Dancer & Teacher

Awards & accolades

As a dancer:

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1986 USA IBC Jackson - 3rd Place Junior Division
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1992 Varna IBC 3rd Place and Best Couple Award
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1993 Prix Volinine - Paris, France

As a teacher, director and coach:

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2010 The Curtis Institute of Music Rock School First Collaboration Award.
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2016 ADC|IBC Outstanding Teacher Award
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2017, 18,19 Youth America Grand Prix Outstanding School Award
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2017, 18 ADC|IBC Outstanding School Award
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2019 Youth America Grand Prix NYC Finals Outstanding Teacher Award

“The ballet world is very, very small, and you have an incredibly stellar reputation for believing in your talented students and bringing out the best in them, more than they or their parents ever knew was possible.”

Jill Comport, former professional ballerina

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