We want to pay tribute to our collaborators, without them our show would not be possible
Paul Boos (Former Ballet Master)
Born in Sioux Falls, SD, Mr. Boos moved to NY at age 15 to study dance, first at Harkness House, then at American Ballet Theater School, and finally at the School of American Ballet (SAB). At SAB, working extensively both with George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, he developed an intimate understanding of the connection between music and movement. Having starred in principal roles in Balanchine’s Symphony in C and Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering, Mr. Boos was asked to join New York City Ballet at age 18. He danced there for 13 years, before his international launch as a teacher.
In 1992, Mr. Boos was named sanctioned repetiteur by the George Balanchine Trust. He has since staged ballets for world-renowned companies, including the Paris Opera, the Bolshoi, the Mariinsky, La Scala, and Joffrey Ballet. In 2016 the George Balanchine Foundation named Mr. Boos 'Project Associate' for Interpreters Archive,
devoted to preserving Balanchine's oeuvre. Additionally, Mr. Boos was named Head of the Pre-Professional Division by the Rye Ballet Conservatory.
Known for his exacting eye and devotion to musicality, Mr. Boos' teaching method empowers dancers to develop a disciplined command of their bodies. The common sense approach that Mr. Boos learned while working with Balanchine and Robbins allowed him to excel as master teacher, in role assignation, and in staging ballets to this day.
Peter Anastos (Choreographer)
Mr. Anastos has created ballets for some of America’s finest national and regionalballet companies, modern dance companies, theater, film and television. He has also choreographed in Europe, Asia and Latin America, was a founding director of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and was the subject of a New Yorker magazine profile by Arlene Croce. A frequent collaborator with Mikhail Baryshnikov, their projects together include American Ballet Theater’s Cinderella. CBS Television's Baryshnikov in Hollywood (for which Mr. Anastos received an Emmy Award nomination), and the photography book The Swan Prince for Bantam Books. Mr. Anastos has the rare honor of receiving two Guggenheim Fellowships in Choreography as well as four Choreography Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. His theater credits include the Broadway play I Hate Hamlet, the national tour of Chess and Playwrights Horizon’s When She Danced, based on the life of Isadora Duncan. He has choreographed several television specials and two films, Addams Family and its sequel, Addams Family Values, both for Paramount Pictures. As an opera director Mr. Anastos has staged Verdi’s Macbeth for the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Bellini’s La Sonnambula for the Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center and spent one season as the choreographer for the Santa Fe Opera. A writer and historian, Mr. Anastos published work includes essays on dance for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Dance Magazine, Ballet News, Dance Ink, and Ballet Review, (where he is a member of the editorial board). Mr. Anastos directed the Ballet Project for Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, teaching and choreographing for a combined group of American and Russian dancers. He has taught for ballet companies throughout America.
Company Custome Designers:
Philip Carroll (Musical Direction)
Mr. Carroll attended Manhattan School of Music majoring in voice. In addition to running his own recording studio he has performed with the Aspen Opera Theater, John Brownley Theater and the Bard Music Festival. He has also done collaborative work with several dance companies including the Amy Pivar Dance Company and on several short films. He is certified in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and teaches music at Greenwich Music House.
Dolores Dégagé Hopkins
Larry Salgado Owner/Photographer PotPotography Studio
The show can't come together without the help of tons of people. I wanted to thank them all or as many as I can remember. It is easy to overlook people's contributions to
the show but I will try to list them all and for those I've missed please forgive me. Mark Rafter and Rokitz for helping breathe life into Ballet Eloelle and his continued support and friendship, Mr.Miyazake and Zak Corporation for giving me my initial opportunity to direct and create Ballets Grandiva, Keeboon Kok for taking a chance on us in China, Richard and Chaelin for bringing us to Malaysia and for their friendship, Colin Law for bringing us to South Africa, All the incredible dancers who continue to work with me and bring joy into my life, Peter Anastos (for his wonderful ballet); Jose and Oswaldo (for the beautiful costumes); Dolores Dégagé Hopkins, Larry Salgado, and Eduardo Patino (for the amazing pictures); George Vargas (for the makeup); Philip Carroll (for the music); Mitch Stark (for the sets) Barry Gilman, (for all the legal help);, Robert Aspland, Dolores Dégagé Hopkins, Kathleen Klein, Jin Hanley, Eileen Hebron and Jaquie Lopez for their friendship, The National Endowment for the Arts (for helping in various ways); David Howard, Willy Burmann, Marie Hale and Nancy Bielski (the people who trained and inspired me); and, of course, all the other friends and fans globally.