Elaine Spielberg

Elaine Spielberg

Student Division, Trainee and Teen and Adult

Ms. Spielberg hails from Columbus, OH, where she received her training under the guidance of Shir Lee Wu. During her formative years, she went to several prestigious summer intensives on scholarship. Her background is extensive, ranging in styles from Vaganova to American style, having been taught by ballet masters such as Malcolm Burn, Bart Cook, and Cynthia Harvey. Ms. Spielberg continued her training at the Richmond Ballet, having the opportunity to dance classics like Swan Lake, Giselle, and The Nutcracker, as well as having soloist roles in choreographic workshops.

In 2003, Ms. Spielberg graduated with Honors from The Ohio State University, obtaining a degree in psychology with a minor in dance. During this time, she was selected to dance in Les Sylphides as it was translated through Labanotation. She also began teaching at Columbus Youth Ballet and coaching students for the Youth America Grand Prix ballet competition. In 2004, she became artistic director of a small ballet troupe, Ballet Allongé, in which she choreographed original works.

Ms. Spielberg joined the faculty of BalletMet in 2013, and has helped develop young students and beginner adults into classically trained dancers. Using over 25 years of teaching experience, she has taught the ideals of classical ballet and fostered artistic growth. She continues to choreograph for Academy performances and inspire students to reach their potential.

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