Nina Novak

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:
Nina Novak

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This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Nina Novak. Born in Warsaw, Novak joined the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in New York and quickly became world renowned as a classical ballerina. In 1964, she founded her own school and company in Caracas, Venezuela, and is the recipient of the Francisco de Miranda First Class Medal of Honor (Venezuela), the Commendatory Cross of Honor (Poland), and UNESCO's Vaclav Nijinsky Medal. Novak also served on the 2002 and 2006 juries for the USA International Ballet Competition, and defines ballet technique as created and established by the French School.

Keywords: Ballet Russe; classical ballerinas; ballet dancers; ballet teachers; dancing; teaching

Chapter.  2260 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dance

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