Master Class with Laura Feig

Classes are open to levels Ballet IV and V.
Classes meet from 10 am – 12 pm.
Cost: $20 / class pre-registered or $25 / class drop-in

To register, download forms here:
2019 Summer Registration Forms
For more information, email: info@saratogacityballet.com

Monday, August 26th: Jennifer Manino

Jennifer Manino began her life-long love of dance at the young age of 5. Attending private schools such as Walnut Hill and later a graduate of The HARID Conservatory. Mrs. Manino also studied at renowned schools such as: The Joffrey Ballet School in NYC, Pacific Northwest Ballet, School of American Ballet and Boston Ballet. Her professional career began touring for the Broadway show Cinderella which took her to over 20 cities throughout the USA. She then joined Columbia City Ballet where she danced soloist and principle roles. After two years at CCB, she went back to NYC where she began performing for The Metropolitan Opera Ballet. During that time, she attained a degree from New York University. After eight seasons dancing with the MET, she began teaching for various schools in NJ & NY including the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC. She also taught for Miami City Ballet School in Florida for 3 years. She has over eight years of teaching experience and her true passion is teaching the younger children. Jen, her husband and three energetic children live in the Saratoga area. Founder of Story Dance Studios (storydancestudios.com), she began teaching and creating her classes in September of 2018. She is very excited to be joining the faculty at Saratoga City Ballet.

Wednesday, August 27th: Beth Fecteau

Beth Fecteau has been a performer, dance educator, and arts administrator in the Capital District since 1985 and now serves as Artistic Director for Nacre Dance Group.  She trained with The New Jersey Ballet, The Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts and is a graduate of the Performing Arts School of Philadelphia. She attended Towson State University in Towson, MD as a scholarship student in dance and graduated cum laude from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY with a B.A. in Visual and Performing Arts with a dance concentration. She is currently working towards her graduate certificate in Arts Administration through the drama department at the University of Connecticut.

She has performed with New Jersey Ballet, Towson Dance Ensemble, Margaret Wagner and Dancers, Maude Baum and Company and The Isadora Duncan Dance Institute. She served as a teaching artist for the Capital Region Center for Arts in Education through SUNY Albany.

After her reign as co-director of Youth Ballet Company and School in Clifton Park, she served as Director of Arts and Programming for The National Museum of Dance and implemented the School of the Arts which now is a sustaining force for the museum.  During her tenure, she had the opportunity to perform the works of American Dance Choreographers Charles Weidman, Isadora Duncan, Pearl Primus, Anna Sokolow and Donald McKayle. She created the children’s exhibit ChoreoMotion at the Museum and has overseen the installation of several exhibits.  She administered the inductions of dance legends Frankie Manning, Arthur and Kathryn Murray, Bob Fosse, The New Dance Group and Bill T. Jones into The Hall of Fame.

Currently, Beth serves on the Board of Directors for Universal Preservation Hall and Saratoga Artsfest. She also serves as Artistic Director for Saratoga City Ballet.

Tuesday, August 27th and Thursday, August 29th: Laura Feig

A New York native, Laura Feig trained at the Seiskaya Ballet Academy and later studied with Maggie Black. Laura began her career with the Atlanta Ballet under the direction of John McFall, where she spent ten years, becoming a principal dancer with the company. She has also performed as a member of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, The National Ballet of Canada, BalletX, Chautauqua Ballet, and Ballet NY.

Most recently, Laura performed as an original Broadway cast member in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” and Christopher Wheeldon’s “An American in Paris”.  She has also toured the US, Canada, and Japan starring in Twyla Tharp’s “Movin’ Out” in the role of Judy.

Laura has danced principal roles in classics including Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Coppelia, and Don Quixote. She has performed leading roles in works by Julia Adam, George Balanchine, Val Canaparoli, Matthew Neenan, Michael Pink, Ben Stevenson, Christopher Wheeldon, and Lila York. Ms. Feig has had many roles created for her by choreographers including Justin Peck, Christopher Hampson, Edwaard Liang, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Alexei Ratmansky, Margo Sappington and Stanton Welch.

Laura has extensive teaching experience in classical ballet, pointe, and musical theatre workshops. She was a faculty member of the Atlanta Ballet Center for Dance Education, and Ballet Mistress of the Peoria Ballet.   Laura is currently an adjunct professor at Skidmore College.