Each year, BYDE employs professional guest artists to conduct master dance classes for advanced instruction in ballet, modern dance, jazz, and pas de deux. These classes are open to the public.
Click Here for information on our August 2016 master classes, led by Guillermo Leyva, Adam Houston, and Devin Buchanan.
Guillermo Leyva trained at the Professional School of Arts in Camaguey, Cuba, and danced professionally at Ballet de Camaguey, Ballet de Monterrey, and Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, among others. He is a beloved instructor at Barrington Dance Academy and other Chicago area ballet studios, and is an internationally recognized expert in the art of pas de deux.
Adam Houston began his early training in his hometown of Boone, Iowa and he continued studying at The University of Arizona. There Adam began his professional training in ballet with James Clouser, along with modern and jazz. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, Adam began his professional career with Giordano Dance Chicago. Adam is a full company member with Giordano and has performed with the main company regionally, nationally, and internationally.