Master Classes with Houston Ballet’s Karina Gonzalez


Sunday, October 18, 2015


1:00pm – 2:45pm  Intermediate/Advanced Ballet
3:00pm – 4:00pm  Variations (Advanced)


Uptown Dance Centre
7417 Shadyvilla Ln, Houston, TX 77055 (map it)


$25 – Ballet class
$20 – Variations class

Cash, check or credit card payments are accepted at UDC office on the day of master classes.  You may also call UDC office to pay with credit card over the phone.

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Photo: Amitava Sarkar

This October, Uptown Dance Centre is excited to announce a day of master classes with Houston Ballet’s principal dancer Karina Gonzalez.  Ms. Gonzalez will teach an intermediate/advanced level ballet class, then an advanced level variations class.

Ms. Gonzalez is a native of Caracas, Venezuela and a silver medal winner of the New York International Ballet Competition in 2007. She trained at the Gustavo Franklin Ballet School in Caracas, Venezuela and has danced professionally with Ballet National of Caracas and Tulsa Ballet, where she reached the rank of principal in 2007. Ms. Gonzalez joined Houston Ballet as a soloist in 2010, and was promoted to principal dancer in 2013. She has danced principal roles by the world’s foremost choreographers, including Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, Dracula, Romeo and Juliet, and The Sleeping Beauty. Andre Prokovsy’s The Great Gatsby; John Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrews (Kate); Ai-Gul Gaisina’s staging of Giselle; George Balanchine’s Western Symphony, Serenade, and Emeralds. Sir Kenneth McMillan’s Elite Syncopations; Nacho Duato’s Por vos Muero, Remansos and Gnawa; Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land, Petite Morte and Falling Angels. Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs and The Brahms-Hayden Variations. Stanton Welch’s Bruiser, Maninyas, Tu Tu, The Core, Indigo, Divergence, Clear and Tapestry. Christopher Bruce’s Rooster; William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; Jerome Robbin’s In the Night and Jorma Elo’s ONE/end/ONE.

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We hope to see you in class on October 18!!!  Space limited, register for class today!

Questions?  Email info@uptowndancehouston.com or call 713-686-0334.

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