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Teachers' Seminar 2017 Schedule and Faculty
Vladimir Stadnik
Graduate of the Vaganova Academy in Russia. Danced as a soloist in Russia, W. Europe, and the USA. A graduate of the University of Culture, St. Petersburg, and of the State Conservatory Rimsky Korsakov. Now Assistant Professor of Dance at Ball State University, Indiana.


Kevin Durwael
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.


Diana Cuni Mancini
Graduated from the school of the Royal Danish Ballet, to become a Principal Dancer. Now a teacher of the company, and other companies world-wide.


Craig Salstein
Soloist with American Ballet Theater, and Artistic Director of the Intermezzo Dance Company.



McCree O’Kelley
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.


Alison Bramwell
Trained by Mignon Furman. Danced Adagio in many countries. Now a Performance Awards judge, and ballet mistress to a Juillard-affiliated school.


  Gil Isoart
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.


Gina Chiavelli
Was Adjunct Professor of Dance at Fordham University, and SUNY New Paltz. 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.


Ricardo Santiago
A graduate of Purchase College. Has danced in the USA, and other countries. Now teaches, and dances in New York.

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



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


Note: Subject to change when necessary. Additional faculty may be announced.


1. Daily Instruction in Mignon Furman’s Wonderful Performance Awards

* Levels 1 - 6 (ages 5-12)   July 17 - 22
* Levels 7 - 12 (ages 13-18)   July 24 - 29

(You may choose the days of attendance.)

2. Daily Instruction By One Of Our Superb Faculty Teachers
In the teaching of of the following (a different topic each day).

* Pointe   * Correction of Faults   * The Perfect Pirouette   * Pas de Deux
* Petit Allegro   * Batterie

3. Daily Instruction in Mignon Furman’s “Steps” Programs

4. Observe, Or Participate In A Class Given by a Faculty Teacher.
(You may choose the teacher.)

5. Five Dances to Teach in Your School
* Authentic Spanish Dance for the Nutcracker
* Authentic Russian Dance for the Nutcracker
* Jazz Dance
* Group Dance
* Variation from a Classical Ballet

6. Q & A: Your Questions Answered by a Faculty Teacher.

7. Achieve a Teaching Qualification:
Certificates Will Be Awarded at the End of Each Week.

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