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Kris Swaczyna

A true maestro in the world of dance, choreography, and directing, Mr. Kris possesses a dynamic and multifaceted skill set. His dance style, a fusion of influences from diverse sources, sets him apart as a unique and compelling performer. Having collaborated with renowned artists worldwide, including Mats Ek, Sławomir and Irena Woźniak, Travis Payne, and Kenny Ortega, Mr. Kris has left his mark on the global dance stage. Notable credits include portraying Mr. Mistoffelees in Cats and gracing the stage in Franco Dragone’s Las Vegas sensation, Le Rêve.

with Kris Swaczyna

Friday Feb 2, 2024

$45 per dancer

Intermediate & Advanced Dancers Welcome (ages 13+)

This Ballet Masterclass will be geared towards Intermediate and Advanced dancers. This class will feature a warm-up, across-the-floor progressions, a combination featuring original choreography, and then time allotted for some discussion and Q&A.

Please wear clothing that is form-fitting and makes you feel GREAT! And for footwear, please wear ballet slippers.

​ Mr. Kris is defined by a seamless blend of style and substance in his work. His meticulous attention and discerning eye for detail transform every project into something extraordinary. As an accomplished professional dancer, instructor, and choreographer, Mr. Kris is the epitome of versatility. ​ Hailing from Poland, Kris Swaczyna embarked on his dance journey at the age of nine, graduating from the National Ballet School in Warsaw. His early career saw him as a ballet dancer at the National Opera in Warsaw, showcasing his talent in iconic ballets like Swan Lake, Giselle, La Fille Mal Gardee, Romeo and Juliet, and Zorba the Greek. Excelling in ballet, he seamlessly transitioned into other genres, exploring musical theater and commercial jazz. In 2004, he gained recognition as Poland’s top Michael Jackson impersonator, marking a pivotal moment in his career. ​ With two decades of professional experience, Mr. Kris has honed his craft, cultivating a distinctive style. His onstage energy is unparalleled, and his star quality continues to captivate audiences. Upon relocating to the Reno area, Mr. Kris swiftly established himself as the premier ballet instructor in Northern Nevada, teaching in the Vaganova style at numerous studios.

About Kris

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