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William DeGregory


JOINS THE FACULTY OF THE ACADEMY OF
BALLETNJ FOR THE 20180-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR



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."



Brianna Urban


JOINS THE FACULTY OF THE ACADEMY OF
BALLETNJ FOR THE 20180-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR



Brianna Urban is a graduate of BalletNj and currently a student at Camden County Community College. "Brianna was a wonderful student and an outstanding performer with BalletNj", says Gallagher. He goes on to state," As one of my best students, Brianna has a full understanding of how to articulate the technical elementsthat are a key to advanced ballet training. I know that our students will gain valuable insights into what it takes to achieve a high level of skill, in what is the most competitive field, in the arts!" 



Emily Kimble


JOINS THE FACULTY OF THE ACADEMY OF
BALLETNJ FOR THE 20180-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR



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!"



Eve Keller

JOINS THE FACULTY OF THE ACADEMY OF
BALLETNJ FOR THE 20180-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR



The Academy of BalletNj welcomes Eve Keller to the faculty for
the 2018-2019 academic year. Ms. Keller began her dance
training at The Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet under the
guidance of Margarita de Saa' and John White, former dancers
with the Nacional Ballet de Cuba.Ms. Keller supplemented her
ballet training with summer sessions at the Washington Ballet,
BalletMet, Kaatsbaan International Dance Festival and the Vail
International Dance Festival. She went on to dance
professionally for seven years with the Nashville Ballet and the
Connecticut Ballet, performing in numerous contemporary and
classical works. While performing with the Connecticut Ballet,
Ms. Keller began attending Columbia University and she
graduated with a B.A. in U.S. History. Eve then went on to
obtain a law degree from Temple University. Ms. Keller now
practices law in Cherry Hill, N.J. Ms. Keller will focus on
teaching the advanced students at the Academy of BalletNj
where her extensive professional experience, and high level of
intelligence, will help propel the students to the next level.


Faculty


David Gallagher, Director


 In addition to teaching , David Gallagher has served as Artistic Director/Resident Choreographer of Ballet NJ since 1987. A native of California, Mr. Gallagher had his initial training with Valerie Huston and Tamara Usher. He first came to the east coast in 1976 to study with the Pennsylvania Ballet and teachers Lupe Serrano, Benjamin Harkarvey, Robert Rodham and Barbara Weisberger. His dance training was further augmented by studies with David Howard, Stanley Holden and Finis Jhung in New York. After a professinal dance career performing with the Santa Barbara Ballet, with Valerie Huston Dance Theatre and the San Dieg Ballet, Mr. Gallagher served as Ballet Master for the Santa Barbara Ballet. Moving back to the east coast in 1982, he joined the teaching staff for New Jersey Ballet. In 1984 he accepted a full-time faculty position at the school of the Pennsylvania Ballet, serving through August 1990. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Gallagher served as the Outreach Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Ballet. In January 1991, he became the director of the Academy of Ballet. In 2012, David completed certification as an American Ballet Theatre Primary Level Teacher.


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