October 24, 2023 Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez

Class with Adji Cissoko from LINES Ballet | November 1, 2023

Join CULTIVATE trainees and Alonzo King LINES Ballet dancer Adji Cissoko for a dance class at TU Dance Center available to participants thanks to a partnership between Northrop Auditorium and TU Dance. This class is for Intermediate/Advanced dancers and will start with a warmup followed by choreography and movement exploration!

This class is free for University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff. If you are affiliated with the University of Minnesota, please email mvorhis@umn.edu to register.

Date: Wednesday, November 1

Time: 9:30-11:00 am

Location: TU Dance Center

Cost: $20

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Adji Cissoko was born and grew up in Munich, Germany where she trained at the Ballet Academy Munich and graduated with a diploma in dance. Cissoko attended the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre in New York City on full scholarship, before joining the National Ballet of Canada in 2010. In 2012 she was awarded the Patron Award of Merit by the Patrons’ Council Committee of The National Ballet of Canada. Cissoko joined LINES Ballet in 2014. Since then she’s originated many central roles and guested for galas worldwide. Cissoko has given multiple masterclasses and taught classes around the world as part of the company’s outreach program. In 2020, she became certified in health/life coaching and ABT’s National Training Curriculum. Cissoko choreographed her first piece “AZIZ “ for Ballet X in 2021. She also is a 2022 recipient of the Toulmin fellowship.



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