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Skip Navigation Links. Roberta Senn:

Dancer, Teacher, Artistic Director. Trained in the Cecchetti Method in Chicago under Bentley Stone and the English method under Richard Ellis. Roberta began her ballet career at age 14 in New York City Ballet’s Nutcracker. After being chosen by Jerome Robbins for the original production of Fiddler on the Roof, she toured the USA, Europe, and the Middle East, dancing solo roles from all the classics in major ballet companies. She returned to the US to open The Great Neck School of Dance in 1981 and in 1991 founded the American Ballet Russe (ABR). (BA-University of Chicago; MA-Columbia University ). Roberta is proud of her school’s 30th anniversary, 30 years of spreading the art of dance throughout Long Island.

Osamu Uehara:
Choreographer, Teacher, Costumer, Set Designer. Osamu has trained in the Cecchetti, Balanchine, Vagonova, RAD, Graham and Hawkins Method and is an expert in the Bournonville Style, having studied with the Royal Danish Ballet for 9 years. He has staged excerpts from Don Quixote, Konservatoriet, Sleeping Beauty, a full length Giselle, Le Corsaire, Raymonda and in 2003, Little Mermaid and La Fille Mal Gardee. He is unique in his ability to choreograph adaptations of full length classical ballets using children. He has danced with eleven ballet and modern dance companies, including seven years of tours with the NY Theatre Ballet. He is presently the associate director of the American Ballet Russe (BA, Cornell; MFA in Dance, NYU).

Marcia Kresge: Marcia Kresge began her training in Binghamton, NY with Robert Christopher’s classical ballet and Percival Borde in Afro-Caribbean style. She currently choreographs and teaches ballet and modern jazz to young dancers at the Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts and in the NYC public schools. For the last ten years she performed as a soloist with the Freeman Repertory Dance Company and guest artist with several modern dance companies and completed a Masters Degree in Dance from New York University.

Simon Kazantsev: Simon was trained from childhood at the world famous Bolshol Ballet School in Moscow. In 2003 he received his BA in Dance and Pedagogy from the Boshoi Academy. He joined the Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet from 1999-2003 where he danced solo roles in all the famous classics and toured with the company to Italy, London and the U.S. In 2004 he danced for two years with the Boston Ballet. He is currently a member of AGMA and his teaching experience includes four years as assistant to the celebrated professor Bondarenko at the Bolshol Academy.

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