Raymond Lukens has been a faculty member of the American Ballet
Theatre (ABT) Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (JKO) School since 2005.
He was director of Boston Ballet II and Ballet Master for Boston
Ballet. In New York City, he has also taught for American Ballet
Theatre, the ABT Studio Company, The Alvin Ailey American Dance
Theater, The Ailey School, The Juilliard School, Peridance International,
Marymount Manhattan College and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Mr. Lukens
has taught in North and Latin America, Australia, Europe, Japan
and South Africa. He was Ballet Master for Hartford Ballet, Cincinnati
Ballet, and Alberta Ballet. As a dancer Mr. Lukens toured extensively,
and performed the works of Van Dyk, Balanchine, Petipa, Bournonville,
Lifar, Nijinska and Skibine among others. He obtained the highest
qualifications as a pedagogue in London with the Cecchetti Society.
Mr. Lukens is ballet teacher for the Dance Educators of America
(DEA) Teacher Training School and choreographed the set exercises
and variations for DEA’s Ballet Competition. Mr. Lukens
together ABT JKO School Principal, Franco De Vita, directed the
Hamlyn School of Dance in Florence, Italy; and authored the ABT
National Training Curriculum. Mr. Lukens created the syllabi for
the New York University Masters Degree program in ABT Ballet pedagogy.
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