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Ballet Master Class with Michael Lowe, Artistic Director of Menlowe Ballet

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Acclaimed Artistic Director, Master choreographer and teacher, Michael Lowe, will be teaching an exquisite Master Class in ballet.

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MICHAEL LOWEArtistic Director, Menlowe BalletBorn in Oakland and raised in Alameda, Michael Lowe was encouraged at an early age to explore the joy and discipline of classical ballet to augment his coordination and strength in athletics. With his first dance lesson, his love for music found a counterpart with his natural agility, leading to a career path. Michael joined the Oakland Ballet in 1974 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 1976 with his debut as Alias in Billy the Kid.

A scholarship student at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York City, Lowe also performed with Pacific Ballet Company, Gilbert Reed Ballet Company, Los Angeles Chamber Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, North Dakota Ballet and the Old Souls New Shoes Dance Company under Mark Morris. Michael worked with such legendary choreographers as Agnes de Mille, John Butler, Leonide Massine, Frederic Franklin, Anna Sokolow, Betsy Erickson, Willem Christensen and Ronn Guidi.

In 1989, he recreated the role of Beau Gosse for Oakland Ballet’s historical reconstruction of Bronislava Nijinska’s Le Train Bleu.During and after his performing career, Lowe revealed himself to be a gifted choreographer. He created a number of striking ballets for Oakland Ballet including Table for Two, Witness, The Emperor and the Nightingale, Dim Sum, Double Happiness, and Bamboo, for which he received an Isadora Duncan Award for Best Choreography. More recently, Mr. Lowe was invited to choreograph a world premiere for Oakland Ballet’s 50th Anniversary celebration. In addition to his choreographic accomplishments, Michael has assumed artistic leadership positions with ballet companies including Oakland Ballet, Peninsula Ballet, Black Diamond Ballet, and he served as Resident Choreographer for Moving Arts Dance.

As founding Artistic Director of Menlowe Ballet, Mr. Lowe has given his own company a number of stunning works to perform including Plague, Chuntian, Cirque, Serei, Tribute, Transcendence, Legend of the Seven Suns, Playing Love, Jin Ji and After Hours, Facets, The Lady with the Lamp, Kimono Wednesdays as well as the company’s full-length holiday ballet It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker.

Photo: Menlowe Ballet, Michael Lowe, Artistic Director Photographer: Eric Raeber

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