Director & Faculty

Talin Kenar

Ballet Instructor, Conditioning Instructor

Talin Kenar began studying ballet in Solana Beach, CA. At age sixteen, she gained acceptance to the prestigious Royal Ballet School in London, England and attended on scholarship. 

Talin has danced professionally with Hong Kong Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Carolina Ballet, American Repertory Ballet, and as a guest artist performing a diverse array of classical and contemporary repertoire in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. She has danced soloist and principal roles in Swan LakeGiselleSleeping Beauty, and Paquita, and has been privileged to perform iconic works by such renowned twentieth-century choreographers as George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille and Twyla Tharp.

As an instructor, Talin is certified in the American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum through Level 6/7/Partnering, is an ABT/NTC Fellow, and has successfully presented students for examinations. She has taught at Princeton Ballet School, Columbia Classical Ballet, and has taught and choreographed in the University of South Carolina Department of Dance/Summer Dance Conservatory. Talin is currently the executive director of Princeton  Youth Ballet and an adjunct professor of Dance in the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Rider University. 

Talin’s commitment to dancer wellness has inspired her work as a certified Gyrotonic™ instructor and co-founder of the Dance Performance and Injury Prevention© program, conceived in collaboration with physical therapist, Justine DeLuccio, PTMS, OCS, FAAOMPT.

She is excited to continue her work at Princeton Dance and Theater Studio this season.