master classes

Master classes at Keshet Center for the Arts are typically for professional dancers/movers or university-level dance students (unless otherwise indicated). Master classes are given by specialty faculty or guest artists.

Check back regularly as Makers who visit Keshet Center for the Arts to create work, often hold a master class during their stay.


Photo credit: Brent Pantell

“Choreography from a Taiko Perspective”

Tuesday, September 17; 3:00 – 4:30pm
Cost: $15 Drop in; or use a Keshet Dance Class package

Register HERE 

Kristofer Bergstrom is an accomplished taiko performer, composer, and choreographer, known for pushing the tonal possibilities of Japanese drums and for his groundbreaking choreography for slant-style taiko. He was a founding member of On Ensemble, formed Los Angeles Taiko Institute alongside Yuta Kato, was 2018 Artist in Residence for the City of Los Angeles, 2019 Asano Taiko US Artist in Residence, and is touring for much of 2019, performing and teaching across the country and in Japan.

Photo credit: Brent Pantell

Intermediate/ Advanced Contemporary with Adrienne Clancy

Friday, September 20; 3:00 – 4:30pm
Cost: $15 Drop in; or use a Keshet Dance Class package

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Adrienne Clancy has earned a reputation of working with conservatory students and dance enthusiasts alike. Prior to directing ClancyWorks Dance Company (www.ClancyWorks.org, Dr. Clancy worked as a Company Member for the following choreographers: Bella Lewitzky, Liz Lerman, Nora Reynolds-Daniel, Bill Evans, and Jennifer Predock-LinnellClancy’s work has been presented nationally and internationally in Australia, Colombia, England, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Paraguay and Poland.  Dr. Clancy, both an artist and a scholar, earned a PhD and a MFA in Dance from Texas Woman’s University (TWU), a MA in Dance from University of New Mexico.  Dr. Clancy presented at the 2016 TEDx Midatlantic Conference on the power of arts integration.  Awards for teaching include receiving the NDEO’s 2013 Outstanding Dance Educator of the Year Award and multiple county and state awards.  

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