David Krensing Performs with Miro for March 13 Open Studio

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

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David Krensing, PA Ballet principal dancer for 19 years is making a special guest appearance at our Open Studio March 13. Krensing and Miro director, Amanda Miller are performing a duet, She is Sleeping, to the music of Sharpwire (Matt Sharp and Pete Wyer). Choreographed by Amanda Miller, the duet was originally performed as part of Adams Apple, which toured through the UK before coming to the states in 2004 where it was performed on Fire Island in New York.

David Krensing, joined Pennsylvania Ballet in 1986, was promoted to Soloist in 1988 and elevated to Principal in 1996. Mr. Krensing has performed numerous leading classical and contemporary roles by choreographers including George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Peter Martin, Kevin O’ Day, Dwight Rhoden, John Butler, Richard Tanner, and William Forsythe. Among the roles he has performed in the classical repertoire are Prince Desire in The Sleeping Beauty, the Prince in Cinderella, Albrecht in Giselle, Franz in Coppelia, Cavalier in The Nutcracker, Petruchio in John Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew and the title role in his Romeo and Juliet. He further demonstrates his diversity in performing such character roles as Herr Drosselmier in The Nutcracker, Dr. Coppelius in Coppelia and Madge in La Sylphide. Mr. Krensing has toured with Pennsylvania Ballet in the United States and Europe and has been featured internationally with dancers from New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.

David Krensing retired in June 2005 after 19 years with the company. Krensing was one of the original producers and directors of PA Ballet dancers’ yearly performance Shut Up and Dance, benefiting Metropolitan AIDS Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance.