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Founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein
Chairman of Faculty and Artistic Director Peter Martins

Curriculum

Pointe

Pointe

The technique for girls of performing ballet movements en pointe creates an impression of airiness and fleetness. Pointe work is undertaken when the student has learned basic technique and when her legs and feet are sufficiently developed, usually after three years in technique classes. Girls are then required to wear pointe shoes for all classes in the Intermediate and Advanced divisions in support of Balanchine's goal for dancers to move quickly and effortlessly en pointe.

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