Dance History

Ann Marie DeAngelo's dance career spanned almost three decades.  She was known for having a phenomenal technique, winning her a special medal for technical excellence at the prestigious Varna Competition in 1976.  Later, Time Magazine featured her as “one of America’s most promising ballerinas.”

Her early training was at Roland and Reid Dance Studios with Fredricka Mohr under the Cecchetti-method of training.  She received a Ford Foundation scholarship to study with San Francisco Ballet under teachers Anatole Vilzak and Ludmilla Shollar, and danced with the San Francisco Opera Ballet.  She joined Joffrey II Dancers in New York in the early '70's and the Joffrey Ballet shortly after. As leading ballerina with the Joffrey Ballet she performed in works by choreographers that include:  Arpino, Balanchine, Cranko, DeMille, Joffrey, Joose, Killian, Massine, St. Leon, Robbins, Tudor, and Tharp.  While in the Joffrey she performed the role of the Ballerina,to Rudolpf Nureyev's Petrushka.  Ms. DeAngelo also performed internationally as a guest artists for over two decades, dancing lead roles in ballets such as with:  the Royal Winnipeg Ballet performing Giselle; the National Ballet of Cuba in Coppellia, and the Ballet Nacional de Belles Artistes in Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty.  She guested with "Stars of American Ballet", and "Stars of World Ballet" dancing with Fernando Bujones, and starring Margot Fontyne.  Ms. DeAngelo was a member of the Frankfurt Ballet, working with William Forsythe; and The Antwerp Ballet in Belgium.  She has also guested with several regional ballet companies, performing in all 50 of the United States.

Film and television credits include: dancer/choreographer, “Sesame Street” with choreographer Toni Basil; Fashion TV Awards;  and choreography and the lead role in the Canadian Broadcasting Company film Pavlova.

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