Evan’s Contemporary class focuses on different ways of approaching movements whilst maximizing on body and space awareness. As artists we have different bodies, as well as individual capabilities. It is my goal to share new tools and create different thought patterns to conquer movements given and allow for new explorations within them. Drawing inspiration from various styles of dance, theclassconsists of improvisation, floorwork as well as phrase work.
Evan’s Ballet class follows the basic structure of a classical ballet class, but draws from visualizations and imagery to help tackle difficult movements. He focusses his exercises greatly on musicality, alignment as well as natural weight distribution and flow. My goal for the artists joining class is to leave with new information and tactics when approaching movement.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Evan Schwarz is a Swiss/Austrian/American freelance dancer, choreographer, and teacher. He received his early training from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and later trained at The Juilliard School, in New York City, graduating in 2014. Upon graduating from Juilliard, Evan began working with Ballet Bern in Switzerland, and thereafter National Dance Company Wales in the United Kingdom.
As a choreographer, Evan has presented work at Next Generation Bern, Tanzplatform Bern Competition (both as a participant within the choreographic competition, as well as the festival’s opening choreographer the subsequent year), Okayama Symphony Hall in Japan (in collaboration with traditional Japanese musical artists of Shidara), Café Belcampo in Amsterdam, The Juilliard School, and early on at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. During COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Evan teamed up with acclaimed Taiwanese Artist, Kevin Liao, creating an online interdisciplinary duet between movement and music whilst in lockdown.