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Professional dancers teach master classes to Archer Dance Company, Troupe

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Meagan Rowles '18 (front left) and Cameron Thompson '18 (front right) stretch at the beginning of their first session with Jacob Guzman from

Meagan Rowles '18 (front left) and Cameron Thompson '18 (front right) stretch at the beginning of their first session with Jacob Guzman from "Hamilton." The upper school girls learned a dance to the song "The Room Where It Happened."

Photo by Cybele Zhang

Photo by Cybele Zhang

Meagan Rowles '18 (front left) and Cameron Thompson '18 (front right) stretch at the beginning of their first session with Jacob Guzman from "Hamilton." The upper school girls learned a dance to the song "The Room Where It Happened."

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On Saturday, Sep. 16, Archer hosted two dance master classes, featuring three professionals. Los Angeles cast members Karli Dinardo and Jacob Guzman from the Broadway show “Hamilton” gave the morning master class, teaching Archer students actual choreography from two “Hamilton” songs.

Theresa Farrell, the executive director of and dancer at the American Contemporary Ballet Company, taught the afternoon session on classical ballet.

“It was a big deal for these people to come out [to Archer] even with their busy schedules, especially since they are still doing eight shows a week with rehearsals on top of that,” Head Dance Captain Sophie Goldberg ’18 said.

Archer girls in both the middle and upper school also participated in bonding activities and took part in a Q&A session after both classes.

Below is a photo gallery with pictures from all parts of the day.

Photo by Cybele Zhang
Jacob Guzman demonstrates some of the actual choreography from the musical "Hamilton." Despite preforming in eight shows a week, Guzman took time out of his schedule to teach Archer upper school girls.
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Maya Wernick, Voices Editor
Maya Wernick joined the Oracle in 2016 and became Voices Editor in 2017. She is a member of Archer’s Student Council, Model United Nations Club and is an Archer Ambassador. She also was a National Youth Correspondent at the 2017 Washington Journalism and Media Conference. She can often be found volunteering with special-needs kids or...
Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief
Cybele Zhang joined the Oracle writing staff in 2015. She was promoted to Sports Editor as a sophomore and to Editor-in-Chief as a senior. Over the summer of 2016, she interned at the Asian Journal, an international Filipino newspaper. She has been part of Archer’s Dance Company since 2012, where she is the current Community...
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