November Workshop with Elizabeth Roxas Dobrish!

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We are very excited to share the exciting news that STEPS will be inviting Ms. Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, former principal dancer of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, to give a special 6-day intensive workshop at Steps Dance Studio!

The workshop will begin on Monday, November 7, 2016 and will culminate with an open house for the parents on Saturday, November 19. This workshop will be of modern dance, specifically the Ailey style and techniques. Ms. Roxas is the only Filipino female dancer to have reached principal level with the company.

Workshop Schedules:
November 7 & 14, Monday:
4:30 – 6:00 PM    Modern Kids Basic/Intermediate
6:00 – 7:30 PM    Modern Adults Intermediate & Advanced

November 9 & 16, Wednesday
4:30 – 6:00 PM    Modern Kids Basic/Intermediate
6:00 – 7:30 PM    Modern Adults Intermediate & Advanced

November 12, Saturday
12:00 – 1:30 PM   Modern Kids Basic/Intermediate with drummers
1:30 – 3:00 PM     Modern Adults Intermediate & Advanced w/ drummers

November 19, Saturday (OPEN HOUSE with Invited Parents and Friends)
12:00 – 1:30 PM    Modern Kids Basic/Intermediate with drummers
1:30 – 3:00 PM      Modern Adults Intermediate & Advanced w/ drummers

To register, call 621 6186 or 949-3038 to 39, or email steps_ph@yahoo.com.

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About Elizabeth Roxas Dobrish

Elizabeth Roxas was born in Manila and was the youngest member of Ballet Philippines. After receiving scholarships to Joffrey Ballet, The Graham and The Ailey School, she danced with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Ohad Naharin and Joyce Trisler Dance Company. She then joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as the first “Filipina”, where she was a principal dancer from 1984-1997. The New York Times described her as “a cool, still, lyrical center of the Ailey storm.”

While dancing, Roxas worked with many of the most significant choreographers, including Alvin Ailey, Katherine Dunham, Jerome Robbins, Talley Beatty, Lar Lubavitch, John Butler, Ulysses Dove and Judith Jamison. Roxas performed in the Emmy award-winning PBS specials “Two by Dove” and Judith Jamison’s “A Hymn for Alvin Ailey”. In 1997, she was featured in Dance Magazine’s cover article and named by Avenue Magazine as one of the 500 most influential Asian-Americans. After leaving Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as a dancer, Roxas was asked to perform on Broadway in ‘The King and I’ as Eliza. After her Broadway debut, she went back to concert dance and made several guest appearances in the United States and abroad, as well as returning as a guest for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for many occasions.

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She has worked with Anna Deavere Smith at the Graduate School of New York University and was the Movement Coordinator for Smith’s last show Let Me Down Easy. Roxas has also choreographed in several regional theaters and off-Broadway. She has taught at Tisch School of the Arts through CAP21 and was guest faculty at Harvard University in 2010. She is continuously involved in re-staging ballets of Alvin Ailey’s works and is an integral part of the Ailey legacy. Roxas is a Horton technique faculty member at The Ailey School, and taught Actor’s Studio Classes. In July of 2014, she was invited to Beijing to choreograph a solo for Yabin Wang, as part of “Dream in Three Episodes”. Also choreograph for Armstrong Dance Company in Paris, France in 2015 and in 2016 created a work for Ballet Contemporaneous de Camaguey, Cuba and a full work for NJDTE in Summit NJ.

She is married to Robert Z. Dobrish, a prominent matrimonial attorney in Manhattan.

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2 thoughts on “November Workshop with Elizabeth Roxas Dobrish!

  1. Monica Villarica says:

    Hi!

    Is this workshop open to dancers outside of Steps and is it possible to do drop in classes? I’m very interested to take some classes with Ms. Roxas although I’m a dancer from Cebu and might be able to do just a weekend of the workshop.

    Hoping to hear from you soon!

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