Nilas Martins Masterclass

nilas-masterclass-landing-page-octoberNilas Martins is a­ former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and is a renowned Repetiteur for the George Balanchine Trust who stages ballets for companies and schools domestically and internationally. Mr. Martins will present an Advanced Ballet Masterclass Monday, October 2 at 5:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. at The Dallas Conservatory. Space is extremely limited and admission is by audition only. Interested applicants should submit a recent video of themselves in a ballet class or ballet performance (applicant must be easily identifiable) to [email protected]. Subject Title: (Name) TDC Audition.

SCHEDULE

Monday, October 2
7:15 pm – 9:15 pm | Advanced Ballet

TUITION

$45

DRESS CODE

Women: Black and pink. Bring pointe shoes. Please no jewelry – small earrings only. No hair ornaments. Black skirts for advanced class only.

Men: White T-shirt, socks and shoes; black tights.

Interested applicants should submit a recent video of themselves in a ballet class or ballet performance (applicant must be easily identifiable) to [email protected]. Subject Title: (Name) TDC Audition.

Nilas Martins

Nilas Martins, born in Copenhagen, received his early dance training at the Royal Danish Ballet
School. As a student, he performed with the Royal Danish Ballet in such works as John Neumeier’s
Romeo and Juliet, August Bournonville’s Konservatoriet, A Folk Tale, Napoli and Glen Tetleys’s Firebird.
In 1984, he moved to New York and enrolled at the School of American Ballet. In September 1986 he
became a member of New York City Ballet. In 1991, he was promoted to the rank of soloist and in
1993 to Principal dancer.
In New York City Ballet, Mr. Martins danced numerous featured roles and worked closely with
choreographers: John Alleyne, Lynn Taylor Corbett, Boris Eifman, William Forsythe, Peter Martins, Trey
McIntyre, Kevin O’Day, Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman, Richard Tanner among others.
Mr. Martins film credits include: “Live from Lincoln Center” broadcast of Ray Charles in Concert, “The
Nutcracker” released in 1993 by Warner Brothers, “Dance in America” telecast of “Dinner with
Balanchine” where he danced the role of Apollo with Paris Opera Etoile Isabel Guerin. “Lincoln
Center Celebrates Balanchine 100” where he danced ‘The Man I Love’ from Who Cares? featuring
Wynton Marsalis.
Mr. Martins was one of ten fellows selected from both domestic and international applicants to study
under Michael Kaiser as a Devos Institute for Arts Management fellow from 2010-2011. Mr. Martins
‘teaching resume’ include Armitage Gone Dance, BalletMet, Baltimore School for the Arts, Goucher
College, Harvard University, Indiana University, Joffrey Ballet School, Miami City Ballet School, National
Ballet of China, NBA Ballet (Japan), New York City Ballet, Novosibirsk Ballet (Russia), NYSSA Summer
Intensive, Princeton University, Royal Danish Ballet, School of American Ballet and
Washington Ballet.
Since 1996, Mr. Martins has been a Repetiteur for the George Balanchine Trust and stages ballets for
companies and schools domestically as well as internationally.

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