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Start Your New Year off with Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E. Workshop - the Premiere Artist, Career & Personal Empowerment Workshop Series For the Performer in You!
New York, NY -- Jan 8, 2009 -- Press Contact: Jenna Petok 212.405.9079 jpetok@alvinailey.org Start Your New Year off with Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E. Workshop - the Premiere Artist, Career & Personal Empowerment Workshop Series For the Performer in You! (New York) January 8, 2009— E.D Entertainment returns to The Ailey Extension after its first successful run to present the first Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E. (an acronym for Focus, Attitude, Confidence, Energy and Eye Contact) workshop series for 2009. On Sundays from January 25th – March 8th 4:30pm-7:30pm, participants will have the opportunity to learn, practice, and master useful techniques to apply in performance and everyday life. Participants will also have the chance to perform in Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E. showcase, which is open to the public, on March 1, 2009. Audience members will have the opportunity to experience firsthand the specialized process, and also listen as special guest industry panelists provide invaluable feedback to each performer. Past panelists have included celebrity singer and vocal coach, Carole Sylvan, casting director, John Doyle of Godlove & Company, Claudine Joseph, the Vice President of Violator Management and director choreographer, Ann Marie D'Angelo, in addition to Robin Dunn. Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E. technique is a patented method created to aid performing artists, career professionals and individuals with being more confident on stage, on camera and in the work place. Learn to better project who you really are with confidence and self-assurance. Limited Enrollment is now open for Winter 2009! Register at www.alvinailey.org/faceworkshop or Call 212 405-9500. "[The workshop] was great. Robin really knows how to touch people in a whole new way." - Minako, 2008 Workshop Participant Robin Dunn has worked with some of the top artists in the business including Saturday Night Live, Pepsi, Nickelodeon, Apollo Amateur Night, Missy Elliot, The Braxtons featuring Jay Z (Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards), Teen Vogue featuring Jive recording artist Chris Brown, Sean Kingston and more...She is currently on faculty at The Ailey School and The Ailey Extension, Hunter College, Steps On Broadway and Harlem School of the Arts. Robin continues to tour the world as a F.A.C.E. coach/ motivational speaker and hip hop instructor. Open to the general public, The Ailey Extension features dance and fitness classes in a wide variety of techniques for all levels, including Horton, West African, Ballet, Hip Hop and Jazz, underscoring Mr. Ailey's life-long commitment of bringing dance to everyone. The Ailey Extension was launched in April 2005 in conjunction with the opening of the Joan Weill Center for Dance, the new home of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Whether you haven't taken a dance class in 20 years, take class regularly, or have never danced a step, The Ailey Extension has dance and fitness classes designed especially for you. In the words of our inspirational Artistic Director, Judith Jamison, "If you can get yourself in the door, you can take a class!" Since its inception, over 22,000 people have taken classes through this program. The Ailey Studios are located at The Joan Weill Center for Dance, home of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the nation's largest building dedicated to dance, at 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue). Visit www.alvinailey.org for more information. Founded in 1958 by Alvin Ailey, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) is known as America's cultural ambassador to the world. Under the artistic direction of Judith Jamison since 1989, AAADT has performed for more than 21 million people in 71 countries and on 6 continents. Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. is the umbrella organization which includes AAADT; Ailey II, founded in 1974 as a junior performing company of emerging young dancers and innovative choreographers; The Ailey School, founded in 1969, and currently offers some of the most extensive dance training programs in the world; Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs which is committed to bringing dance into the classrooms, communities and lives of people throughout the world; and The Ailey Extension, a program that offers dance and fitness classes to the general public.