Who We Are
Founded by legendary New York City Ballet principal dancer Andre Eglevsky, one of the greatest dancers of his generation, Eglevsky Ballet has been bringing balletic artistry of the highest caliber to Long Island for over 50 years. Eglevsky Ballet has long been recognized as a prominent, professional company.
Eglevsky Ballet boasts a full-time professional training program in its state-of-the-art facility, an annual production of The Nutcracker, spring production, two summer intensives, master classes, performing opportunities, community outreach, and education.
Eglevsky Ballet provides professional caliber training for students of all ages and abilities. Classes are offered in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, character, yoga and Pilates, as well as pre-ballet for ages 2-5 and adult ballet.
Eglevsky Ballet’s mission is to enrich students and community through the disciplines of classical ballet.
Eglevsky Ballet’s vision is to preserve the rich 50-year history of our founding director by establishing a world-class company to enrich the cultural life of our region. Eglevsky Ballet desires to create an environment where students can thrive allowing for their further development beyond the classroom.
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Maurice Brandon Curry, Director
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International Advisory Board
Anita Ashley, Director of Columbia Ballet
Jennifer Haltzman Tracy, Director of Repertory Dance Theatre
Michael Wardlaw, Director of Pensacola Youth Ballet
Rasta Thomas, International Guest Artist and Director of Bad Boys of Dance
Matt Golding, Principal Dancer, The Royal Ballet
Anna Tsygankova, Principal Dancer, Het Nationale Ballet
Cady Huffman, Tony Award Winning Actress
Stacey Tookey, Emmy nominated Choreographer and Director of Still Motion Dance Company
Mercedes Ellington, Broadway Director and Choreographer
Sylvia Waters, Artistic Director Emeritus of Ailey II
Christian Tworzyanski, Dancer, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo
Tina Smith, Artistic Director, Cirque du Soleil
Dennis Nahat, Founding Director of Ballet San Jose
Elizabeth Walker, Former member of NYCB and noted teacher
Damien Johnson, Soloist, Ballet Black
Akura Noni Parker, Soloist, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre