Bio: Elizabeth Flores, Co-Founder and Creative Director of the New American Youth Ballet is a creative visionary with a love for classical ballet and a passion for teaching correct technique in a caring, nurturing environment She performed as a soloist with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy where she received training on full scholarship, as well as received classical training from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Ms Flores additionally was accepted to train with the London Royal Ballet School She studied Voice and Musical Theater with The Juilliard School and choreographed for their musical theater productions during her time there Ms Flores, known for her creative and entertaining choreography has staged numerous full-length ballets with professional symphony orchestras including: The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Coppelia Her original works include: The Helen Keller Ballet and Anna Pavlova Inspiration of The Dance, which premiered at Carnegie Hall as well as her newest ballet, Someday, based off of Alison McGhee’s #1 NY Times Bestseller, which premiered in NYC Ms Flores has also choreographed for numerous events including Kleinfeld’s Bridal showcase As a dance educator, Ms Flores has had the great honor and pleasure of teaching thousands of students always insisting on creating a positive, nurturing environment so her students could flourish Ms Flores is the Former Head of Summer Dance at Ballet Academy East, was a Ballet Instructor at The Dalton School and was the Artistic Director of the Harkness Youth Ballet at the 92nd Street Y A highly decorated and recognized dance instructor and citizen, Ms Flores was named Dance Teacher of the Year by Dance Teacher Magazine, awarded the Neighbor of the Yearaward in Battery Park by the New York City Council, was the recipient of the 1999 Eckerd Salute
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