The SPS Visiting Artist Program (VAP) is designed to expose our students and the greater community to prominent styles of choreography. The VAP brings professional dancers, choreographers, and master teachers to campus to work one-on-one with SPS students, teaching classes and repertory in their various styles, and setting choreography on the St. Paul’s School Ballet Company for the Winter and Spring Performances. Guests work extensively with the Ballet Company dancers both in rehearsal and teaching classes during their stay at SPS.
Since its inception in 2012, the VAP has hosted guests from American Ballet Theatre, Merce Cunningham Trust, Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Batsheva Dance Company, New York City Ballet, Big Dance Theater, Ballet X, Chamber Dance Project, Harvard University, Brown University, New York University, Bowdoin College, and master teachers from American Ballet Theatre, the School of American Ballet, Boston Ballet, and The George Balanchine Trust. Recent guest artists include choreographers Carlos Lopez, Ethan Stiefel, Rosalynde LeBlanc, Duncan Cooper, Caili Quan, and Alexander Brady.