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Margot Fonteyn's Vision
Fonteyn Academy vs A Dance School
Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias
Kenneth Ludden, Artistic Director
Joy Brown, General Art Director
Sveinbjorg Alexanders, School Director

The Margot Fonteyn Academy of Ballet teaches classical theatrical dancing to the highest standards worldwide. Based on her experience as the most celebrated ballerina of all time, and her long experience dancing on stages around the world, Fonteyn’s art, by the end of her life, was regarded as the ultimate in dance performance.


The Academy upholds her standard of excellence and instills it in the students through rigorous training in classical ballet technique, balanced by instruction in music, design, history, personal grooming for the ballet stage (hair, costume, shoe maintenance and makeup) and knowledge of other art forms. The famed Kirov Ballet School in Saint Peterburg, Russia was first opened with 24 children of the Czar’s palace staff. It became the most prestigious ballet school of all time.


Now, in Peekskill, New York, today’s talented young children will have the opportunity to receive training at the beginning of another new institution, one which will offer world class ballet training along with education in music and art – a thing never before done in history. All of this is possible due to the vision of Dame Margot Fonteyn, as passed down through her collegue and friend, Ken Ludden


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