Join us for an intermediate/advanced master class taught by former New York City Ballet principal dancer Allegra Kent! Come learn from one of ballet’s greats in José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s historic studios. Class size is very limited. Eventbrite ticket purchase is required to participate.
Allegra Kent studied with Bronislava and Irina Nijinska, with Carmelita Maracci and at the School of American Ballet. She joined the New York City Ballet in 1953 and was promoted to principal dancer in 1957. Kent became a muse of the great George Balanchine, who created roles for her in the following Balanchine Ballets: Ivesiana (1954), Seven Deadly Sins (1958), and Bugaku 1963. She also performed in the Balanchine ballets: Agon (1957) and Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (1966). Jerome Robbins created roles on her for Dances at a Gathering (1969) and Dumbarton Oaks (1972). Ms. Kent has been a long time friend of José Mateo Ballet Theatre, and began teaching annually for our summer program in 1988. In 1997, Kent published her autobiography, Once Upon A Dancer. Ballerina Swan, her first children’s book, was published in 2012.