Photo Credit: Randy Pacheco
As summer 2023 approaches, local nonprofit performing arts organization, Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre in Cody, Wyoming is especially looking forward to their Outreach Program with THREE different levels of Dance Intensives taking place June 6-15. Intermediate, Intermediate-Advance, and Advanced Dance Intensives. These intensives are unique to the area and provide a concentrated time for dancers to perfect different techniques which may include ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, musical theatre, and/or choreography. Participants also learn about other aspects of dance such as dance history, terminology, and current affairs. As part of the intensive session, RMDT brings in a guest artist or instructor to teach a Master Class. RMDT is proud to have Prima Ballerina and former Principal Dancer with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet (The Kennedy Center) and Ballet Arizona Natalia Magnicballi return to teach Ballet Master Classes this summer.
Magnicaballi’s relationship with RMSA/RMDT, began in 2005, when she first performed the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in RMDT’s annual production of the Nutcracker Ballet. In 2018, Magnicaballi retired from Ballet Arizona after over 33 years of dancing professionally but she continues her coaching and teaching in the United States and abroad.
RMSA/RMDT looks forward to Magnicaballi’s return and feels honored that the dancers in our small town community has the opportunity to learn from her expertise.
To register for these Intensives or other summer dance & music programs offered by Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre and Rocky Mountain School of the Arts see: www.rockymountaindancetheatre.org
Natalia Magnicaballi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has been the only principal dancer leading simultaneously two major ballet companies in the United States for almost 2 decades, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet since its conception in 1999 and Ballet Arizona since 2002.
A graduate of Teatro Colón, Natalia became a principal dancer at age 19. In Europe, she led the Italian company Aterballetto for two seasons. Her repertoire includes the lead roles in 38 Balanchine ballets, she has also danced the leads in all the most beloved classic ballets, as well as in works and premieres by renowned international choreographers. Natalia has toured around 6 continents, performing in the main houses, opera theatres, and arenas, including the Paris Opera Garnier and the Mariinsky Theatre.
Natalia has built a widespread reputation for herself as a sought-after master ballet instructor and artist coach since a young age, continuously for over 18 years now, while simultaneously performing as a principal dancer. Natalia holds a Master’s in coaching and personal psychology (CLEA) and has pursued psychological education studies at Stanford; her experience and continuing development, research and studies in educational psychology, have led her to develop a comprehensive teaching method, focused not just on the dance students’ technique and physicality, but in their overall growth, providing each with key tools for their physical, psychological and emotional development, essential not only when performing on stage, but throughout their lives.