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Colleen O'Callaghan


Colleen O’Callaghan danced with American Ballet Theatre under the direction of Lucia Chase and Mikhail Baryshnikov. She trained on scholarship with the schools of the Louisville Ballet, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. Before joining American Ballet Theatre’s main company, she danced with ABT’s Ballet Repertory Company under the direction of Richard Englund and Gage Bush. Ms. O’Callaghan received a Bachelor of University Studies degree from the University of Utah. She has been teaching ballet for over 23 years and has been a faculty member of the University of Utah, Ballet West, California State Long Beach, California Institute of the Arts, the Stanley Holden Dance Center, Westside School of Ballet, Louisville Ballet and many other nationally recognized schools. For over five years she was the classical dance director for the Orange County High School of the Arts (OCHSA). Currently, Ms. O’Callaghan is a faculty member for the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive programs. Most recently, she taught for the ABT II and for the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre in New York City. She continues to teach for South Bay Ballet and California Dance Theater. She is a certified Yoga instructor and has developed a Yoga program for children grades Pre K through 8 that has had much success throughout Southern California. The uniqueness of this situation is that the highly experienced teachers travel to the students, allowing the dancers to stay close to home and experience a professional and positive dance intensive. Ms. O’Callaghan lives with husband and three children in Ventura, California.