BE YOUR BEST.
Welcome, my name is Mauro Villanueva and it is my honor to be the new Director of Joffrey Texas. As a student of the workshop myself this is truly a full circle moment. It was because of this workshop and the guidance of Buddy and Susan Trevino that I was inspired to and was able to achieve a career as a dancer.
As a professional I grew most when I received one on one coaching and critiques. Working intimately with people like Gerald Arpino, Sir Anthony Dowell, Freddie Franklin of The Ballet Russe, Twyla Tharp and so many others greatly shaped my growth as an artist. It is my aspiration to transfer these type of personal experiences to the students of Joffrey Texas.
We have always been a smaller program and unlike other larger programs our classes have and will remain small and students will continue to train for the greater part of each day. This type of intense schedule will give an example of what it is like in a professional setting. We will also continue to work with the Gerald Arpino Foundation so that students have the chance to learn and/or perform the works he created for the Joffrey Ballet as the company’s co-founder, Resident Choreographer and Artistic Director.
Additionally, I am excited to announce that we have teamed up with the long standing dance convention LA Dance Magic in a program called BRIDGING THE GAP. This program is intended to connect convention dancers to concert dance, colleges, commercial dance and continued dance education. LADM has given away more than $200,000 in scholarships this year alone and we are privileged to be considered a worthy collaborator.
The future is not possible without the past and with that knowledge we move forward as an organization with utmost respect to what has come before us. We look forward to inspiring more young artists and hope to see many eager faces at an audition in 2017!
REGISTRATION 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO EACH AUDITION
AUDITION FEE: $30.00 PER STUDENT, CASH ONLY
Traditional class attire, including pointe shoes. No photos or resumes needed.
DIRECTOR / EDUCATOR
Mauro grew up in San Antonio and studied dance with the Treviños and attended Joffrey Texas. He later finished his studies at the Nutmeg Ballet before joining the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. There he danced many principal roles around the world by renowned choreographers such as Kylian, Tharp and Wheeldon. He has since left the Joffrey to teach, choreograph, and dance as an independent artist.
Abelardo Treviño is a San Antonio native. “Buddy” began his dance training at age 11 and went on to receive full scholarship to Academia National de Danza in Mexico City. Later he joined the Ballet National de Mexico and toured for many years. Upon his return to the States he and wife Susan established the dance program at the University of Incarnate Word working with students of all ages. In 1978 Robert Joffrey began hosting his annual workshop with the help of the Treviños.
Susan Treviño is an Oklahoma native and danced for several regional companies and the renowned Ruth Page Ballet Company. As a professional choreographer she has created over 100 works for her students at the University of Incarnate Word and for other well know groups including Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo. She is a member of the National Society of Arts and Letters, was named Emissary of the Musses by the mayor and was inducted to the San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame in 1990.
Trinette grew up and received her early dance training in Massachusetts. She later went on to train at and then join The Joffrey Ballet. She toured extensively dancing works by many notable choreographers like Arpino, Balanchine and Tudor. Trinette was the first dancer to appear on the cover of Time magazine for her original role in Joffrey’s multi-media ballet Astarte. She is also currently on faculty at the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC and DeSales University.
Diane Orio began dancing at age 8 in her native New Jersey. She later studied at the School of American Ballet and then joined The Joffrey Ballet in 1968 where she danced for more than ten years. Later she became ballet mistress for the company working under Robert Joffrey’s guidance. She has lead dancers through ballets for choreographers such as Tharp, Kylian, Ailey, Feld and Arpino. Mr. Joffrey brought Diane to be on faculty at his first Texas Workshop.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES / WELFARE / EDUCATOR
Originally from Shreveport, LA, Bailey Anglin began her training at Carol Anglin Dancenter where she was a member of Louisiana Dance Theatre and was featured in Gala performances of Regional Dance America, International Ballet Competition/Jackson, and Tanzsommer Austria Festivals. She furthered her education by studying at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. Upon graduation from KAB, Bailey accepted a traineeship with the Richmond Ballet. She attended numerous summer intensives including Kirov Academy of Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Academy Lincoln Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Richmond Ballet and Ballet Austin. She has taught for summer intensives including Ballet Austin and Michigan Ballet Academy. As a dancer, Bailey has performed classical repertoire as well as contemporary choreography by Robert Battle, Christopher Huggins, Dianne Maroney-Grigsby, Billy Siegenfeld, Chet Walker, Stephen Mills, and more. Bailey recently completed her second and final season with Ballet Austin and has relocated to New York City.
Tye Love is from Dallas Texas. In his early years he trained with Lisa Slagle and John Magnus. Tye continued his education at the University of Oklahoma and received his B.F.A. in 2009 under the direction of Mary Margaret Holt. In 2010 he joined and danced for the Oklahoma City Ballet for four years. Tye has since returned to the University of Oklahoma on a Graduate Fellowship program.
Jared Oaks, one of the leading young ballet conductors in the United States, is Associate Music Director of Ballet West. Since joining the company in 2008, Jared has conducted numerous performances at the Capitol Theatre and Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City, the Kennedy Center, Chicago's Auditorium Theatre, the Wortham Theater in Houston, and the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis. Beyond his substantial conducting and piano rehearsal schedule, Jared has played for ballet classes at the Royal Danish Ballet, Balettakademien Stockholm, Houston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, artÉmotion, the Barlow Arts Conservatory, University of Utah, and others.
In addition to studies with renowned ballet conductor Terence Kern, Jared studied choral conducting with Ronald Staheli and in masterclasses throughout Europe and North America.
An avid researcher, Jared is a fellow of the American-Scandinavian Foundation and co-founder of the non-profit music publication and research firm Composer Discovery Initiative. Jared is also an active composer, and his ballet In Memoriam, scored for four violins and piano, premiered in 2016 at Ballet West.
Jaime Carini is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated as a Presidential Scholar from the University of Tulsa with the Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Music Theory. Ms. Carini has spent her years since graduation at the University of Tulsa Chorale, Tulsa Ballet, Barthelmes Conservatory and is a part of the American Organ Institute.
Mr. Passmore has been a pianist since 1970. He has worked with dance legends such as Igor Yousekevitch, Agnes de Mille and Robert Joffrey. Dennis’s signature sound is an improvised repertoire which he uses for both class and performance. Dennis teaches various styles of piano, specializing in jazz piano. He performs regularly at the Petroleum Club, Weston Center and other venues. He has been a part of The Joffrey Workshop Texas since shortly after it’s inception, over thirty years ago.