Back To Basics: Beginner Level for Ages 8 – 10 with Matthew Powell

Experience Level:

Beginner Combination


Master Class Video Series



Matthew Powell presents an in-depth look into the very basics of ballet for your Beginning level students. This class will provide foundational barre and center exercises that focus on perfecting line, placement, turnout and extension. Additional exercises will cover the introduction of various turns and jumps, and keeping your students focused and engaged throughout class by creating a fun and nurturing environment in the studio.



Matthew Powell

Matthew Powell

Matthew Powell received his training on scholarship with the School of American Ballet. As a professional, he has performed with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, the San Francisco Opera, and has danced principal and soloist roles in over fifty works by renowned choreographers such as George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, Twyla Tharp, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Michael Smuin and more. Most recently, he portrayed A-rab in the International Tour of West Side Story, directed by Joey McKneely. As a teacher, Matthew was a faculty member with the Kansas City Ballet School, and has taught classes at numerous institutions such as the Universities of Iowa and Alabama, Marymount Manhattan, and Ballet Academy East. Additionally, Matthew served as the company ballet teacher for the West Side Story International Tour. He worked as Assistant Director for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s production of Pirates of Penzance, and his choreography received a fellowship from the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of the New York City Ballet. He is currently on faculty at Broadway Dance Center and the Rock School for Dance Education.

1580 Post Road Fairfield, CT © Copyright 2022 by