2013 Summer Intensive
It is with great pleasure that we welcome our friend, Gerard Ebitz, to The Ballet School again for our 2014 Summer Intensive! He is a fun, innovative and talented teacher and choreographer, and last year's students really appreciated his brand of Contemporary Ballet.
Mr. Ebitz was trained at the Miami Conservatory, the School of American Ballet in New York, and the National Ballet School in Toronto. He has danced professionally with the New York City Ballet and the Miami City Ballet, and was also a principal dancer with the Zurich Opera Ballet and the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
As a teacher and choreographer, Mr. Ebitz has been worked twice with the Carlisle Project and was commissioned to choreograph a work on the Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. His work has been recognized by the National Choreographic Plan and he has been awarded a 1992-1993 and 1997-1998 Individual Choreographic Fellowship from the State of Florida. Mr. Ebitz was the Artistic Director of Ballet Randolph from 1990-1993. He has choreographed for Rochester City Ballet; Ballet Jorgen in Toronto, Canada; Santa Fe Dance Foundation in New Mexico; and Tsoying Performing Arts High School in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. In Florida, his work has been performed by Dance Alive! in Gainesville, and at the Douglas Anderson School for the Performing Arts in Jacksonville. In Miami, he has choreographed for Freddick Bratcher & Company, Juegos del Arte, Acme Acting Company, Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, and solo artist Rosario Suarez. In addition, he has had the pleasure of staging and choreographing for various directors through Miami-Dade College. Since 2000, he has annually been a guest artist for the North Carolina Dance Theatre summer program in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2006, Mr. Ebitz was a recipient of a Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship grant for study in Budapest at the National Hungarian Dance Academy. He has been on the faculty at the New World School of the Arts in Miami since 1988.