RESIDENT FACULTY

Kristin Wagner

Other Faculty — KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON, KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON

Kristin Wagner is a dance performer, choreographer, educator, and administrator based in Boston, MA.  Since 2012, she has had the honor of performing at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Boston Center for the Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Jordan Hall, among others.  Kristin has been dancing with KAIROS Dance Theater since 2012, and currently serves as principal dancer and rehearsal director for the company. Kristin also performs with Brian Feigenbaum and Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion, and has been creating a series of collaborative duets with Tony Guglietti.  Independently, Kristin has presented choreography at the Salem Arts Festival, Boston University, The Dance Complex, the Third Life Choreographers Series, NACHMO! Boston, and the American College Dance Festival. Kristin is currently on teaching faculty at the New England Conservatory, Wilmington Dance Academy, and Koltun Ballet Boston since 2013. For more information, please visit http://kristincwagner.com.

GUEST INSTRUCTORS

Kris De Jonghe

Other Faculty — KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON, KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON

International Hip-Hop Stager & Choreographer (Antwerp, Belgium) – Winner of outstanding Hip-Hop teacher/choreographer award in Barcelona, Spain 2015, outstanding choreographer with Double Platinum ShowStopper 2018 USA, first place winner Starbound with Elite Gold Award 2018 USA, & special invitation to YAGP finals in NYC 2018. Teaching at our summer intensive since 2012 to the present time! This summer teaching our last 3week

Studied at the Ballet School of the Royal Flemish Opera Ghent, and danced with Incar Arts Group, The Groovies, The Street Connection and Belgian TV show Company

He collaborated with various National and International artists. Artist such as Michael Jackson @ The World Music Awards in Monaco and VMA, and Janet Jackson during Diamonds Awards at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp.

Former teacher and stage manager Royal Ballet School of Antwerp. Stage Manager “Star Dance Gala” for Queen Mathilde of Belgium. Together with Jan Nuyts founder and organizer educational workshops and show time collaboration Royal Ballet of Flanders.

Examiner and lecturer for the course Instructor Street, author syllabus “Hiphop” for Belgian sports federation.

Guest teacher for Koltun Ballet Boston 2012-present, and Guest teacher Japan “Osaka and Nagoya Ballet International summer intensive”.

Noah Gelber

Other Faculty — KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON, KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON

Noah D. Gelber was born in New York City and began his dance and singing training there at the age of 5. Along side 11 years of formation at the School of American Ballet, he attended the High School of Performing Arts and Professional Children’s School in New York, performing often with the New York City Ballet. At age 16, Noah became principal guest-artist with the American Ballet Company, dancing numerous principal roles from the Balanchine repertoire. He sang and danced in a New York production of ‘West Side Story’ before pursuing his career in Europe.  After 3 years as a soloist with the Royal Ballet of Flanders, he toured the U.S. and Mexico as a principal guest-artist before William Forsythe invited him to the Frankfurt Ballet. Noah earned widespread critical acclaim for his speed, dynamism and technical precision, plus his ability to excel in the classical ballet genre as well as inspire contemporary choreographers. He now performs regularly in international Galas, dancing solos and pas de deux created especially for him by William Forsythe and other choreographers.

Over a decade of dancing with William Forsythe, he performed the greater portion of the Frankfurt Ballet’s repertoire, notably premiering in the original cast of “The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude”. He was featured by fashion designer Issey Miyake in Paris, and has been presented in photographic exhibitions in museums and theaters across Europe.  Well versed in the complex improvisation techniques Forsythe utilizes, Noah was chosen to demonstrate examples of these for the ‘William Forsythe Improvisation Technologies’ CD-ROM. He is regularly invited to conduct educational workshops teaching these improvisation modalities at international institutions.

Noah was active in the choreographic processes at the Frankfurt Ballet, creating considerable solo and pas de deux material contained in some Forsythe pieces. He was the first American choreographer ever invited to create a world premier for the Kirov Ballet at the Mariinsky Theater. This story ballet, ‘The Overcoat’ (after Nikolai Gogol), won 2 ‘Golden Sofit’ awards including ‘Best Ballet of the Year’, and a ‘Golden Mask’ – Russia’s highest theatrical prize. His other creations include ‘The Golden Age’ for the Mariinsky Ballet, ‘Object Ours’ for dancers of the Royal Ballet, ‘Running Time’ duet, and his own solos ‘Gnos Naos’ and ‘Opus 3/1-3’. His choreographic works have been presented in Moscow, St. Petersburg, New York, London, Montreal, Tel Aviv and Frankfurt. Noah also choreographed for the hit TV show ‘Born to Dance’ in Israel.

Since 1997 while still dancing, Noah has maintained the responsibility of Choreographic Assistant for 11 different ballets from William Forsythe’s repertoire. The long list of companies with which he has collaborated includes the Royal Ballet, the Kirov/Mariinsky Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, La Scala Ballet, Nederlans Dans Teater (The Hague), Royal Swedish Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Berlin State Ballet, Ballet de Monte Carlo, Vienna State Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, National Ballet of Portugal, Compania Nacional de Danza (Madrid), Scottish Ballet, Ballet du Grand Theatre (Geneva), Ballet de Marseille, Bavarian State Ballet (Munich), Zurich Ballet, Basel Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Perm Tchaikovsky State Ballet, Yekatrinburg State Ballet, National Ballet of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk), Israel ballet, Ballet am Rhein (Düsseldorf), Badische State Ballet (Karlsruhe), Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (Montreal), Hannover Ballet, Ballet deLorraine (Nancy), Queensland Ballet (Brisbane), Introdans (Arnhem), Oregon Ballet Theater and Dortmund Ballet (Germany).