2022 Conference Schedule

Fairies, Queens, and Cavaliers: Ballet’s Production and Disruption of Gender

Times shown in Eastern Time

Tuesday June 21, 2022
Location Full day at the Grace Street Theatre
9:00-9:25 AM New Member and Non-Member Meet-and-Greet with the Board
9:25-9:45 Welcome and Introductions
Courtney Harris, President
10:00-12:00 PM Creating Affirming and Safer Places for LGBTQ+ Students and Colleagues
DeHaven Mays from Side by Side
12:00-1:00 Break for Lunch
1:00-1:30 Member Presentation #1
Stuck in First Position: A historical examination of the ballet classroom

Jennifer Weber
1:35-2:05 Member Presentation #2
Deconstructing Masculinity in Ballet: Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake (1995) 

Afreen Sen Chatterji
2:15-2:45 Member Presentation #3
Gender, Muses, and the Virtuosa in Frederick Ashton’s ‘Rhapsody’

Steven Ha
2:50-3:35 Choreographic Sharing #1
3:45-5:15 Expanding Ballet’s Stage to Mxn and Queer-Identified Dancers: A Conversation with the Leadership and Artists of Ballet22 (presented virtually)
Roberto Vega Ortiz, Co-Founder & Artistic Director
Theresa Knudson, Co-Founder, Executive Director, & Ballet Mistress
Michael J. Morris, Panel Facilitator
Wednesday June 22, 2022
Location First part of the day at the Depot Annex Studio, second part of day at the Grace Street Theatre, and the final part of the day at Can Can Brassiere for the Lifetime Achievement Award event
9:00-9:45 AM Member Presentation #4 (Applied Demonstration/Somatics)
Ballet science: combining pedagogical tradition with modern innovations to create injury resistant dancers

Shayla Bott, Ashley Parov, and Brenda Critchfield
10:00-11:30 Richmond Ballet Master Class
Judy Jacob, Artistic Associate and Chairman of the Faculty
11:30-12:30 PM Break for Lunch / Return to the Grace Street Theatre
12:30-1:30 Dance Data Project: Researching and Promoting Gender Equity in the Dance Industry
Elizabeth Yntema, President and Founder
1:35-2:35 Embodying Female Leadership for Over Four Decades: A Conversation with Ms. Stoner Winslett, Founding Artistic Director of the Richmond Ballet
Conversation Facilitated by Elizabeth Yntema, President and Founder of Dance Data Project
2:45-4:10 First Membership Meeting
5:45-7:00 Lifetime Achievement Award Celebrations at Can Can Brassiere
All attendees are invited to attend
*Pre-dinner hors d’oeuvres event (Business or dressy casual attire)
Thursday June 23, 2022
Location  Full day at the Grace Street Theatre
9:00-9:45 AM Member Presentation #5 (Movement Workshop/Class)
NIQUE: Empowering freedom and upholding excellence (presented virtually)
Madeline Jazz Harvey, Meg Paul, and Christina Johnson
9:55-10:25 Member Presentation #6
Dewd Drop (tentatively presented virtually)
Yvonne Racz Key
10:30-11:00 Member Presentation #7
Ida Rubinstein: Revolutionary Dancer, Actress, and Impresario
Judith Bennahum
11:10-11:40 Member Presentation #8
Sylphs Supporting Sylphs: A Feminist Restaging of Les Sylphides
Jamie Johnson and Christa St. John
11:40-1:15 PM Break for Lunch
1:15-2:45 Second Membership Meeting with Elections
2:55-3:25 Member Presentation #9
Confronting Traditions: Analyzing the Consequences of Classical Ballet’s Dependence on the Gender Binary
Jessica Williamson
3:30-4:30 Radically Re-Imagining the Ballet Canon: A Conversation with Katy Pyle, Founder and Artistic Director of Ballez (presented virtually)
Katy Pyle, Founder and Artistic Director
Michael J. Morris, Facilitator
5:00-6:00 Cocktails on Roof of Hotel Graduate, Byrdhouse
Please feel free to join the CORPS Leadership for social time
Friday June 24, 2022
Location Full day at the Grace Street Theatre
8:30-9:00 AM Member Presentation #10
The Gendered Ballet Aesthetic
Rain Ross
9:05-9:35 Membership Presentation #11
Where are all the Pageant Queens in Classical Ballet?
George Berry
9:45-10:15 Membership Presentation #12
The Plight of the Ballerina: Past and Present
Shani Robison
10:20-11:05 Choreographic Sharing #2
11:05-11:20 Conference Wrap-up and Leadership Transition

Schedule subject to change