Guest Artists

Metropolitan Ballet’s dancers are exposed to technique and teaching by some of the dance world’s most illustrious artists through Master Classes, Workshops and MBA’s Summer Intensive.

2015-2016 Guest Artists

Laura Alonso, Ballet Nacional de Cuba
Karen Cleighton, University of the Arts
Patrick Coker, Jessica Lang Dance
Angel Corella, Artistic Director, Pennsylvania Ballet
Sandra Davis, SHARP Dance Company
Etienne Diaz, Pennsylvania Ballet
Samantha Dunster, Assistant Director, Pennsylvania Ballet
Cynthia Drayer, Principal, San Francisco Ballet,
Fiona Fuerstner, Principal, San Francisco Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Pennsylvania Ballet
Olga Kostritzky, School of American Ballet
Taras Lewyckyj, Artistic Director, Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
Andre Reyes, Principal, San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet
John Selya, Principal, Twyla Tharp, American Ballet Theater
Abi Stafford, Principal, New York City Ballet
Eddy Tovar, Orlando Ballet

1996-2014 Guest Artists

Ballet

Laura Alonso, Ballet Nacional de Cuba
Dana Arey, Pennsylvania Ballet
Dede Barfield, Principal, Pennsylvania Ballet,
Martha Chamberlain, Principal, Pennsylvania Ballet,
Donna Cherry, Pennsylvania Ballet
Philip Colucci, Soloist PA Ballet, Juilliard
Christine Cox, Director BalletX
William DeGregory, Former Artistic Director, PA Ballet II, Principal PA Ballet
Franco De Vita, Art. Dir., American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
Julie Diana, Principal, Pennsylvania Ballet, San Francisco Ballet
Leslie Hench, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Zachary Hench, Principal, Pennsylvania Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet
Alexander Iziliaev, Principal, PA Ballet
Jeffrey Gribler, Principal, Pennsylvania Ballet
Pasha Kambalov, Artistic Director, First State Ballet Theatre
Maria Eugenia Lorenzo, Ballet Nacional de Cuba
Riolama Lorenzo, Principal, Pennsylvania Ballet, New York City Ballet
Natalia Nikulina-Bar, Master Teacher
Cherie Noble, Choreographer, Ballet Master, Teacher
Arantxa Ochoa, Principal, Pennsylvania Ballet
Andrew Pap, MBA faculty emeritus, University of The Arts, Ballet Director
Andre Reyes, Principal, San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet
Pedro Ruiz, Principal, New York’s Ballet Hispanico
John Selya, Twyla Tharp / American Ballet Theater
Lisa Sundstrom, Principal, Pennsylvania Ballet
Frances Veyette, Principal, Pennsylvania Ballet, Artistic Director, PA Ballet II

Modern

Sylvia Byrd-Leitner
Madeline Cantor, Associate Director of Dance, Bryn Mawr College
Tommie-Waheed Evans, Philadanco, University of the Arts
Carlos dos Santos, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Complexions
Joy Friedlander
Adam Hougland, Choreographer, Master Teacher
Jessica Lang, Jessica Lang Dance, Modern faculty ABT Studio Co., Juilliard, Twyla Tharp’s THARP!
Tara Madsen, Tania Isaac Dance
Slim Mello
Amanda Miller, Miro Dance Theater
Jonathan Phelps , Master Teacher
Janet Pilla, Jeanne Ruddy Dance
Jeanne Ruddy, Martha Graham Company
Kanji Segawa, Alvin Ailey, Mark Morris Dance Group, Battleworks Dance Co.
Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Lar Lubavitch, Parsons Dance, NYC
Maleek Washington
Britta Wynne
Steven Wynne

Character

Taras Lewyckyj, Art. Dir., Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
Andrew Pap, MBA faculty emeritus, University of The Arts, Ballet Director

Jazz

Karen Cleighton, University of the Arts
Tim Craskey
Melissa Kershner, Koresh Dance Company
Tracy Ann Librizzi, Koresh Dance Company
Kim McKee
Molly Misgalla, University of the Arts
Eve Persicketti, Artistic Director, Cedar Brook Dance Academy
Henry Roy
Wayne St. David. Assistant Professor, University of the Arts, Jazz/Theater Dance

Updated May 2016