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Time: February 20, 2012 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Street: 248 W. 60th Street
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.manhattanmovement.…
Event Type: dance, master, class
Organized By: Emily
Latest Activity: Feb 16, 2012
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents a Master Class with Herman Cornejo, a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre, on Monday, February 20, 2012 from 4:30-6:00pm for ladies and gentlemen, continuing 6:00-6:30pm for gentlemen only, at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues). The class is $25 for ladies and $30 for gentlemen. To register, contact Erin Fogarty at 212-787-1178 or via email at email@example.com.
Herman Cornejo was born in Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina and began his ballet studies at the age of eight at the Instituto Superior de Arte at Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. In 1995, when he was fourteen, he received a scholarship from the School of American Ballet, the dance school of New York City Ballet On his return to Buenos Aires he was invited to join Julio Bocca’s Ballet Argentino.
At the age of 16, Cornejo was the Gold Medal winner of the VIII International Dance Competition in Moscow (1997), the youngest dancer ever in the history of the competition. Upon his return from Moscow Cornejo was then promoted to principal dancer with Ballet Argentino, alternating with Julio Bocca in all the principal roles in the repertoire during the company’s worldwide tours. In 1999 he joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet, was promoted to Soloist in August 2000 and to Principal Dancer in August 2003.
His roles with the Company include the Bronze Idol in La Bayadère, the Red Cowboy in Billy the Kid, Pyotr inThe Bright Stream, the fourth movement in Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, the Jester in Ben Stevenson’sCinderella, Franz in Coppélia, Ali, Lankendem and Birbanto in Le Corsaire, It Was Spring in Dim Lustre, Basilio and the lead gypsy in Don Quixote, Puck in The Dream, the first sailor in Fancy Free, Alain in La Fille mal gardée, Albrecht and the peasant pas de deux in Giselle, The Man in HereAfter (Heaven), the Joker in Jeu de Cartes, Lescaut in Manon, the Lead Pontevedrian Dancer and the Maitre D’ in The Merry Widow, the Nutcracker-Prince and the Cavalier in Kevin McKenzie's The Nutcracker, the Nutcracker Prince in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, Cassio in Othello, Petrouchka in Petrouchka, the Piper in The Pied Piper, the Son in Prodigal Son, Abderakman and Bernard in Raymonda, Romeo and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Prince Désiré and the Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty, the Rose in Le Spectre de la Rose, Benno and the Neapolitan dance in Swan Lake, James and Gurn in La Sylphide, Eros in Sylvia, the third movement inSymphony in C, Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew, Le Grand Pas de Deux, Sinatra Suite, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux and Theme and Variations and roles in Amazed in Burning Dreams, Ballo della Regina, Baroque Game, Black Tuesday, The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Brief Fling, Clear, Company B, Diversion of Angels, Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes, Gong, In the Upper Room, Jabula, Marimba, Mozartiana, Overgrown Path, Petite Mort, Sinfonietta, and workwithinwork.