Joy of Motion Dance Center and Dance ICONS presents world-renowned choreographer: 

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa,

Repertory Master Class


Date: August 18, 2019
Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Location: Joy of Motion Friendship Heights
Price: $35 general, $30 student/senior

The Colombian-Belgian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa completed her dance education at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp, Belgium. After a 12-year long career in various European dance companies, Annabelle decided in 2003 to focus solely on choreography. In that same year, she was hailed “rising star of the Dutch dance scene” (NRC newspaper) and only 7 years later the Temecula Performing Arts Examiner wrote: ”Ochoa is truly a masterful choreographer with an edge for what dance can and should be in this constantly changing industry”. Annabelle is an award-winning and sought-after choreographer that has created works for 61 dance companies around the world such as the Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Dutch National Ballet, Djazzex, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Gran Canaria Ballet, Gothenborg Ballet, Modern Dance Theater Ankara, Modern dance Theater Istanbul, BalletX, Pennsylvania Ballet, Luna Negra Dance Theater, Ballet National de Marseille, Ballet Hispanico, Le Jeune Ballet du Québec, BJM-Danse Montréal, Jacoby&Pronk, Wheeldon/Morphoses Company, Saarbrucken Ballett, Chemnitzer Ballett, Whim W’him, Incolballet de Cali, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Compania Nacional de Danza, Scottish Ballet, The Washington Ballet, Ballet Nacional Dominicano, Ballet Austin, Atlanta Ballet, Augsburg Ballet, Ballet Nacional Dominicano, Ballet Nacional de Cuba , Grand Rapids Ballet, Ballet Moscow, House of Makers Amsterdam, West Australian Ballet, Ballet Manila, Ballet am Gartnerplatz Munchen, Stockholm 59° north, Ballet Nacional Chileno, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, Daniil Simkin’ Intensio Project, Silicon Valley Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Ballet Black, English National Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Smuin Ballet, Estonian National Ballet, Danza UNAM Mexico, Nashville Ballet, The Bouder Project, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Dance Theater of Harlem, Kansas City Ballet, Chamber Dance Project, Joss Arnott Dance, Hong Kong Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Sacramento Ballet and New York City Ballet.

Participants must be 16 years of age and intermediate level.  Participants should warm-up before the beginning of the class.  Space is limited, so register now!


Michael Nickerson Rossi

Technique and Repertory master class with the Director of the Palm Springs Dance Festival.

Date: September 15, 2019

Time: 4:00-7:00pm
Location: Joy of Motion Friendship Heights
Price: $35 genral, $30 student/senior

Jennifer Muller

Two-hour technique and repertory master class with the Artistic Director of Jennifer Muller/The Works in NYC.

Date: October 26, 2019

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Location: Joy of Motion Bethesda
Price: $35 general, $30 student/senior

Elizabeth Higgins

Nikolais/Louis Technique modern dance master class

Date: November 23, 2019

Time: 4:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Joy of Motion Bethesda
Price: $35 general, $30 student/senior

Coming Soon!

Tap Master Class with a broadway cast member from Disney’s Aladdin
Broadway Jazz Master classes featuring choreography from Cats and Wicked