David Howard, "Teacher of Stars," trained at the Cone Ripman (now Arts Educational) School and the Royal Academy of Dancing, winning the prestigious Adeline Genee Award at 16. Mr. Howard was a soloist with the Royal Ballet for 7 years before joining the National Ballet of Canada President of the national Association for Regional Ballet from 1976-1979. He guest taught for Royal Ballet, ABT, Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and National Ballet of Canada.
Mr Howard is well-known for his work with international ballet competitions, adjudicating the 1979 Jackson competitor and coaching Gold medal winners, Katherine Healy (Varna 1983) and Jennifer Gelfard (Jackson 1986). The David Howard Dance Center was founded in NYC 1986. Committed to teacher education, Mr. Howard has created several instructional recording and videos.