CAP Teaching Artist

Maria Piedad

CAP Teaching Artist

Maria Piedad is a choreographer, teacher and dance theorist graduated from the National Ballet School of Cuba, the NYU/ABT® M.A. in ballet pedagogy and from the NYU M.A. in Performance Studies. She also teaches character, jazz, Latin-American, contemporary and is an ABT® Affiliate Teacher who has successfully presented students to examinations. With an artistic career of 24 years in Ecuador, Cuba and USA, Maria Piedad has been faculty of Ballet Hispanico, The Long Island Ballet Theatre, Brooklyn Ballet, CUNY College Now. She was teaching assistant at ABT® JKO School; artistic advisor for “Danzas” Ballet School in Ecuador (2015-19); choreographer of ProDanza-Ecuador (2001-12); K-12 dance educator for the German and American Schools in Quito (2003-12); National Ballet of Ecuador’s rehearsal director (2004-08) and faculty at "Alejo Carpentier" Ballet School in Havana (1999-2000).

She currently works for American Youth Dance Theater and other dance schools in the metro area.


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Maria Piedad, CAP Teaching Artist

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