Back to School at ABT

Just as dancers need to continue to train as long as they’re dancing, teachers need to take time to learn new, fresh ways of approaching both students and material. Last year I did just that by participating in American Ballet Theatre’s Teacher Training Intensive.

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Modelski’s Magic

When Madame Peff Modelski teaches ballet class, everyone in the studio experiences a dynamic fusion of knowledge, professionalism, and love of the art form.

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New York International Ballet Competition

When the curtain rose for the awards ceremony and gala performance of the ninth New York International Ballet Competition, held June 24 at the Rose Theater, the audience was treated to a glittering constellation of established ballet stars and young dancers on the brink of fame.

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Common Ground: for teachers and students | Getting to Know Ethan Stiefel

American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Ethan Stiefel trained in Madison, WI, and at the Milwaukee School of Ballet, Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and the School of American Ballet in New York City. He danced with New York City Ballet and Zurich Ballet prior to joining ABT in 1997.

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Stiefel and Students

Only a few dancers can claim to be household names these days. But Ethan Stiefel, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, is recognized by name in most dance studios across the country.

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