Sonia Plumb Dance Company is offering
Professional level ballet taught by Jeanne Giroir
Wednesdays from 10:00-11:30 am
Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, Dance Studio A
$15 drop in.
Originally from Texas, Jeanne Giroir studied at the School of American Ballet in NY on a Ford Foundation scholarship, the Harkness Ballet and received scholarships from the Joffrey Ballet as well. She danced with the Harkness Ballet, also in NYC, before moving to Hartford. A principal dancer with the Hartford Ballet for 15 years, she danced such roles as the Sugar Plum Fairy/Clara in “The Nutcracker”, Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet”, and the Maiden in “Carmina Burana”, along with works by George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Michael Uthoff, Peter Martins, Lars Lubovitch, and Doris Humphrey. After retiring from the stage, she was ballet mistress for the Hartford Ballet. During her years there, she taught company class, rehearsed the company, and taught master classes in colleges and universities across the country. She has taught at the School of the Hartford Ballet, the Hartford Conservatory and is currently on the faculty of the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. She also teaches at private dance schools in the Hartford area. When she is not teaching, she enjoys restoring her 300 year old farmhouse with her husband, gardening,and is an advocate for pet rescue.