After graduating from the Maria Olenewa State School, Gregori expanded her dance education at the Joffrey Ballet where was a trainee for two years. Throughout her academics Gregori was trained by several prestigious teachers such as: Eliana Karen (Brazil), Tatiana Leskova (Russia/Brazil), Eugenia Feodorova (Ukraine), Ramona de Sáa (Cuba), Meredith Baylis (USA), Hector Zaraspe (USA), David Howard (England/USA), among others.
While still a dancer Gregori decided to fulfill her passion for teaching, and received extensive training in the Russian Methodology (Vaganova System). Later on, she became proficient and certified in the Cuban (Escuela Nacional de Ballet) and English (Royal Academy of Dance) ballet methodologies. She is also an ABT® Certified Teacher—ABT® National Training Curriculum, Primary through Level 7 & Partnering.
In addition, Gregori is certified in “Psicoballet” (dance therapy) by Dr. Georgina Fariñas Garcia — Havana, Cuba — at IPIA (Psychiatric Institute for Childhooda nd Adolescence) in São Paulo, Brazil.
Gregori has also conducted many teacher training seminars having trained more than 60 teachers in the Art of Teaching Creatively – focused on the kinesthetic and psychological approach for the development of a health student.
For seven years, Gregori owned and directed “Escola Paulista de Dança,” where she also choreographed, produced, costumed and scenic designed a total of eight ballet productions. During her tenure, Gregori expanded her pro bono project, Growing with Dance, which she created in 1996 as an outreach program for the instruction of ballet to more than 500 underprivileged children from the peripheries of São Paulo. An important component of Growing with Dance was a program devoted to children with special needs – learning disabilities, down syndrome, and mental illness.The program continues until the present day.
Throughout her twenty-eight years of experience as a professional ballet teacher, Gregori has prepared numerous students for the Royal Academy of Dance and The Cuban Ballet School’s exams as well as for national and international ballet competitions —winning many prizes. She assisted in the production of a variety of full-length ballets, some of which include Giselle, The Nutcracker, Coppélia, and Sleeping Beauty, and staged several suites and children’s performances.