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.
Lonnie Stanton is a Northern California native, based in Boston. Previous to her formal training, she danced around the outdoors of the rural Sierra Nevadas and her family homestead in Hawaii. Lonnie graduated with honors from the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Dance. She is thrilled to return from NYC and have the opportunity to work with students at the School of Classical Ballet, and perform with Prometheus for her 7th season with the company. She has also performed with Boston based: 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. Lonnie has produced movement for film for Neoscape (advertisement), Moe Pope (hip hop artist), Linda Tegg (photography), and Tamara Al- Mashouk (film artist). Her 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.
For more information about classes for the Summer 2017 Term and 2017-2018 Year, please visit the class descriptions page.
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