Guest Artist - Guest Ballet Master & Fusion Dance Intensive Faculty
A teacher who combines a passion for classical ballet with anatomical and physiological perspectives, Alex Pandiscio shares with his students an artistic heritage rooted in the traditions of Bournonville, Vaganova, and Balanchine. His classes are known for emphasizing musicality, alignment, and a dynamic use of energy and space.
A former student of Jacqueline Cronsberg, Mr. Pandiscio was twice selected as an American Ballet Theatre National Training Scholar, and attended both the Royal Danish Ballet and San Francisco Ballet School on full scholarship. He has performed with the San Francisco Ballet and Houston Ballet. As a member of Houston Ballet from 2003-2010, he danced in over seventy ballets, including featured roles in works by Ben Stevenson, Stanton Welch, George Balanchine, and Jiri Kylian. During this time he also worked with a wide range of international teachers and choreographers that includes Lazaro Carreño, Maina Gielgud, Yannick Boquin, Mark Morris, and Christopher Wheeldon.
In 2011, Rice University chose Mr. Pandiscio as the recipient of the Brotzen Award, a fellowship that allowed him to study ballet kinesiology and Vaganova methodology privately with master teacher Judith Reyn in Vienna, Austria. He has taught for the Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy, Greater Milford Ballet, Ad Deum Dance, University of Houston Department of Dance, Vitacca Dance Project, and the Uptown Dance Centre. Mr. Pandiscio is currently a student of Kinesiology and Sports Medicine at Rice University and the Ballet Master for Uptown Dance Company in Houston, TX.
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