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Musical Theatre Jazz Class
Manhattan Movement and Arts Center and Kyle Pleasant
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
The class will focus on choreography, strength and conditioning, perfecting dance fundamentals and finding the body’s individual, full breadth of expression and ability. The class offers much more than the physical movement, including audition techniques and a realistic look at the professional world.
Kyle Pleasantis a graduate of the Boston Conservatory with a bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. He worked extensively at the conservatory and around the Boston area choreographing for the school’s mainstage season and with the Boston Men’s Chorus. He has taught at Boston Ballet as well as giving master classes and workshops across the country. His performance work can be seen in the film "Across the Universe," in the musical theater, and with dance companies in New York and across the country. His choreographic work includes "A Chorus Line", "City of Angels", "Mack and Mable", "Cabaret", "Hair", "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", "The Apple Tree", "The Pajama Game" and he has also choreographed for the likes of Rosie O’Donnell and Cyndi Lauper. He currently teaches at Marymount Manhattan, Rosie’s Broadway Kids and the Professional Performing Arts School in New York. Well-versed in the repertoire of Bob Fosse and many other staples in the history of musical theatre choreography he stays committed to preserving their origins and passing it onto new generations. Alongside the dance, Kyle helps to instill all aspects of the musical theatre world including the relationship between song, dance and storytelling. presents a Musical Theatre Jazz Class with accomplished choreographer Kyle Pleasant on Mondays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, beginning January 3, 2011 at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between 10th and 11th). The cost of the class is 5 (3 professional discount). Registration is available at www.manhattanmovement.com.