Balance Arts International presents: Audition Intensive for High School Students - Sierra Madre

November 16-19, 2018
Location: Sierra Madre, CA

Details Coming Soon!



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OPERA: Berlin (Staatsoper, Komische Oper), Zurich, Geneva, Paris (Champs-Elysees), Baden-Baden, Amsterdam, Brussels, Stuttgart, Cincinnati, Handel Festival Halle, Lucerne Festival, Schleswig Holstein Festival, Spoleto Festival, Cincinnati, Glimmerglass Festival

CONCERT: New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, National Symphony (Washington D.C), Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Les Arts Florissants, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Academy for Ancient Music, Opera Lafayette, Les musiciens du Louvre

RECORDING: EMI, Sony/Harmonia Mundi, Virgin Classics, Chandos, Capriccio

TEACHING: 20+years private studio Berlin, Body-Mind-Voice-Berlin, Israel Vocal Arts Institute, Singing Course Beveren (Antwerp), guest faculty Amsterdam Conservatory, faculty USC-Thornton School of Music (beginning August 2017)


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SUZANNA GUZMAN – Mezzo Soprano/Masterclass

As an Advocate for Arts Education she serves on the USC Thornton Board of Councilors, on UCLA’s Design for Sharing Board, on the Los Angeles Opera Education Committee and served as the Director of Community Engagement for the L.A. County High School for the Arts.

OPERA: Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, Dallas Opera,  Opera de Geneve, Dresden Opera, Opera Montpelier, Edinburgh Festival, Opera de Nice, Spoleto Festival

EDUCATION: California State University, Los Angeles, Occidental College (Honorary Doctorate)


ANN RODIGER – Alexander Technique   

FOUNDER / DIRECTOR: Balance Arts Center, New York City

DIRECTOR: Balance Arts Center Alexander Technique Teacher Training Course

TEACHING: 30+ years private studio Alexander Technique with focus on voice in New York City, Berlin and Antwerp. Israel Vocal Arts Institute, Body-Mind-Voice-Berlin, Singing Course Beveren (Belgium), guest faculty: University of Hawaii, University of Illinois

SPECIALIST: Laban Movement Analysis

EDUCATION: University of Oregon, University of Ohio,  Urbana Center for the Alexander Technique
PRODUCER: Conferences and Workshops: Freedom to Move, Act, and Sing, and the Act of Writing


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BOON KOH - Gyrotonic®

Boon is a Licentiate of Speech & Drama from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. An actor-director who is comfortable on- and offstage, he has directed Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites for Balance Arts Opera Berlin, and assistant-directed Carmen for Singapore Lyric Theatre.

As a Gyrotonic® trainer, he focuses on helping singers to use their body as an extension of their performance.  

As an actor, he has been seen in critical feature films like Apprentice, In The Room and 12 Storeys, and in numerous plays including Tango, Tropical Traumas, Private Parts and Magic Fund



OPERA/CONCERT: Los Angeles Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Kennedy Center, Indianapolis Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Ash Lawn  Opera Festival, Pacific Opera Project, Festival Cultural Mazatlán

RECITALS with Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo, Vladimir Chernov, Bruno Praticò, Dmitri Korchak, Morris Robinson, Suzanna Guzmán, Alek Shrader, Daniela Mack, Ronnita Miller, Angel Blue, Janai Brugger

TEACHING/MASTERCLASSES: UCLA, USC, Manhattan School of Music, University of Minnesota, Azusa Pacific University, OperaWorks, Nassau Music Society, Nantucket Musical Arts Society, St. Petersburg Conservatory, Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre, Texas Tech University, Duke Ellington School of the Arts

CO-FOUNDER: Prospect Park Chamber Players