Director & Faculty

Talin Kenar

Ballet Instructor, Conditioning Instructor

Talin Kenar began studying ballet in Solana Beach, CA. At the age of sixteen, she received a scholarship to study at the Royal Ballet School in London, England.

Talin has danced professionally with Hong Kong Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Carolina Ballet, and American Repertory Ballet, and has performed as a guest artist in the United States and Melbourne, Australia. She has danced soloist and principal roles in such classical ballets as Giselle, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Paquita, as well as in some of the most iconic works of the twentieth century, including George Balanchine’s Rubies, Concerto Barocco, and Serenade, Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo and Twyla Tharp’s Deuce Coupe. In addition, Talin has originated roles in new ballets by Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Patrick Corbin, Robert Weiss, among others. Her favorite ballets to dance include Rubies, Serenade and the title role in Giselle. Talin completed her American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum through Level 6/7/Partnering and is an ABT/NTC Fellow.

Talin has a strong passion for teaching and is delighted to join the distinguished teaching faculty at PDT. Talin is also a certified Gyrotonic ™ instructor and in 2014, assisted Justine DeLuccio, PTMS, OCS, FAAOMPT in the creation of the Dance Performance and Injury Prevention program which provides the foundation for PDT’s conditioning classes.