BFA Class of 2021
Zach Manske grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota training in various styles and competing competitively at Woodbury Dance Center. From 2012 to 2013, he played the role of “Billy Elliot” in the second national tour of Billy Elliot the Musical. Zach attended Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists where he trained in ballet, modern, jazz, composition, and other forms. Zach guested with Minnesota Dance Theater in many performances including Love Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy and Carmina Burana from 2014 to 2017. He is currently majoring in Dance at University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and minoring in Marketing. Zach finds passion in redefining ballet within his choreography and his latest work “Cyclical Rave” which was performed at Minnesota Dance Theater’s Fall Performance in 2019. Zach aspires to be in a professional ballet company while using his marketing knowledge to develop strategies for dance companies around the world.
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