Pop up Master Class series

January 2-4, 2019 at ARC Pasadena

Master class series with Leslie Carothers-Aromaa and Rachel Berman


Leslie Carothers-Aromaa

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As a former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet, and as an international guest artist, Ms. Carothers-Aromaa has danced extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. She was featured on television in Dance in America's A Night At The Joffrey, televised on PBS, The Diana Ross Show, The Merv Griffen Show, and others. 


During her many years as a leading dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, she danced a wide range of principal roles, in works by Sir Frederick Ashton, Jiri Kylian, Mark Morris, Ben Stevenson, Glen Tetley, and Twyla Tharp, amongst others. During her career, leading roles were created for her by Robert Joffrey, William Forsythe, Gerald Arpino, Dwight Rhoden, John Clifford, and many others.


In the Pennsylvania Ballet, Ms. Carothers-Aromaa danced the title roles in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, and Cranko's Romeo and Juliet, as well as an extensive repertoire of the ballets of George Balanchine.


Ms. Carothers-Aromaa  has been a guest teacher at many schools both in the United States and Europe, and was on faculty and directed the Dance Institute at The Colburn School in Los Angeles for almost a decade. She currently teaches ballet and Zena Rommett Floor Barre in the Los Angeles area.