Bieje Chapman Performing Artist

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Richard Marsden

Ballet Master Teacher


March 5, 2016

Dear Sir or Madam:


       Please accept this letter as an affirmation of my recommendation for Bieje Chapman to join your organization. This endorsement serves not just for her impressive teaching aptitude but also her vast dancing facility.

My name is Richard Marsden; I am a former New York City Ballet dancer and have been at Ballet Arts Center for Dance in New York for over 7 years. During this past year, I have had the pleasure of teaching and coaching Bieje in my weekly classes and performance workshops. From day one, she has stood out with her impressive ability to pick up steps and combinations quickly and then demonstrate for others. She has a wonderful, natural ease in her dancing and this resonates in the manner in which she instructs fellow students. Her outgoing and positive demeanor, along with her encouraging nature, enables the class (of which there are participants of all ages and levels) to feel confident in their bodies and skills creating an atmosphere conducive to fostering talent.


       Bieje is truly a natural in the field of dance. I have seen hundreds of students during my time as a teacher and very few have the proportion for performing and teaching like she does.  It has been my honor to work with her, and I trust she will leave the same indelible mark as your employee.


Very truly yours,

Richard Marsden