2017 YAGP Korea 심사위원

장학금,장학생, 뉴욕 파이널 진출자 선발을 위한 2017 YAGP Korea의 심사위원을 소개 합니다.

 
DEBORA HESS CANADA NATIONAL BALLET A native New Yorker, Deborah Hess studied primarily with Valentina Pereyaslavec and Kathleen Crofton. She toured extensively with artists such as Rudolf Nureyev, Anna-Marie Holmes and Eva Evdokimova,  dancing a wide spectrum of roles such as Odette in Swan Lake,  the Grey Girls in Nijinska’s Les Biches to contemporary choreographers such as Lar Lubovitch.   Upon retirement, Ms. Hess pursued her passion for teaching.  An internationally respected ballet teacher and coach, Ms. Hess is a senior faculty member of Canada's National Ballet School, and the coordinator of the School's Student Exchange Program. Prior to moving to Canada, she was a teacher and the Assistant to the Director of the San Francisco Ballet School. She has been a guest teacher at Boston Ballet; Cincinnati Ballet; the USA IBC in Jackson, Mississippi; the National Ballet of Canada; the Royal Danish Ballet School and the School at Jacob's Pillow Dance. As well, she is a frequent guest teacher in Japan. Ms. Hess has been on the juries of the International Ballet Student Competition in Havana, Cuba; Beijing Ballet Competition, Youth America Grand Prix, Taiwan Grand Prix and Japan Grand Prix. 

DEBORA HESS

CANADA NATIONAL BALLET

A native New Yorker, Deborah Hess studied primarily with Valentina Pereyaslavec and Kathleen Crofton. She toured extensively with artists such as Rudolf Nureyev, Anna-Marie Holmes and Eva Evdokimova,  dancing a wide spectrum of roles such as Odette in Swan Lake,  the Grey Girls in Nijinska’s Les Biches to contemporary choreographers such as Lar Lubovitch.   Upon retirement, Ms. Hess pursued her passion for teaching.  An internationally respected ballet teacher and coach, Ms. Hess is a senior faculty member of Canada's National Ballet School, and the coordinator of the School's Student Exchange Program. Prior to moving to Canada, she was a teacher and the Assistant to the Director of the San Francisco Ballet School. She has been a guest teacher at Boston Ballet; Cincinnati Ballet; the USA IBC in Jackson, Mississippi; the National Ballet of Canada; the Royal Danish Ballet School and the School at Jacob's Pillow Dance. As well, she is a frequent guest teacher in Japan. Ms. Hess has been on the juries of the International Ballet Student Competition in Havana, Cuba; Beijing Ballet Competition, Youth America Grand Prix, Taiwan Grand Prix and Japan Grand Prix. 

TADEUSZ MATACZ STUTTGART BALLET Tadeusz Matacz, born in Warsaw, Poland, received his ballet education at the State Ballet Academy in Warsaw where he also completed his pedagogical training with Leonid Zhdanov.  In 1977 he had his first engagement as a dancer at the Big Theater Warsaw and at the same time worked as a ballet teacher at the ballet school in Warsaw. From 1979 to 1984 Tadeusz Matacz was a Principal Dancer at the Big Theater Warsaw. From 1984 to 1992 he was a Soloist at the Badische State Theatre in Karlsruhe where he also took on pedagogical commitments as of 1988. From 1992 to 1998 Tadeusz Matacz was Ballet Master and Choreographer at the Badische State Theater in Karlsruhe. From 1990 to 1998 he also worked as a Guest Teacher with Ballet Frankfurt, Toulouse Ballet, the Big Theater Warsaw and from 1997 to 1998 also with the Stuttgart Ballet.  Since 1st January 1999 Tadeusz Matacz has been the Director of the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart. He is regulary invited to be a juror at renowned international ballet competitions.

TADEUSZ MATACZ

STUTTGART BALLET

Tadeusz Matacz, born in Warsaw, Poland, received his ballet education at the State Ballet Academy in Warsaw where he also completed his pedagogical training with Leonid Zhdanov. 
In 1977 he had his first engagement as a dancer at the Big Theater Warsaw and at the same time worked as a ballet teacher at the ballet school in Warsaw. From 1979 to 1984 Tadeusz Matacz was a Principal Dancer at the Big Theater Warsaw. From 1984 to 1992 he was a Soloist at the Badische State Theatre in Karlsruhe where he also took on pedagogical commitments as of 1988. From 1992 to 1998 Tadeusz Matacz was Ballet Master and Choreographer at the Badische State Theater in Karlsruhe. From 1990 to 1998 he also worked as a Guest Teacher with Ballet Frankfurt, Toulouse Ballet, the Big Theater Warsaw and from 1997 to 1998 also with the Stuttgart Ballet. 
Since 1st January 1999 Tadeusz Matacz has been the Director of the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart. He is regulary invited to be a juror at renowned international ballet competitions.

AMEXEI MOSKALENKO YOUTH AMERICA GRANDPRIX A former dancer with the famed Bolshoi Ballet, Mr. Moskalenko has also had 20+ years of teaching experience in classical ballet, technique, pointe technique, men’s ballet technique, variations, pas de deux, contemporary dance, character dance, and choreography. He is committed to delivering excellence in dance training and education through the Russian Vaganova Method while also adapting to each student’s individual needs and abilities. He has a proven record in advising and guiding students through career options and choices, and has mentored students who have continued their dance training at colleges, universities, and professional companies.   Mr. Moskalenko also holds the distinct honor of being the New York Director of Rehearsals, Master Teacher, Judge, and Tour Director for the world’s largest ballet scholarship competition – the Youth America Grand Prix.

AMEXEI MOSKALENKO

YOUTH AMERICA GRANDPRIX

A former dancer with the famed Bolshoi Ballet, Mr. Moskalenko has also had 20+ years of teaching experience in classical ballet, technique, pointe technique, men’s ballet technique, variations, pas de deux, contemporary dance, character dance, and choreography. He is committed to delivering excellence in dance training and education through the Russian Vaganova Method while also adapting to each student’s individual needs and abilities. He has a proven record in advising and guiding students through career options and choices, and has mentored students who have continued their dance training at colleges, universities, and professional companies.

 

Mr. Moskalenko also holds the distinct honor of being the New York Director of Rehearsals, Master Teacher, Judge, and Tour Director for the world’s largest ballet scholarship competition – the Youth America Grand Prix.

 
XIOMARA REYES WASHINTON BALLET Xiomara Reyes, Head of TWSB, performed as a soloist and principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre for 14 years before retiring from the stage in 2015. She was born in Cuba, studied at Cuba's National Ballet School and later joined The National Ballet of Cuba where she performed in the corps de ballet and as a soloist. She has also performed principal roles with the Joven Guardia de Cuba under the direction of Laura Alonso, and leading roles as a soloist with the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium for seven years. Reyes’ awards include the Gold Medal for the Best Soloist at the International Ballet Competition of Chiclayo, Peru; Best Couple Prize at the XIV International Ballet Competition Varna; Silver Medal at the Cinquième Concours International de Danse de Paris and Second Prize at the International Ballet Competition of Luxembourg. Reyes has danced internationally as a Guest Artist with companies including The National Theatre of Tokyo, Ochi International Ballet in Osaka, Hakucho Ballet Japan, Jeune Ballet de France, Ballet the Limoges in France, Balleto Del Sud in Italy, the Nafsika Dance Theater in Greece, Georgia State Ballet in Chicago and the Bashkirian State Ballet in Russia. In 2015, she danced the role of Katherine in The Washington Ballet’s premiere of Septime Webre's Sleepy Hollow.  Ms. Reyes' repertory also includes Giselle, Manon, Swanilda in Coppélia, Kitri in Don Quixote, Titania in The Dream, Lise in La Fille mal gardée, Caroline in Jardin aux Lilas, Natalia Petrovna in A Month in the Country, Desdemona in Othello, Raymonda, Cowgirl in Rodeo, Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Sylvia, Zina in The Bright Stream, Cinderella in both Sir Frederick Ashton's and James Kudelka's works, Sibyl in Dorian, Anne in Christopher Wheeldon's VIII, Le Grand Pas de Deux, Prudence in Lady of the Camellias, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Wife in The Moor's Pavane, Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy in Kevin McKenzie's The Nutcracker, Clara and the Princess in Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker and Olga in Onegin. She has also performed leading roles in Allegro Brillante, the first and fourth movements in Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Désir and many others. In 2015, Reyes retired with the American Ballet Theatre in the title role of Giselle. She continued to perform as a Guest Artist in national and international performances.  Ms. Reyes is also passionate about teaching and inspiring the new generation of dancers. Since 2013 she has been co-directing IBStage, a summer intensive in Barcelona, Spain which aims to connect renowned professionals of the dance field with young talented dancers. In 2015 she directed From Studio to Stage in Hartford where she staged Giselle and continues to give masterclasses all around the world.  

XIOMARA REYES

WASHINTON BALLET

Xiomara Reyes, Head of TWSB, performed as a soloist and principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre for 14 years before retiring from the stage in 2015. She was born in Cuba, studied at Cuba's National Ballet School and later joined The National Ballet of Cuba where she performed in the corps de ballet and as a soloist. She has also performed principal roles with the Joven Guardia de Cuba under the direction of Laura Alonso, and leading roles as a soloist with the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium for seven years.

Reyes’ awards include the Gold Medal for the Best Soloist at the International Ballet Competition of Chiclayo, Peru; Best Couple Prize at the XIV International Ballet Competition Varna; Silver Medal at the Cinquième Concours International de Danse de Paris and Second Prize at the International Ballet Competition of Luxembourg.

Reyes has danced internationally as a Guest Artist with companies including The National Theatre of Tokyo, Ochi International Ballet in Osaka, Hakucho Ballet Japan, Jeune Ballet de France, Ballet the Limoges in France, Balleto Del Sud in Italy, the Nafsika Dance Theater in Greece, Georgia State Ballet in Chicago and the Bashkirian State Ballet in Russia. In 2015, she danced the role of Katherine in The Washington Ballet’s premiere of Septime Webre's Sleepy Hollow

Ms. Reyes' repertory also includes Giselle, Manon, Swanilda in Coppélia, Kitri in Don Quixote, Titania in The Dream, Lise in La Fille mal gardée, Caroline in Jardin aux Lilas, Natalia Petrovna in A Month in the Country, Desdemona in Othello, Raymonda, Cowgirl in Rodeo, Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Sylvia, Zina in The Bright Stream, Cinderella in both Sir Frederick Ashton's and James Kudelka's works, Sibyl in Dorian, Anne in Christopher Wheeldon's VIII, Le Grand Pas de Deux, Prudence in Lady of the Camellias, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Wife in The Moor's Pavane, Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy in Kevin McKenzie's The Nutcracker, Clara and the Princess in Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker and Olga in Onegin. She has also performed leading roles in Allegro Brillante, the first and fourth movements in Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1Désir and many others.

In 2015, Reyes retired with the American Ballet Theatre in the title role of Giselle. She continued to perform as a Guest Artist in national and international performances. 

Ms. Reyes is also passionate about teaching and inspiring the new generation of dancers. Since 2013 she has been co-directing IBStage, a summer intensive in Barcelona, Spain which aims to connect renowned professionals of the dance field with young talented dancers. In 2015 she directed From Studio to Stage in Hartford where she staged Giselle and continues to give masterclasses all around the world.

 

HEE SEO AMERICAN BALLET THEATER Born in Seoul, South Korea, Hee Seo began her ballet training in her hometown at the Sun-hwa Arts Middle School. She was awarded a three-year full scholarship to continue her training at the Universal Ballet Academy in Washington, D. C. In 2003, Seo won a scholarship to train at the John Cranko Ballet Academy in Stuttgart. She is the recipient of the 2003 Prix de Lausanne Award and the 2003 Grand Prix at the Youth American Grand Prix in New York. Seo joined the ABT Studio Company in 2004 and the main Company as an apprentice in May 2005 and the corps de ballet in March 2006. Her repertoire with the Company includes Polyhymnia in Apollo, Nikiya, Gamzatti, the Lead D'Jampe and a Shade in La Bayadère, Cinderella in Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, Twig in James Kudelka's Cinderella, Prayer in Coppélia, Medora in Le Corsaire, Mercedes and a flower girl in Don Quixote, the Glove Seller in Gaîté Parisienne, Giselle and Zulma in Giselle, Queen of Shemakhan in The Golden Cockerel, Caroline in Jardin aux Lilas, Olympia in Lady of the Camellias, The Moor's Wife in The Moor's Pavane, Natalia Petrovna in A Month in the Country, Clara, the Princess and one of the Nutcracker's Sisters in Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker, Natalia in On the Dnieper, Tatiana in Onegin, the Siren in Prodigal Son, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Princess Aurora, the Lilac Fairy, the Fairy of Sincerity and Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty, Odette-Odile, the pas de trois, the Polish Princess and a big swan in Swan Lake, the Sylph in La Sylphide, the Prelude in Les Sylphides, Sylvia and Ceres in Sylvia, Thaïs Pas de Deux and Princess Tea Flower in Whipped Cream and roles in Ballo della Regina, Birthday Offering, The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Chamber Symphony, Dark Elegies, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, Duets, From Here On Out, The Leaves Are Fading, Monotones II, Overgrown Path, Raymonda Divertissements, Serenade after Plato's Symposium, Seven Sonatas,Thirteen Diversions and Valse Fantaisie. She created a leading role in With a Chance of Rain. Guest with Mariinsly Ballet ,Sapporo Ballet Seo was appointed a Soloist in August 2010 and a Principal Dancer in July 2012. Ms. Seo's performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Pamela and David Ford and Arianna and Samantha Netter.  

HEE SEO

AMERICAN BALLET THEATER

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Hee Seo began her ballet training in her hometown at the Sun-hwa Arts Middle School. She was awarded a three-year full scholarship to continue her training at the Universal Ballet Academy in Washington, D. C. In 2003, Seo won a scholarship to train at the John Cranko Ballet Academy in Stuttgart. She is the recipient of the 2003 Prix de Lausanne Award and the 2003 Grand Prix at the Youth American Grand Prix in New York.

Seo joined the ABT Studio Company in 2004 and the main Company as an apprentice in May 2005 and the corps de ballet in March 2006. Her repertoire with the Company includes Polyhymnia in Apollo, Nikiya, Gamzatti, the Lead D'Jampe and a Shade in La Bayadère, Cinderella in Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, Twig in James Kudelka's Cinderella, Prayer in Coppélia, Medora in Le Corsaire, Mercedes and a flower girl in Don Quixote, the Glove Seller in Gaîté Parisienne, Giselle and Zulma in Giselle, Queen of Shemakhan in The Golden Cockerel, Caroline in Jardin aux Lilas, Olympia in Lady of the Camellias, The Moor's Wife in The Moor's Pavane, Natalia Petrovna in A Month in the Country, Clara, the Princess and one of the Nutcracker's Sisters in Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker, Natalia in On the Dnieper, Tatiana in Onegin, the Siren in Prodigal Son, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Princess Aurora, the Lilac Fairy, the Fairy of Sincerity and Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty, Odette-Odile, the pas de trois, the Polish Princess and a big swan in Swan Lake, the Sylph in La Sylphide, the Prelude in Les Sylphides, Sylvia and Ceres in SylviaThaïs Pas de Deux and Princess Tea Flower in Whipped Cream and roles in Ballo della Regina, Birthday Offering, The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Chamber Symphony, Dark Elegies, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, Duets, From Here On Out, The Leaves Are Fading, Monotones II, Overgrown Path, Raymonda Divertissements, Serenade after Plato's Symposium, Seven Sonatas,Thirteen Diversions and Valse Fantaisie. She created a leading role in With a Chance of Rain. Guest with Mariinsly Ballet ,Sapporo Ballet

Seo was appointed a Soloist in August 2010 and a Principal Dancer in July 2012.

Ms. Seo's performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Pamela and David Ford and Arianna and Samantha Netter.