Upcoming Ballet Master Class
Join us Saturday, April 8 from 11a-12:30p for a special Ballet Master Class!
The class is FREE to A2D Dancers and led by former Philadanco Principal Dancer Gabriele Tesfa-Guma!
The class is Level II/III Ages 12 & Up. First come first serve. Only 30 spots available and must register online.
About Mr. Tesfa-Guma:
Gabriele T. Tesfa-Guma is a native of Ethiopia and was raised in Italy. Mr. Tesfa-Guma has a career in music as well as in dance. Mr. Tesfa-Guma received his dance training from teachers like David Howard, and schools like Ballet Academy East, The Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadanco, The Joffrey Ballet School, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.
Mr. Tesfa-Guma danced internationally with many companies, including Joffrey II: The Dancers, Alpha Omega, Takaski Watanabe (Japan), and was a lead dancer with Philadanco for seven years. Gabriele has been teaching a variety of dance techniques such as ballet, jazz, modern and hip-hop at the Rock School for Dance Education and for their outreach program at Sheppard Elementary and Ludlow Elementary.
Mr. Tesfa-Guma also teaches for the Kimmel Center Outreach program at schools like West Philadelphia High School, Nueva Espera Charter School and Middle Years Alternative middle school(M.Y.A.).
Mr. Tesfa-Guma is very excited about lending his passion and experience to help shape young, passionate and talented dance students and believes in the power and benefit of dance training for the shaping of all children.