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Artistic Director

Linda Miele
Artistic Director, Resident Choreographer, Instructor

Mrs. Miele started to dance at age 3 in Boston.  At age 11 she moved to New York to further her studies where she was accepted into George Balanchine's School of American Ballet.  At age 14, she was the youngest member accepted into the New York City Ballet Company.  She has toured the world, dancing in such places as Paris, Rome, Athens, Venice, Jerusalem, London, Dubrovnik, Tel-Aviv, Florence, Salzburg, and Montreal.  Most of her performances, however, were at Lincoln Center at the New York State Theater.  Having worked closely with George Balanchine, she moves into the area of choreography naturally and maintains the legendary versatile Balanchine Style.  Adding to her long-standing rights to Balanchine's Nutcracker choreography, she was appointed a repetiteur for the Balanchine Trust granting Mrs. Miele permission to stage Balanchine's Serenade and to choreograph ballet and dance in the master style of George Balanchine.  With some 30 ballets to her credit, Mrs. Miele is Maine's premiere choreographer.


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