Intermediate/Advanced dancers have the opportunity to learn from guest teacher, Blakeley White McGuire. This NYC Dance Professionals Contemporary class will begin with a warm up with some strengthening and then move straight to phrase work!
Blakeley White-McGuire is a New York-based dance performer, maker, and teacher and holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. Critically acclaimed as a Principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, she has embodied the most iconic roles of 20th-century Modern dance to international critical acclaim. Blakeley has received the prestigious “Premio Positano Leonide Massine” Prize for Contemporary Dance Performance, the “Italian Career Achievement Award”, and for three consecutive years was listed among Dance Magazine‘s “Best Performances”. She was honored to be the featured dancer in Googleʼs “doodle” celebrating the iconic dance revolutionary Martha Graham. As a dance-maker, Blakeley’s original works have been presented by The Museum of Arts and Design, Downtown Dance Festival, Dancers Responding to Aids, New Ballet Ensemble, Jacob’s Pillow’s INSIDE/ OUT, Baton Rouge Ballet Theater, Roxbury Arts Group, RAW, the Moving Beauty series at Williamsburg Movement and Arts Center, the Martha Graham Dance Company in a collaboration for Graham II and the 2018 Women in Dance Leadership Conference. Blakeley has served on the faculties of the Ailey School, the New School, The Actors’ Studio, and LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts.