MARCUS GALANTE

Marcus Galante has worked extensively as a choreographer and teacher throughout the world.  Trained at the American Ballet Theatre School and The School of American Ballet, he was also a trainee at the Harkness School of Dance.  He went on to dance with the Chicago Lyric Ballet under Maria Tallchief, Cleveland Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, and was a soloist with the National Ballet of South Africa C.A.P.A.B. dancing the classical repetoire.  He sang, danced and acted in A Chorus Line, Pippin, Carousel and other shows and has worked in Television and film as well.

 

Mr. Galante has created works for Ballet Chicago, Garden State Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Ballet Trockadero, the Buffalo Opera and other companies.  In 1995 he was nominated for a Dance in Film Award by the International Dance Film Association.  He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.  He is the founder and artistic director of the Comic Ballet Company Les Grands De Loony.

 

As a  teacher, Mr. Galante has been on the faculty of some of the most prestigious schools in the country.  Included are the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center where he was invited to be the company teacher of Ailey II, Pennsylvania Ballet School and Company, The Pacific Northwest Ballet, Lines Contemporary Ballet Company in San Francisco, Eglevsky Ballet, Ballet Chicago, Steps in New York, Broadway Dance Center, the Virginia School of the Arts, and many others.  He has also taught in Japan and Germany, as well as at the Midwestern Regional Ballet Festival in Columbus Ohio, and the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters.

 

He is a musician trained at the Manhattan School of Music in Piano. He has played for most every major ballet school in New York City and has been in demand because of his extensive repertoire which ranges from classical and obscure ballet music to Stravinsky, Hindemith and the most recent Broadway Shows and movies.  Mr. Galante especially enjoyed working with such teachers as Mdm. Antonia Tumkovsky, Diana Cartier, Andre Kramerevsky, Peter Boal, and Lupe Serrano.

Marcus' CD  MUSIC FOR BALLET CLASS: BALLET BARRE & CENTRE FLOOR
New CD in 2002 BALLET CLASS MUSIC WITH MARCUS GALANTE





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