Ms. Pittenger, has been a recipient of two Ford Foundation Scholarships, one to study with the San Francisco Ballet Company and the other personally awarded by Mr. George Balanchine to attend the School of American Ballet in New York City. It was while attending the New York school that Maria Tallchief selected Ms. Pittenger to perform in lecture demonstrations throughout New York and eastern colleges. After two years of study at the School of American Ballet, Lynn was invited by Mr. Balanchine to join the company of New York City Ballet where her professional career began.
In addition to a successful performing career, Ms. Pittenger directed a very extensive program for over 250 children in the course of 23 years and ran her own school of ballet for over seven years.
Erin Holt, director of California DanceArts, states “Our dance school has always been committed to providing the highest quality of dance and ballet instruction for all ages and that dance should be an enriching part of the life of those who decide to train in it. We are very proud of our teaching faculty and feel that Lynn Pittenger’s past experiences in dance instruction make her uniquely qualified to prepare students at our academy for the world of dance.”
Since 1987, California DanceArts has been dedicated to the purpose of grooming and nurturing the talents of beginning to serious career dance students. The school has established a reputation as a career preparatory school for dancers transitioning to the professional level. Its current location in beautiful La Canada is nestled among several schools and recreational facilities. The school provides three large studio spaces featuring sprung floors designed to prevent injury, 20-foot high ceilings geared for unobstructed jumping, wall mirrors and air conditioning. Director Erin Holt also runs California Contemporary Ballet, a dance troupe that puts on several original ballet productions per year, including the Snow Queen (www.snowqueenballet.com)
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California DanceArts is a career preparatory dance academy, offering high caliber dance training in Los Angeles, with a resident classical & contemporary dance company, California Contemporary Ballet providing inspired theatrical experiences.