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Dance with the Masters: Joshua Bergasse


Joshua Bergasse

Sunday, October 28 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


Indianapolis Ballet studios

502 N. Capitol Avenue, Suite B (2nd floor)


$60 for advance registration, $75 on day of the event

$20 for observers


*** Due to limited availability, pre-registration is strongly recommended


This Master Class is for advanced level dancers ages 13 and up with a minimum of six years of ballet/dance training.

Click Here to Register for the Oct. 28 Master Class with Joshua Bergasse

In conjunction with his visit to stage Aspects of Andy for Indianapolis Ballet’s New Works Showcase Series, the Indianapolis School of Ballet is thrilled to present a special “Broadway in Indy” edition of its Dance with the Masters class series featuring Broadway choreographer and director Joshua Bergasse. The following guidelines should be followed for this two-hour Broadway jazz class:


  • The IB studios will open at 10:00 a.m. to allow for warm-up on site
  • Participants are expected to be warmed up and in Studio 1 by the start of the 11:00 a.m. class
  • Ballet, jazz or canvas shoes are encouraged; NO black leather or rubber soled shoes will be allowed


On Broadway, Bergasse choreographed the revival of On The Town, for which he received an Astaire Award and was nominated for the TONYDrama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Also on Broadway, Joshua choreographed the revival of Gigi, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which is currently on tour in the United States. Most recently, Joshua directed and choreographed the current New York revival of Smokey Joe’s Café – The Songs of Leiber and Stoller.


Off Broadway credits include Sweet Charity (Chita Award winner, Lortel Award nomination), Cagney (Drama Desk, Astaire, Outer Critics Circle Award), Bomb-Itty of Errors, and Captain Louie. Some of Bergasse’s other credits as a choreographer include West Side Story (Stratford Festival), The Golden Apple, Little Me, and It’s A Bird… It’s A Plane… It’s Superman! (City Center Encores!), The Royal Family of Broadway and Pirates of Penzance (Barrington Stage), and CandideGuys and Dolls, and The Sound of Music (Carnegie Hall). Bergasse also directed and choreographed Hazel (Drury Lane Theatre), West Side Story (North Carolina Theater), and co-directed/choreographed the Bombshell on Broadway concert at the Minskoff Theatre. This past summer in celebration of Jerome Robbins’ and Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthdays Bergasse reimagined his choreography from ON THE TOWN for both the National Symphony in DC and the famous INTREPID Museum, and WEST SIDE STORY for the world-renowned Boston Symphony at Tanglewood.


For film/television, Bergasse won the Emmy Award for his choreography on NBC’s musical drama SMASH. He also choreographed multiple segments on So You Think You Can Dance.  For PBS, he choreographed Sinatra: A Voice for a Century, and A Capitol Fourth.  Bergasse also choreographed an episode of Jessica Jones for Netflix.

Click Here to Register for the Oct. 28 Master Class with Joshua Bergasse

When registering online for the Dancing with the Masters series, please use the following steps after clicking the button above:


1. Create a Studio Director account to begin the registration process

–  If you are already registered in Studio Director with ISB you can skip this step


2. Once your account is created, take the following steps to register:

–  Click the “Enroll in a Class” link
–  Click the “2019 Auditions/Master Classes” link
–  On the calendar, click on the green audition link for the Oct. 28 Joshua Bergasse Master Class


If you have questions or need assistance in creating an account, please email

The Indianapolis School of Ballet presents master classes featuring some of the most esteemed teachers in America today, providing an exceptional opportunity for students, teachers, and dancers from the Indianapolis area and across the midwest to experience high quality instruction from legendary teachers.

Click here for more details on ISB’s Dancing with the Masters series of classes.