2024 Conference Schedule

26th Annual CORPS de Ballet International Inc. Conference
Ballet Pedagogies: Past, Present, and Future

June 11-13, 2024

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

Tuesday June 11, 2024

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

8:20-8:40
The Everlasting Legacy of the Ballet Russe Ballerinas on 21st Century Ballet
Caroline Rocher Barnes

8:45-9:05
21st Century Ballet Pedagogy: What can Educational Psychology Teach Us?
Diane Bedford

9:05-9:20
Q&A for Barnes and Bedford

9:30-9:50
Ballet as a Form of Ethnic Dance, Revisited
Edward Warburton

9:55-10:15
Against Insularity: Ballet as a Site of Intermedial Knowledge
Joellen Meglin

10:15-10:30
Q&A for Warburton and Meglin

11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Guest Artist Conversation with Peter Boal, Artistic Director, Pacific Northwest Ballet
Facilitated by Nancy Dobbs Owen and Steven Ha

1:15-2:00
Building Community in Ballet Class
Ilana Goldman and Paige Cunningham-Caldarella

2:10-3:40 Membership Meeting #1

3:40-4:00 CORPS Social

 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 12, 2024

8:00-8:30 AM
Letting Go: A Care-Centered Undergraduate Ballet Class
Abby Cass

8:35-9:20
Searching for Upright Instead of Neutral: Towards an Adaptive Ballet Alignment
Elizabeth Johnson and Luc Vanier

9:30-11:00
Guest Artist Conversation: Kathy Grant with Wendy Amos, Faculty, The Ailey School and Blossom Leilani Crawford, Owner/Director Bridge Pilates
Facilitated by Joselli Deans and Anjali Austin

12:00-12:40 PM
Lightning Round Member Presentations

  Choreographing the Ballet Dictionary: Anarchist Teaching Strategies for the Higher Education Ballet Classroom
Chelsea Hilding

  “Tits and Ass”: Tracing the Demonization of Female Corporeality in Ballerina Self-Talk
Thea Patterson

  Ballet on Tour: Pedagogy for the Traveling Body
Trent Montgomery

  Integrating Queer Self: Leading a Ballet Classroom
Tyler Schnese

12:40-1:00
Lightning Round Member Presentations Q&A

1:20-1:50
Releasing the Binary: Embodied Empowerment in Ballet Technique and Performance
Christa St. John and Jamie Johnson

1:55-2:30
Choreographic Sharing #1

2:40-3:50
Awards and Scholarship Celebration

THURSDAY JUNE 13, 2024

8:00-8:30 AM
Not Opposites: Ballet and the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education®
Emily Stein

8:35-10:05
Guest Artist Conversation with Alicia Graf Mack, Dean and Director of Dance, The Juilliard School
Facilitated by Caroline Rocher Barnes and Melonie Murray

10:15-11:00
Equity-informed alignment cueing for external rotation & pelvic stability in the ballet aesthetic through Functional Awareness®
Nancy Romita and Allegra Romita

12:00-1:30 PM
Membership Meeting #2

1:45-2:05
Veiled Assault: The “unseen” side of ballet partnering
Beth Twigs

2:10-2:30
The Tension Between Ballet and Mental Health
Carly Herrmann

2:30-2:45
Q&A for Twigs and Herrmann

2:55-3:25
Choreographic Sharing #2

3:30-3:45
Transition of Power & Closing

Schedule is subject to change.