Opening Night: Made in Iceland - Live features established and emerging acts from the flourishing Icelandic music scene!
BENJAMIN MILLEPIED is a world-renowned choreographer, dancer, and rising filmmaker. His ballets are in the repertory of major dance companies around the world, including the New York City Ballet, the Paris Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, the Mariinsky Ballet, Ballet de Genève, the Lyon Opera Ballet, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet, among others. His collaborators include composers and artists such as Nico Muhly, David Lang, Christopher Wool, Barbara Kruger, Paul Cox, Rodarte, Thierry Escaich, and Santiago Calatrava.
In 2014, the COLBURN DANCE ACADEMY was established as a pre-professional training program for ballet students aged 14–19 under Director Jenifer Ringer and Associate Director James Fayette, with Artistic Advisor Benjamin Millepied. The academy provides multi-dimensional dance instruction to create well-rounded young dancers prepared for bright professional careers. This select group of dancers receive personalized instruction and mentorship as they pursue their goal of becoming professional dancers and artistic leaders.