The Ailey School | Modern Technique
Levels: intermediate – professional
The class will be a modern dance class based on the Lester Horton technique which is one of the signature techniques of The Ailey School.
Teacher: Guillermo Asca.
Guillermo Asca was introduced to dance his senior year of high school while attending LaGuardia H.S. of the Arts where he graduated as a Music Major. He continued his dance training on scholarship at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, and as a member of the Ailey Repertory Ensemble. Mr. Asca went on to dance with Ballet Hispanico, Shapiro and Smith Dance, Footprints Dance Project, Ballet Metropolitano De Caracas as well as performed in the closing ceremony of the 92 Barcelona Olympics. Guillermo performed with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater from 1994 to 2014 where he had the opportunity to work with respected choreographers such as Talley Beatty, Ronald K. Brown, Geoffrey Holder, Judith Jamison, Donald Byrd , George Faison, Hans Von Manon, Ohad Naharin, Rennie Harris, Donald Mckayle and Bill T. Jones to name a few. Mr. Asca has conducted Master Classes, Lecture Demonstrations and has hosted Mini Performances for the Ailey Company. He has also appeared in the Lester Horton Instructional Videos, TV and Film in shows such as Sesame Street, Great Performances “A Hymn for Alvin Ailey”, “Beyond the Steps”, Kennedy Center Honors, Ellen, and The Today Show.
Guillermo is an instructor in the Horton technique, currently on faculty at the Ailey School, and Coordinates the Ailey PPAS program, a division of The Ailey School in partnership with the Professional Performing Arts High School.