審査員 Judges

Michael Shannon

Shannon was trained on full scholarship at the School of American Ballet, the National Ballet School of Canada, and the Hungarian State Ballet Academy.  Discovered by the Bolshoi at 16, he was the “First American Graduate of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.”

Shannon was a Principal Dancer for the Bolshoi Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Vienna State Opera Ballet, Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet, Hungarian State Opera Ballet, and Kremlin Palace Ballet Theatre, with commendations from President Bush and President Clinton, and has performed for President and Mrs. Gorbachev, President Nazarbayev, and President and Mrs. Ford to name a few. 

He is a National Endowment for the Arts Awardee, and Two-time Laureate and Medal winner of International Ballet Competitions in Paris, France, and Budapest, Hungary. He was Director and Chief Choreographer of the shortly revived Russian Imperial Theatre of Opera and Ballet under the Patronage of Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna Romanov.

Shannon was co-Artistic Director and Chief Choreographer of Russiches Kammertheater Berlin, and awarded Professor of Choreography from the Ukrainian State Academy of Ballet in 1999, and YAGP Outstanding Choreographer in 2008.

In 2008, he became Resident Choreographer for America’s Configuration Dance Theatre, awarded Artvoice Best Dance Company in 2008, 2009, and 2010. From 2010 until 2014 he was Artistic Director and chief choreographer of the Royal Ballet School Antwerp.

Since 2014 he resides in Tokyo, Japan and is a Choreographer and Master Teacher for Architanz. In October 2016 he created choreographed and directed a new 2 act contemporary ballet “Midnight in Paris,” for the Vanemuine Ballet Company in Tartu, Estonia, and in December 2016 he created and choreographed “Dui Dao,” a new 1 act contemporary ballet for the Beijing Dance Academy 3rd year Bachelor degree program.

マイケル・シャノン
「アメリカ人初のボルショイバレエアカデミー卒業生」。ボリショイ・バレエ団、バーミンガム・ロイヤル・バレエ、ウィーン国立バレエ団、 ハンガリー国立歌劇バレエ団、 クレムリン宮殿バレエにてプリンシパルダンサーを務め、ブッシュ元大統領やクリントン元大統領、またゴルバチョフ元大統領の御前でパフォーマンスをした経験がある。
近年では、2006年には、グリニッジ・バレエ・アカデミーの共同創立者として学部長に就任。08年度のユース・アメリカ・グランプリ(YAGP)にてOUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER AWARD(振付家賞)を受賞。08年にはAmerica's Configuration Dance Theaterのレジデンスコレオグラファーになり、08年、09年、10年度のArtvoice Best Dance Companyを受賞。
10年-14年アントワープ・ロイヤル・バレエ学校芸術監督。

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