This month, Cynthia Harvey wraps up her tenure as artistic director of American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School after a six-and-a-half-year tenure. In addition to increasing enrollment and scholarships, and instituting mentorship programs for male students, Harvey was instrumental in expanding the school’s diversity, equity and inclusion programs and helping students continue with remote […]
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A host of leadership changes has rolled across the dance world over the past several months, including in the dance education sphere. From director shifts to new executive directors and beyond, here are the major educator moves you should know about from winter 2021–22.
The back is an essential focus of Cynthia Harvey’s ballet classes, especially as a part of port de bras. Here, she offers “plain,” en face port de bras, followed by the same position with épaulement, to show the difference the back (and head and neck) can add to any position. Aspirational imagery helps students find […]
De Vita received the Dance Teacher Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. Franco De Vita retires from his position as artistic director of the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School this month. Former ABT principal Cynthia Harvey will take his place in May. As leader of the JKO School since 2005, De Vita helped elevate […]