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Faculty of Summer School 2019
Gilbert Mayer
(Classical Ballet) Was an “etoile” (star) at the Paris Opera Ballet for many years. He coached Nureyev, Baryshnikov, and other famous dancers. Received many citations and awards including the “Palmes Academiques” and “L’ordre National de Arts et des Lettres”. Now a guest teacher for ballet companies world-wide. Coaches the Paris Opera Ballet.


Gil Isoart
(Classical Ballet) Was a Principal Dancer with the Paris Opera Ballet. Winner of numerous prizes, and awards. Now teaches, and is rehearsal coach at the Paris Opera Ballet and at the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow.


Kevin Durwael
(Classical Ballet) A graduate of the Royal Ballet School Antwerp, and of the Artesis University of Antwerp. Danced with Nederlands Dans Theater. Soloist with the Royal Ballet of Flanders. Now Assistant Director of the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp.


Debbie Roshe
(Jazz) Danced in several Broadway
shows. Now teaches in New York.



McCree O’Kelley
(Classical Ballet) Studied at the School of American Ballet and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Danced with the Atlanta Ballet and Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Toured internationally in the Broadway production of Cats. Now Assistant Professor of Dance at Kennesaw State University.


Steve Rooks
(Modern Dance) Was a Principal Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Now an international guest teacher and Professor of Dance at Vassar College.


Daniel Ulbright
A graduate of the School of American Ballet. Now a Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet.



Analiese Umana
(Classical Ballet & Performance Awards) BFA graduate of Purchase College SUNY. Rehearsal assistant to Mignon Furman. Now teaches in New York. A judge for Performance Awards.


Sterling Baca
Joined ABT in 2011. Now a Principal dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet.




Ricardo Santiago
(Spanish Dance) A graduate of Purchase College SUNY. Has danced in the USA, and several other countries. Now teaches, and dances in New York.


  Paloma Herrera
(Classical Ballet) Was a Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theater. Now an international guest artist, and teacher.



Vladimir Stadnik
(Classical Ballet) Graduate of the Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg; the University of Culture; and of the Conservatory Rimsky-Korsakov. Danced as a soloist in Russia, W. Europe, and the USA.


Boris Storojkov
(Classical Ballet) Teacher at the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Art American Dance Escola de Danca, and Danca in Lisbon.


Kathrin Baum-Höfer
(Classical Ballet) Was a soloist with the Erich-Weinart Ensemble in Berlin. A graduate of the Academy of Performing Arts, Mannheim. Now teaches at the State Ballet School of Berlin.


Iain Macdonald
(Classical Ballet) Winner of the Adeline Genee Silver Trophy. Was Principal Dancer with PACT Ballet. Guested in Denmark, and Taiwan. Now Artistic Director of Joburg Ballet.


Miriam Mahdaviani
(Classical Ballet) Danced with the NY City Ballet, and in Russia, and Italy. Choreographed more than 20 ballets. Now Professor of Dance at Vassar College.


Dean Vollick
(Classical Ballet) Has danced with several companies in the USA and Canada. A graduate of the Teacher Training Program of the National Ballet School (Toronto). Now teaches at the Boston Conservatory.


Gina Chiavelli
(Classical Ballet & Performance Awards) Was Professor of Dance at Fordham University. Now Director of Pinewood School of Dance, and a judge for Performance Awards.


Tova Tsoubery
A graduate of the Jerusalem Academy. Also trained at the Bat Dor, with a teacher who was trained by Mignon Furman. Is a Performance Awards judge.


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