Anna Lederfeind

Instructor

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Get to Know Anna

Originally from Belgium, Anna was accepted at age seven to the Conservatoire de la Danse directed by Maurice Béjart, and studied with Jacques Saussin, and Dolores Laga. She attended The Royal Ballet School in London where she achieved the Intermediate Level Cecchetti Syllabus with Honors and studied with Nancy Kilgour, Patricia Linton and David Gladstone. She was chosen to study with Nikita Gsovsky at the School of Academic Russian Ballet in Hamburg with a syllabus based on Vaganova and Pushkin.
Anna has performed as a principal dancer for Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, and at Royal Theaters in Aachen, Lubeck and Hamburg, Germany.
She has also been a guest ballet teacher at The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance; Director of graded level ballet at American Youth Dance Theater in NYC, and taught intermediate and advanced Ballet at Coupe Theater Studio in Nanuet, NY.
Currently Anna teaches at the Ailey School and a faculty member for the Professional Performing Arts School.
Additionally, Anna is an ABT® (American Ballet Theatre) Certified Teacher, having successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training – Primary through Level 7 and Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. After successfully presenting her students for examination, she became an ABT® Affiliate Teacher in 2010. Her recent certification is in Levels 1-5 with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Teacher Program
In her popular class Body Ballet®, she uses unique Ballet Barre exercises with cardio strength-building techniques adapted from those practiced by professional dancers to maintain their fitness and long, lean bodies. The Body Ballet® program is a great tool that gets the body fit; whether it is for Ballet, any style of dance as well as overall health.