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

Lisa Bottalico

Flamenco Instructor

Nora Cotter

Ballet Instructor

Roy Kaiser

Guest Instructor

Talin Kenar

Ballet Instructor, Conditioning Instructor

Phylis Kohn

Accompanist

Tom McKie

Hip Hop Instructor

Hillary Pearson

Modern/Stretch Instructor

Karen Callaway Williams

Tap Instructor

Matt Williams

Jazz-Broadway Instructor

Judy Yeh

Accompanist

Elyse Mertz

Ballet and Yoga Instructor

Former Guest Instructors Included:

Susan Jaffe
Maxim Beloserkovsky
Irina Dvorovenko
Cynthia Gregory
Robert Hill
Christian Holder
Julie Kent
Sascha Radestsky
Desmond Richardson
Adam Rogers
John Selya
Martine Van Hamel
Igal Perry
Stephanie Saland
Michael Shannon
Preston Duggar
Jared Matthews
Yuriko Kajiya
Sarah Hayes
Karin Averty