Summer 2024 Intensives brings TWO guest instructors

Summer 2024 is here and local nonprofit performing arts organization, Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre in Cody, Wyoming is especially looking forward to their Outreach Program with Summer Dance Intensives taking place select days June 8-20th. This year's Intermediate and Advanced Dance Intensives will include Master Ballet classes from TWO different guest instructors; Natalia Magnicaballi and Randy Pacheco. RMDT is proud to have Prima Ballerina and former Principal Dancer with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet (The Kennedy Center) and Ballet Arizona Natalia Magnicaballi return to teach Ballet Master Classes and for the first time, Soloist Randy Pacheco from Ballet Arizona will also be joining us as a guest ballet instructor. In addition to teaching Master Ballet classes during intensives, Pacheco will be teaching RMDT's first ever Boy's Dance Workshop June 17-18. The Boy's Dance Workshop is open for boys 6 years and older; boys with limited dance experience welcome.

RMDT's 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.

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.

Randy Pacheco began his relationship with RMSA/RMDT in 2019 when he performed Cavalier in RMDT's Nutcracker Ballet and has returned as guest artist every year since. In 2020 RMDT offered guest artists classes to performers and RMSA dance students the weekend of Nutcracker

RMSA/RMDT looks forward to Magnicaballi’s return and Pacheco's first summer. We feel honored that the dancers in our small-town community have the opportunity to learn from both their 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:

About Natalia Magnicaballi-

Natalia Magnicaballi born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has achieved a remarkable feat in the world of ballet, becoming the only principal dancer ever to lead two major ballet companies in the United States simultaneously for nearly two decades. She led The Suzanne Farrell Ballet from its inception in 1999 until 2017, while also leading Ballet Arizona from 2002 to 2018.
A graduate of Teatro Colón, Natalia attained the status of principal dancer at the young age of 19. Her professional journey has taken her across six continents, where she has performed in over 400 venues, ranging from main houses to opera theaters and arenas. From the illustrious Paris Opera Garnier, and the breathtaking Odeon of Herodes Atticus Theatre to the historic Mariinsky Theatre, Natalia's talent and versatility have captivated audiences worldwide, earning acclaim from international media. Renowned for her mastery of 38 Balanchine ballets and the most beloved classical works, she has also left her mark on premieres by esteemed choreographers globally. Notably, in Europe, Natalia created and performed principal roles with the revered Italian company Aterballeto for two seasons.
Natalia has built a widespread reputation for herself as a sought-after master ballet instructor and artist coach since a young age (2005), continuously for over 19 years now, while simultaneously performing as a principal dancer. Holding an MBA and master’s degrees in psychology and coaching, including Behavioral Psychology, Personal Coaching, Sports Coaching, and Child, Youth, and Family Psychology from CLEA, Natalia's educational journey also includes educational psychology studies at Stanford University. Her experience and ongoing research and studies in educational psychology have informed her comprehensive teaching method, which she has crafted to emphasize not only technical and artistic proficiency but also the holistic development of her students, providing them with essential tools for their physical, psychological, and emotional growth both on stage and in life.

About Randy Pacheco-

Randy Pacheco was born in Camaguey, Cuba. He first began his ballet training at the age of nine at the Vocational School of Art of Camaguey “Luis Casas Romero”. He continued his ballet training at “Vincentia de la Torre” National School of the Arts. After graduation, Randy joined the Ballet of Camaguey as Corps de Ballet. His work as a performer over the next four years ultimately culminated in his promotion to Soloist in 2012.

In 2013 he joined Ballet of Jalisco in Mexico as Soloist. Randy joined Ballet Arizona in 2015, and is currently still dancing for Ballet Arizona. Repertoire Highlights: “In Creases”, “Coppelia”, “Swan Lake”, “Giselle”, “Don Quixote”, “Flames of Paris”, “The Sleeping Beauty”, “The Nutcracker”, “Cinderella”, “Carmen”, “Majisimo”, “Fille mal Gardee”, “Scheherezade”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Konservatoriet”, “Symphonie Classique”, “Who Cares,” “Rubies”, “Agon”, “Walpurgisnacht”, “Symphony in Three Movements”, and “Firebird”. Since 20219 Randy has performed as the Cavalier in Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre’s Nutcracker Ballet in Cody, Wyoming.

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