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GSA Mission

The Governor's School for the Arts is a center for innovation that develops excellence, nurtures creativity, inspires artistic vision and builds communities with a passion for the arts.

Visiting Artists PDF Print E-mail

sabra_perryThe Department provides frequent opportunities for students 
to take master classes and residencies with a wide variety of 
dance professionals. Master classes and residencies which have been provided include:


Stacy Caddell- Twyla Tharp

Bill Evans- Bill Evans Dance Co

Sabra Perry-Complexions
Artsits from Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre
Jon Lehrer- Lehrer Dance

Brian Simerson and Kelly Holcum - MOMIX

David Leventhal- Mark Morris Dance Group

Members of Kibbutz Dance Company
Members of Czech National Ballet Theatre
Judy Moss- Dan Wagoner

Shayna Schwartz- freelance

Laurence Blake- Joffrey Ballet
Andre Tyson and Zarie Wigfall- CalArts

Phillip Grosser- Temple University

Saeko Ichinohoe- Saeko Ichinohoe and Dancers

Denise Vale- Martha Graham Dance Company

Janek Schergen- Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Jeff Bliss- Liz Lehnnann Dance Exchange

Judith Denman- Eliot Feld Ballet

Erica Goodman- NYC Ballet

Rebecca Jung- Pilobolus

Michael Barriskill- Broadway "Cats"

Jan Van Dyke- University of North Carolina

Elizabeth Koeppen- David Parsons Dance Company
Karen Reedy- George Mason University

Valerie Smith- European Tour of "Evita", National Tour
of "42ndStreet"

Elbert Watson- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Kim Whittam- Montclair State University
Laura Pettibone- Erick Hawkins Dance Company


Main Office

Main Office: 
757-451-4715 Fax 
254 Granby Street
orfolk, Virginia 23510

Dance Department

The GSA Dance Department
is housed in the TRDance Center
757-628-2747 Fax
325 Granby Street

Norfolk, VA 23510