Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Trinette as Madame La Patronne in Offenbach, photo by Sasha
For all you Joffrey fans out there former Joffrey Dancer (and star) Trinette Singleton has been a guest artist performing with the company in the Tudor ballet Offenbach in the Underworld. She plays the role of Madame La Patronne who is basically the owner and bartender of the bar/club in which the whole ballet takes place. She does a wonderful job performing and is great fun to watch. Here is some background info about her, taken from our program:
Trinette and Maximiliano Zamosa on the famous 1968 TIME magazine cover,
photography and design by Herbert Migdoll
Trinette Singleton began her professional career with New York's Joffrey Ballet in 1965, having received her early training with Harriet A. James in her home state of Massachusetts. She has toured throughout the U.S, Canada, Mexico and Europe, performing in ballets by notable choreographers such as Joffrey, Arpino, Ashton, Balanchine, Cranko, DeMille, Jooss, Tharp, and Tudor. She was thrust into national prominence in 1967, appearing in the multi-media ballet, Astarte, created on her by her mentor, Robert Joffrey. She was the first dancer to ever appear on the cover of a national news magazine - Time. Following her performing years, she was Administrative Assistant to Robert Joffrey and Ballet Mistress for the company.
Trinette and Dermot Burke in Astarte, photography by Herbert Migdoll
Currently, Trinette is Co-Artistic Director of Repertory Dance Theatre in Allentown, PA, where she recently completed a new, two act ballet “Once Upon a Scrambled Fairy Tale.” She is also adjunct faculty at DeSales University, Center Valley, PA, where she teaches in the Performing and Fine Arts Department. Trinette teaches each summer for The Joffrey Texas Workshop, San Antonio, and is often a guest teacher for The Joffrey Ballet, in Chicago. Spring, 2005, she adjudicated for American College Dance Festival at Washington University, and last year for South Central ACDF, at Texas Christian University. Trinette is often guest Master Teacher for Cecchetti seminars and serves on the Advisory Board for Cecchetti USA. Trinette holds her Licentiate, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, London, England.
If your in the area come and check her out!