ABT® Certified Teachers have completed intensive training in the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum (ABT® NTC) and have successfully passed comprehensive examination(s). The ABT® NTC is a breakthrough eight level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development that embraces sound ballet principles and incorporates elements of the French, Italian and Russian schools of training. The ABT® NTC consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.
Under the direction of ABT® Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, ABT’s National Training Curriculum was designed and written by Franco De Vita and Raymond Lukens in collaboration with ABT’s Artistic Advisors and the Medical Advisory Board. ABT’s National Training Curriculum aims to assist beginning through advanced teachers in training dance students to use their bodies correctly, focusing on kinetics and coordination, as well as anatomy and proper body alignment. Artistically, the National Training Curriculum strives to provide dance students with a rich knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance.
Sally is an ABT® Certified Teacher
in Pre-Primary though Level 3
of the ABT® National Training Curriculum