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Teachers' Seminar 2017 Schedule and Faculty
Romulo Ramos
Was a soloist at the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro. Now Director of Balletarrj School of Dance in Rio de Janeiro. Has trained several dancers who won awards in international competitions.


Karin Averty
Winner of the Grand Prix at Varna. Was a Principal Dancer with the Paris Opera Ballet. Awarded the National Merit Order by the French Prime Minister.


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.


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.


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



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.


  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.


Louise Taitz
Trained at the Royal Ballet School, London. Now, Director of her own school in Chicago, and a judge for the Performance Awards.



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.


Dean Vollick
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.

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

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