Virtual Dance Guests

Daniel Stock

High School dance teacher Maria Watson continues to engage her students in her dance classes with notable guest speakers during GDS Distance Learning.

Last week, John Grabowski, resident director of the Chelsea Repertory Company at The Acting Studio in New York joined the class virtually. He is an associate director and workshop leader for monologues, directing, and performance. He spoke to the students about COVID-19 and its effect on the performing arts in NYC. You are invited to view his presentation here.

Early this week, associate artistic director of Ballet Nova Constance Walsh and her son Connor Walsh, principal dancer with the Houston Ballet, joined virtually to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on the dance world.

Most recently, Marissa (Joseph) Schaeffer '07, a Physical Therapist and Movement Specialist, and Hope Boykin, a dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, joined Maria's class for their ongoing discussions about the impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts. You can listen in to the discussion here.


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