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15Sep
Master Classes with Dierdre Miles Burger and Derek Mitchell
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM The Florida Ballet
Date: September 15, 2018 to September 15, 2018
Where: The Florida Ballet, 300 East State Street , Suite E, Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Arts & Theater
Ticket Price: N/A
Join The Florida Ballet for Two Upcoming Master Class Opportunities!  Ballet Technique Master Class with Dierdre Miles Burger  Saturday, September 15th Advanced dancers ages 14 and above, 12-1:45 pm  Intermediate dancers ages 12 and above 2-3:45 pm  Contemporary Master Class with Derek Mitchell  Monday, September 17, 6-7:30 pm  Intermediate/Advanced dancers ages 12+  Cost for the Master Classes:  $40 for both classes  $25 for single class  *does not include online service fee charge  Payments and registration can also be accepted by calling 904-353-7518. Dierdre Miles Burger Bio:  Born in Burlington, Massachusetts, Dierdre Miles began her formative dance training with Margaret Prishwalko Fallon and the Boston Ballet School on a Ford Foundation Scholarship. At the age of fourteen, Ms. Miles became an apprentice with Boston Ballet and following her graduation from high school, she joined the company as a full-time member. From 1978 until 1982 Ms. Miles danced in New York City and with Houston Ballet before returning to Boston Ballet in 1983. During her career she danced countless principal roles but was most known for her portrayal of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, and the Principal Stomper in Twyla Tharp's Brief Fling. In June of 1993 Ms. Miles retired from performing and joined Boston Ballet's Artistic Staff. In 1998, she was promoted to Artistic Coordinator and in September 2002 was appointed Principal of Boston Ballet School. While in this position, she established Boston Ballet School Ensemble, Boston Ballet Trainee Program, and instituted a new school curriculum. In the summer of 2006 she left Boston to relocate to Florida with her husband David. During this time, Ms. Miles Burger became an ABT® Certified Teacher for Primary through Level 7 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum and was later appointed to the prestigious Board of Examiners for the curriculum. During 2008 and 2009, Ms. Miles Burger was invited to Orlando Bal