About Us

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.

Mission

Eglevsky Ballet’s mission is to enrich students and community through the disciplines of classical ballet.

Vision

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.

Values

Respect:
Honoring legacy; consideration of others’ opinions, ideas, and beliefs

Integrity:
The quality of being honest and fair

Dedication:
Consistent commitment to the pursuit of excellence

Discipline:
Training students to abide by a code of behavior with standards of professionalism

Patience:
The ability to embrace personal failure in order to progress; accepting the lengthy process

 

Maurice Brandon Curry, Director

Jennifer Melaniff    jennm@eglevsky.org
Executive  Assistant

Loretta Ames    info@eglevsky.org
Bookkeeper

All General Questions   receptiondesk@eglevsky.org

Faculty

Vanina Bouzi
Brenda Cruz
Donna Floridia
Michael Villella

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