Director

Victoria Szeplaki holds a BFA in Dance Education from the University of the Arts, with Training in the Vaganova/Kirov Syllabus, and a degree in Elementary Education from Caldwell College with Advanced Standng.

Victoria holds a Level 3 Certification (highest level) in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT).

Victoria studied extensively with Gabriella Taub Darvash in the Vaganova/Kirov Curriculum, in NYC.  Victoria also studied at the Broadway Dance center, NYC, Burklyn Ballet Theater in Vermont,  Pennsylvania School of Ballet, Philadelphia, and New jersey School of Ballet. Her instructors included Frank Hatchett, Judith Fugate, Cherie Noble, Lupe Serrano and many more.

Her vast performing experience includes Whitney Ballet Company, Burklyn Ballet Company, and Classical Ballet of Northern Virginia. Jazz and Tap performances in "Las Vegas Revue", "Best of Broadway", and "World Cruising Tour" in Japan.

Her Musical Theater experience includes shows such as Will Rogers Follies, Fiddler on the Roof and Funny Girl at the Bucks County Playhouse.

Victoria's teaching experience includes over 30 years of teaching dance throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including being on the faculty of Broadway Dance Center with Frank Hatchett and the University of the Arts with Andrew Pap.

Victoria was the Artistic Director of the Allworthy School of Dance located in Flemington NJ for 10 years.  She has been, and currently is, the Director of the River Ballet Company for 20 years.

Guest Teachers

Pamela Levy holds an MA in Dance Education/ABT Ballet Pedagogy from New York University, and a BFA in Dance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.  She has served on the faculties of American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, ABT’s Summer Intensives, and ABT’s Outreach Programs. Pamela is currently a member of ABT’s National Training Curriculum’s Board of Examiners.   Pamela previously served as the Director of the Princeton Ballet School, Director of the ABT Certified School at Mason Gross Extension Division, Director of the Mark Morris Student Company II, and Washington Rock Youth Ballet.  She has been a faculty member at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rider University, Marymount Manhattan College, Princeton University, Teacher’s College at Columbia University, and Mark Morris Dance Center among others. Pamela danced professionally with Murray Louis and Nikolais Dance, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. 
Pamela is a Board Member of Dance New Jersey. 

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