Workshop Evaluations 2011 – 2014

Dancer/Joffrey Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Dallas Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet. Master teacher/Lecturer P.A.R.T.S. Brussels, University of the Arts Philadelphia, North Carolina School of the Arts

Douglas Becker based in Brussels, Belgium is a freelance choreographer and educator working in many idioms. A former dancer with the Frankfurt Ballet, under the direction of William Forsythe, of which he has reconstructed numerous works for professional companies, festivals, and institutions across the globe. Within his studio practice he was taught and influenced by Nathalie Krassovska, Stanley Hall, Marjorie Mussman, Maggie Black, David Howard, and Melissa Hayden; thus, carrying a broad resume teaching ballet, improvisation, composition, and repertory.

"Judith Reyn is one of the great master teachers working today. Her workshops in anatomy for dancers are meticulous. In research and experience there really is no one like her. She knows dance and dancers, and I might add not a small amount of knowledge of opera, theatre, music, and art. I have watched her for years with great pleasure as she has taught, coached, guided, and mentored dance artists, elevating the knowledge of the body.

She has an eye like a hawk. The connection of technique to the body is her specialty; she stresses the most important ways to get to know your tool, your body, with a knowledge base honed over years of research and practice. I trust her implicitly and I have watched and learned from her, as she weave's her magic, creating solutions for complicated people with complicated problems, in a difficult, often too short profession. Teachers, dancers, choreographers learn more about themselves. A real diagnostician, forever classic and forever contemporary, a studied life, a life lived thinking forward."

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