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Damara Bennett

VISITING ARTIST

Damara Bennett

Damara Bennett is currently the Director of Children’s Programming at Eastern Connecticut Ballet (ECB). Ms. Bennett’s early dedication and talent won her a Ford Foundation Scholarship from the School of American Ballet. In 1971, Ms. Bennett joined San Francisco Ballet. In 1987, Ms. Bennett founded City Ballet School in San Francisco, where she served as artistic director. Ms. Bennett is a master teacher and considered one of the most impressive and inspirational teachers in the industry. Many of Ms. Bennett’s students have gone on to dance with professional companies such as Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Les Ballet de Monte Carlo, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Oregon Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet, Northern Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet on Broadway, and in feature films like Center Stage.
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From 2003-2013, Ms. Bennett was the director of the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre. Most recently, Ms. Bennett served as a faculty member of San Francisco Ballet, managing curriculum and teaching levels 1-8. She has also been a guest teacher on the faculty of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, working with all levels.

Damara Bennett joined ECB in the summer of 2018 as the Director of Curriculum and Programming.

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