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 Post subject: Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet (New York City)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:50 pm 
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Gelsey Kirkland and her husband, Michael Chernov are lauching a new academy in New York. Here is a link to the Academy's website.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:22 am 
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The doors open on the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet on Monday, August 16, 2010. Erica Orden writes an article on the background leading up to the opening in the Wall Street Journal.

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Just a little tweak to the academy link (the first one didn't open for me) - http://www.gelseykirklandballet.org/ It's a lovely website. Hope she does well.


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Great luck to my all time favorite ballerina!


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 Post subject: Re: Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet (New York City)
PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:12 pm 
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I adore Gelsey Kirkland..she has really been an inspiration for me. Has anyone ever read her book, Dancing On My Grave? It was written with such bravery. I would love to meet her in person!


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 Post subject: Re: Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet (New York City)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:32 pm 
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I got to meet and work with her (and Michael) last Summer at NW Dance Intensive in Olympia, Washington where she was our headliner teacher and I was on the faculty.

She is genuinely sweet, nice, cares about the students, gives thoughtful classes and corrections/comments, and has a hearty laugh. Never the less, she commands great authority in the classroom -- she is someone you respect and "don't mess with." And for someone with two titanium hips, she demonstrated quite a lot -- impressively so. [I was showing her around, and while watching one class from a hallway through a window, her first question to me was if I still had my own hips.]

I believe every student was thrilled to have had her as a teacher. She gave "real" classes (as opposed to talking about technique or theory too much or going off on tangents), sometimes focusing on one idea and then building on that.

I too, hope their studio thrives and well meets the expectations of both faculty and students.

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 Post subject: Re: Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet (New York City)
PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:30 am 
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Oh my, I wasn't aware that Gelsey had to have both of her hips replaced. Were they replaced due the physical stresses of her dancing career? I am glad she is fully functioning again-she seems to have amazing spirit. It must have been a wonderful experience for you to work with her :D


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In the New York Times, Gia Kourlas reports on how the first year is progressing at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet.

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Andrew Blackmore-Dobby profiles the Gelsey Kirkland Academy for the Huffington Post.

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