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Nicholas Rose

Nicholas Rose (he/they) | Summer Love-In Online
Approachable Ballet with Nicholas Rose

Times & Dates:
Monday July 5th, 10am - 11:30am EDT
Tuesday July 6th, 10am - 11:30am EDT
Wednesday July 7th, 10am - 11:30am EDT
Thursday July 8th, 10am - 11:30am EDT
Friday July 9th, 10am - 11:30am EDT

Registration: Click the dates above to register for each session with Nicholas, or return to our SLI event page for more information.

Pricing: Pay-What-You-Can
No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. 

Location: On Zoom
You will receive an email with the Zoom link and details in the Simplyk thank-you email. If you have any questions or difficulties registering, please reach us at!

Accessibility: ASL Interpretation & Live Transcript offered by Zoom
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Rose teaches his class in the similar style his former mentor Wilhem Burmann taught, which is more of the Balanchine style in regards to musicality, and physicality. Though Rose was originally Vaganova trained, he fuses the Russian pedagogy roots he absorbed as a teen and the American ballet techniques from which he learned as a young adult to bring forth a more exciting, very musical, and more disciplined way of dancing. He wishes to bring his accumulation of dance experiences from around the world to Berlin, as well as teach adults and the  younger generation to reach their fullest potential, while maintaining a warm, welcoming, and safe work environment. It is a goal for Mr. Rose to bring the teaching method taught to him by the late Wilhem Burmann back to Germany. He is so excited to be sharing his knowledge with the next generation during these eye opening times. In addition to teaching technique, Rose provides a lot of tips on mindfulness to get in touch with one’s artistry, and inner expression.


Nicholas Rose was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. He trained at the Colburn Dance Academy in Los Angeles, California and The HARID Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida . At age 19 Mr. Rose was recruited by the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and toured with them extensively around the world before being recruited by The National Ballet of Canada where he served as a company member from 2018-2020.

Mr. Rose has danced a number of works at the Dance Theatre of Harlem and the National Ballet of Canada by notable choreographers such as Christopher Wheeldon, George Balanchine, Nacho Duato, Ulysses Dove,  Glen Tetly, Ronald Hynd, and Francesca Harper (Ballet Frankfurt’s first Black female dancer). Rose has worked one on one with notable choreographers such as Hamburg Ballet’s artistic director, John Neumeier and former Ballet Frankfurt artistic director, William Forsythe. From age 19, Rose was mentored by the world renowned master teacher Wilhelm Burmann.  Rose credits much of his knowledge in dancing, teaching, and coaching from Burmann. Rose has taught for a number of schools in New York City, California, Cleveland, St. Louis, Kansas City,  Florida, and now here in Berlin, Germany.

Mr. Rose has choreographed individually on a wide range of world renowned dancers in companies such as New York City Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Boston Ballet, Vienna Staatsoper Ballett, and the National Ballet of Canada, to name a few. In the summer of 2019, Rose’s  choreography made its first premier overseas in Germany at the Ballet Dortmund International Ballet Gala, danced by  former Stuttgart Ballet principal dancer, Evan McKie, and former Bolshoi principal ballerina, Svetlana Lunkina, who are now both currently leading dancers at Canada’s National Ballet.

Photo Credit: National Ballet of Canada
Image Description: Nicholas is leaping in front of a peach coloured graphic that is on top of a white background. He is wearing a white and blue bodysuit and wearing soft ballet shoes.