera. In addition to his dance training and career, Mr. Ashley has been practicing Capoeira for over 15 years.