Eddie Nazarro, Santa Ana, CA
Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer
As a dancer, Mr. Nazarro performed with Ballet Pacifica, Riverside Ballet Theatre, Los Angeles Classical Ballet, Pasadena Dance Theatre and others. Solo roles he performed include Chinese in The Nutcracker, Puss-n-Boots in Sleeping Beauty Act III and Peasant Pas in Giselle. Mr Nazarro also performed ensemble roles in Graduation Ball, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lilac Garden and others.
In 2001, Mr. Nazarro completed the Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certificate. As a teacher at Academy of Dance in Santa Ana (1997 - 2004), he taught classes at all levels of the RAD Children's Graded Syllabus (Pre-Primary through Grade 5), as well as the Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate levels of the Vocational Graded Syllabus. He also taught ballet (non-RAD syllabus) at California Conservatory of the Arts in San Juan Capistrano (2003 - 2004), and RAD Intermediate and Adult Beginner Jazz Dance at La Palma Dance Academy (2004 - 2005).
Mr. Nazarro returned to Southern California in July 2009 after 3 years of study in London UK. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Education from the Royal Academy of Dance/University of Surrey (2009)
A classically trained pianist, Mr. Nazarro has worked as a Ballet Class Accompanist for Ballet Pacifica, UC Irvine, Cal State Long Beach, OCHSCA, and many others. During his time in London, he worked as an Accompanist at Royal Academy of Dance, ArtsEd (Chiswick), Urdang Academy and others. Mr Nazarro has had the privilege of accompanying classes taught by such diverse artists as Susan Jaffe, Margaret Barbieri, and Mark Morris.
Mr Nazarro has also choreographed in many diverse contexts. His piece 'to those with whom he is well pleased' (music by Anton Bruckner) won the James Plumb Award at Orange Coast College (1993). He choreographed Godspell for First Congregational Church of Long Beach (2001), and Little Shop Of Horrors for Costa Mesa High School (2004). He choreographed numerous recital pieces for the students at Academy of Dance, notably 'Games of Grace' (music by Aleksandr Borodin, 2002). <Make Smaller
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