Virtual John Clifford Tuesday May 11 @ 4:30 PM PST.


Enjoy a 90 minute master class with ballet legend John Clifford.

If you wish to understand the neo-classical technique and style there are few greater authorities than John Clifford.

Clifford was a principal dancer and choreographer with George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet (1966–74), and guest artist from 1974–80, and was widely considered to be Balanchine’s protégé (Saturday Review). He choreographed his first (of eight) ballets for the NYC Ballet under Balanchine at age 20, thus making him the second-youngest choreographer in history ever to be attached to a major company. The first was Balanchine himself, who was 20 yrs-old when he choreographed his first ballet for Serge Diaghilev’s “Ballets Russes.” During his time with Balanchine, in his early 20s, he also was a guest choreographer with companies ranging from the San Francisco Ballet, to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, to the Deutsche Oper Ballet in Berlin.

John’s recent memoir Balanchine’s Apprentice will release on August 17, 2021.