Open Company Dance Class: Advanced Ballet
with Ballet Master Andrew Blight
Fridays, March 4 – July 1, 2022
9:00am – 10:15am
KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.
Drop-In: $10 cash payment at the door
Proof of Vaccination and Masks Required
Updated KST COVID-19 policies
Open Company Dance Classes with STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos & Guest Artists are geared towards intermediate/advanced & professional dancers. Join this class to focus on technique, alignment, holistic movement consciousness, and performance quality. Refine your skills and awareness with our professional team.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Andrew Blight | Born and raised in Los Angeles, Andrew’s first ballet teachers were Cynthia Young, and Charles and Phillip Fuller, at the Pasadena Dance Theatre. He also received full scholarships to study with the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, and Houston Ballet Academy. In 1996 he was invited by Patricia Wilde to join the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre where he danced until 1999 when he founded The Move, a company dedicated to bringing new and contemporary works to the stage. As a choreographer, Andrew’s work has been commissioned and performed by such companies as Ballet NY, Louisville Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and Pittsburgh Youth Ballet Company to name a few. He created a number of works for The Move over its lifetime, and more recently for a group of dancers that performed an evening of his choreography, called Ballet Blight. Andrew has also made special pieces for the Andy Warhol Museum, the NewMoves festival and the International Association for the Study of Dreams. Since 2015, Andrew has been the company ballet teacher for STAYCEE PEARL dance project. He has served on the faculty of Millenium Dance Complex Pittsburgh and Dance Alloy, and has been a guest teacher for Ballet Preljocaj, Verb Ballets, and the University of Pittsburgh. Andrew believes that dance can be healing and should be enjoyed by people from all walks of life. He has taught outreach classes at Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, The Pittsburgh Women’s and Children’s Shelter, and The Children’s Home-Child’s Way Program.
Open Dance Classes with STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos & Guest Artists is presented as part of the PearlArts @ KST Mutual Aid Residency. Learn more here. Photo Credit: Kitoko Chargois