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Colleen France is a certified Pilates instructor through the Power Pilates Institute. She received her beginner and intermediate mat certifications in 2012 and advanced level mat in 2020. She has taught Pilates at the Pilates Studio at Pottruck at the University of Pennsylvania since 2012, as well as boot camp, barre and yoga classes. She currently teaches all-levels virtual classes 5 days a week. In addition to Pilates, Colleen is an avid runner, having run 5 marathons, 14 half-marathons and other road races. She has also coached youth soccer and basketball for the past few years. Colleen is a Senior Associate Director and Career Advisor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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The Academy of BalletNJ is Now Accepting Registrations for the August Intensive 2021​​

AUGUST 23-27, 2021

The Academy of BalletNj will hold the August Intensive 2021 from August 23
through August 27. This one week program is for dancers ages 7 through 18
currently training in ballet. All lessons will be held at the Academy of BalletNj, 401
Bloomfield Drive, Suite #4, West Berlin, N.J. 08091. The August Intensive will
serve as the on-site audition for BalletNj's production of "The Nutcracker". Please
call, or text Artistic Director David Gallagher at: 856-507-3783 for more information
about this exciting training opportunity for your ballet student. You may also email
Mr.Gallagher at: dgallagher 1125@comcast. net.

The Academy of BalletNj is now accepting students between the ages of 4-18 for
the Summer Intensive 2021. The dates are: June 28 through July 30, 2021.
Please contact David Gallagher, Director of The Academy of BalletNj, via email at: or by text at: 856-507-3783. Upon receipt of your
email/text, Mr. Gallagher will send you an attachment, via email, that will inform
you of the procedures for registration and class placement into the program.
Depending on the level, your child's daily schedule may include: ballet technique,
pointe, alternative training, repertoire, pas de deux, pilates, and variations. This is
the most comprehensive on-site training in the Delaware Valley. Space will be
limited, so please contact Mr. Gallagher at your earliest convenience to secure a
place in the program.
Training in ballet is fun when the lessons are taught by caring and nurturing
teachers in a non-competitive environment. Thank you and we look forward to
helping your child achieve his/her dance goals. Please see the faculty for the
Summer Intensive 2021 below!


The Academy of BalletNj faculty members for the Summer Intensive 2021 will be:
William DeGregory, Colleen France, Emily Kimble, Monica Matteo, Jackie
Callahan, Tamara Hadley, David Gallagher and an International array of Guest

BalletNJ Announces auditions for the 38th Annual Production ofThe Nutcracker​​


401 Bloomfield Drive #4, W. Berlin NJ



William DeGregory is a former Principal Dancer with the Pennsylania Ballet and
former Director of The School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. In addition, Mr.
DeGregory was a long time Ballet Master for the Pennsylvania Ballet and the
first Director of Pennsylvania Ballet II. "Mr. DeGregory brings a wealth of
knowledge and experience to our faculty", says David Gallagher, Director of
ABNJ. Gallagher goes on to say," I doubt there is any professional ballet teacher
in the Delaware Valley with Bill's depth of knowledge in all aspects of professional
ballet.In addition, I have known Bill since 1976 and he is one of the finest people
I have ever met!" Gallagher concludes," We could not be more excited about
having Mr. DeGregory on our permanent faculty and I know our students will
improve tremendously through his insights into ballet technique, and the positive
reinforcement he brings to each lesson."
Emily Kimble is a former dancer with BalletNj and holds a Masters Degree in
dance from Temple University. Mrs. Kimble is a life-long resident of South Jersey
and currently teaches at Core Academy of Movement in addition to the Academy
of BalletNj. David Gallagher, Director of The Academy of BalletNj. states," I have
known Emily since she was a child. She danced in all of our productions for years
and it is so gratifying to see what a wonderful professional she has become!"
Emily will be teaching ballet and Broadway Dance during the current academic
year and her high energy lessons and nurturing teaching style will give the
students the kind of mentoring that is a crucial component in their training.
Gallagher goes on to say," The results of her teaching during our 2017-2018
academic year have been 100% positive. Emily will bring to our faculty a
perspective that is necessary for our students to take the next step and we are so
happy that she is back working with us at BalletNj!"
Monica Matteo has been training in ballet, jazz, hip-hop and tap for the past 16
years. In addition to teaching at the Academy of BalletNj , Monica has taught at
SamCams Dance Studio as well as numerous zoom lessons for young children.
She loves sharing her passion for dance with her students and loves watching
them have fun while learning the most beautiful of art forms!
Colleen France is a certified Pilates Instructor through the Power Pilates Institute.
She received her beginner and intermediate mat certifications in 2012 and her
advanced level mat in 2020. She has taught Pilates at the University of
Pennsylvania since 2012. She has been training students at ABNJ for the past
Completing the faculty will be Master Teacher, choreographer, ABT certified
instructor, and Artistic Director of BalletNj, Mr. David Gallagher. With almost 50
years in education, Mr. Gallagher is one of the most qualified ballet instructors in
the United States.​



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Auditions for BalletNj's 38th. annual production of " THE NUTCRACKER" will take
place at the Academy of BalletNj. , 401 Bloomfield Drive, Suite # 4, West Berlin,
N.J. 08091 during the week of August 23 - August 27 during The Academy of
BalletNJ's August Intensive 2021.The audition is open to dancers ages 4 to 18
and will consist of a ballet class taught by Artistic Director David Gallagher. Please
call 856-507-3783, or go to: to contact Mr. Gallagher to arrange
your child's audition time during the August Intensive. The cost of the audition is:
$25.00. Your child will be informed of his/her casting within 10 days of her/his
audition. The performances of " The Nutcracker" are on: November 27 and 28
and December 4 and 5. Please call: 856-507-3783 now to register your child for
participation in the finest production of " The Nutcracker" you may see anywhere.