Rhodie Jorgenson

Rhodie Jorgenson

After receiving her training in New York at the School of American Ballet and American Ballet Theatre School, Ms. Jorgenson danced professionally with American Ballet Theatre, as well as the Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company, performing on stages world-wide. She has worked with choreographers, Balanchine, Robbins, Tudor, Ailey, and deMille, among many others.

Ms. Jorgenson has been responsible for rehearsing many children’s roles for ballet productions at the Kennedy Center, including those of American Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet, Ballet West, The Pennsylvania Ballet and the Universal Ballet of South korea. She is the Washington, D.C. Children’s Ballet Mistress for the Joffrey Ballet, where she sets all of the children’s roles for the company’s Nutcracker.

She is a full-time senior faculty member of the well-known Maryland Youth Ballet, and is a frequent master teacher, most recently for Peabody Conservatory and Maryland Council for Dance. She has been on the faculty of the International School for USA IBC since 2002, and is delighted to teach for them again in 2014.

As a coach, Ms. Jorgenson has successfully prepared candidates for national and international competitions, including the IBC in Jackson, where her candidates won Gold Medals, and in Varna, Bulgaria where they won Silver.

In addition to her ballet work, Ms. Jorgenson has worked as an off-ice coach for national level Ice-Dancers. In addition to her teaching and coaching schedule, she dances with Zharava, a Bulgarian folk dance group

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