Each year, GDS brings a guest artist to lead dance classes for high school dancers and adults.
This year's master classes are in contemporary dance.
Beginner/Adv. Beginner 11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Intermediate 1:00-2:45 p.m.
Mindy Jackson is the Director of Professional Training Programs and faculty member at NYC's STEPS on Broadway. Additionally, she is a guest teacher for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's ASAP program (Ailey Students Ailey Pros) and travels regularly to set work and teach master classes at schools and studios around the US and abroad. Ms. Jackson is originally from the Chicagoland area and received her BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is an active professional dancer, choreographer, rehearsal director, teacher and youth mentor for concert dance, theater, music videos and television. Notable credits include being recognized by Dance Magazine
with an ENews exclusive and showcased as a style model in continuing issues of the publication. She has had the honor and privilege of working with top contemporary and theater dance makers including Aszure Barton, Cherice Barton, Monica Bill Barnes, Andrea Miller, Camille A. Brown, Josh Prince, Donald Byrd, Benoit Swan Pouffer, Larry Keigwin, Seán Curran, Nathan Trice, Mark Dendy, Zvi Gotheiner, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Celia Rowlson-Hall, and Cape Town South Africa’s Ikapa Dance Theatre to highlight a few. Honorable mention for her choreography includes being chosen from North Carolina Dance Festival's rich history to perform in ADF’s 80th Anniversary Celebration as well as by Inception to Exhibition
to present in Bryant Park’s Contemporary Dance Summer Series. Ms. Jackson is so excited to meet the students at Georgetown Day School.