Francois Perron, Founder and Artistic Director
"Francois Perron is an unparalleled teacher. He set me on the path to my professional career in ballet."
Nicole Graniero, ABT
" Francois Perron's style brings out the musicality and grace of the dancers. If I was a young ballet dancer here in New York City, I'd want to take class from Francois every day."
Philip Gardner, Oberon's grove
"My son is 9 and attended the ABT Young Dancer Summer Workshop in New York. He loved it. There were 17 boys this year.
The boys have technique class with girls at their age/ABT National Curriculum level but also have class with ALL the boys combined each day. Boys’ class was my son's favorite part of the day. He definitely improved quite a bit but the biggest improvement is how much he was inspired by his instructor, Francois Perron, and the older/more advanced boys. He came home with a greater focus and his teachers have told me they have seen a new enthusiasm in him in class since he got back. It was really good for him to be around so many other boys his age who also love ballet and take it seriously and who supported and encouraged him as he tried new and more advanced things."
"The best description of Francois Perron's class is, it's a lyrical experience.His style calls for elegant, seamless transitions and he could immediately determine the source of any aws and explain what the dancer needed to do to achieve the proper execution. One might think that that would be a given in ballet training at this level, but you'd be surprised at some of the things that have passed uncorrected in classes and rehearsals that I've watched."
Philip Gardner, Oberon's Grove