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Flavio Salazar


Biography

Flavio Salazar, a native of Colombia, where
he began his dance studies at the Instituto Colombiano de Ballet
(Incolballet), He joined Ballet de Cali and
also joined the faculty of Incolballet, having been certified
by the National Ballet of Cuba to teach its methodology and pedagogy
in ballet technique. Mr. Salazar went on to study at the Houston
Ballet Academy as a full scholarship student under the direction
of Ben Stevenson. He later joined Ballet Arizona under the direction
of Michael Uthoff. In 1993 Mr. Salazar was invited by Kevin McKenzie
to join American Ballet Theatre. During his thirteen year career
with ABT, He dance in a variety of classical, contemporary and
modern ballets and nearly every ballet in ABT`s repertoire, working
with Sir Anthony Dowell, Frederic Franklin, James Kudelka, Lar
Lubovitch, Natalia Makarova, David Parsons, Twyla Tharp, Stanton
Welch among others before retiring from the company in 2006. Mr.
Salazar’s teaching experience extends from his early professional
dancing years in Colombia, through his time at ABT. Presently,
Mr. Salazar is an ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully
completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through
Level 7 of the ABT National training Curriculum, and a Certified
teacher in Methodology and Pedagogy in Ballet advised by the National
Ballet of Cuba. Mr. Salazar has taught in North America, Peru,
Amsterdam and the Philippines. He has taught classes at ABT II,
the ABT Summer Intensive, the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, the Ailey
School, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Tech, the School
at Steps, Ballet Hispanico, YAGP, Adelphi University and Marymount
Collages. In February 2012 Mr. Salazar was an Assistant Instructor
for the ABT National Training Curriculum, Primary through Level
3 session, in Lima, Peru.