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 Post subject: CHRISTOPHER FLEMING TO CREATE for DANCING WHEELS AND ORLANDO
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:17 pm 
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MARK KAPPEL
252 WEST 76TH STREET
SUITE 6E
NEW YORK NY 10023
TELEPHONE: 212-724-3889
FAX: 212-874-5039
E-MAIL: _MARKKAPL1@aol.com_ (mailto:MARKKAPL1@aol.com)

FOR RELEASE UPON RECEIPT

CHRISTOPHER FLEMING TO CREATE WORLD PREMIERES
FOR DANCING WHEELS AND ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOL


NEW YORK -- CHRISTOPHER FLEMING will create Helen Keller: A Tribute to Her
Teacher, for Dancing Wheels, and will create a new ballet for the students of
the Orlando Ballet School in celebration of the Orlando Ballet's 25th
anniversary during the 2006-07 season.

Dancing Wheels is America's premier integrated dance company -- a modern
dance company that integrates professional stand-up and sit-down (wheelchair)
dancers. Dancing Wheels is directed by Mary Verdi-Fletcher.

The world premiere performances by Dancing Wheels will take place from
November 18-20, 2006 at the Cuyahoga Community College (Eastern Campus) in
Cleveland, Ohio.

The world premiere performances for the Orlando Ballet School will take
place on April 27 and 28, 2007 in Orlando, Florida.

As a member of the New York City Ballet, CHRISTOPHER FLEMING danced
principal and soloist roles in works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. With
Mr. Balanchine's encouragement he embarked on a career as a choreographer and
received a fellowship from the National Choreographic Institute.

Mr. Fleming has also served as the Artistic Director of the Compania
Colombiana de Ballet at the Teatro Colon in Bogota, Colombia, of Bay Ballet Theatre
in Tampa, Florida, and co-director of Contrast Dance Theatre.

He has choreographed a broad variety of works appearing in the repertoires
of the Atlanta Ballet, the Sarasota Ballet, Southern Ballet Theatre, Ballet
Concierto, Dayton Ballet and the Ohio Ballet. Mr. Fleming has directed for the
stage an international tour of the play K2 and choreographed the world
premiere of Honky Tonk Angels, the Garth Brooks musical. His work was seen
Off-Broadway in 1996 with the choreography for Anne Frank and Me at the American
Jewish Theatre. In addition he has choreographed The Lion, The Witch and the
Wardrobe (1999) and Candide for the Hal Prince Theatre in Philadelphia.

Mr. Fleming has also created The Edge of Assurances for the Ohio Ballet,
Janice and Joe, Playball (a 9-inning baseball ballet), The Legend of Metatron,
and Tommy! for the Dayton Ballet. As well as two new works for the State
Ballet of St. Petersburg (Russia) and Dvorak Story, the story of Anton Dvorak for
the Czech National Ballet.

Mr. Fleming can be seen on MTV's hit show, Made, as the Ballet Coach.

Currently Mr. Fleming serves as Assistant Director of Philadelphia's the
Rock School for Dance Education.






FROM: MARK KAPPEL
252 WEST 76TH STREET
SUITE 6E
NEW YORK NY 10023
212-724-3889
FAX: 212-874-5039
E-MAIL: _MARKKAPL1@aol.com_ (mailto:MARKKAPL1@aol.com)

CHRISTOPHER FLEMING TO CREATE WORLD PREMIERES
FOR DANCING WHEELS AND ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOL

NEW YORK -- CHRISTOPHER FLEMING will create a new piece based on the life of
Helen Keller for Dancing Wheels and will create a new ballet for the students
of the Orlando Ballet School in celebration of the Orlando Ballet's 25th
anniversary during the 2006-07 season.

The world premiere for Dancing Wheels will take place on November 18, 2006
at the Cuyahoga
Community College (Eastern Campus) in Cleveland, Ohio.

The world premiere for the Orlando Ballet School will take place on April
27, 2007 in Orlando, Florida.

As a member of the New York City Ballet, Mr. Fleming danced principal and
soloist roles in works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. With Mr.
Balanchine's encouragement he embarked on a career as a choreographer and received
a fellowship from the National Choreographic Institute.
Mr. Fleming has also served as the Artistic Director of the Compania
Colombiana de Ballet at the Teatro Colon in Bogota, Colombia, of Bay Ballet Theatre
in Tampa, Florida, and co-director of Contrast Dance Theatre.
He has choreographed a broad variety of works appearing in the repertoires
of the Atlanta Ballet, the Sarasota Ballet, Southern Ballet Theatre, Ballet
Concierto, Dayton Ballet and the Ohio Ballet. Mr. Fleming has directed for the
stage an international tour of the play K2 and choreographed the world
premiere of Honky Tonk Angels, the Garth Brooks musical. His work was seen
Off-Broadway in 1996 with the choreography for Anne Frank and Me at the American
Jewish Theatre. In addition he has choreographed The Lion, The Witch and the
Wardrobe (1999) and Candide for the Hal Prince Theatre in Philadelphia.
In the new millennium, Mr. Fleming has created The Edge of Assurances for
the Ohio Ballet, Janice and Joe, Playball (a 9-inning baseball ballet), The
Legend of Metatron, and Tommy! for the Dayton Ballet. As well as two new works
for the State Ballet of St. Petersburg (Russia) and Dvorak Story, the story of
Anton Dvorak for the Czech National Ballet.
Mr. Fleming can be seen on MTV's hit show, Made, as the Ballet Coach.
Currently Mr. Fleming serves as Assistant Director of Philadelphia's the
Rock School for Dance Education.


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