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July 22, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Miramar Cultural Center Theater
2400 Civic Center Place
Miramar, FL 33025
$20 - Class
$5 - Observer
Baayork Lee
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Broadway Dance Master Class with Baayork Lee

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Director/Choreographer Baayork Lee leads a 3-hour Broadway Dance Master Class.  Starting with her renowned one-hour warmup, she will lead you through the rigorous paces of a true Broadway dance class, giving participants valuable feedback to improve technique and performance.

About Baayork Lee
Baayork Lee is the 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award Winner.  She first appeared on Broadway as a child in the original production of The King and I.  After further study in ballet, modern, and Afro-Cuban dance, she was in George Balanchine’s original production of The Nutcracker.  While attending the High School for the Performing Arts in NY, she met fellow student Michael Bennett, and after appearing in several Broadway shows, including Flower Drum Song, Mr. President, Golden Boy, A Joyful Noise, Promises, Promises, and Seesaw (opposite Tommy Tune), she was invited by Bennett to participate in the workshops from which the seminal musical, A Chorus Line, was developed.  Lee played the role of Connie Wong in the original company, a role that was based in large part upon Lee’s life.  

Lee also assisted Bennett with the choreography of A Chorus Line, as his second assistant behind Bob Avian.  Lee has gone on to direct and/or choreograph many productions of A Chorus Line around the world, including re-staging Bennett’s choreography for the most recent Broadway and West End (London) productions.  In addition to her work with A Chorus Line, Lee has directed and/or choreographed national and international tours of The King and I, Bombay Dreams, Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Barnum, Porgy and Bess, Jesus Christ Superstar and Carmen Jones.  She has choreographed several productions for the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center.  She is currently preparing for a non-Equity tour of A Chorus Line.  

Lee was awarded the Paul Robeson Citation Award form Actors’ Equity in 2014.  She is the Founder of National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), a not-for-profit committed to showcasing the work of Asian-American theatre artists through performance, outreach, and educational programming.

This program is supported in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and Florida Council on Arts and Culture.  Funding for this event is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. 

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