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William Soleau (AC’77) is a resident choreographer for several ballet companies. This past year his original full-length theater dance piece “An American Tango” was restaged in Santa Barbara at the Granada Theater after first appearing in Los Angeles at the Broad Theater.  His choreography for the Indy film "Poet Love" was released this past year. In February The Richmond Ballet performs his “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” ballet at the Carpenter Center in Richmond VA.  He is re-staging his "Five by Gershwin" ballet on the State Street Ballet Company this coming Spring.  In May he will be working with director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill as choreographer on the Ensemble Theatre Company's production of Alan Knee's broadway play "Syncopation" in California.  In the fall he will choreograph a premiere for State Street Ballet Mozart's "Requiem" with conductor Nir Kabaretti and the Santa Barbara Symphony. 

Emma Jaster '07 has since traveled the world training in physical theater and performance.  She is currently working as a choreographer for theater, opera, and film.  Emma is getting ready to teach a workshop in New York on September 10 & 11, 2016 with Ethan Heard, a Yale graduate and co-Artistic director of Heartbeat Opera.  The workshop is especially geared towards singers looking for ways to diversify their movement skills.  It will be for professionals in the field or ambitious students interested in connecting to the scene in NY.  Learn more about the workshop here.  Anyone interested should email Emma Jastor with questions or to register.  Students can learn more about Emma here.