ABT Affiliate

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE®
National Training Curriculum ABT® Affiliate Teachers

Patuxent Youth Ballet is proud to include ABT® Affiliate Teacher Kristin Mesa who is certified in the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum.

An ABT® Affiliate Teacher is a level of distinction for ABT® Certified Teachers that successfully present their students for examinations. Primary through Level 5 is taught by ABT® Affiliate Teachers, who have successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

ABT® Affiliate Teachers have completed intensive training in the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough eight level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. ABT® Affiliate Teachers are permitted to teach the ABT® National Training Curriculum only to the levels in which they successfully completed the training intensive and passed a thorough examination.

The ABT® National Training Curriculum aims to assist beginning through advanced teachers in training dance students to use their bodies correctly, focusing on kinetics and coordination, as well as anatomy and proper body alignment. Artistically, the ABT® National Training Curriculum strives to provide dance students with a rich knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance.

ABT® Affiliate Teachers have completed intensive training in the ABT® National Training Curriculum and successfully passed comprehensive examination(s).