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 […]
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We’re still buzzing with energy from our Dance Teacher Summit this weekend. From the special session for studio owners on Thursday to the Closing Summit panel on Sunday, incredible material was shared. Thank you dance teachers—you inspire us every month! Here are my favorite Dance Teacher Summit 2014 moments: • The absolute silence of a […]
Your browser does not support the video tag. Franco De Vita is the director of American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School and the 2014 recipient of the Dance Teacher Lifetime Achievement Award. Here, he breaks down pas de chat, emphasizing retiré to help students maintain their turnout.
Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Michaela DePrince is all too familiar with the paradox of making an artform as difficult as ballet look effortless. It wasn’t until she received a scholarship to American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School and began studying under Franco De Vita that DePrince finally began to grasp exactly what “less is […]