Extension Division

Mason Gross Extension Division winter/spring open house, December 6

The Mason Gross Extension Division will hold a winter/spring open house on Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Douglass Campus in New Brunswick.

Studio Schedule

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Director of Ballet

  • Associated Programs

    Teaching Experience
     
    Huntington Center for Performing Arts Huntington, NY
    Ballet Faculty, August 2011 – Current
    Presented 20+ students for ABT-NTC ® Affiliate Examinations in levels Primary A – 3A.
    Experience teaching Pre-Primary through Level 5 (ages 3 – 18).
    Choreographed and staged excerpts from classical ballets for school showings and performances.
    Coached students privately for college admissions and summer intensive applications.
     
    The Bridge for Dance,  New York, NY
    Ballet Faculty, August 2011 – June 2013
    Primary ballet faculty member, experience with students ages 4 – 16.
    Taught beginner adult and teen ballet.
    Choreographed for school showings, recitals and performances.
     
    ABT’s DanceBermuda,   Hamilton, Bermuda
    Ballet Faculty, August 2011
    Guest faculty member for Children's Division and Upper Division technique, pointe class, and variations. 
    Acted as Ballet Mistress for final performance and assisted in staging of Coppélia Suites.
     
    The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at ABT, New York, NY
    Guest Teacher, beginning March 2011
    Substitute teacher for Children’s Division technique classes.
     
    Choreographic and Staging Experience
     
    Long Island Ballet Theater,  Huntington, NY
    The Nutcracker, December 2012 – 2013
    Acted as Ballet Mistress.
    Staged and rehearsed Act I and Act II.
    Specialized in Children’s roles.
    Alice in Wonderland, May 2013
    Staged choreography by Christopher Fleming for Principal, Soloist, Corps de Ballet and children’s roles.
     
    Long Island Dance Consortium,  Huntington, NY
    La Lumière de la Jeunesse, June 2012
    Choreographed on six advanced female ballet dancers with music to variations on La Folia and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings     
    Coppélia Suites, June 2012
    Staged the “Friends” dance from Act I.
    Staged “Dance of the Hours” from Act III.
    Original choreography by Arthur Saint-Léon and Nicholas Sergeyev, original staging for American Ballet Theatre by Frederic Franklin.
     
    Administrative Experience
     
    Youth America Grand Prix,  New York, NY
    Executive Assistant, July 2013 – June 2014
    Direct Executive Assistant to Founder and Artistic Director.
    Maintained board relations, assisted in the scheduling and preparation for board, committee, donor meetings.
    Coordinated travel itineraries from various locations to multiple international galas and special events; including procurement of 01 and tourist visas for guest artists, judges and staff.
     
    New York City Ballet,  New York, NY
    Special Events Volunteer, 2011 – Current
    Volunteered at New York City Ballet Spring Gala 2012 – 2014, Fall Gala 2012 – 2013, and Annual Luncheons.
    Assisted the Associate Director with seating charts, table set up and floor management during event.
     
    New York City Ballet,  New York, NY
    The George Balanchine Trust (GBT) and New York Choreographic Institute (NYCI) Intern, Spring/Summer 2012
    Assisted NYCI Spring Session Showing and processed Fall Session applications.
    Maintained correspondence with GBT repetiteurs and filtered general GBT inquiries.
     
    American Ballet Theatre (ABT), New York, NY
    ABT II Intern, September 2010 – May 2011
    Assist on projects such as creating the 2011 Technical Rider, European Tour Book, and 2010-2011 expense books, backstage assistance at ABT II performances, assistance with The Royal Ballet School Exchange.
     
    The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at ABT, New York, NY
    Part-time Administrative Assistant, September 2010 – August 2011
    Oversaw weekend administrative duties and prepared studios for class.
     
    ABT’s DanceBermuda,  Hamilton, Bermuda
    Administrative Coordinator and Ballet Faculty, August 2011
    Liaison between ABT administrative staff and members of the National Dance Foundation of Bermuda.           
    Assisted with registration, performance set-up, programming, scheduling, and communications.
     
  • Education

    New York University, New York, NY
    M.A. Dance Education, American Ballet Theatre Pedagogy ,  December 2010
    Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
    Distinctions: Society of Dance History Scholars, Pi Lambda Theta, Steinhardt Student Spotlight
     
    Utah Valley University, Orem, UT
    B.F.A Dance, Ballet Performance, School of the Arts, April 2009
    Distinctions: Cum Laude, Member of Utah Regional Ballet II, Repertory Ballet Ensemble, Golden Key National Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, National Conference of Undergraduate Research
     
    Certification
     
    American Ballet Theatre ® National Training Curriculum, New York, NY
    ABT® Affiliate Teacher, May 2013 – 2016
    Certified in Primary – Level 7 & Partnering.
    Graduate of ABT- NYU Master’s program.
  • Expertise

    Ballet instruction utilizing the renowned ABT National Training Curriculum.

Paul Conrad received a Bachelor of Music from Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he studied piano with Paul Hoffmann. He is in high demand as an accompanist for both soloists and ensembles, and is currently accompanist for the Rutgers University Glee Club and Voorhees Choir.

  • Courses Taught

    Piano instruction.

  • Education

    Bachelor of Music from Mason Gross School of the Arts, student of Paul Hoffman.

    Master classes with a number of internationally prominent pianists and teachers, including Dorian Leljak, George Kern, and Edna Stern.

  • Awards

    NJ State Governor's Scholarship

    Stephanie Morris Marryott Scholarship

    Edna S. Mason Scholarship

    Arthur G. Humphrey Award

    Presser Foundation Award.

Accompanist, Piano

  • Courses Taught

    classical piano

    jazz on piano and organ

    music theory, ear training, improvisation, and composition

  • Education

    BS in Music Education, Rowan University

    MA of Music Theory from Temple University

Coupons and Special Offers 2017-18

Discounts and Special Offers must be applied at the time of registration. It is not possible to retroactively apply discounts or special offers following registration in a class or activity.


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Fall 2015 Extension Division Classes by Age

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Mason Gross Summer Series features free music and dance

The doors are open and the air-conditioning is set to high: Summer’s hot at Mason Gross.

The 2014 Mason Gross Summer Series, a five-event music-and-dance program, takes place July 16, 23, 24, 30, and August 6, 2014. Performances are free, family-friendly, and run just over an hour long.

This year is a medley: The music concerts range from jazzy to contemporary, while dance showcases both up-and-coming and established talent.