The Huntington Academy of Dance

Cecchetti

The Cecchetti Method is a disciplined system of ballet instruction designed with careful regard for the laws of anatomy. This allows for:

  • Complete embodiment of the essential qualities of a great dancer
  • An understanding and emphasis of body line
  • Superior balance and poise
  • Strength and elasticity of the muscles
  • Indispensable ability to adapt quickly and fluidly to all styles of choreography

The Cecchetti trained student is better able to absorb the basic principles which govern the art rather than the mere imitation of an individual's teaching style.

The Cecchetti Method offers:

  • Set Syllabi for pre-school through professional levels
  • Student examinations
  • Certification examinations
  • Teacher training courses

Based on international standards, examinations are designed to give students and instructors of the Cecchetti Method a greater sense of purpose while insuring that each level has been successfully accomplished before progressing to the next.

Huntington Academy Faculty with Cecchetti qualifications:

  • Marnell Himes-Ushijima, Fellow, Final Diploma, Examiner
  • Kimberly McEachern, Licentiate, Final Diploma
  • Judith Hawkesworth, Fellow, Grade 10, Examiner 
  • Julie Ertl, Licenciate, Grade 9
  • Yumi Rachel Ito, Associate, Grade 10
  • Sean Crawford, Associate, Grade 9
  • Sasha Gilger, Associate, Grade 9
  • Erica Bresnan, Teacher's Certificate 2, Grade 10
  • Kelly Johnson, Teacher's Certificate 1, Grade 9
  • Courtney Franke, Grade 9, Teacher's Certificate 1
  • Madison Simons, Grade 10 
  • Jamie Ankeny, Grade 8

To visit the Cecchetti USA website click here.

Source: Cecchetti USA