Challenge and strengthen your technique and artistry through these free, intermediate/advanced level ballet classes, led by NOBA Master Artist and former Dance Theatre of Harlem principal dancer Donald Williams (bio below). Classes are open to adults and teens ages 14 and up.
NOTE: These virtual classes will be live-streamed from in-person classes. If you are interested in applying to attend in-person classes, visit https://nobadance.com/adult-classes/ or contact Millette White Lin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-522-0996 ext. 213.
DONALD WILLIAMS, a Chicago native, became a member of Dance Theatre of Harlem in 1977 and ended a 27-year career with the company as premier danseur in 2004. As a principal guest artist, Williams has performed with London’s Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, International Ballet Festival in Cuba, and starred in many other international galas. He has worked with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Dances Patrelle, and Fugate/Bahiri Ballet NY, creating critically acclaimed, original roles with them. Williams made his film debut in “The Cotton Club,” starred in numerous award-winning films, and has made television appearances and commercials, as well as performing on Broadway. Williams’ teaching credits include company teacher for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Celine Dion: A New Day, Nevada Ballet Theater, and Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater, among others; school instructor for Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Ailey School, Ballet Academy East (NYC), and The Rock Center for Dance (Las Vegas); and guest teacher for Marymount College, Florida State University, Tulane University, among others. Williams began working as a Master Artist-in-Residence with the Center for Dance Pre-Professional Program in 2013.