How it started
The School of Classical Ballet was founded in 1985 by Anna Myer and Patricia Adelmann. For 30 years the school has provided students with classical ballet training and helped to develop student appreciation for dance as an art form. In 2009, under the direction of Ariella Amshalem and Kirsta Sendziak additional dance forms were incorporated into The School of Classical Ballet curricula. Kirsta Sendziak continues to provide students the quality of instruction upon which the school was founded.
The School of Classical Ballet is a technique-based school. Performances are all-inclusive opportunities for students to showcase their technique and gain experience performing for an audience.
Kirsta attended Hampshire College, completing a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Psychology. In Boston, she has trained with Anna Myer, Rebecca Rice, Marcus Schulkind, and Wanda Strukus, and has performed works by Marcus Schulkind, Kelly Donovan and Dancers, Rozann Kraus, Josie Bray, and Wanda Strukus.
Along with ballet and modern dance classes, Kirsta takes tango with William Chen at New England Tango Academy. She also teaches ballet at the Brookline Center for Adult Education.
Natalia Maldari trained and danced with the New England Civic Ballet (now Northeast Dance Center) prior to attending Goucher College where she studied Ballet, Modern, and Choreography. Natalia has had the privilege of working at the Atelier de Paris Carolyn Carlson in Vincennes, France. She has also worked recently with choreographers Jennifer Roberts, Joe Gonzalez, Peter DiMuro, Vanessa White and Molly Wheat. She is a former member of Jo-Mé Dance Theatre, based in Boston. Natalia performs on a freelance basis and choreographs for small projects including National Choreography Month, The School of Classical Ballet Repertory Company, and the Vacation Program Dancers (Ballet with Molly). Some of her recent credits include performing in Dance Shorts (The Dance Complex, April 2016); Spanish, Snow, and Demi-soloist flower in The Nutcracker (Northeast Dance Center, 2015); choreography for “Miles to Go” (Vacation Dance Program, February 2016); “J’ai pas des Mots” (NaChMo Boston, February 2014). She has been teaching at The School of Classical Ballet since 2011.
Lonnie Stanton is a Northern California native, based in Boston. She graduated with honors from the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Dance. Stanton is blessed to teach students through The School of Classical Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Pembroke School of Performing Arts. She performs regularly with Jean Appolon Dance Expressions and Prometheus Dance for her 8th season with the company. She has also been contracted with Boston based: Public Displays of Motion (Peter DiMuro), Ballet Rox, Bosoma, Zoe Dance, Angie Moon Dance Theatre, and Anna Reyes Dance. She worked with NYC based Kinesis Project Dance Theatre for their 2015-2016 season focusing solely on site specific performance. She has a growing passion and purpose in sharing dance in unconventional, often outdoor spaces where a broad audience can be reached. Lonnie has produced movement for film for Neoscape (advertisement), Moe Pope (hip hop artist), Linda Tegg (photography), and Tamara Al- Mashouk (film artist). Her previous teaching credentials include Ballet Academy East and Brookline Ballet among others. She is a 200 hour certified yoga instructor through Yogaworks. Her work in public schools has been especially rewarding bringing dance education into the classroom through Notes in Motion and the New York City Ballet. Her first Informed Improv Everywhere six week workshop series for adults finished in November 2016. Stanton currently teaches workshops seasonally in which various outdoor sites are explored by a diverse level of movers interested in developing further comfort exploring unique public spaces.
For more information about classes for the Summer 2017 Term and 2017-2018 Year, please visit the class descriptions page.
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