Teachers & Guests

Teacher of children’s classes

Nathalie Bochenek

Nathalie Bochenek

Ballet Teacher
Nathalie Bochenek was born in Paris in 1965, of Polish origin. She discovered the world of dance very early and studied at the Paul and Yvonne Goubé Center in Paris. She perfected her technique with great teachers, Lydia Menchova, Gigi Caciuleanu, Miloral Mikovitch, Master Serge Peretti, Yvonne Meyer, Pascal Vincent.
She joined the Ballet du Nord company at the age of 17 under the artistic direction of Alfonso Catà, assistant to George Balanchine, founder of the New York City Ballet. She initially belonged to the ballet corps, then became a soloist. Nathalie Bochenek will perform the most famous ballets in Georges Balanchine’s repertoire: Four Temperaments, Serenade, Concerto Barocco, Agon, Rubies, Themes and Variations, Square Dance and works by John Clifford and Vincente Nebreda.
Alfonso Catá later entrusted her with the direction of the Ballet School of Ballet du Nord. Today, she transmits the Balanchine technique to young generations of dancers and dancers. She is a member of juries of conservatories and runs Master Classes.

Guest teachers who have taught at PMDS since 2012

 

Jocelyn Alizart

Jocelyn Alizart

Teacher of ballet technique and classical repertory
Ballet master, teacher and ex-soloist at the Royal Ballet of Wallonie
Ballet master, teacher at Finnish National Ballet, Düsseldorf Ballet, Leipzig Ballet, Malmö Ballet.
Author of ‘Ballets en Wallonie’
www.alizart.com

Maurice Causey

Maurice Causey

Teacher of contemporary dance
Ex-principal dancer of Forsythe company and Canada National  Ballet.
Ballet Master at Netherlands Dance Theatre, Royal Swedish Ballet
Guest choreographer with dance companies worldwide.

David Chase

David Chase

Teacher and lecturer in Martha Graham technique, repertory and acting
Ex-principal dancer of the Martha Graham Company, NYC (1973-1978)
Teacher of Martha Graham technique at the Martha Graham school of contemporary dance, NYC, in Brussels (Mudra) and Lausanne (Rudra Bejart)and for Alonzo King’s Lines ballet school.
Teacher of Zena Roommett floor barre, for the New York City Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School and members of Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet..
David has also acted in independent films, on stage and on TV.
Vidéo : David Chase on Rudolph Nureyev

Michaël Denard

Michaël Denard

Teacher of ballet technique and classical repertory
Ex-principal dancer of Paris Opera Ballet
Iconic dancer of the years 1970 – 1980, Michael Denard danced on the biggest stages in the world and had the greatest ballerinas partners such Ghislaine Thesmar, Natalia Bessmertnova, Ekaterina Maximova, Natalia Makarova or Sylvie Guillem. He created during his career many ballets and first roles in choreographies by Maurice Béjart (which, in 1979, offers his creation of the Firebird), Jerome Robbins, Merce Cunningham, Patrice Bart, Roland Petit Alvin Ailey.
He is invited in such prestigious companies as the American Ballet Theatre, the Bolshoi Theatre and the Mariinsky Theatre.
From 1993 to 1996, he was appointed director of the Staatsoper Ballet Berlin.

Alain Marty

Alain Marty

Teacher of classical ballet repertory
Choreographer
Ex-soloist of Paris Opera Ballet
Artistic director of Danse en PlaceS festival in Montauban, France.
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Peter Sparling

Peter Sparling

Teacher in Martha Graham technique and repertory
Ex-principal dancer of the Martha Graham Company, NYC (1973-1987)
Dancer of the Jose Limon Company
Martha Graham’s choreographic assistant on new works
Coach to guest artist Rudolf Nureyev
Teacher at the Graham School of NYC
Thurnau Professor of Dance at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Choreographer and artistic director of the Peter Sparling Dance Company.
Screen dance artist
www.petersparling.com

Patrice Zorzi

Patrice Zorzi

Teacher of contemporary dance, release technique (D.E.)
Dancer, teacher, choreographer
Graduated from National Center of Contemporary Dance of Angers
Dancer with companies of Charles Cré-Ange, Hervé Diasnas, Philippe Découflé (Olympic Games of Albertville), Didier Théron.
Dancer in musicals with Barry Collins (« Sugar »), Olivier Desbordes (« La belle de Cadix »), Roger Louret « Les Années Zazous » at Folies Bergères (performance nominated for Molières awards), Les Années Tubes TF1 TV, “Incroyable talent” on M6 TV …