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Meet choreographer Kay Eichman

By February 3, 2020One Comment

Kay Eichman joined the original Cleveland Ballet directed by Ian Horvath and Dennis Nahat, in 1976. A distinguished 15-year career ensued, including principal roles in numerous traditional and contemporary works. She also danced with Giessen Ballet in Germany as a principal guest artist. Kay Eichman is now the ballet mistress for the Tri C Arts Academy is addition to teaching regionally. Debuting last season on the evening honoring Ian Horvath and as her tribute to dancing to the same score with the Cleveland Ballet, this full ensemble classical ballet will bring quick musical visualization to this well-loved score by German composer Felix Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn Italian Symphony will return to the stage on February 8, 2020 at The Breen Center on a program of all female choreographers.

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4X4: Four Works by Female Choreographers
February 8, 2020 8pm at The Breen Center for the Performing Arts

Kay Eichman

Kay Eichman received her early ballet training from Pat Leclercq in New Orleans. She later studied on full scholarship at: The National Ballet, Washington D.C.; The National Ballet of Canada; The Conservatoire de Nice, France; and Joffrey’s American Ballet Center in New York.  

Kay left the Joffrey II company to join Cleveland Ballet in its inaugural season. A distinguished 15-year career ensued, including principal and soloist roles in numerous traditional and contemporary works. Among these were Theme and Variations, The Four Temperaments, Agon, Concerto Barocco, Serenade, Rodeo, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet and The Nutcracker. She also had the opportunity to perform at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Kay spend on e season in Germany as Principal Guest Artist with the Geissen Ballet.  

Ms. Eichman has served on the faculties of the Minnesota Ballet, The University of Akron (UA) Dance Program and the Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA). She is currently Ballet Mistress at Tri-C Creative Arts Dance Academy and is on the faculty at UA’s Dance Institute. Ms. Eichman is the recipient of the 2016-2017 School of American Ballet’s National Visiting Fellow. She was also named Outstanding Teacher by Dance Institute and received an Appreciation Award from CSA for commitment, dedication and outstanding works. In addition to teaching at numerous local studios, she has also taught company class for Verb Ballets, August Wilson and Greene Works Project. Kay is on the faculty of the IABD conference, and Joffrey Ballet Summer Session. Ms. Eichman has served as a talent judge throughout the United States with “Dance Caravan, Dance Explosion”, “Dynamite”, and others.