Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts-Ballet, Ballet, University of Utah
  • Polestar Pilates Certification, Pilates, Polestar Pilates
  • American Ballet Theatre National Curriculum Certification , Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York
  • Certification, Ballet Program, Progressing Ballet Technique Workshop

Biography

 

Maggie Wright Tesch

maggie.tesch@utah.edu

 

Education______________________________________________

2003 - Bachelors of Fine Arts - Ballet, University of Utah                           

 

Certifications___________________________________________

American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Certification

2012 - Pre-Primary-Level 7 and Partnering

Polestar Pilates Certification

2011 - Recertification-500 hours                                                    

2007 - Certification- 750 hours.  

 

Progressing Ballet Technique

2016 Certification and Workshop    

 

Appointments___________________________________________

2017 - Present - Director - University of Utah Ballet Summer Intensive   

2017 - 2019 - Director of Recruiting, Ballet Program

                     

 

Teaching_______________________________________________

University Teaching

University of Utah Ballet Program

2019-Present – Professor Lecturer

2012-Present - Associate Professor/Lecturer                                           

2007 - 2011 - Adjunct Instructor

 

Studio Courses: Both Graduate and Undergraduate levels

2007 - Present – 2290, 3290, 4290, 4590 Ballet Technique

2007 - Present – 2200, 3200, 4200, 4500 Pointe Technique/Variations     

2007 - 2012 – 3000 Pilates Conditioning-Equipment                                    

2007 - 2012 – 3300 Pilates Mat     

2012– 4420 Repertory - Les Sylphides

2012 - Present – 4650 Performance, Utah Ballet -   

Serenade, Coppélia, Pas des Fiancées, Bow Out, Odalisques, Les Sylphide (2016), Book of Alleged Dances pdd, “She’s so Fine”, La Fille Mal Gardée (assistant), Carmina Terra ( Rehearsal Director)

 

Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Courses:

 

2018 – Present - Graduate Methodology, Pointe section

2016 - Present – 4210 Pointe Methodology

2013 - Present – 4821 Teaching Practicum-Ballet (Honors) 

2013 - Present – 4890 Teaching Practicum-Other

2013 - Present – 4860 Teaching Practicum- Ballet                                          

2013 - 4780 Ballet Methodology

2012 - 6000 Graduate Technique Analysis     

2011 - 2012 – 6210 Graduate Pointe Methodology                                                  

 

Professional and Trainee Courses:

2012 - Present – Professional/Trainee Courses 

4790 Ballet Technique

4720 Pointe Technique

4725 Men’s Technique

4670 Performance

4425 Repertoire

 

Courses Developed:

2012 - Developed Pointe Methodology 4210- for the teaching emphases

2012 - Developed and implemented a year-round Pre-Professional Joint-Trainee          Track with Ballet West for incoming and existing students

                                                 

Course Redesigned:

2012 - Health and Wellness                                                                  

 

University of Utah/Ballet West Summer Intensive:

2011 - 2015 - Faculty Liaison representing the interests of the university     

2006 - 2016 – Faculty and Primary Instructor for students seeking ballet credit

 

Additional University Teaching

University of North Carolina School of the Arts:

         2017 – Present - UNCSA Summer Program- Guest Faculty

University of California, Irvine:

2016 - Master Class

Brigham Young University:

 

2013 - Advanced Summer Intensive Principal Guest Teacher   

2013 & 2011 - Master Class

 

                                                                               

Professional Teaching

Ballet West and Ballet West II

2005- Present - Company-class teacher

-       Ballet West Academy Instructor

                                                           

2005 - 2009 - Ballet West II Rehearsal assistant  

                 - Education and Outreach Associate - Scheduled, coached

and narrated Ballet West’s outreach program “Ballet West For Children”  

 

Community Teaching

2018 – Present - Boston Ballet School Summer Intensive, Newton Campus –    Guest Instructor

2014 - 2016, 2018 - Ballet Rincon’s Summer Intensive - Tucson, AZ - Guest    

         Instructor

         2016 - Maple Conservatory of Dance, Irvine California - Master Class

2015 - 2019 - Orange County Dance Center - Orange County, California

                              Master Class

2014, 2016, 2019 - Regional Dance America-Pacific - Distinguished Faculty - All levels of Ballet 

2008 - 2015 - Utah Regional Ballet’s Summer Intensive - Guest Instructor

2014 - French Academie of Ballet - NYC - Master Class                  

2012 - Provo Civic Ballet, Provo - Master Class    

2008 - 2011 - Core of Health - Pilates Instructor, Private Pilates coach

2002 - 2007 - Pinnacle Performance - Pilates Instructor, Private Pilates coach

                       

 

Coaching

2011 - Present – Youth American Grand Prix - Coach and present dancers

2016 - Val Caniparoli’s Lamberena – Female solo - Ballet West Academy Trainee 

2016 - Cecchetti Ballet Competition 2017

2012 - Beijing International Ballet Invitational for Dance Schools

          Coached and presented two dancers:

          One dancer from Ballet West’s main company (Awarded 3rd prize)

          One Ballet West Trainee (Awarded top 12)

2000 - Prix de Lausanne International Competition  

          Assisted Professor Sharee Lane with a Ballet West Academy student (Finalist)

                       

Grants Received_________________________________________

2013 - College of Health - Injury, body dissatisfaction and disordered eating among dancers: A Qualitative Inquiry-Co-Investigator  

         Principle Investigator - Leslie William Podlog

                                   

2013 - University Teaching Grant - Coppélia - Co-Investigator

         Principle Investigator- Richard Wacko   

                           

2012 - University Teaching Grant- Principle Investigator

American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum 

                                                                                  

2011 - Thomas D. Dee Endowment for the Enhancement of Teaching- Colleges of Fine Arts and Humanities Grant- Principle Investigator

         American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum                                    

 

Service________________________________________________

 

Professional Service

         2019 - Presented at the RDA-Southeast College Roundtable

2018 – 2019 - Presented a Seminar on training in a University setting at the Boston Ballet Summer Intensive

         2016 - 2017 - Presented at the RDA-Pacific College Roundtable

2016 - Assisted and Proctored ABT’s Pre-Primary - Level 3 in SLC

2016 - Presented on a panel of former professional dancers with University  

           degrees - YAGP

2016 - Recruiting, Teaching - Regional Dance America-Pacific

2015 - Advisory Committee for Ballet West Academy’s Director Search

2014 - Audited and Proctored ABT’s Pre-Primary - Level 3 in SLC

2014 - Recruiting, Adjudicating for scholarship - Regional Dance America-Pacific

2013 - Distinguished Judge - Denver Ballet Guild’s Young Dancer Competition

          2013 - Adjudicated Year-round Placement Class - Park City Dance

2012 - 2013 - Presented Seminars on training in a University setting at the

BWA/U of U Summer Intensive                                                    

        

College

2018 - 2019 - Arts Education Committee member appointed by the Dean

2012 - Creative/Scholarly Research Grant Committee member appointed

by the Dean

 

Departmental

         2019 – Dancer’s Conditioning Clinic

         2019 – Scholarship Chair for the Ballet Program

2018 - Present - Ballet MFA Graduate Thesis Committee

         2018 - Present - Search Committee member for the SOD’s Assistant Professor

         2018 - Present - Men’s Recruitment Sub-committee

         2017 - Production Sub-committee for the School of Dance, Ballet Program

         2016 - Present - School of Dance and Ballet Program’s Scholarship Committee

2016 - Present - Ballet Program’s Pedagogy Sub-committee

2015 - Present - Coordinator of University of Utah Year-round and Summer   

          Intensive Recruitment National Audition Tour. 

2016 - School of Dance Health and Wellness Task Force

2016 - Technique Sub-Committee - Ballet

2016 - Programming Sub-Committee for the Ballet Program

2014 - 2015 - Department of Ballet - IMAGINE U ad campaign.

Organized and was filmed in a ballet segment representing the Department of Ballet

2012 - 2015 Undergraduate Student Advisor

         2011 - 2015 - U of U/Ballet West Summer Intensive National Audition Tour-                   

Recruiting-Washington, D.C., NYC, San Francisco, Chicago, LA, SLC.

2014 - Search Committee Member for the Department of Ballet’s Assistant

         Professor Lecture

2013 - 2014 – Life-Credit Committee - Revamping policy for professional

         Life-credit in the Ballet Program

2013-2014 - International Faculty Exchange - Hosted and Mentored Faculty      

         member from Beijing Dance Academy 

2012 - Authored the Ballet Program’s Steps of Study

2012 - Committee for the department reappointments of Auxiliary faculty.

2012 - MCD Performance Scheduling Committee - Ballet Faculty Representative,

2012 - College Fair - Boca Ballet, Boca Raton, Florida Recruiting

2012 - Ballet Ensemble-Co-Director

2012 - Ballet MFA Graduate Thesis Committee

 

Community

         2016 - 2017 - School Community Council - Highland High School

         2014 - Present - Governing Board of Salt Lake Arts Academy

         2015 - Advisory Committee for Ballet West Academy’s School Director Search

2014 - Hosted, audited and proctored the Pre-Primary-3 ABT NTC at the

          University of Utah

 

                                                                                                                

Research______________________________________________

Choreography

2015 - Defilé - For Ballet Rincon, Tucson, Arizona

2013 - Cello Concerto – Bach - BYU Advanced Summer Intensive   

 

Staging

         2019 – Assisted Susan Jaffe’s Carmina Terra – Utah Ballet

2018 - Assisted Bruce Mark’s La Fille Mal Gardee - Utah Ballet

2017 - Val Caniparoli’s Book Of Alleged Dances pas, “She’s So Fine” - Utah

         Ballet

2016 - Val Caniparoli’s Book Of Alleged Dances pas, “She’s So Fine” - Ruud

Dances

2016 - Michel Fokine’s Les Sylphides – Utah Ballet

2015 - Val Caniparoli’s Bow Out – Utah Ballet                                                         

2014 - Jack Carter’s Grand Pas des Fiancées - Utah Ballet             

2014 - Assisted Rene Daveluy on his Coppélia - Utah Ballet 

2014 - Artistic Director of Utah Ballet - Coppélia                                                

2013 - Assisted Zippora Karz on George Balanchine’s Serenade - Utah Ballet                 

2013 - Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellia’s-final Pdd-Ballet West Trainees   

2012 - Michel Fokine’s  Les Sylphides - Utah Ballet 

2011 - Val Caniparoli’s Lamberena- Sections for the University of Utah

2010 - The Sleeping Beauty – Grand Pas de Deux – Utah Ballet               

                                           Pas de Trois 

1995 - Val Caniparoli’s Lamberena for Pacific Northwest Ballet

                                                                                             

Professional Experience__________________________________

1987-2005 - Artist with Ballet West.

1993-2005 - Principal Artist                                                                         

 

Working under two Artistic Directors over the course of 18 years, I toured nationally and internationally performing on such stages as The Kennedy Center, Wolftrap and Art Park in New York as well as at the Edinburgh Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. I premiered numerous ballets as well as had a variety of original works created on me, both classical and contemporary.

 

Principal Roles

Jonas Kåge‘s staging      

Swan Lake                     Odette/Odile-SLC Premiere

Giselle                           Giselle-World Premiere

The Sleeping Beauty        Aurora-World Premiere

Ben Stevenson               

Cinderella                      Cinderella

Coppelia                         Swanhilda-SLC Premiere

         Alice in Wonderland        Tiger Lily-SLC Premiere

Val Caniparoli                 

Lady of the Camellias      Olympe-SLC Premiere

Marguerite

Book of Alleged Dances   Premiered the duet

         Lamberena                    Leading Dancer-SLC Premier

         Prawn Watching               Premiered/Leading Dancer

Death and the Maiden      The Maiden

Eddy Toussaint            

Bonjour Brel                    SLC Premiere 

         Requiem                         SLC Premiere     

Andre Prokovsky          

Anna Karenina               Anna Karenina

Balanchine                    

Theme and Variations, Allegro Brilliante,

The 4 Temperaments’, Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto,

Who Cares, Divertimento #15

William Forsythe            

In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated        SLC Premier

Hans Van Manen            

Polish Pieces                  SLC Premier, 2002 Cultural Olympiad

Black Cake                     SLC Premier

In and Out                     SLC Premier

Ted Brandsen       

         Bridge Variations

         Bach Moves                   SLC Premier

 

 

Guest Artist

 

2000 - Guangzhou Ballet, Guangzhou, China - First International Guest Artist                                                                   Anna Karenina                                             

1997 - International Gala in Sarasota, Florida for Sarasota Ballet                     

                  Bonjour Brel

1997 - 150 year Celebration of the Statehood of Utah in the Delta Center before                24,000 people.                                            

1997-2005 - Nationally- Sugar Plum Fairy                                                     

 

 

 


 


 

Ballet West Summer Intensive

Faculty Liason between Ballet West Academy and the University of Utah for the Ballet West And University of Utah Summer Intensive since 2011 . Maintaining the relationship between the U and Ballet West is vital.