PIANISTS & MUSICIANS

Dancing to Live Music
Dancing to live music is an important part of a dancer's education. Live music provides a pulse, rhythm, and heartbeat to dance movement and gestures. It helps our students kinetically connect with their bodies and cultivate their musicality and artistry. At Evergreen City Ballet, we are fortunate to have dedicated and experienced musicians to play for our ballet technique classes, for levels IV and up.

BARNEY BLOUGH

Music Director, Conductor

Barney Blough currently conducts the Sinfonia Orchestra with the Bellevue Youth Symphony and the Newport High School Orchestra. He has served as Music Director of the Seattle Chamber Orchestra, Assistant Conductor of the Rainier Symphony, and Assistant Conductor of the Lake Union Civic Orchestra.

Barney Blough returns to Evergreen City Ballet, full circle, with excitement and enthusiasm to bring back live music and the orchestra throughout his collaborative projects with Artistic Director Bennyroyce Royon. 

 

DANIEL ARTHUR

Piano Accompanists

Bio coming soon!

JIM BOLM

Piano Accompanists

Bio coming soon!

ART KOSHI

Piano Accompanist

Art Koshi is a pianist and composer from Honolulu, HI, who has been accompanying ballet and modern dance classes since 1997. Art works as a dance accompanist for Cornish College of the Arts, The University of Washington, Dance Fremont, Seattle Theatre Group, and All That Dance. In addition to the piano, Art plays percussion, guitar, and bass. His composition experience includes soundtracks for indie movies and recordings for dance concerts. Art has also played for improv theater groups such as Jet City Improv and On the Spot, with whom he’s performed at the Chicago Improv Festival, the Austin’s Out of Bounds Festival and the Seattle Improv Festival.

DAVID KELLOGG

Piano Accompanist

David Kellogg, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a classically trained pianist adept and at home with all styles of music.  He graduated cum laude from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music in piano performance with a minor in harpsichord.  He is noted for his work both as a solo pianist and a collaborative pianist.

​In addition to his work with the Cascade Foothills Chorale, he is the Collaborative Pianist for Chorale Sounds Northwest out of Burien, Washington.  In addition, he currently works with Evergreen City Ballet and Tacoma City Ballet as a dance accompanist.  His private studio of piano students includes children, youth and adults.  He also entertains residents at several local retirement communities.  In the past he has 35+ years in church music in various roles ranging from pianist/organist to choral/instrumental director to music program director.

KARINE (ANGELA) VLASOVA

Piano Accompanist

Bio coming soon!

EVERGREEN CITY BALLET  /  2230 Lind Ave SW, Suite 109, Renton, WA 98057  /  425.228.6800  /  info@evergreencityballet.org

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