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Dean Speer

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034386

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034386.001.0001

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Roni Mahler

Roni Mahler

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(p.88) Roni Mahler
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On Technique
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Dean Speer

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034386.003.0010

This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Roni Mahler, who has been a principal with the National Ballet of Washington, D.C., and a soloist with the American Ballet Theatre. She is on the faculty of the Juilliard School, and defines technique as the vehicle which moves you around the stage so that you can communicate with the audience. Mahler also says that a true teacher knows how to guide every different body—to stand up, not fall down—and to make people care about what you are doing onstage.

Keywords:   National Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Julliard School, ballerinas, ballet dancers, ballet teachers, dancing, teaching technique

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