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Alaska Dance Theatre (ADT), founded in 1981, is the premiere nonprofit dance organization in Alaska. It's mission is to promote dance through professional education, performance and advocacy in Alaska and to provide a recognized artistic element within the dan... more.
Artistic Staff - Evergreen City Ballet
Artistic Director, Gillmer Duran
Originally from Barquisimeto Venezuela, Mr. Duran studied at the Fundacion Arte Nuevo and danced professionally with the National Ballet of Caracas, Danzahoy, Tulsa Ballet Theatre and eight consecutive seasons with Eugene Ballet Company. He worked with choreographers such as, Vicente Nebrada, Luz Urdaneta, Jacques Brocket, Maria Rovira, Mauricio Wainrot, Robert Battle, Edwaard Liang and Jessica Lang among others. His versatility and intuition allowed him to perform a variety of classical and contemporary roles. He participated in the National Choreographers Initiative 2007 in Irvine, California. IMG_5228 In May of 2008, he was part of the event 4X4 Ballet Project with Oregon Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet and San Francisco Ballet presented by White Bird in Portland Oregon. He also created pieces for the Drop Dance Collective, The Woman Space Foundation engaging in several creative collaborations with Toni Pimble, while dancing with the Eugene Ballet Company. he National Dance Project and the New England Foundation for the Arts selected him as part of the Regional Dance Development Initiative (RDDI) in Portland-Oregon, among nine other dance artists from the Pacific Northwest region. In June of 2010 his work Inference for Coriolis Dance Collective was presented at the Chop-Shop Festival in Seattle. In October of 2010 he was appointed as Alaska Dance Theatre's Artistic Director and resident choreographer, repositioning its company brand through a broad-based repertoire, including a tour to the Boston Contemporary Dance festival 2013 funded entirely through a kickstarter campaign. In 2014 Mr. Duran created a piece for Ballet Des Moines titled Frenzy. He is moving to the Seattle area from Northern Virginia where he was teaching freelance. He is very excited to join the ECB family.
Arts Council of Fairfax County - Your Voice for the Arts - Arts News - Page 6
Versatile Dancer *** Innovative Choreographer *** Intuitive Performer Former Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer, Alaska Dance Theatre Ready for warmer weather? Let teacher and choreographer Gillmer Duran put some spring in your step! Join him on Friday, March 28th at 7:30 pm in Herndon for a free adult contemporary class!
Artistic Director & Resident Choreographer Duran pursued his formal classical training at the age of 21 at the Fundacion Arte Nuevo after studying venezuelan folk dances, jazz and contemporary dance in Barquisimeto-Venezuela. He danced professionally with Ballet Metropolitano, Ballet Nuevomundo de Caracas, the National Ballet of Caracas and the contemporary company Danzahoy. In 2003 he joined The Eugene Ballet company for eighth consecutive seasons after working with Tulsa Ballet Theatre.
Alaska Dance Theatre - About Us
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Alaska Dance Theater- The People/ The Place
Gillmer Duran, Resident Choreographer to ADT, Company Dancer / Choreographer - Eugene Ballet