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Tara Foy

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Founder - Artistic Director

F.I.S.T.D - A.R.A.D. - D.M.S.

Tara Foy, is an established choreographer, director and world renowned ballet mistress having coached principal dancers from prestigious companies such as The New York City Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The Birmingham Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The National Ballet of Canada, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Miami City Ballet and The National Ballet of Cuba just to name a few.

 

Ms Foy was fortunate to have been the resident ballet mistress of Cirque du Soleil spanning over twenty years where she trained coached and maintained the artists in Mystere, Zumanity, Love, Believe and Viva Elivs. She also had the great opportunity to be the assistant choreographer for Debbie Brown in "Mystere" on all the original dance segments.

 

Other shows that Ms. Foy has resided as resident ballet mistress in Las Vegas are Twyla Tharp's 'Sinatra Dance With Me', Notre Dame de Paris, Havana Nights, Enter the Night, Phantom of the Opera Las Vegas Spectacular and Celine Dion's 'A New Day.

 

Tara is the artistic director of The Dance Center which is affiliated with Keith Kleven Physical Therapy Institue, a sports medicine and orthopedic clinic where she is a dance medicine specialist and a certified master Pilates teacher in the polestar method. This is also the home of Tara Foy's Elite Ballet Summer Intensive and elite ballet program, attracting young ballet dancers from all over the country. The intensive is an incredible five day program cross training in classical ballet technique and every aspects of core training, encouraging and inspring every student to perform to their fullest potential. The intensive has been established for 16 years.

 

Ms Foy also has had the great pleasure to work with legends such as Jerome Robbins, Gillian Lynn, Sir Anton Dolin, Dame Ninnette de Valois, Natalia Makarova, Dame Alicia Markova, Lou Conti, Gus Giordano, David Bowie and many more.

 

A prestigous master class teacher, Ms Foy has taught and judged on many established conventions and competitions throughout the US and Europe. She was on the founding teaching staff of WCDE for over 10 years and continues to teach in Europe at The Irish Ballet Company and The Irish Ballet Forum of Ireland.

 

Ms Foy has been a guest artist for many years at Nevada Ballet Theater and was appointed the resident ballet mistress of the company in 2015. Working with Balanchine repeiteur Sandy Jennings and Phillip Neil on "Who Cares?", Serenade and Slaughter on 10th ave. She was also commisioned to co-choreograph with Artistic Director, James Canfield on the ballet "Cinderella", performing to sold out audiences at The Smith Center.

 

Tara was also commissioned to co-choreograph with Artistic Director James Canfield, Sleeping Beauty. Another sold out performance at The Smith Center. This year, she received the greatest honor of assisting the legendary ballerina, Ms. Cynthia Gregory on Swan Lake.

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