Franco De Vita, Guest Faculty
Franco De Vita
American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum Associate Emeritus
Former Artistic Director, ABT JKO School
Franco De Vita received his dance training at the Conservatoire Royal de Charleroi, Belgium. He co-authored of the ABT National Training Curriculum. Before joining ABT Mr. De Vita was Dean of Faculty and Curriculum at Boston Ballet School. He has taught for American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and Hartford Ballet. Mr. De Vita co-directed the Hamlyn School in Florence, Italy and is a renowned authority on the Cecchetti Method. As a performer, Mr. De Vita performed principal roles in many European companies, including Florence’s Maggio Musicale, Aterballetto and Le Ballet Royal de Wallonie. Under Mr. De Vita’s leadership the ABT JKO School became a Partner School of the Prix de Lausanne. Mr. De Vita has judged for international dance competitions including Youth America Grand Prix and The Prix de Lausanne. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Dance Teacher Magazine.