Director & Faculty

Maura Ryan

Assistant Director, Ballet Instructor

Maura Ryan was born in Staten Island, New York and began seriously training in ballet after her family moved to the Princeton area during her childhood.  She danced at Princeton Dance and Theater her junior and senior years of high school dancing in ballets such as The Nutcracker, Pequita, Sleeping Beauty and Raymonda. After graduating high school, she attended the Dance Conservatory at SUNY Purchase College on scholarship, where she received a B.F.A in Dance Performance in both ballet and modern technique. While at Purchase, Maura has danced soloist and demi-soloist roles in ballets such as Four Temperaments (Phlegmatic, Melancholic) and The Nutcracker (The Dewdrop Fairy and Marzipan)as well as worked with Robert Hill, Bettijane Sills, Rosanna Seravalli and Ted Kivitt. She is an ABT® Affiliate Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 5 and has successfully presented students for examinations.