BTB Guest Teachers 2016 / 2017

Cynthia Harvey - Ballet


Born: California, USA. Education: Christine Walton in Novato, California. Ms. Harvey danced virtually every ballerina role with American Ballet Theatre and also had the distinction of being invited by Sir Anthony Dowell to be a principal ballerina of The Royal Ballet, the first American dancer to have that honor. Ms Harvey performed as guest artist with Baryshnikov and Company, Nureyev and Friends and numerous internationally known ballet companies before retiring in 1996.Co-author of “Physics of Dance & the Pas de Deux”, Ms Harvey is in demand as a teacher and ballet mistress. She has taught for The American Ballet Theatre, The Australian Ballet and Den Norske Ballet, where her co-production of The Sleeping Beauty was a success and where her production of Giselle was met with acclaim. Further, she has been guest teacher at Teatro alla Scala, The Royal Swedish Ballet, The Finnish National Ballet and The Hong Kong Ballet, where she has staged her own production of The Sleeping Beauty. Ms Harvey is a regular guest ballet mistress with The Semperöper Ballett, Dresden, and The Royal Ballet of Flanders. She has also taught periodically at The Royal Ballet School, London, as well as the School for the Basel Ballet, Il Balletto in Castelfranco , Italy and as principal guest teacher for the English National Ballet School.

Sara Lourenco



Born: Portugal. Education: Bachelor Degree in Performing Arts from “Escola Superior de Danca” in Lisbon; Post- graduate studies in choreography at the London Contemporary Dance School, “The Place” in England. Lourenco danced for the National Ballet of Portugal, “Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporaneo” in Lisbon and at Staatstheater Saarbruecken in Germany. Among other artists, Lourenco danced works from: Jiri Kylian , Marguerite Donlon, Christian Spuck, Martino Muller, Gagik Ismaillian, Vasco Wellemkamp and Thom Stuart. She began working as a free-lance choreographer in Den Haag where she presented her first work at the Korzo Theatre. In 2006 she became a member of the faculty for ArtEZ Dance academy in the Netherlands.Since 2010 she has represented Artez in Italy for the project of FormAzione Tersicore under the direction of Mauro di Candia. Lourenco is currently the Artistic Director of PAC-PerformIng Art Center in Rome and the co-founder of the LoPaDanceCompany. In May 2014, Lourenco made a new creation “ PIX-ELS “ for the Goteborg Opera in Sweden.

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