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ABT Certified Teachers

ABT Certified Teachers

ABT Certified Teachers have completed intensive training in ABT’s National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough nine-level program that combines high quality artistic training with the pillars of dancer health and child development. ABT Certified Teachers are permitted to teach ABT’s National Training Curriculum only to the levels in which they successfully completed the training intensive and passed a thorough examination.

To explore the list of ABT Certified Teachers, please click on the below links.

*Please note that these lists are updated quarterly. Last update was published May 2022.

ABT Affiliate Teachers

The ABT Affiliate Teacher is a level of distinction for ABT Certified Teachers that successfully present their students for examinations. Learn more about how to become an ABT Affiliate Teacher by presenting your students for examination, or click to download the current list of ABT Affiliate Teachers.

Student ExaminationsList of ABT Affiliate Teachers

ABT NTC Fellows

ABT Affiliate Teachers who have maintained their status and have presented three consecutive successful sessions will achieve the level of distinction of ABT NTC Fellow. Explore the directory of ABT NTC Fellows below.

U.S. Northeast

2021 ABT NTC Fellow School(s) where presented students Location
Natalia Alonzo-Brillante American Youth Dance Theater New York, NY
Tamara Babic Classical School of Ballet LI Garden City, NY
Jaimie Bernstein Dance Theatre of New Jersey Oakland, NJ
Yun-Tzu Chang Harlem School of the Arts New York, NY
Nora Cotter Princeton Dance and Theater Studio     Princeton, NJ
Talin Kenar Princeton Dance and Theater Studio Princeton, NJ
Xiaoxi Liu Honey Art Center Flushing, NY
Rachel Mazur American Youth Dance Theater New York, NY
Dorothy Zerio Dance Incorporated Plainville, CT
Carolyn Zettel-Augustyn Classical School of Ballet LI Garden City, NY
U.S. Southeast

2021 ABT NTC Fellow School(s) where presented students Location
Melania Ballish Regueiro Classical Ballet Centre Summerville, SC
Andrew Lamar City Ballet Raleigh Raleigh, NC
Susan McCarter Olson Orlando Ballet School Orlando, FL
Savery Morgan The Florida Ballet Brooklyn, NY
Linda Reifsnyder Jenkins The Florida Ballet Jacksonville, FL
Jacqueline White Open Door Studios Charlotte, NC
U.S. Midwest

2021 ABT NTC Fellow School(s) where presented students Location
Natalya Vyashenko Fort Wayne Ballet Auer Academy of Ballet Fort Wayne, IN
U.S. Southwest/West

2021 ABT NTC Fellow School(s) where presented students Location
Ellen Rosa-Taylor Idyllwild Arts Academy Idyllwild, CA

Name School(s) where presented students Location
Pearl-Ann Bartlett Pearls Dance Academy St. Michael, Barbados
Francesca Carocci Accademia Armonia 2 Rome, Italy
Lily Cartwright Canterbury Ballet Christchurch, New Zealand
Ma. Verna Fajilan-Brazil Edge ‘n Pointe Dance Centre Tung Chung, Hong Kong
Valentina Falcini Ateneo Danza Forlí, Italy
Anabelle Lunawat Bella Academy Mumbai, India
Suzanne Neumann Iglesias Danzaira Escuela Profesional de Ballet Lima, Peru
Julie Christie Wherlock Ballettschule Theater Basel Basel, Switzerland

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