Michael Cusumano

Michael Cusumano
Michael Cusumano
Michael Cusumano as Madame Olga

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Michael Cusumano grew up on Long Island, New York. He began dancing at the age of 6. At the age of 14 he won the bronze medal at the International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria (the youngest male dancer to medal in the competition’s history at the time). That same year, he went on to win the special Jury Prize at the Prix de Paris 1994.

Michael then joined American Ballet Theater at age 15 as the youngest male dancer in the company’s history. With ABT, Michael danced in all th...read more

Class Descriptions

Ballet

A bright, encouraging atmosphere will allow dancers to feel inspired and confident to push their boundaries as technicians and artists.

At the barre, there is much focus on placement, clarity, and strength. Center work focuses more on musicality, passion, and an organic way of moving and expressing. Michael encourages freedom not only physically, but mentally, connecting to one's body and also connecting as people with each other.

A light-hearted upbeat approach without losing sight of the demands of ballet technique, this class offers challenge with flexibility, pirouettes, timing and coordination. A mix of Vaganova, French, American and sometimes even a little Broadway touch due to Michael's career in both the Ballet and Broadway worlds. 

Upcoming Classes

Fri · Aug 23
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Adv Beg BALLET
Thu · Aug 29
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Adv Beg BALLET
Thu · Sep 05
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Adv Beg BALLET

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