Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall
850 Wolcott Avenue (Route 9D)
Beacon, NY 12508
Phone: [+1] 845-838-5454
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We have a new home in Beacon, New York!

Our Studio Address is:

850 Wolcott Avenue (Route 9D)

Beacon, NY 12508

Ph: 845-838-5454

We are located in the Rectory Hall of the Saint Luke's Episcopal Church. There is plenty of parking in the church parking lot, and our facility offers many things, including the Boniello Library, where parents can visit while class is going on.

Organizational Structure

MFAB is the educational program of the National Arts Group, a tax-exempt, non-profit organization. The Academy itself is directed by Ken Ludden, founder and Artistic Director of the school, who works closely with Joy Williams Brown, his artistic advisor, is the General Artistic Director. MFAB has its own Board of Directors, who directly oversees the running of MFAB in administrative, financial, and fund raising matters. Ludden, advised by Williams Brown, directs the artistic, educational and curriculum of MFAB.

An Artistic Advisory Committee made up of esteemed artists, historians, specialists and teachers works with Ludden and Williams Brown to guide the overall progress of the educational program. They are available to the Artistic Director for consultation at any time. In particular the AAC has members well established in the areas of expertise required in the General Arts Program (drama, art, music and scholarly arts) who are qualified to help in the selection of department heads for the General Arts areas, and to review curriculum development in these areas.

The Artistic Director is in charge of hiring faculty and staff, setting the curriculum, establishing and maintaining standards and personally overseeing the development and education of students.

Students are selected by a Review Committee, to which the Artistic Director defers, in a public audition process that includes ballet class, written examination and physical exam by a doctor who is specifically trained in structural anatomy as well as a specialty in foot and spine development and ailments.

Within MFAB there are divisions of the curriculum to fulfill the General Arts requirements. Directors of each General Arts discipline are selected by the Artistic Director, and their work is reviewed annually.

Faculty for ballet and other dance-related disciplines are selected by the Artistic Director. Dance faculty must study under the Artistic Director to assure they teach in accordance with the program set forth by Dame Fonteyn.

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