Devon Carney and Yves de Bouteiller Join Faculty for Shreveport Ballet Summer Intensive, 7/22-26
Devon Carney, Associate Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Ballet, and Yves de Bouteiller, former principal dancer of the Milwaukee Ballet and Ballet du Nord, will be on the faculty for the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's Summer Intensive from July 22-26, 2013 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Carney was born in New Orleans where he began his extensive dance training under Harvey Hysell. He later joined the New Orleans Ballet, where he danced his first leading roles in Coppelia and The Nutcracker.
In 1978, Mr. Carney was invited to join Boston Ballet II, and in 1979 was offered a contract with the Boston Ballet. Mr. Carney travelled with the company on its 1980 tour to China, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy and France. While still a member of the corps de ballet, Mr. Carney was chosen by Choo San Goh to dance the title role of Romeo in his first full-length ballet, Romeo and Juliet. Mr. Carney was promoted soloist in 1984 and in 1986 was appointed a principal dancer.
Mr. Carney's repertoire included Basilio and Espada in Rudolf Nureyev's Don Quixote, Albrecht in Giselle, Oberon in Bruce Wells' A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Prince in Ben Stevenson's Cinderella, Jean de Brienne in Fernando Bujones' production of Raymonda Act III, the title role and Prince Gremin in John Cranko's Onegin, Gremio in Cranko's The Taming of the Shrew, and principal roles in Eliot Feld's Contra Pose, Elisa Monte's VII For VIII, Mark Morris' Mort Subite, Maurice Bejart's The Rite of Spring, Antony Tudor's Jardin aux Lilas, Frederick Ashton's Monotones No. 2, Susan Marshall's Overture, Bruce Marks' Pipe Dreams and Inscape, E. Virginia Williams' Sea Alliance, Stephen Baynes' Rococco Variations, and the Balanchine ballets, Square Dance, Who Cares?, Bourree Fantasque, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, La Sonnambula, Rubies, Theme and Variations, Mozartiana, Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2, Agon, and The Four Temperaments. Mr. Carney also created the role of Rudy in Bruce Wells' and Bruce Marks' world premiere of The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen.
In 1990 Mr. Carney danced the role of Siegfried in the Konstantin Sergeyev/Natalia Dudinskaya production of Swan Lake for the Boston Ballet, partnering Yulia Makhalina, principal ballerina of the Kirov Ballet. Mr. Carney has also partnered, Silja Schandorff, principal ballerina of the Royal Danish Ballet, in Romeo and Juliet.
In 1985, Mr. Carney appeared as a guest artist with the Washington Ballet on its tour to China, Singapore and Hong Kong dancing the principal roles in Choo San Goh's In The Glow Of The Night and Schubert Symphony. He has also appeared as a guest artist with Ballet du Nord in Sardinia, Italy where he partnered Marie Christine Mouis in Balanchine's Theme and Variations. During the 1986-87 season, Mr. Carney performed with the Cynthia Gregory Celebration Tour, a benefit tour for drug abuse with honorary chairperson First Lady Nancy Reagan. In 1989 Mr. Carney appeared as a guest artist in the Kyoto Ballet Academy's production of The Nutcracker. In February 1995 Mr. Carney appeared in the world premiere of Oleg Briansky's Country Moon as a guest artist with the Charleston Ballet in West Virginia. Mr. Carney has also appeared as a guest artist with regional ballet companies in the United States.
Mr. Carney has also been a guest teacher for the Boston Ballet School's Summer Dance Program and Childrens' Summer Workshop, the Portland School of Ballet in Portland, Maine, Ballet Arizona Summer Program, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, the Cincinnati Ballet, Boston Ballet, the Hartford Ballet, and Guangzhou Ballet of China. During the summer of 1994, Mr. Carney was appointed assistant director of the Boston Ballet School's Summer Dance Program. In 1995 Mr. Carney was appointed the director of the Center for Dance Education's Summer Dance Program.
In 1988 Mr. Carney choreographed Cascades for Boston Ballet II and in 1993 he created Opus II for the Boston Ballet Dancers' Resource Fund Benefit performances. In 1994 he created Day Star for Boston Ballet II. Mr. Carney has also created Symphony No. 1, Awakenings, and Wonderful Land for the Boston Ballet Summer Dance Program.