Faculty Profile Garielle Whittle

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    Garielle Whittle

    Garielle Whittle

    Ballet

    Biography:

    Whittle was dancer with the New York City Ballet under George Balanchine’s direction for 14 years, then became a Ballet Mistress for the NYCB, and a faculty member at The School of American Ballet, both for 30 years. She remains a Repetiteur for the George Balanchine Trust. She is strongly influenced by Mr. Balanchine’s aesthetic, but as he said, “one must first be trained classically before learning the style.” Her class focuses on correct body placement, precise and detailed work, musicality, phrasing, quality of movement, big, bold dancing, never holding back, stretching each line to it’s maximum. She interject Mr. Balanchine’s aesthetic into her classes, but how much depends upon the capacity of the student.
                    Week of: Nov 23, 2020 - Nov 29, 2020