Brooklyn Ballet Welcomes New Teachers to its Brooklyn Dance Classes and Congratulates its New School Director Patty Foster

Brooklyn Dance Classes Taught by Experienced Performers

Brooklyn Ballet is pleased to welcome many new teachers to its talented dance faculty this fall. Two of our most recent additions to the ballet conservatory staff are Nikki Hefko and Inna Yureneva. Nikki has toured nationally and internationally with The Dance Theatre of Harlem. She has also danced with Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, the Metropolitan Opera and Brooklyn Ballet. Inna hails from Moscow, Russia, and graduated from the Bolshoi Theater Academy. She has performed with many companies, including The Metropolitan Opera, Connecticut Ballet, Saba Dance Theater and Ballet New York, among others. We can’t wait to watch our children’s ballet knowledge grow under their guidance.

Patty Foster is Named Brooklyn Ballet School Director

We are excited to announce that Brooklyn Ballet School’s beloved Patty Foster has accepted a promotion to Director of the children’s ballet school. She loves teaching ballet for kids and has developed her curriculum over a number of years, beginning her performing and teaching career in 1997 at The Georgia Ballet. As a member of Parsons Dance Company, Patty toured worldwide performing and teaching David Parsons’ modern style.

In addition to performing with a variety of other dance companies, Patty has taught and choreographed for Koresh Dance School, Mesa State College, The University of Pennsylvania, Oakland University, Pebblebrook Performing Arts High School and Interlochen Center for the Arts. In her new role as Director of our Brooklyn dance school, she will continue to teach ballet, modern and jazz techniques.

Cobble Hill Ballet School Offers a Variety of Dance Classes for Children

Brooklyn Ballet started its fall semester of dance classes for children and adults in September. The Brooklyn dance school prides itself on the quality of its teaching - its students have gone on to train at The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre and The Harid Conservatory in Florida, among other prestigious ballet training centers. Ballet classes for kids start at a pre-ballet level, introducing children to movement in a fun and inspiring way. As children move up the ranks in their dance classes, they can choose to participate in jazz, hip-hop and modern techniques in addition to ballet. Learn more about the Brooklyn Ballet School here.