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The Academy of BalletNJ announces

Faculty Members

for the 2019-2020 season


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The Academy of BalletNj faculty members for the 2018-2019 season will be: William DeGregory, Eve Keller, Emily Kimble, Brianna Urban and David Gallagher. 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!"

Eve Keller is a former dancer with Louisville Ballet. Trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet under the direction of John White and Marguirite de Saa,  Ms. Keller is also  Graduate of Temple Law School and is currently working at an Attorney in South Jersey in addition to teaching at ABNJ.

Brianna Urban is a graduate of BalletNj and currently a student at Rowan 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!"

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.    

The Academy of BalletNj is still accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. You may call: 856-768-9503 or, contact us through the website @www.balletnj.org to ask for a brochure or, for more information on classes for your child. Training in ballet is fun when taught by caring and nurturing teachers in a non-competitive environment. So do not miss this opportunity to have your child train with South Jersey's most experienced faculty.