Leonides Arpon

Leonides Arpon



Hollins University, 芸術修士号取得。
イスラエルに生まれ、Bat-Dor Dance Schoolにてダンスを学ぶ。後にカンパニーメンバーとなる。ニューヨーク・ペリダンス・カペチオ・センターのIgal Perry氏のカンパニーに所属する。ニューヨークのAiley School, プリンストン大学、Peridance Capezio Centerなどで講師を務める。

1999年にニューヨークに移り、2003年から2011年の間、様々なカンパニーのプリンシパル・ダンサーを務め、世界中のダンスフェスティバル(イタリアのVenice Biennale米国のJacobs Pillowなど)でパフォーマンスを披露。マドンナと共演、コカコーラやノキアのCMに出演。

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Leonides D. Arpon received his Master of Fine Arts Degree at Hollins University in the U.S. He was born in Israel where he studied at the Bat-Dor Dance School under the direction of Rose Kassel. He later joined the Bat-Dor Dance Company and worked with renowned choreographers such as Luciano Cannitto, Igal Perry (director of Peridance Capezio Center NYC) and Randy Duncan (choreographer for “Save the Last Dance” Movie)

Since moving to New York in 1999 Mr. Arpon has worked as a principal dancer with Karole Armitage, Earl Mosley, Kevin Wynn, Sean Curran, Nathan Trice and Johannes Wieland. Mr. Arpon was also a principal dancer with the Armitage Gone! Dance company from 2003-2011, where he has performed in major dance festivals around the world such as the Venice Biennale in Italy and Jacobs Pillow in the U.S. His commercial work includes performing for Madonna, Coca Cola and Nokia TV ads.

Mr. Arpon has performed, choreographed and taught workshops throughout the U.S. in institutions such as the Ailey School, Princeton University and Peridance Capezio Center, in Israel at Bat-Dor and the Thelma Yelin Performing Arts Schools. In Japan at the Tokyo School of Music, Osaka School of Music as well as the Jikei schools in Sapporo, Nagoya and Fukuoka. In the Philippines he as taught at Ballet Philippines, Philippine High School for the Arts and the University of the Philippines. He is also a recipient of the Princess Grace Award and the America Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarships.


Contemporary 初中級* Taught in English.



The class will focus on both rotations of the body in opposing directions and linear positions, which sequences will reflect on a range of modern and contemporary dance techniques used by professionals today.
The warm up will start on the floor with simple spinal movements that will engage our core muscles, release extra tension and prepare us to maximize our dancing with minimal effort when standing.
We will strengthen our technique and alignment using plies, tendus and degages coordinated with clear positions of the head, arms and torso. These will later translate into contemporary movement going across the floor and in the combination.
Emphasis on musicality, performance expression as well as some creative movement and group work will be incorporated in class.

Contemporary Jazz初中級* Taught in English.


Leonides Arpon's class enables one to become more grounded, fluid, expressive, dynamic in their movement and performance quality.
The warm up consists of developing proper alignment, rhythm, fun isolations and some basic improvisation techniques to explore the dancers artistic freedom and voice. We will focus on moving from the inside out by letting our spine, pelvis, bones and joints communicate with and move our muscles. The use of opposition, weight shifts and syncopations in the body will also be emphasized.
The movement in the center or across the floor may develop into the dance styles used in the combination. The combinations will be infused with various dance techniques such as classical ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, Afro-modern, Argentine tango and some martial arts techniques.
Come and let's enjoy to create dance together!