Arturo Fernandez


September 27, 2016 to September 30, 2016

...diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential.

Ballet Forward will present a residency with Arturo Fernandez from LINES BALLET Sept. 27-30 


*All classes and workshops are open to intermediate and advanced students. If you are not already in the course indicated (above) sign up in advance is required.

Wednesday, 9/28

  • 10:05-11:30a Master class/workshop (Advanced Ballet / Dance 320) Sign up here
  • 4:40-6:10p Choreographic/repertory workshop (Ballet Repertory /Dance 422) Sign up here

Thursday, 9/29

  • 1:25-2:55p Master class/workshop (Advanced Intermediate Ballet / Dance 220) Sign up here.
  • 3:00- 4:00 Roundtable discussion with Q&A (Lower Ark Studio. Open to the public. No sign up required.)

Friday 9/30

  • 10:05-11:35a Master class/workshop (Advanced Ballet / Dance 320) Sign up here
  • 11:45-1:15p Choreographic/repertory workshop. Sign up here

Arturo Fernandez
Arturo Fernandez is a native of Oakland, CA, Arturo began dance training at the School of Performing Arts of USIU in San Diego. After only 2 years of intensive study he joined San Diego Ballet in 1976. Other companies he’s performed with are California Ballet, Arizona Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, Ballets Trocadero de Monte Carlo and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. After moving back to California he joined Oakland Ballet for a short time and ODC/San Francisco (11 years) and there served as the assistant to the choreographers from 1988 until Spring of 1991. Arturo has choreographed for the James Sewell Ballet, Inland Pacific Ballet, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet, among others, and has also demonstrated his work in self-produced concerts throughout the region. Since 1992 he has been the Ballet Master for Alonzo King LINES Ballet, as well as assisting Alonzo King in the creation of new work. Since 1998 he has coordinated and taught in Alonzo King’s Professional Workshop. In 2001 he directed the first ever summer Pre-Professional Program at LINES. For more than 2 decades he has been an integral part of the Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, the LINES Training Program and the LINES BFA program. He has set Alonzo King’s ballets on companies and universities throughout the US including NYU, Washington University in St. Louis and Western Michigan University. Most notably he set Alonzo King’s HANDEL on the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm.

About Alonzo King LINES BALLET:
Alonzo King LINES Ballet is a celebrated contemporary ballet company that has been guided since 1982 by the unique artistic vision of Alonzo King. Collaborating with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists from around the world, Alonzo King creates works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. Alonzo King understands ballet as a science – founded on universal, geometric principles of energy and evolution – and continues to develop a new language of movement from its classical forms and techniques. Alonzo King’s visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers, is renowned for connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity.

This workshop series is offered in conjunction with Ballet Forward initiative and is made possible in part by the Marion Theresa Rucker Watkins Endowment Fund.