2023 Conference Schedule

25th Annual CORPS de Ballet International Inc. Conference
The State of the Institution(s): CORPS de Ballet International at 25

June 14-16, 2023

Virtual Conference Schedule
*All times are listed in the Pacific time zone*

Wednesday June 14, 2023

8:00-8:15 AM PDT
Jessica Zeller, CORPS President

Women-Made: Educating a Future Generation of Women Ballet Choreographers
Deborah Norris, Postgraduate Programme Manager, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

The Future of Teaching Ballet Partnering: A Focus on Gender
Bruce McCormick, Associate Professor, University of Southern California

Q&A for Norris and McCormick

Dancing Across the Curriculum: Re-imagining Ballet Class in the Liberal Arts
Kristin Marrs, Associate Professor, University of Iowa
Rebekah Chappell, Lecturer, Texas State University

The Archive, the Repertoire, and the Academy: Giovanni-Léopold-Adice’s 1859 Grammaire and the Ballet Manual as a Marker of Institutional Legitimacy
Amanda Whitehead, PhD Candidate, Temple University

Q&A for Marrs, Chappell, and Whitehead

11:30 AM-1:00 PM PDT
Membership Meeting #1

Contemporary Ballet Teaching Methodology
Ilana Goldman, Associate Professor, Florida State University

In Conversation: The State of Higher Education
Jesse Stommel, Writing Program Faculty, University of Denver
Jody Greene, Special Advisor to the Provost for Educational Equity and Student Success, University of California Santa Cruz
Jessica Zeller, Panel Facilitator


25th Anniversary Celebration: Act I

Thursday June 15, 2023

8:00-8:30 AM PDT
How a Digital Native Navigates and Integrates Choreographic Influences from the Digital World
Jennifer Petuch, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University

Ballet Artivism
Kara Roseborough, Graduate Fellow, University of Michigan

In Conversation: The State of the Ballet Profession
Theresa Ruth Howard, Founder/Curator of MOBBallet (Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet) and the Cultural Competence and Equity Coalition (C2EC)
Phil Chan, Co-Founder, Final Bow for Yellowface
Lauren Huynh, Company Artist, Collage Dance Collective
Jessica Zeller, Panel Facilitator

11:40-12:20 PM PDT
Lightning Round Member Presentations

Expanding American Ballet Throughout the Continent
Maria Solera, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Oklahoma

The Deconstruction of the Ballet Trained Body: Finding Access for Contemporary Dance
Pablo Piantino, Assistant Professor, University of Utah

What Makes it Contemporary? Teaching Contemporary Ballet Means Tackling Contemporary Issues
Stevie Oakes, Assistant Professor, College at Brockport, SUNY

A Queer Reimagining of Afternoon of a Faun
Tyler Schnese, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Utah

Lightning Round Member Presentations Q&A

Choreographic Sharing #1

25th Anniversary Celebration: Act II

CORPS Social

Friday June 16, 2023

8:00-8:30 AM PDT
Equity-informed Alignment Cueing for External Rotation & Pelvic Neutral to Support the Ballet Aesthetic through Functional Awareness®
Nancy Romita, Lecturer, Towson University
Allegra Romita, Adjunct Faculty, New York University Steinhardt

In Conversation: The State of Ballet Research and Publishing
Dr. Adesola Akinleye, Assistant Professor, Texas Woman’s University
Dr. Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel, Head of Research, Royal Academy of Dance
Jessica Zeller, Panel Facilitator

Learning-Centered Teaching in the Face of a Vastly Changing Future
Jennifer Weber, Assistant Professor, Utah Tech University

11:15-12:45 PM PDT
Membership Meeting #2

COVID-19 and (Re)ritualizing Ballet Class: Ballet Dancers’ Pandemic Experience from Communal Embodiment to Digital Heterotopia Transformation
Sabrina Delafield, Fulbright Scholar, University of Roehampton

Planning for Parental Leave: Telling Dance Educators’ Stories
Gabrielle McNeillie, Assistant Professor, Central Washington University
Dr. Amy Caldridge, Associate Professor, Central Washington University

Q & A for Delafield, McNeillie, and Caldridge

Choreographic Sharing #2

25th Anniversary Celebration: Act III

Schedule is subject to change.