Ballet with Marjorie Folkman and Thomas McManus

  • June 17 - August 5, 2023
  • Workshop Dance Barn

    2980 New York 66
    Chatham, New York 12037
Ticket Price $15.00 This event is now over

This ‘group level’ ballet class is offered to those with prior ballet experience (low-intermediate level through to advanced), who would like to re-awaken their practice, or add another class into their week!  


Live and recorded accompaniment. Those with no prior experience in the study of ballet technique are welcome to observe class, space permitting and according to the instructor/PS21. Wear comfortable clothes for movement and soft ballet slippers or socks.

  • Saturday June 17, noon with Marjorie Folkman
  • Saturday June 24, noon with Marjorie Folkman
  • Saturday July 1, noon with Marjorie Folkman
  • Monday July 24, 5:30 with Thomas McManus
  • Monday July 31, 5:30 with Thomas McManus
  • Saturday Aug 5, noon with Thomas McManus

Thomas McManus is a professional dancer, choreographer, educator, and recognized expert on the repertory, technique, and improvisational methods of renowned choreographer William Forsythe. After dancing with American Ballet Theater 2, Finis Jhung’s Chamber Ballet USA, and Ann Marie DeAngelo and Dancers, McManus joined Ballet Frankfurt under William Forsythe’s direction. McManus danced in new works created by Forsythe and became entrusted with setting Forsythe’s repertory on major companies around the world. He currently brings this work to USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance B.F.A. students.


McManus has worked with accomplished choreographers such as Stephen Petronio, Twyla Tharp, Amanda Miller, Mark Haim, Daniel Larrieu, Susan Marshall, Philip Grosser, Sara Rudner, Jan Fabre, Kathryn Posin, William Soleu, Ohad Naharin, Helgi Tomasson, Gale Katchadurian, Peter Sparling, Ann Marie DeAngelo, Saeko Ichino, Saburo Teshigawara, and Paul Selwyn Norton, among others. McManus holds an M.F.A. in Dance from Hollins University, Roanoke.


Marjorie Folkman danced as a member of the Mark Morris Dance Group (1996-2007), Martha Clarke’s off-Broadway revival of Garden of Earthly Delights, Sara Rudner, the Repertory Understudy Group for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and projects by Isaac Mizrahi/John Heginbotham for Guggenheim Works &  Process, among others. Recent choreographic/dramaturgical projects include La belle Hélène for Odyssey Opera Boston and Salome for Tulsa Opera with Thaddeus Strassberger, with whom she also collaborated on opera productions for Bard SummerScape. Marjorie has staged Mr. Morris’ dances at numerous conservatories and college programs, including at Barnard College, where she is a member of the faculty in the Department of Dance.


5 Class Passes are available for purchase here.

Date & Time

Jun 17 - Aug 5, 2023

Venue Details

Workshop Dance Barn

2980 New York 66
Chatham, New York 12037 Workshop Dance Barn
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