SSBT follows ABT’s National Training Curriculum which is a program for the development of young students that embraces sound ballet principles and incorporates elements of the French, Italian and Russian schools of training. Under the direction of ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, ABT’s National Training Curriculum was designed and written by Franco De Vita and Raymond Lukens in collaboration with ABT’s Artistic Advisors and the Medical Advisory Board. ABT’s National Training Curriculum aims to assist beginning through advanced teachers in training dance students to use their bodies correctly, focusing on kinetics and coordination, as well as anatomy and proper body alignment. Artistically, the ABT National Training Curriculum strives to provide dance students with a rich knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to adapt to all styles of dance.
Marthavan McKeon and Marisa Roman have each completed their ABT National Training Curriculum teacher certification and have presented students for examination with success.
Senior Faculty Emeritus
Head of Lower School
Certified Athletic Trainer and Academic Professor