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Marcus Galante has worked extensively as a choreographer and teacher throughout the world.
Trained at the American Ballet Theatre School and the School of American Ballet, he was also a
trainee at the Harkness School of Dance. Some of his teachers include Patricia Wilde, Nancy
Clement, Richard Rapp, Stanley Williams, George Balanchine, David Howard, Chuck Kelley and
Phil Black (Jazz). He went on to dance with many companies including the Chicago Lyric Ballet
under Maria Tallchief, Cleveland Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, and was a soloist with the National Ballet
of South Africa C.A.P.A.B. On Broadway, he sang, danced and acted in A CHORUS LINE, PIPPIN, CAROUSEL and other shows. He has also worked Off-Off Broadway, in Opera, film and on television.  He is a fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts for choreography, was nominated for a Dance in Film Award and has received many good notices for his work from the New York Times and other major critical publications.

 

 
 
 

Training and Teachers


SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET
George Balanchine, Stanley Williams, Richard Rapp,Andrei Kramerevsky
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
Patricia Wilde, Nancy Clement, Olga Merinova, Leon Daniellan
 HARKNESS HOUSE (Company trainee)
David Howard, Renate Exter, Maria Veigh
Chuck Kelly, Phil Black, Dennis Dennehy (Jazz)

Awards/Fellowships


NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (choreography)
HARKNESS FOUNDATION FOR DANCE (5 grants for choreography)
INTERNATIONAL DANCE In FILM ASSOCIATION (nominee in choreography for film titled PRIVATE PERFORMANCE by Morgan Spurlock)


Teaching

 

Scarsdale Ballet Studio, Diana White Director 2016-present

Sarasota Ballet, March 2018

The Ballet Project, February 2018, 3 Weeks

Ballet West, Summer course 2017

American-Swiss Ballet, Sônia Melo director, 2017-present

Elise Flagg Academy of Dance, Summer 2016
Iliev Dance Foundation, “DANCE IT”, Sofia Bulgaria, March 2012-2018
New American Youth Ballet, 2014-2015, Ballet/Variations, new choreography
Buenos Aires Argentina, 2013 teaching engagement (Ballet & Broadway theatre dance  workshops)
New York City Ballet, (Guest teacher Company Class at the invitation of Jock Soto)
National Ballet Schools, in Bar, Montenegro and Sofia, Bulgaria
Dance Art Foundation, Ballet Intensive 2010, Ballet/Jazz Intensive 2011-2014,
Sofia, Bulgaria
Copenhagen City Ballet, April, 2012
American Ballet Theatre (open school 1990's)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Center (School, Ailey II company teacher 2 years)
Syracuse University Summer Program 2011/2012
P.D.C. Pori Dance Company (Finland 2004 -05-06-07, Fall 2010)
Kannon Dance Company (St. Petersburg, Russia, Ballet/Broadway Jazz, 2003)
Helsinki Dance Company (07)
Stairs-Up (Osnabrück Germany teaching Ballet, Broadway dance, Fosse, Bennett, 2002-03)
Ballet Chicago (Daniel Duell, director, 2010-2011)
Pennsylvania Ballet School (Rock)
Broadway Dance Center (New York City)
Steps (New York City)
Ballet Arts (New York City)
Pacific Northwest Ballet (Summer Course)
Lines Contemporary Ballet Alonso King, Director (San Francisco/New York, company & school)
Peridance (New York City)

Gulfshore Ballet, Melinda Roy director (artistic associate/teacher/choreographer)
Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center (DTH Principal Homer Bryant, director)
Mid-West Regional Ballet Festival (Columbus, OH)

Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley (school guest teacher)
Dance Masters of America (NYC, Florida & Illinois branch)
Garden State Ballet (company teacher, choreographer)
Hiroshi Mori Ballet (Nagoya, Japan teacher/choreographer)
Interlochen Arts Academy (Master Classes)
S.U.N.Y Purchase (guest teacher summer course)
Dance Educators of America (New York City)


Choreography

 

SCARSDALE BALLET STUDIO

Fiddle Faddle, Spring 2019, Snow White 2020

THE BALLET PROJECT

Fiddle Faddle, 2018

SCARSDALE BALLET STUDIO

Nutcracker, 2016-19

NEW AMERICAN YOUTH BALLET, 2014
New Ballet “Gliére Ballet Suite”
ILIEV DANCE FOUNDATION, Sofia, Bulgaria (2012-15)
Waltz from “The Bronze Horseman, Staging Boys Rock from Dancin’, Chicago, Pippin
(Fosse) A Chorus Line “I Hope I Get It” (Bennett), Dancin’ Man (Fosse)
COPENHAGEN CITY BALLET, Denmark (2012)
Advanced Ballet and Variations from Divertimento #15 & Aurora from Coppelia
 NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL OF BULGARIA (Spring 2010 & 2011)
Fiddle Faddle (finalé) A Chorus Line (Opening and Finalé), Chicago (opening and Hot Honey Rag, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.
 GERALD W. LYNCH THEATRE
Sweeney Todd (New York City, December 2010)
 CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS
City Center Career Transition for Dancers Gala NYC 2003
Gotta Dance! A Tribute To Hollywood Tutti Frutti. A tribute to Carmen Miranda
 BALLET CHICAGO
Out of Doors (Bartòk) (Fellowship National Endowment for the Arts)
 HBO TV Documentary Marzipan (Nutcracker), The Dying Swan, Star Spangled Ballerina
 HOUSTON GRAND OPERA
Romeo and Juliet (Gounod)
 PORI DANCE COMPANY (FINLAND)
Hand Jive (Grease), Boys Rock (Dancin’), Boogie Woggie Bugle Boy, Crunchy Granola (Dancin’), A Chorus Line
 DO40 Cares, ONE MORE TURN
Arietta pas from Fiddle Faddle, Baryshnikov Center Theatre NYC 2010
 CHERE NUIT (2001)
Pas de deux for ABT soloist Veronica Lynn
 LONE STAR BALLET
Carmina Burana (Orff), Broadway Melodies (Rogers), Full orchestra and chorus

CHAUTAUQUA DANCE INSTITUTE
Danse Boroque (J.S. Bach)
CULTURAL PARK THEATRE COMPANY
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
 HELSINKI BALLET COMPETITION
lm Dem Fremde (Schumann), Ostinato (Bartok)
 BUFFALO OPERA
Carousel (Rogers & Hammerstein)
 EGLEVSKY BALLET
Danse Baroque (J.S. Bach), Diana, Actheon, Bo~Peep & the Sheep
 STAR SEARCH (TV)
Lovers (Natalie Cole)
 GARDEN STATE BALLET

Sonata Russe (Prokofiev), Out of Doors (Bartok) Received Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts
 PRIVATE PERFORMANCE
Dance In Film Association Award (nominee from International Film Critics)

Film by Morgan Spurlock…Super Size Me! TV Celebrity
 BALLET TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO
The Nest (Hindimith), Star Spangled Ballerina (Sousa), Minkus Pas de Trois (Minkus),

Giselle (additional Choreography)
 LES BALLETS GRANDIVA
Fiddle Faddle (Anderson), Scaramoushe (Milhaud), Garnets (Carol after Stravinsky),

Tutti Frutti, Squares Dance (Vivaldi) Star Spangled Ballerina (Sousa)
 LES GRANDS BALLETS DE LOONY
Tutti Frutti (various), Star Spangled Ballerina (Sousa), The Dragonfly (Kreisler),

The Squares Dance (Vivaldi, Sq. Dance Music), Salome’s
Last Prance (Roza), Marzipan (Tschaikovsky)
 HIROSHI MORI BALLET COMPANY
Coppelia (complete ballet, Nagoya, Japan 2004)
 SOUTHOLD DANCE THEATRE
Nutcracker (complete) with full Orchestra, La Bayadare, Sabrina, Peter and the Wolf, Star Spangled Ballerina
MARCUS GALANTE PRODUCTIONS FOR CHILDREN’S THEATRE

touring with productions of Peter and the Wolf & Diana, Actheon, Bo-Peep and the Sheep.
BALANCHINE, BROADWAY AND BEYOND
Produced, wrote, directed and hosted this event for Dancers Over 40 in NYC, 2012 bringing back many of Balanchine’s original ballerinas and male dancers to explore the history of his work on Broadway though his most productive periods as one of the greatest choreographers of all time. Also researched, arranged edited and presented all rare film clips and slideshows.

 

Director, Ballet Master, Resident Choreographer


 SOUTHOLD DANCE THEATRE (Indiana)
Artistic Director, Choreographer
 LES GRANDS BALLETS DE LOONY (1995-98)
Artistic Director-founder, based in NYC
 AMERICAN LYRIC BALLET
Associate Director based in NYC with former NYCB soloist Kathleen Hagney
 COMPANY OF AMERICAN DANCE
Associate Director, company based in NYC
 LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO
Resident choreographer, Ballet Master
 STAMFORD CITY BALLET
artistic associate with Allegra Kent, ballet master
 EGLEVSKY BALLET
Guest artistic director
 BUFFALO FESTIVAL BALLET
Associate director, ballet master
 CENTRAL DANCE THEATRE (Omaha)
Associate Artistic Director
 SAYVILLE BALLET THEATRE
Associate director, ballet master, staging Swan Lake and Nutcracker, Long Island, NY
 BALLET GRANDIVA (international turning company)
Resident Choreography 2005-2010


Professional Ballet Experience


Chicago Lyric Ballet (Maria Tallchief), Cincinnati Ballet, National Ballet of South Africa (soloist CAPAB Ballet, Cape Town SA), solo roles in Les Patineurs, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Nutcracker etc.) arranged a New Years Eve celebrations during Nutcracker which went “From Ballet to Broadway”, Cleveland Ballet, Garden State Ballet (principal), Eglevsky Ballet (soloist), Harkness Ballet Trainee, New York City Ballet apprentice work when at SAB (Coppelia etc.)


Broadway Shows


 A CHORUS LINE
Portrayed GREGORY GARDNER in the First National Company. Other roles
include DON KERR, & HAVE BEEN DANCE CAPTAIN FOR 2 PRODUCTIONS  PIPPIN B&T, Dinner Theatre and other productions. Roles included HEAD and FIELD MARSHALL

 CAROUSEL
CARNIVAL BOY, BOAT SWAIN in National Company with Robert Goulet 

DANCIN’
Bob Fosse’s Hit Dance Extravaganza
 THE SHIRLEY MacLAINE SHOW
Where Do We Go From Here (CBS TV)
 CELI BEE DISCO NATIONAL TOUR (dancer-singer)
Various road productions of:

HELLO DOLLY, EVITA, etc.


Musical Background


I am a Pianist and have extensive experience, accompanying ballet classes. I have played for every major institute in NYC. Have recorded 2 ballet class CDs. I use my musical background to enhance my teaching and choreographic work.

 

 

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