Renée Noëlle Meiffren Owner & Ballet Mistress

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ABT® Certified Teacher. Royal Academy of Dance. Started at age 3. Teaching by age 13. Award-Winning Professional Ballerina. Ballet Mistress FOR LIFE.

(See CV below...)

CERTIFICATION

Renée Meiffren is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensives in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance

BA in Sociology, OSU

TRAINING

Adams Ballet Academy
Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus & Examination

Arizona School for the Arts

Rudra-Béjart Lausanne (on scholarship)

San Francisco Ballet School (on scholarship)

Bolshoi Academy at Vail (on scholarship)

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE®

STEPS NYC

TRAINED UNDER

Mary Moe Adams
U.S. Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Awardee & Licentiate, Royal Academy of Dance

Kee-Juan Han

Maurice Béjart
Great Dance Master of the 20th Century
Rudra-Béjart & Béjart Ballet Lausanne

Michel Gascard
Ballet of the 20th Century & Rudra-Béjart

Azari Plissetski
Bolshoi Ballet & National Ballet of Cuba

Wilhelm Burmann
STEPS NYC

David Howard
STEPS NYC

Finis Jhung
STEPS NYC

Jacqueline Rayet
Paris Opera Ballet

Larrio Ekson
Paris Opera Ballet

Myra Woodruff
Martha Graham Dance Company

AWARDS/RECOGNITION

Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Gold Medal from President Clinton

Winner of the prestigious Solo Seal Award, Royal Academy of Dance

Full Scholarship to attend the world-renowned professional dance school, Rudra-Béjart

Winner of the Level One Prize NFAA National Dance Competition

Winner at the National Society of Arts & Letters National Ballet Competition

Successfully passed the Cirque du Soleil dancer audition

Guest Ballet Master at Northwest Dance Project

Ballet Teacher at DaVinci Arts Middle School (vetted by Portland Public Schools)

Guest Ballet Teacher at Astoria Arts & Movement Center

PROFESSIONAL BALLET COMPANIES

Béjart Ballet Lausanne

Ballet Arizona

State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara

EXTRACURRICULARS

Tango Devotee

Lavender Farmer

World Traveler

Fluent in French

Alumnus, San Francisco Zen Center

Teaching ballet is like tending a beautiful rose garden. It is my joy to carry forward the treasure trove of ballet wisdom offered to me by my outstanding teachers. I want to see each dancer flourish. My beginning & intermediate group classes aim to plant seeds of technical & artistic health while cultivating a solid ballet foundation. My intermediate & advanced private lessons provide dancers with tools to unlock technical potential & discover artistic nuances. I am intentional in speech, show the exercises with care & plan my classes in accordance with the excellent curriculum laid out by AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® & all my previous world-class training. Thank you for the privilege of sharing this inspiring art form with your children.
— Miss Renée