Director & Faculty

PDT’s world-class faculty is a major reason why students from all over New Jersey and Pennsylvania come study with us.

Risa Gary Kaplowitz

Artistic Director/Founder, Ballet Instructor

Maura Ryan

Assistant Director, Ballet Instructor

Karin Averty

Guest Instructor

Lisa Bottalico

Flamenco Instructor

Karen Callaway Williams

Tap Instructor

Nora Cotter

Ballet Instructor

Catherine Earp

Pilates Instructor

Cynthia Gregory

Guest Instructor

Susan Jaffe

Co-Founder, Guest Instructor

Roy Kaiser

Guest Instructor

Phylis Kohn

Accompanist

Tom McKie

Hip Hop Instructor

Hillary Pearson

Modern/Stretch Instructor

Adam Rogers

Master Class Instructor

Cara Scacco

Ballet Instructor

Matt Williams

Jazz-Broadway Instructor

Judy Yeh

Accompanist

Talin Kenar

Ballet Instructor, Conditioning Instructor

Former Guest Instructors Included:

Maxim Beloserkovsky
Irina Dvorovenko
Robert Hill
Christian Holder
Sascha Radestsky
Julie Kent
Desmond Richardson
John Selya
Martine Van Hamel
Igal Perry
Stephanie Saland
Michael Shannon
Preston Duggar
Jared Matthews
Yuriko Kajiya