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

Faculty

Valerie Amiss

Valerie Amiss began her training at age eight under Sue Millington at the Regency Ballet. She continued her instruction with […]

Carol Bellis

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

Emily Cordies Maso

Emily started her training at her mother Rebeca Maso’s studio in Somerset, NJ at a young age. At age 12 […]

Amanda Donato

Amanda Donato began her career at American Repertory Ballet in 2018 as a Dance Power teaching artist. The following fall […]

Madison Elizabeth Egyud

Madison Elizabeth Egyud was raised in Newtown, Pennsylvania and began her formal ballet training at the Princeton Ballet School at the […]

Shaye Firer

Shaye Firer was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She received her early training at […]

Katrina Jans

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

Alexandra Jans

Ali has been training in ballet and other dance forms for over twenty years. She grew up a military kid, […]

Lindsay Jorgensen

Lindsay Jorgensen is a performing artist in the New York/New Jersey area. She currently dances with Buglisi Dance Theatre and […]

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 […]

Aldeir Monteiro

Aldeir Monteiro began his training at the Centro de Arte e Dança de Campo Grande in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, […]

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

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 […]

Maura Ryan

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

Matanya Solomon

Matanya Solomon was born in Alexandria VA and began his dance training in West Virginia at 14.  At 15 he […]

Rachel Stanislawczyk

Rachel Stanislawczyk is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she earned her Ed.M in Dance Education with a K-12 teaching […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kai Davis

Kai Davis trained at The Ruth Page School of Dance under the late and great Mr Larry Long in her […]

Anna Fredeen

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

Jessica Totaro

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

Ana Varona

Ana Varona has been a movement/dance instructor and bodyworker for over 30 years. Ana had the good fortune of studying […]

Accompanists

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