Summer Intensive Faculty and Staff
Michael Pink, Artistic Director
Rolando Yanes, Milwaukee Ballet II & School Director
Renee Griswold, General Manager
Kelly Knoke, Registrar
Summer program faculty will consist of Artistic Staff, Milwaukee Ballet Dancers, former Milwaukee Ballet Dancers, and guest artists.
Sponsored by Joan and Jack Stein
Michael Pink began his tenure as Artistic Director of Milwaukee Ballet Company in December of 2002. Since that time he has established himself as a prominent member of the Milwaukee arts community, demonstrating his commitment to the future of dance through new work, education and collaboration. His artistic vision for Milwaukee Ballet is both exciting and challenging. Mr. Pink's dramatic production of Romeo & Juliet took narrative dance drama to a new level of interpretation. His new productions of The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, and The Sleeping Beauty have been hailed as 'Classical Ballet for the 21st Century'.
Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program & School Director
Sponsored by Suzanne and Michael Hupy
Rolando Yanes is native of Villa Clara, Cuba. He received training at the Professional School of the Arts and the Vocational School of Ballet in Santa Clara, Cuba. While in Cuba, Mr. Yanes was a principal dancer with Joban Guardias Centro ProDansa under the direction of Laura Alonso and Ballet de Camaguey. In 1995 he was awarded the Silver Medal at the prestigious International Ballet Competition in Brasilia, Brazil. Mr. Yanes came to the United States in 1996 as a principal dancer with Milwaukee Ballet Company and has been the director of Milwaukee Ballet II, the official pre-professional program of Milwaukee Ballet, since 2001. Mr. Yanes has been directing Milwaukee Ballet School since 2004.
Additional Milwaukee Ballet Summer Intensive Faculty, tentatively scheudled for the 2014 program:
Denis Malinkine, Milwaukee Ballet's Ballet Master
Nadia Thompson, Milwaukee Ballet's Ballet Mistress
Mireille Favarel, Associate Director of Milwaukee Ballet II
Monica Isla, Milwaukee Ballet School Faculty
Tatiana Jouravel, Former Milwaukee Ballet Leading Artist and current Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy Faculty
Luz San Miguel, Milwaukee Ballet Company Leading Artist
Ryan Martin, Milwaukee Ballet Company Leading Artist
Jennifer Ferringo, Milwaukee Ballet Company Artist
Victor Ramirez, Guest Teacher - Modern
Irmah Del Valle, Guest Teacher - Latin Jazz and Afro Cuban
Roxy Kess, Guest Teacher - African