Newton - SDP-Newton
Newton - Classical Ballet
Boston - Pre Professional Program
Tamara King, Principal, Metrowest studio and SDP Newton, originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico studied under Suzanne Johnston, Soili Arvola, and Leo Ahonen. In 1981, Ms. King received a full scholarship to study with Boston Ballet Summer Dance Program where she had the opportunity to work with such wonderful teachers as Violette Verdy, Helgi Tomasson, and Colette Kaufman. In 1981, Ms. King joined the Louisville Ballet as apprentice, and the following year she joined the corps de ballet where she danced a number of soloist and principal roles throughout the year. In 1982, Artistic Director, Bruce Marks personally invited Ms. King to join Ballet West in Salt Lake City, Utah where she danced a wide range of repertoire until 1987. In 1987, Ms. King joined Mr. Marks at Boston Ballet where she continued to dance professionally until 1991. In 1991, Ms. King retired and returned to New Mexico to raise a family and to pursue her teaching interests. In 1994, Ms. King returned to the east coast where she was invited to join the faculty and serve as director of the Summer Dance Workshop at Walnut Hill School. Ms. King returned to Boston Ballet School in 2001, where she has served as a full time faculty member under Rachel Moore, Director of the Center of Dance Education. In 2003, Ms. King was promoted to principal of the Boston Ballet Summer Dance Program and in 2005, Ms. King became principal of the MetroWest Studio as well as SDP Newton. Ms. King resides in Northbridge, Massachusetts with her husband and two children.