September 26-27 with Adji Cissoko, Lorris Eichinger, and Alvaro Montelongo
Saturday, September 26: 10am – 4pm PDT (1pm – 7pm EDT)
Sunday, September 27: 10am – 4:30pm PDT (1pm – 7:30pm EDT)
Participants must commit to both days.
Join LINES Ballet company dancers Adji, Lorris, and Alvaro for an online dance workshop focused on investigation and exploration. Each day will begin with a 75 minute ballet class followed by either guided improvisation or composition sessions. The company dancers will also teach excerpts from Alonzo King’s most recent work, Grace.
Capped at 35 students, this experience is designed to expand the artistic excellence of advanced, pre-professional, and professional-level dancers ages 14+.
Adji Cissoko was born and grew up in Munich, Germany where she trained at the Ballet Academy Munich and graduated with a diploma in dance. Cissoko attended the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre in New York City on full scholarship, before joining the National Ballet of Canada in 2010. In 2012 she was awarded the Patron Award of Merit by the Patrons’ Council Committee of The National Ballet of Canada. Cissoko joined LINES Ballet in 2014. Since then she’s originated many central roles and guested for galas worldwide. Cissoko has given multiple masterclasses and taught classes around the world as part of the company’s outreach program.
Lorris Eichinger started training in Grenoble at the National Conservatory and continued at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Danse de Marseille. After training at The School of American Ballet in New York from 2010 to 2013, Eichinger joined the Professional Division program of the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. He then moved back to France to dance with the Jeune Ballet de Lyon. Eichinger danced with De Dutch Don’t Dance in the Netherlands in 2015, and then moved to Israel to join Kamea Dance Company in 2016. He joined LINES Ballet in 2019.
Alvaro Montelongo was raised in Guadalajara, Mexico and started his dance training at Academia de Danza Doris Topete, and went on to train at Fomento Artístico Cordobés, Sarasota Cuban Ballet School and The Ailey School. He most recently graduated cum laude from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Aside from performing, Montelongo choreographs and performs dance evening works in his hometown. Montelongo joined LINES in 2019.
Photos: Alonzo King LINES Ballet | © RJ Muna