Born in England and trained at the Royal Ballet School, Michael Vernon performed with the Royal Ballet,
the Royal Opera Ballet and London Festival Ballet before coming to New York to join the Eglevsky Ballet
as Ballet Master and Resident Choreographer; he later became its Artistic Director.
His choreography has been performed by such esteemed companies as American Ballet Theatre,
Eglevsky Ballet, Baryshnikov and Friends and Hong Kong Ballet. He was also choreographer for the celebrated
Ken Russell film Valentino
starring Rudolph Nureyev for which he coached a stellar dance performance from Michelle Phillips.
Michael has taught ballet literally all over the world; the National Ballet of China, BerlinBallet,
the Australian Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and School are but a handful of such companies.
This daily class focuses on training for the professional dancer and dance student. Emphasis
is placed on the articulation and speed that is currently required for acceptance into a ballet company or
Broadway show. The class exercises are structured to mirror the satisfaction of dancing on stage and the music
throughout the class underscores this tone. The concentrated atmosphere of the class attracts both renowned
dancers from major companies and individuals seeking out a class conducted in a dedicated manner.