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Flower City Ballet

Flower City Ballet seeks to provide students with the highest quality of classical ballet instruction. We offer small classes, providing students more personal attention, enabling each student the opportunity to perfect their mastery. Whether your goal is fitness, fun or a professional career, Flower City Ballet has something for you.

Wayne Blatt, Artistic Director, received his ballet training from Liana Haeusler, Prima Assoluta of the National Theatre in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and friend of George Balanchine. Mr. Blatt served as Premier Danseur of the Genesee Civic Ballet for eighteen years, dancing leading roles in many ballets, including the Nutcracker, Le Beau Danube, Les Patineurs, and Swan Lake.

Mr. Blatt was a guest dancer with the Baltimore Opera Theatre. In1960, Mr. Blatt was recognized in Dance Magazine for his exceptional talent and promise. Mr. Blatt is a Dance Masters of America certified dance teacher and has over 40 years of teaching experience. He was the founder and Artistic Director for the School of Classical Ballet, and is the Ballet Master for the Flower City Ballet. Mr. Blatt has staged countless productions throughout his career.

Many of his students have continued their dance education at schools such as the Julliard School and the Cincinnati Conservatory. Others are dancing professionally for companies such as Ballet Magnificat and Peoria Ballet.

Katherine Polaski, Assistant Artistic Directort, began her ballet training in Rochester NY with the Flower City Ballet as well as various other schools in Rochester NY. She graduated from Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Teacher Training Program in June 2007. As a graduate of Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School she it trained and certified in the Cecchetti Method and Vagonova System of classical ballet. She holds her Associate in the Cecchetti Society of Canada, and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Katherine also received her certificate of Anatomy and Physiology from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Katherine loves teaching ballet to students of all ages and has taught for schools such as Western NY Youth Ballet, Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Peoria Ballet and is currently teaching at Flower City Ballet. She looks forward to inspiring her pupils with sharing her love for dance, and she is dedicated to achieving a high standard of excellence.

School name:Flower City Ballet
Address:250 Cumberland St.
Zip & city:14605-2803 New York

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