Dance and Musical Theater Master Classes at Performing Arts School

Sep 28, 2017 View All News

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC will present a new season of Dance Masters in Residence, 90-minute classes with working professionals, starting Oct. 23. Under the artistic direction of New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Daniel Ulbricht, this season of Master Classes will feature Principal Dancers in ballet, musical theater and contemporary/jazz.

“There are no words to describe what the Masters of Dance program will bring. The kids will be challenged physically and mentally. They will push their own limits but importantly, they will be inspired to become the best that they can be,” Ulbricht says. “Having access and the ability to work with these individuals will help ignite the next generations of artists and audiences alike.”

This unique Masters Class program was founded by producer and composer Jeffrey Kaufman.

The Master Classes run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the school, located at 1 Depot Square, Englewood. For more information, including costs, or sign up directly at

The schedule is:

10/23/17: Danielle Diniz – Musical Theater
Diniz appeared in the national tour of Dirty Dancing and at Buck’s County Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse and The Cape Playhouse

12/4/17: Tiler Peck – Ballet
Peck became an apprentice with New York City Ballet in 2004 and then joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet the next year. She was promoted to soloist in 2006 and principal dancer in 2009.

1/29/18: Kevin Aubin – Jazz/Contemporary
Aubin trained at School of American Ballet and performed with the New York City Ballet in several performances choreographed by Eliot Field. He performed throughout Europe with the West Side Story tour, danced in Japan and Orlando for Disney, and performed for the Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes at the Radio City Music Hall.

3/5/18: Sara Mearns - Ballet
Mearns became an apprentice with New York City Ballet in 2003. As an apprentice, she danced a featured role in Michel Fokine'sChopiniana, performed by SAB as part of New York City Ballet's 2004 winter season. In June of 2004, Mearns joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. In 2006, she was promoted to soloist and then in June 2008, to principal dancer.

4/23/18: Craig Salstein - Ballet
Salstein joined Miami City Ballet in 1999 and American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company in 2000. In 2002, he joined the corps de ballet of American Ballet Theatre and was promoted to Soloist in 2007.

5/21/18: Daniel Ulbricht - Ballet
Ulbricht became an apprentice with New York City Ballet in 2000, and in November 2001, he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. In January 2005, he was promoted to the rank of soloist and then principal dancer in May 2007.