Master Class with Matthew Rushing: Modern Dance Based on the Horton Technique
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Matthew Rushingwas born in Los Angeles, CA. He began his dance training with Kashmir Blake in Inglewood, CA, and later continued his training at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. He received a Spotlight Award and was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He trained at The Ailey School and later became a member of Ailey II, where he danced for a year. During his career, Mr. Rushing has performed as a guest artist for galas in Vail, Colorado, as well as in France, Russia, Canada, Austria, and Italy. He has performed for former presidents George H. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush and for President Barack Obama, as well as at the 2010 White House tribute to Judith Jamison. During his time with the Company he has choreographed two ballets: "Acceptance in Surrender" (2005), a collaboration with Company members Hope Boykin and Abdur Jackson, and "Uptown" (2009), a tribute to the Harlem Renaissance. He was recently named a 2010 recipient of the Dance Magazine Award. Mr. Rushing became Rehearsal Director in June 2010. He joined the Company in 1992.presents a Modern Master Class with Matthew Rushing, a star of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, on Monday, November 15, 2010 from 7:30 – 9:00pm at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between 10th and 11th). The class will be based on the Horton Technique, accompanied by a live percussionist. The class is 0/7. Registration is available at http://www.manhattanmovement.com/event/master-class-with-matthew-rushing/.