The Hartt School

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Sunday, March 7
Stephen Pier, Director
A rigorous, professional, conservatory program within a University context offering its students very focused training and a very diverse education. Focusing on innovation developed by strong technical foundation, with a curriculum based in ballet, classic modern, and contemporary dance. With the guidance of faculty and resident guests in the dance industry our mission is to facilitate careers of future professionals through expert mentoring and academic support.

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stephen pier

Stephen Pier

Stephen Pier, studied at The Juilliard School and danced with the Royal Danish Ballet, the Hamburg Ballet, and the José Limón Company. He’s choreographed works for the Hamburg Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, New National Theater (Japan), Alvin Ailey School, Atlanta Ballet School, Juilliard Dance Ensemble, and many theater and opera productions around the world.

Currently the Artistic Director of the Hartt School Dance Division at the University of Hartford, his approach to teaching Ballet as way of developing the human expressive movement potential is informed by his experience with many of today’s leading choreographers as well as his in classical ballet and modern dance.