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Assistant Dean and Faculty Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance

California Institute of the Arts

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California Institute of the Arts

24700 McBean Parkway

Valencia, California 91355

United States

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Joffrey Ballet Company

Member of the Faculty
The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance


North Carolina School of the Arts

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Three world premieres by Herb Alpert Award winner and tap dance phenom Michelle Dorrance, CalArts alum and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Jonathan Fredrickson, and CalArts faculty member Laurence Blake, mark this year's December concert from The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance.

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Laurence is a native of Virginia and attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC.During his senior year, he toured nationally with the Agnes DeMille Heritage Dance Theater and upon graduation was asked to join the North Carolina Dance Theater.After two seasons with NCDT, Laurence joined The Joffrey II Dancers under the direction of Sally Bliss and Maria Grandy.
Laurence has been a member of the faculty of the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts since 1980, where he has taught ballet and contemporary dance technique as well as, dance composition.He has taught both nationally and internationally, most notably at the BalletKadiem in Stockholm, Sweden; Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA; Governors Magnet School of the Arts, Norfolk, VA; Orange County High School of the Arts, Los Alamitos, CA; Academy of the Inland Pacific Ballet, Montclair, CA; Westside Ballet School, Santa Monica, CA; Regional Danced America/ Pacific Festival, Bremerton, WA and the Conservatory of Performing Arts, Pasadena, CA.
Laurence works in both classical and contemporary styles and he has choreographed work for Inland Pacific Ballet, California State University, Long Beach, Loyola Marymount University, Orange County High School of the Arts, Governors Magnet School of the Arts, Long Beach Ballet Theater and the CalArts Dance Ensemble.
Laurence became a founding member of the Los Angeles Chamber Ballet and later served as Resident Choreographer.He received nominations for the Lester Horton Award for Outstanding Choreography for his ballets "TUNNEL", "BLACK ANGELS" and "THE NUTCRACKER".
Laurence has also served as Resident Choreographer for the Hawaii Ballet Theater in Honolulu, HI.He choreographed "ALICE IN WONDERLAND", "A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM" and "THE NUTCRACKER" during his residency.
Laurence has served as Associate Director of the Pasadena Dance Theater.He choreographed several ballets for the company, of which many have been selected to participate in the Regional Dance America/Pacific Festivals.His ballet "HOLBERG SUITE" was awarded the National Choreography Plan Award.Most recently, the Regional Dance America/Pacific region presented his ballet "ORIGINS" at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MS.
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The concert features newly-choreographed works by three of CalArts distinguished dance faculty-- Laurence Blake, Lyndon Branaugh and Colin Connor --as well as work from the institute's top undergraduate performers and choreographers.

Blake is a former member of the Joffrey Ballet and has been a CalArts faculty member since 1982.

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ARDC artists are Rachel Berman, Laurence Blake, Nancy Colahan, Colin Connor, Lorraine Fields, Bonnie Oda Homsey, Tim La Viano and Debra Noble.

LAURENCE BLAKE graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts.He then joined The Joffrey Ballet, working with Glen Tetley, Sir Frederick Ashton, Gerald Arpino, Robert Joffrey, and Twyla Tharp.He has been a guest artist with Pacific Northwest Ballet, California Ballet and Nevada Dance Theatre.Recipient of the 1998 Regional Dance America National Choreography Plan Award, Mr. Blake has restaged original works on many ballet companies and colleges.Since 1982, Blake has been on faculty at California Institute of the Arts.He is also Associate Director of Pasadena Dance Theatre.

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