Wonderful Woman Wednesday at Henry Earl = A WOMEN ONLY EVENING
Henry Earl Estates Wine Bar is a women-led business as both Wendy Shaw (owner) and Horte Coleman (Tasting Room Manager) operate it and make all decisions to make the magic happen. Wendy and Horte support, respect and believe in each other and know that wonderful things happen when women have the support of other women so we decided to create a safe space where women can chat, connect, and inspire each other.
On the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6-8pm we host a female-only evening with a featured female speaker. And on April 19th, we are beyond honored to have Phillis Rothwell as our speaker.
“Phyllis Rothwell began her training at Chapel Hill Ballet School in North Carolina and continued at the Academy of the Maryland Youth Ballet. As one of 20 dancers picked from across the country, she spent three summers at the Chautauqua Institute studying with some of the most noted New York City Ballet principal dancers. At 17, Phyllis was accepted on a full scholarship to the Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet and performed with Pennsylvania Ballet in company roles.
She has danced for Orlando Ballet and as a principal dancer with Charleston Ballet Theatre, Eugene Ballet, Company C Contemporary Ballet, Witchita Ballet, Sun Valley Ballet, and Ballet Idaho. Her most noted classical roles include Giselle, Cinderella, Carmen, Juliet, Kitri, Odette, Aurora, Esmerelda, Titania, Alice, and Sugar Plum. Her contemporary works include a collaboration with Eugene Ballet and “Pink Martini”, “That’s Life” in Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, David Parson’s “The Envelope”, principal roles in Balanchine’s Serenade, Tarantella, Who Cares?, Allegro Brilliante, and The Mother in Kiesha Lalama’s “The Bench” with Titus Bergess and Tobin Del Cuore.
While dancing for Ballet Idaho, Phyllis became Assistant Ballet Mistress and Apprentice Director for Ballet Idaho’s professional company. She has also been Ballet Mistress of Company C Contemporary Ballet in San Fransisco, and Co-Artistic Director/Founder of Boise Dance Co-op. She has worked side by side setting and rehearsing ballets with some of the most noted repertoire including Ballet Mistress with Paul Boos of the Balanchine Trust, John Selya of Twyla Tharp’s “Moving Out”, Danny Pelzig from Boston Ballet, Charles Anderson from NYCB, and Jeffrey Scott Bailey from Broadway and film. A sought-after guest artist, she performed all over the country including dancing Odette with Oklahoma City Ballet for their “Stars of America” Gala.
Her love for teaching has made her a favorite for masterclasses and private coaching throughout the Northwest. She taught multiple levels at the Ballet Idaho Academy. She helped stage the children’s division for Ballet Idaho’s Nutcracker and reprised many classical ballets for student performances. Phyllis has had the privilege of watching her students become professional dancers with several companies and helped with achieving scholarships to colleges in dance and other majors. She has taught in summer intensives throughout the nation including Pennsylvania, Alaska, Idaho, Utah, and Washington. She has also been a company guest teacher for Paul Taylor and at the University of Georgia.”
Please do us a favor:
1. let your girlfriends know
2. make plans to attend
3. RSVP at [email protected] so we have an idea of how many wonderful women will join us
4. share this event on your social media accounts
Please no little ones during this event.