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Heather Prokhnitski

Senior Ballet Instructor & Rehearsal Director

Heather Prokhnitski

Heather Prokhnitski, Senior Ballet Instructor & Rehearsal Director

In 2008, Heather joined the faculty at the Colorado Ballet Academy. Over a span of 13 years, she taught ballet technique to all ages and levels as well as teaching pointe, variations, repertoire and conditioning for dancers. In addition to choreographing ensemble pieces and staging classical works for the Academy’s concerts and annual productions, Heather coached students for the Denver Ballet Guild and Youth America Grand Prix competitions. She also participated as a guest teacher for the Youth American Grand Prix workshops in Denver, CO. Heather created and ran the Colorado Ballet Academy’s Intermediate Summer Intensive Program, as well as taught for several summers in the Summer Intensive for Ballet Virginia International and in Colorado Ballet Academy’s Summer Intensive Program under the direction of Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner. Over the years, her students have been accepted to renowned schools and companies such as Julliard, English National Ballet school, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Kirov Academy (Washington D.C.), Boston Ballet School, Colorado Ballet and Dutch National Ballet.

Before her very accomplished professional career and teaching began, Heather’s own training took her all over the world.  Originally from Virginia, she graduated from Old Dominion University Ballet School.  She then studied for a year at the prestigious Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia and was a full-scholarship pre-professional student at the Kirov Academy in Washington, D.C. the following year. Heather also attended the Summer Intensive Program at the Hungarian State Ballet School in Budapest, Hungary with the North Carolina School of the Arts.

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