Antony Tudor Ballet Trust

Diana Byer - Répétiteur

Diana Byer is the founder, president and artistic director of New York Theatre Ballet. She has performed as a soloist with Les Grands Ballets Canadians, Manhattan Festival Ballet, New York City Opera, and the Juilliard Ensemble. She received her principal dance training from Margaret Craske and Antony Tudor. She teaches adult professional ballet, pointe technique, and advanced childrenís classes at Ballet School NY, which she founded in 1978. She has taught at Manhattan School of Dance, Compagnie de Michel Hallet (Lyon, France), and Cascina Bella (Milan, Italy). She has been guest instructor at the Cecchetti Society of America, Cornell and New York Universities, SUNY at Purchase, the Martha Graham School, and the Cecchetti Society of Canada (Toronto). Ms. Byer received extensive media attention for her ongoing work with homeless and at-risk children, winning special citations from President George Bush, First Lady Hillary Clinton, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Presidentís Committee on the Arts & the Humanities. Ms. Byer coached the principals in the Columbia Pictures film, Center Stage. In the summer of 2003, she gave master classes in the Ballet School of Pecs, Hungary and she regularly provides master classes in schools and performance settings across the U.S. She was a member of the Antony Tudor Centennial Celebration Committee. Ms. Byer staged Antony Tudorís Judgment of Paris for the May 19, 2008 American Ballet Theatre Gala at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Diana Byer


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