Yehuda Maor
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Yehuda Maor

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Yehuda Maor is experience accomplish Ballet Teacher Director of Vertigo International Dance Program in Israel. www.maordance.com Mar 29, 2013

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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Sep 4, 1943 (Age: 71)
    Location:
    New York
    Occupation:
    Ballet Teacher Director of MDW
    YEHUDA MAOR
    Ballet Master, Founder of MPT

    Education
    Yehuda Maor's dance training in ballet started at a very early age in his native Israel. He later studied with such esteemed teachers as Inessa Alexandrovich (Bolshoi), Benjamin Harkarvy (Juilliard), Eileen Ward, Kenneth Mason (Royal Ballet) and Jean Geadis (National Ballet of Canada). In 1970, he relocated to New York where he continued his training with David Howard and Maggie Black. Above all others, Ms. Black had the most profound influence on Maor as he developed his skills as a dance educator, incorporating many of her ideas into his own teaching philosophy. As a student of modern dance, Maor studied with such legendary dancers as Martha Graham, Anna Sokolov and Robert Cohen. Demonstrating his prowess, Maor was one of ten dancers from around the world selected to participate in a choreographer's/director's workshop at Surry University in London. This experience led him to exploit his choreographic talent and to develop his teaching skills.

    Performing Experience
    Yehuda's first professional dance experience was in Jerome Robbin's musical "Fiddler on the Roof." In 1966, Mr. Maor studied in London on scholarship with Eileen Ward of the Royal Ballet, and he soon found himself dancing at the Covent Garden Opera House with the Royal Ballet Opera Company. Two years later, Maor joined the Bat-Dor Dance Company of Israel as a principal dancer, receiving rave reviews for his performances in the New York Times, London Times, Dance Magazine and other dance publications. New ballets were choreographed for Mr. Maor by such well-known choreographers as Lars Lubovitch, Alvin Ailey, Benjamin Harkarvy, Anthony Tudor, John Butler, Gene Rudy, Van Danzig and Lucas Hoving.

    Employment
    2007- Director, Ballet Ostrava Worshop
    2006-2007: Ballet Master, California DanceArts & California Theatrical Youth Ballet
    2005-2006: Director, DancerStage Academy, Amsterdam Netherlands
    2004-2005: Ballet Master and Assistant Director, Salzburg Ballet in the Landstheater; guest ballet teacher, Henny Jurreins Foundation, Amsterdam
    2005-2007: Ballet Master at California DanceArts & Choreographer California Theatrical youth Ballet.
    2003: Faculty Member, Salzburg Experimental Dance Academy, Salzburg Austria
    May 2001: Director, Ballet Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
    1995-2001: Faculty Member: Steps on Broadway, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Company, Alvin Ailey Dance School, Broadway Dance Centre, Perry Dance Centre and New Art Dance Group, New York, New York
    1982-1995: Artistic Director, Dancer's Stage Company and San Francisco Dance Theatre, San Francisco, California
    1985: Choreographer, Minnesota Dance Theater, where he choreographed "Requiem", performed at Louise Davies Symphony Hall in San Franciscco.
    1980-1982: Faculty Member, Pacific Dance Centre, Palo Alto, California. Also taught master classes at Stanford University. During this time, he also participated in the filming of the documentary movie "Silver Feet", featuring his teaching methods and choreography. The movie aired on PBS and on cable television.
    1972-1973: Principal Dancer and Choreographer, Rotterdam Dance Center, Netherlands
    1968-1980: Principal Dancer and Choreographer, Bat-Dor Dance Company, Israel
    1967-1968: Dancer, Royal Ballet, London

    Mr. Maor also worked as a guest artist with such international companies as Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Bat-Sheva Dance Company, Salzburg Ballet, Karlsruhe Ballet, Collberg Ballet and Oslo Ballet. He has personally coached and trained many notable dancers from the Paris Opera, the San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet and more.

    Accomplishments
    While working in New York, Mr. Maor developed a new supplementary ballet training system. This revolutionary technique "breaks from tradition to save tradition" and is called MPT - Maor Placement Technique. Designed to maximize training time for ballet dancers, it has proven to be an extremely effective program designed to ensure proper placement and to enhance flexibility.

    Guest Instructor
    Over the years, Mr. Maor has been invited as a guest teacher for many international ballet companies and schools, including the Zohar School of Dance in California, Artmes Studio, Scapino Ballet in Amsterdam, Menagerie D'ver Studio in Paris, Cullberg Ballet in Sweden, National Ballet of Norway in Oslo, the State Opera Ballet in Karlsruhe and the Minnesota Dance Theater in Minneapolis. He has also traveled several times to Israel to work with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and Bat-sheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv. Maor also taught master classes at San Francisco University and the Johannesburg Dance Company in South Africa, and he has participated in workshops all over the world.
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