In-Depth Classical Training for the Highly Motivated
Welcome. I am a private ballet teacher and coach, and have taught in New York
since 1977. I have trained in the Cecchetti, Vaganova, Balanchine, Russian, French, and English schools, as well as
the American Ballet Theatre national teacher's training course, through level 5.
I concentrate on the basic concepts
that apply to all these training systems -- core strength and placement, balance, extension, musicality, strength and
shape of the legs and feet, the clean port de bras, and classical lines. This training is specific to each individual student.
My students include children (from
age 9), teenagers, and adults at the beginner through intermediate levels; and advanced students who need to strengthen their
Why Private Lessons?
I give my students what group classes
can’t: 60 or more minutes of my undivided attention in every lesson. This approach has huge effects in classes,
auditions, rehearsals, and performances.
Come to me if you want to
• Improve faster in all areas -- pirouettes, jumps, balances, extensions, musicality, foot strength, turnout,
or classical form
• Move up from the basics -- to the next level, to pointe work, or to more advanced training.
Others Who Can Benefit
• Teachers looking for new approaches
Ballroom dancers seeking a competitive edge
Jazz and musical theater dancers working on their audition skills