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Posted May 30 2008

Dance Workshop "Creative Habit"

Tekla Kostek and Michelle Zeitlin, co-choreographers, are defining their dance vocabulary, along with composer, William Goldstein, to create their "creative habit"

Tekla Kostek and Michelle Zeitlin, co-choreographers, are defining their dance vocabulary, along with composer, William Goldstein, to create their "creative habit". This dance initiative will present dance and music improvisation in both master class and concert formats, for audiences around the U.S. and possibly abroad. Currently, a few key dancers are part of the process - Erica Dela O, Meredith Ostrowsky, Ryan Hanson, Heather Case Miller lend their talents for this session, and other company pros are in the wings... William Goldstein and Michelle met initially on the set of NBC TV's "FAME" --he composed soundtrack and Michelle was a series regular principal dancer, hired by Debbie Allen. Tekla and Michelle have worked together in many ways, including as dancer/muse and choreographer, on the movie, "UNSUITABLE".

About Tekla Kostek

Tekla Kostek Tekla Kostek, a graduate of The National Ballet School, a company member of the Boston Ballet, LA Chamber Ballet, and currently performing with the contemporary Ledges and Bones, has been likened by Emma Manning, Dance Europe, to Paris Opera Ballet star Sylvie Gillem, “for her superhuman extension, exceptional control and neo-classical attack.”

Currently on the faculty of Loyola Marymount University, Tekla is bringing her unique style and aura, and extensive background in classical ballet to the world at large... designing, choreographing, and giving workshops. Tekla KostekShe is teaching a new approach to classical dance with her own vision of contemporary dance . Tekla has danced physically demanding and emotionally charged roles for some of the top choreographers nationally and in Europe, and on film. Now setting work all over the United States; for the  Evening of Concert Dance at LMU, a residency at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for the Five College Dance Department, works for The East Street Youth Ballet, The Pioneer Valley Ballet, and The New Haven Ballet.  Tekla was featured on the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars as a ballet coach to the celebrities, giving tips on posture and positioning.  Her artistic collaborations include Christian Burns of the Foundry, Scott Heinzerling, formerly of the Ohio Ballet, and Michelle Zeitlin of More Zap Productions.

About Erica Dela O

Erica Dela O

A native of Los Angeles, Erica trained at Le Studio in Pasadena under the direction of Philip and Charles Fuller who integrated Roberto Almaguer, Gilma Bustillo, Charles Maple, Roxanna Olesiyuk, Julia Ortega, and Cynthia Young. Erica began her professional career in dance with Columbia City Ballet and is currently a First Soloist with the Louisville Ballet. Highlights of her title roles include Giselle, Sugar Plum Fairy, Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Andre Prokavsky’s Milady in The Three Musketeers and Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty, Paquita.

De La O’s contemporary repertoire includes works by Ben Stevenson Harrison Mc Downey, Adam Houghland, Twyla Twarp, CHOO-SAN-GOH, Val Caniparoli, Domy Reiter- Soffer, Paul Taylor, Anne Marie DeAngelo, Agnes De Mille, Jose Limon, David Ingram, Graham Lusting, Helen Picket. Jimmy Gamonet.

De La O’s contemporary repertoire includes works by Ben Stevenson Harrison Mc Downey, Adam Houghland, Twyla Twarp, CHOO-SAN-GOH, Val Caniparoli, Domy Reiter- Soffer, Paul Taylor, Anne Marie DeAngelo, Agnes De Mille, Jose Limon, David Ingram, Graham Lusting, Helen Picket. Jimmy Gamonet.

 

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