Nicolas Pacana Master Class
Nicolas Pacaña is Artistic Director of Atlanta Festival Ballet Company and Atlanta Festival Ballet School, Co-Artistic Director with Gregory Aaron, of Balletcenter Cebu, Philippines.
Mr. Pacaña began dancing under Fe Sala Viliarica of Cebu City in the Philippines. After studying on scholarship with Patricia Stander in Los Angeles, he made his professional debut with the Honolulu City Ballet. In 1976, Mr. Pacaña joined The Boston Ballet as soloist and quickly rose to the rank of Principal Dancer. He became recognized among the finest classical danseurs.
Mr. Pacaña joined the Atlanta Ballet in 1982 as a principal dancer and established himself as the lead danseur for the Atlanta Ballet for 11 years, while charming and fascinating audiences with his technical and artistic talents. In 1987, he was called upon to replace an injured Mikhail Baryshnikov in the Don Quixote Pas de Deux with only four hours notice during Baryshnikov's Atlanta tour.
In 1993, Mr. Pacaña traveled to the Philippines to teach and choreograph in his home country. In 1994, he returned to the U.S. and was named as Co-Artistic Director of Atlanta Festival Ballet and Atlanta Festival Ballet School.
In 2006, Mr. Pacaña was named Co-Artistic Director with Gregory Aaron, of Balletcenter Cebu, located in Cebu City, Philippines. The same year, Mr. Pacaña and Mr. Aaron introduced the International Summer Series in Cebu, which attracted students from all over the Philippines.
Mr. Pacaña continues to direct Atlanta Festival Ballet. He remains in great demand as a guest artist and teacher. His reputation as an outstanding choreographer continues to grow throughout South East Asia and the world.
WHEN: Sunday 30th October
WHERE: Red Shoe Dance Studios
Lee Fund Centre
31, Wong Chuk Hang Road
Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen
09:30 - 11.00am - Intermediate Ballet Ages 8-10
11.15 - 12.45pm - Intermediate Ballet Ages 11-16
FEE: HK$250/hr session
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