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Quotes From Faculty Teachers and Dancers
“AAB Summer School was a great experience.
Don't miss it!”

-Katherine Higgins, Dancer at the Paris Opera Ballet

“The AAB Summer School is a wonderful program!”

-Jay Jolley, Assistant Director of The Royal Ballet School

“AAB is tops! Many classes, the best teachers. I have been, and am joining again.”

-Ludmilla Machado, Vila Velha, Brazil

“I am proud to be a part of this international faculty. A beautiful Gala Performance concludes a memorable Summer School.”

-Kevin Durwael, Royal Ballet School Antwerp

“The program formulated by Mignon Furman is well focused. It trains the students to be better dancers.”

-Craig Salstein, Soloist with American Ballet Theater

“The distinguished teachers and repertoire combine for the dancers to make phenomenal progress. There is such a harmonious, and constructive environment.”

-Vladimir Stadnik, Professor of Dance, Ball State University, Indiana.


“To be taught by the high caliber of faculty teachers is to take the dancers beyond their expectations.”

-Iain Macdonald, Director, Johannesburg Ballet


“It is wonderful to see the progress of the dancers in technique, and presentation.”

-Gina Chiavelli, Principal, Pinewood School of Dance


“Truly a Summer School of Excellence. The teachers are the finest.”

-Louise Taitz, Principal, OYT Academy of Dance, Chicago

Where Are They Now? Some of Our Alumni

Katherine Higgins
Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow

Stella Abera
ABT Principal Dancer

Thomas Forster
ABT Corps de Ballet

Sabina Westcombe
Royal Ballet First Artist

Kevin Emerton
Royal Ballet

Joseph Caley
Birmingham Royal Ballet Principal

Rie Ichikawa
Boston Ballet Soloist

Mariana Goncalves
Dance Theater of Harlem

Fuzuki Ishizaki
Hong Kong Ballet

Martyn Garside
Zhukov Dance Company

Danny Scott
Suzanne Farrell Ballet

James Hay
Royal Ballet

Alex Dutko
American Repertory Ballet

Maya Storseth
Norwegian Ballet

Or Sagi

Aviad Herman
Gothenburg Ballet

Jordan Moser
Austin Ballet

Alpha Ng
Singapore Ballet Theatre



Lucas Jerklander
Slovenia Ballet

Tristan Dyer
Royal Ballet

Dario Elia
Zurich Ballet

Yoshihisa Arai
Tulsa Ballet Soloist

Ilana Jonas
California Ballet Company

Rachel Kivlighan
Orlando Ballet

Karina Hagemeyer
Smuin Ballet

Amanda Fairweather
Texas Ballet Theater Trainee

Ashley Whittle
Ballet de l’opera de Bordeax

Hannah Carter
Estonian Ballet

Bradley Beakes
Woodbury Dance Company

Ethan Schweitzer-Gaslin
Oregon Ballet Theatre

Andrea Yorita
Ballet X Philadelphia, PA

Analiese Umana
Baltimore Ballet

Michael Gross
River North Dance Chicago

Jeremy Zapanta
Austin Ballet

Ruan Galdino
Joburg Ballet

Jaoa Sampaio
Tulsa Ballet

Nina Fernandes
Tulsa Ballet

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