Princeton Ballet School

Faculty & Accompanists

Many of Princeton Ballet School’s faculty have attained graduate degrees in dance education and have won major teaching awards. All are committed to our philosophy of dance education and to helping students achieve their best. Members of our outstanding faculty have performed professionally with companies including:

  • American Ballet Theatre
  • Russian National Ballet
  • New York City Ballet
  • Pennsylvania Ballet
  • American Repertory Ballet
  • Cuban National Ballet
  • English National Ballet
  • Miami City Ballet

School Director

Aydmara Cabrera

School Director

Aydmara Cabrera began her ballet studies at the age of nine at the National Ballet School in Havana and became […]


Carol Bellis

Carol Bellis received her training on scholarship at the School of American Ballet, official school of the New York City […]

Lindsay Cahill

Lindsay Cahill began her career at American Repertory Ballet in 2009 as a Dance Power Teaching Artist. Now in her […]

Emily Cordies-Maso

Emily Cordies-Maso started her training at her mother Rebeca Maso’s studio in Somerset, NJ at a young age. At age […]

Anna Fredeen

Anna Fredeen (B.A. Dance Science, Rider University) has danced with multiple dance studios in Connecticut and New Jersey where she […]

Katrina Jans

Katrina has been training in classical ballet since she began at two years old. She studied tap dance for over […]

Jericho Lopez

Jericho Lopez was born in Queens, New York. He is 24 years old and graduated from Berkeley College with a […]

Andrea Marini

Andrea Marini started his professional training at the Rome Opera House Dance School in 2014, where he graduated in July […]

Rebeca Maso

Rebeca Maso is a former ballet dancer from Cuba. She received her training at the Professional Ballet School in Cuba. […]

Anna McDowell

Born in Juneau Alaska, Anna McDowell received her ballet training at Juneau Dance Theatre under the direction of Julie Diana […]

Amy Megules

Amy Megules began dancing with the Vineland Regional Dance Company and received her BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase, where […]

Olivia Miranda

Olivia graduated from The Ailey School and Fordham University with a B.F.A. in Dance and English (2018). She currently dances […]

Kathleen Moore

Kathleen Moore trained with Dame Sonia Arova and Thor Sutowski at the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) and attended […]

Luis Napoles

Luis Napoles began his dancing training as a child at the National School of the Arts in Havana, Cuba. Upon […]

Ana Novoa

Ana Novoa’s repertoire includes all the classics in the company such as Giselle in Giselle, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Swanilda […]

Shari Nyce

Shari Nyce starting her training as a dancer. She was a Principle ballet dancer with several east coast companies. She […]

Yuliya Rakova

Yuliya Rakova was born in Russia and began her ballet training at the age of ten at the Perm State […]

Erikka Reenstierna-Cates

A California native, Erikka Reenstierna-Cates received her training under Leslie Ann Larson and Rene Daveluy. Before joining American Repertory Ballet in 2016, she […]

Maura Ryan

Maura Ryan’s primary training was under the instruction of Susan Jaffe and Risa Kaplowitz. She attended SUNY Purchase College’s Conservatory […]

Ryoko Tanaka

Ryoko Tanaka was born and raised in Wakayama Japan, where she began her training. In 2013, she was selected to […]

Susan Tenney

Susan Tenney (Modern Dance, Ballet) is an award-winning Director and Choreographer. Her eclectic career has had her working professionally in […]

Cheryl Whitney

Cheryl Whitney (Ballet, PBW Ballet Master and Coordinator) received an M.S. in Ballet from Indiana University and a B.A. in […]

Nanako Yamamoto

Nanako Yamamoto was born and raised in Japan where she began her training at the Geijutsuza Ballet Studio “Jardin des […]

SI Guest Faculty

Michael Crawford

Michael Crawford is from Takoma Park, Maryland. He began dancing with prestigious schools, including the Maryland Youth Ballet and Kirov […]

Noelani Pantastico

Summer Intensive Guest Faculty

Ms. Pantastico joined the Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 1997 and became a corps de ballet member a […]

Jessica Totaro

Jessica Totaro is a Contemporary and Choreography Skills teaching artist from Asbury Park, NJ.  She received her BFA in dance […]

Outreach Staff

  • Lindsay Cahill, Dance Power Teaching Artist
  • Shannon Dolan, Dance Power Teaching Artist
  • Sarah Fratesi, Dance Power Teaching Artist
  • Katrina Jans, Discovery Years Child Learning Center Teaching Artist
  • Alexandra Jans, Middletown Arts Center Teaching Artist
  • Olivia Musanti, Dance Power Teaching Artist
  • Stephanie Palm, Dance Power Teaching Artist


  • Megan Register
  • Jaeyeon Chung
  • Pavel Zarukin
  • David Tenney
  • Jonathan Benjamin
  • Raul Cordies
  • Mila Fursik
  • Marina Salganik