Newton - SDP-Newton
Newton - Classical Ballet Program
Boston - Adult Program
After seven years as Principal of the South Shore Studio of Boston Ballet in Norwell, Ms. Busch is now a senior faculty member at the Newton Studio. Previously, Ms. Busch was Principal Teacher for the Boston Ballet School for five years and has also served on the faculties of the San Francisco Ballet School, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School and the Boston Conservatory of Music. She has held the positions of Ballet Mistress for BalletMet in Columbus Ohio, Principal of the School of the Hartford Ballet and Dance Connecticut, and Director of the School of the Richmond Ballet in Virginia. She has been a popular guest teacher across the country, including the Atlanta Ballet School, Milwaukee Ballet School, and School of North Carolina Dance Theatre. Ms. Busch has been honored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, awarded the Monticello Scholarship for choreography by the National Association for Regional Ballet, and been listed in Who’s Who in Entertainment, and Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders.
Professionally, Ms. Busch danced with American Ballet Theatre, the San Francisco Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet under the direction of famed ballerina Alicia Markova. She was trained primarily at the Atlanta School of Ballet with Robert Barnett, soloist with New York City Ballet, Merrilee Smith and Dorothy Alexander, founders of the Atlanta Civic Ballet. She went on to study on scholarship at the Joffrey School and as an apprentice to the Harkness Ballet. Her mentor there was former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Patricia Wilde. She also studied ballet with master teacher Vera Volkova, modern dance with Stuart Hodes, and jazz with Jack Cole, amongst others.
Born into a theatrical family, Ms. Busch appeared in a number of musicals in summer stock, making her stage debut at the age of five as Liza as a child in “Lady in the Dark.”
With ABT and the San Francisco Ballet, Ms. Busch worked with such luminaries as Anthony Tudor, Agnes De Mille and Jerome Robbins and danced in a wide repertoire including all the classics, and works by George Balanchine, Lew Christensen, Elliot Feld and other contemporary choreographers. She has toured extensively across the United States, Hawaii, and many cities in Europe.