Darlene Myers, Founder and Master Teacher
Choreographer and teacher Darlene Myers began her professional career with Pennsylvania Ballet Company. She toured the United States dancing works of Balanchine, Butler and Sokolow. Ms. Myers went on to teach classical ballet, modern, pointe and choreography at Union College for 20 years, and at the State University of New York at Albany for five years, prior to opening her own ballet school. The Myers Studio has offered comprehensive training to young men and women in classical ballet, pointe, partnering, choreography, and related dance forms since 1985, and many students of the studio are dancing in professional companies worldwide today.
In 1990 Darlene Myers founded Northeast Ballet Company, the resident company of Proctor's Theatre, and she continues to serve as Artistic Director. Annual productions of the Nutcracker are enjoyed by over 5,000 audience members each year. Ms. Myers' choreography has been performed at numerous locations in both the U.S. and abroad.
Darlene was chosen in 1999 as one of ten American choreographers to premier a new work in Vienna and Lithuania. Darlene is best known for the full-length ballets of Nutcracker and Cinderella as well as for numerous more avant-garde contemporary works.