upcoming Trainings:


always 9:30-11h (unless indicated differently)


05.-07.06 // Dominik Strobl

 location: Josephkonsum (LTT), Karl-Heine-Straße 48, 04229 Leipzig, 2nd floor


 19.-21.06. // Isaac Spencer

 location: Josephkonsum (LTT), Karl-Heine-Straße 48, 04229 Leipzig, 2nd floor


27.-29.06. // Ildikó Tóth 

location: Josephkonsum (LTT), Karl-Heine-Straße 48, 04229 Leipzig, 2nd floor


next trainer: Isaac Spencer

Foto: Luis Alberto Rodriguez
Foto: Luis Alberto Rodriguez

class description

In my teaching practice, I emphasize that ballet technique is a tool for dancing. We study, in practice, how the structure and rituals of the ballet class afford the dancer access to a large dynamic palette, musicality in movement, aerial capabilities, and
spatial orientation. Dancing is a positive act, and therefore in teaching ballet I place more value on the technique and its potential to support the artist’s dancing practice, rather than just the aesthetics of classical ballet. In class we train various
dancing and performing skills while maintaining the balance between technical ability and artistry. This can also be named craft and expression. In other words, utilizing the cumulative structure of the ballet class we learn the classical vocabulary
and how to execute it (craft) in a way that suits our own bodies and artistic interests (expression).


Isaac Spencer (USA) is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer living in Dresden since 2014. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Juilliard School in New York City in 2004. He was a member of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (2004-2006), Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm (2006-2012), and Göteborgs Operans Danskompani (2013-2014). He has received merit-based funding from the Princess Grace Foundation USA and the Swedish Arts Council. Isaac is a member of the artistic panel of the Milvus Artistic Research Center in Sweden and the Villa
Wigman e.V. in Dresden. He is a guest teacher at SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, HfBK Dresden, Norrdans Sweden, teaching ballet, contemporary, improvisation and staging repertory. His latest solo work, MESH, was presented as part of the exhibition „Bauhaus und Amerika“ at the LWL Museum für Kunst und Kultur in Münster.