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A Masterclass and Conversation with JoAnn Hunter

by Michelle Brandon
September 12, 2011
Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
248 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 787 1178
Artists Collaborating Together (A.C.T.) and
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center present
A Masterclass and Conversation with JoAnn Hunter
Monday, September 12, 2011 from 4-6pm
Artists Collaborating Together (A.C.T.) and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center present A Master Class and Conversation with Joanne Hunter on Monday, September 12, 2011 from 4-6pm at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center at 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area. Tickets: $25 for students, $20 for professionals with union cards, $10 for observation only, or $10 for Conversation with Talk Back only.

Joanne Hunter, veteran Broadway performer and director/choreographer of the upcoming Broadway revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, starring Harry Connick, Jr., will teach a masterclass and discuss her lengthy Broadway career and her leap from performer to director/choreographer. JoAnn's many years in the industry both as an accomplished performer and choreographer have given her a deep understanding of the entertainment industry and the audition process. She has a wonderful way of communicating with dancers and is excited to share this information. Using choreography from her upcoming and past theater projects, she will provide valuable insights on how to improve audition techniques and on what today's top choreographers look for when hiring dancers.

The workshop is presented by Manhattan Movement & Arts Center and Artists Collaborating Together, a grass roots movement in New York started by Erich McMillan-McCall to assist theatre professionals in attaining low cost training in music, dance, acting and fitness. He has partnered with like-minded professionals to offer excellent training in these disciplines. Collaboration is the key to navigating through this harsh economic climate. It is the mission of ACT to develop and support an environment where all can realize their full artistic potential.

About Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center was developed by Rose Caiola as the home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet, a graded, pre-professional ballet academy and performance company. Ms. Caiola, a former dancer and actress, founded the academy in the fall of 1994 as Studio Maestro at 48 W. 68th Street, and today serves as the youth ballet's executive artistic director.

The school is modeled after the European academies. The Manhattan Youth Ballet has acquired a reputation for excellent teaching in an intimate and individually supportive environment. The school's graduates have danced professionally with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet de España, San Francisco Ballet and Complexions.

As the ballet academy grew, the search for a larger space inspired in Ms. Caiola a highly personal vision of a studio and theater complex that would encompass all aspects of dance education and performance.

mmac opened its doors in June 2008, occupying a dramatic bi-level space within The Element, a luxury high-rise condominium. In addition to the Manhattan Youth Ballet, mmac's studios and theater host daily adult dance and fitness classes, the mmac Kids program, summer intensive programs, as well as an array of performances and special events.

For more information about mmac, visit www.manhattanmovement.com.
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