Newton - SDP-Newton
Newton - Classical Ballet Program
Mimi Ferrell was owner-director of Ballet Arts Boxford, for 21 years. Her dancers have joined companies such as Boston Ballet, Ballet West, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet, Jose Limon, Eliot Feld, Twyla Tharp, Baryshnikov’s White Oak Project, and Suzanne Farrell. She was on the faculty of Phillips Academy, Andover as Director of Ballet, and on the teaching staff at St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H. She was school principal of Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre for 2 years before joining Boston Ballet’s faculty in 2005.
Her own training was with Marie Bollinger Vogt, in Ohio, with summer study at the School of American Ballet. She danced principal, soloist, and corps roles with companies in Ohio, California, and Boston. She did her teacher training in London and passed her exams in history, anatomy, and the teaching of ballet. This earned her a teaching diploma with the Royal Academy of Dance.
She has successfully entered hundreds of students in exams from Pre-primary through Advanced. Several of her students have qualified for, and competed in, international competitions, in London, as a result of high marks in Intermediate and Advanced exams. One student she coached earned first place. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree.