Located in Commack, NY, our school serves as a training ground for promising young dancers and offers aspiring students the opportunity to learn classical ballet in the tradition of George Balanchine. The school opens its doors to all students who wish to learn proper ballet technique regardless of their future aspirations.
Balanchine’s Dancing Cowboy
Frank Ohman is an internationally known dance professional. His critically acclaimed ballet career began with the San Francisco Ballet in 1959 and in 1962 he joined the New York City Ballet where he was a soloist for twenty-two years. During his distinguished performing career, Frank studied professionally with George Balanchine, Lew Christensen, Harold Christensen, Ernest Belcher, David Lichine, Alexandra Danilova, Muriel Stuart, Andre Eglevsky, Stanley Williams, Pierre Vadimirov and John Taras.
Watch: Violette Verdy on Balanchine:
“He Gave Valentines to Each One of Us”
Dancer-turned-director Damian Woetzel created a Studio 5 event that highlighted three signature George Balanchine ballets from 1960. The night ended up being a tribute to the lyrical, idiosyncratic, and wildly apt coaching language of Woetzel’s guest, NYCB legend Violette Verdy.
November 9, 2010 at the New York City Center.
Watch: Adventures in Ballet- Act 1
Presented by Frank Ohman’s New York Dance Theater and Ohman School of Ballet with guest artists DaVon Doane, Stacey Hennessey, Christopher Keramidas, Nicole Loizides and Methawee Sayampol.
July 28, 2012 at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse of Hofstra University.
Watch: The Making of Frank Ohman’s The Nutcracker
Full 20-minute version of this video is available for sale on DVD for $40 Each.
All proceeds contributed to our Scholarship Fund go to underprivileged children who want to enjoy the art of ballet.