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Sabir Yapparov received his academic and ballet training at the Perm Ballet Academy, Russia and studied with some of the finest teachers in his country. His repertoire included leading roles in the classical, neoclassical and contemporary ballets; Albrecht in Giselle, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Prince Star in Masquerade, Prince Desire in Sleeping Beauty and Ivan in Hunchback Horse. Mr. Yapparov worked as a ballet master with the Sarasota Ballet for 11 years, serving, one year as Associate Artistic Director. Mr. Yapparov recently was both a Ballet teacher and the Assistant to Artistic Director at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC. He served as Director of the pre-professional C.O.R.P.S. program at Portland Ballet in Maine. And he is currently a Principal of Cincinnati Ballet Academy.
Ka-Ron is a choreographer, teacher and artistic director. She gained a rich legacy of credits on concert stages, TV Variety Series, Award Specials, Broadway, Theatre, Film, and Commercials. She is a dedicated educator, known throughout the US, Finland, Canada and Australia. Her awards include: the American Choreography Educator Award, the Distinguished Teacher Award from the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, NAACP Award for Choreography and Educator of the Year; and a Drama Logue Critics Award. She was the co-director for Cincinnati Choreographers Collective and teaches for the Otto M. Budig Academy of Cincinnati Ballet. Ms. Lehman has also premirered a work for the Cincinnati Ballet 's 2010 New Works’ Project.
Judith has toured nationally with the Chicago-based dance companies of Shirley Mordine, Jan Erkert, and Bob Eisen. She also worked with Martha Clarke (Pilobolus), Lucas Hoving (Jose Limon), Loretta Livingston (Bella Lewitzsky), and Gus Solomons, Jr. (Merce Cunningham). Her choreography has been presented by the American Dance Festival, the New York International Independent Film Festival, the Aronoff Center for the Arts, and the Biagiotti Art Gallery in Florence, Italy. Ms. Mikita served on the faculties of the University of Chicago, Columbia College, and Antioch College and as artist-in-residence at the University of Utah. Judith holds an MFA in dance from the University of Michigan, and a BA in Theater and Dance from Indiana University.
Daniel teaches music courses within the Dance Division while pursuing a Ph.D. in Music Theory at CCM. His work includes extensive accompanying and performing experience as well. His dissertation research in progress, on Aaron Copland, has received the highest award given by the University of Cincinnati. His pioneering work on that composer has appeared in the collection Copland Connotations: Studies and Interviews and elsewhere, with additional research activities involving assistant editorship of the journal Theory and Practice and presentations given both nationally and internationally.