STEPS ON SUNDAY: Teachers from a range of backgrounds come to Princeton Ballet School the last Sunday of the month to lead classes that are open to all. This Sunday, Cuban ballerina Ana Lourdes Novoa will give intermediate and advanced ballet classes. Pictured are students in a regular ballet class.
By Anne Levin
After taking over as director of Princeton Ballet School last August, Aydmara Cabrera thought it might be a good idea to expose students to the ideas of master teachers from dance companies around the world. The concept evolved into a monthly series, which has become popular with students from inside and outside of the school.
This Sunday, Cuban ballerina Ana Lourdes Novoa will teach intermediate and advanced ballet classes at the school in Princeton Shopping Center. Last month’s guest teacher was Sean Mahoney of the Paul Taylor Dance Company; former Pennsylvania Ballet and San Francisco Ballet principal dancer Zachary Hench will visit next month and focus on partnering in ballet. In April, Xiomara Reyes, a past principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and current director of the Washington Ballet School, will lead classes. more