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Tina Rae Kelly with Deborah Engerman - Ballet Instructor

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Listen and Share the second installment in my podcast series dedicated to those who would like to pursue a career in the arts.  Experts offer their advice regarding preparation and decision making for students considering this path.

In this episode, we talk with Deborah Engerman, Director of the Classical Ballet Program at Dancemoves Dance Studio.  She has recently toured Europe as Ballet Mistress with Rasta Thomas' Bad Boys of Dance and has now returned home to the USA, teaching in MD and PA.  She trained with the Baltimore Ballet in the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) tradition, passing her graded exams. While pursuing her degree in International Policy at Dickinson College, she continued her study of classical ballet at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Her dance training also includes Vaganova Technique, French Methodology, and the Dance Education Program at Towson University. 

Dancers trained by Mrs. Engerman have danced with Universal Ballet, The Washington Ballet, Ballet West, The Vienna Opera Ballet, the Boston Ballet, Complexions Dance Company, The Mark Morris Dance Group, and on Broadway. She has also been a coach to dancers winning at numerous international ballet competitions, such as The Prix de Lausanne, the Varna IBC, and The Youth America Grand Prix. One of her students, Adrienne Canterna, took the Junior Gold Medal at the 1998 Jackson USA International Ballet Competition.