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. 

Inside the Arts

Performances Choreographed by Guest Artists

View this image gallery of performances choreographed by our visiting artists.

Recent Guest Artists

Carlos Lopez

American Ballet Theatre
Guest Choreographer

Rosalynde LeBlanc

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Loyola Marymount University
Guest Choreographer

Duncan Cooper

Dance Theatre of Harlem, San Francisco Ballet, REVEL Dance Convention
Guest Choreographer

Deborah Wingert

The George Balanchine Trust, Manhattan Youth Ballet, The Juilliard School
Guest teacher and Repetiteur

Ethan Stiefel

Artistic Director American Repertory Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Artistic Director Royal New Zealand Ballet
Guest Choreographer

Caili Quan

Ballet X
Guest Choreographer

Alexander Brady

Twyla Tharp Dance, Joffrey Ballet
Guest Choreographer

John Parks

Alvin Ailey, Broadway and Film, University of South Florida
Guest Choreographer

Jessica Jone

Moving Dragon, Lorita Leung Dance Academy
Guest Choreographer — ZOOM

Sekani Robinson

History of Black Dancers in Ballet (pt3)
Guest Lecturer — ZOOM

Sung Woo Han

American Ballet Theatre
Guest Choreographer

Adrienne Hurd

The Ailey School, JKO School at American Ballet, Theatre Ailey II, The Jamison Project
Guest Choreographer

Carmela Gallace

The Moiseyev Dance Company, American Ballet Theatre
Guest Choreographer

Yan Chen

Orlando Ballet, American Ballet Theatre
Guest Choreographer