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© 2013 TAHOE YOUTH BALLET

TAHOE YOUTH BALLET IS A SPONSORED PROJECT OF FRACTURED ATLAS, A NON-PROFIT ARTS SERVICE ORGANIZATION.

    Artistic Advisor and Head Faculty of Manhattan Youth Ballet, Deborah began her training at the Central Pennsylvania Youth ballet under Marcia Dale Weary and became a scholarship student at the School of American Ballet in New York. At the age of sixteen, she was selected by Balanchine to join the company of New York City Ballet. During her fifteen years with the company, Ms. Wingert danced over twenty-five principal, soloist, and featured roles in productions that include Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coppelia, Orpheus, Symphony in C, Jewels, Who Cares?, La Valse, Stars and Stripes, Prodigal Son, Bourree Fantastique, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, The Nutcracker, The Four Temperaments, and Mozartiana, Jerome Robbins’ The Concert and Antique Epigraphs, and Peter Martins’ The Sleeping Beauty. A principal and soloist with numerous nationally acclaimed companies, her film and television credits include The Nutcracker (Time-Warner), PBS “Great Performance” Dinner With Balanchine, “Dance in America” Balanchine - Serenade and Western Symphony, Peter Martins’ Concerto for Two Solo Pianos and “Live from Lincoln Center” A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
    Deborah Wingert is a prize-winning choreographer. She is also one of a small group of artists selected by the Balanchine Trust to set his choreography. In this capacity she has traveled throughout the United States and Europe setting and staging the Balanchine repertoire for companies including the Vancouver Ballet Society, West Virginia Ballet Company, Boston Dance Company, Northeast Ballet, Ballet Center of St. Louis, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. She staged The Four Temperaments for Harvard University, and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux for the New York International Ballet competition
    Ms. Wingert has taught at the School of American Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Ballet Academy East, the Livingston Ballet, Boston Dance Company, Belvoir Terrace and the Vancouver Ballet Society to name a few. She has been a guest lecturer and instructor for the New York City Public Library, the University of Wisconsin, and the Pennsylvania Governor’s School of the Arts, the Northeast Ballet and Harvard. For TYB, she has staged Serenade and choreographed La Dernière Valse, Conversation, Mozart Serenade.

Deborah Wingert

Guest Choreographer