ABTeach was founded in 2017 by American Ballet Theatre dancer Alexandra Basmagy. Alexandra wanted to give the opportunity to pre-professional dancers to work closely with current members of major companies. It is a direct route to passing on knowledge and advice to the next generation of professional ballet dancers.
The teachers partaking in ABTeach Experiences know what it means to be a professional dancer in today`s ballet world. They understand what the demands are, and the technique necessary to perform today`s choreography. We will also be working on incorportaing the artistry into ballet technique that will be needed to have a successful professional career.
Perhaps most unique to ABTeach, is our Corps de Ballet Workshop. Dancing professionally in the Corps De Ballet for 10 years, Alexandra noticed that new company members struggle with understanding the technique needed to dance in the Corps de Ballet. It is a special skill that is passed down through the generations. Here, we bridge the gap between student and professional by teaching the students the skills necessary to become strong corps de ballet members from the moment they join a professional company.
While ABTeach was created by Alexandra Basmagy, a current member of American Ballet Theatre, this program is not affiliated with the company or the JKO School.
We hope you will join us for our ABTeach Experiences! Above all, it will be a truely unique and fun experience!