Roni Mahler

Dean Speer

in On Technique

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034386
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813046280 | DOI:
Roni Mahler

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This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Roni Mahler, who has been a principal with the National Ballet of Washington, D.C., and a soloist with the American Ballet Theatre. She is on the faculty of the Juilliard School, and defines technique as the vehicle which moves you around the stage so that you can communicate with the audience. Mahler also says that a true teacher knows how to guide every different body—to stand up, not fall down—and to make people care about what you are doing onstage.

Keywords: National Ballet; American Ballet Theatre; Julliard School; ballerinas; ballet dancers; ballet teachers; dancing; teaching technique

Chapter.  1739 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dance

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