Judith Reyn

Judith Reyn trained at the Royal Ballet School and joined The Royal Ballet Company, Covent Garden. She remained four years in the Company, working with many leading personalities of the period, including Sir Frederick Ashton, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, George Balanchine, Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev. Judith also danced solo roles in ballets by Ashton and MacMillan.

Judith was personally selected by John Cranko to join his Company, The Stuttgart Ballet, and was promoted shortly afterwards to Soloist, and a year later to Principal. She danced all the leading roles in John Cranko's full-length ballets including: Tatiana in Eugene Onegin; Katharina and Bianca in Taming of the Shrew; Juliet in Romeo and Juliet; Giselle in Giselle; and Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty. Judith also danced leading roles in ballets by Kenneth MacMillan, George Balanchine and Peter Wright.

Judith made Guest Appearances with the Royal Ballet Company and the Stuttgart Ballet in all major opera houses of the world as well as Guest solo appearances with leading European companies in Giselle, Sleeping Beauty and numerous Balanchine ballets.

Teaching Experience
Under the sponsorship of Professor Michael Birkmeyer, Director of the Vienna State Opera Ballet School, Judith studied Ballet Pedagogy with the leading teachers in Europe.
In 1986, she joined the staff of the Vienna State Opera Ballet School as teacher of classical ballet, variations and repertoire. Judith taught the eight-year Vaganova programme many times, and was largely responsible for the repertoire and the performances of the Upper Level. She taught graduate classes with prize-winning students, a majority of whom received contracts with leading European dance companies. She taught Liz King´s modern dance company Tanztheater Wien for ten years and created a system adapting the classical ballet education and training programme to the needs of modern dance training..

Guest Teacher
Over the last five years Judith has worked as an international guest teacher with invitations to teach leading classical ballet companies and contemporary and modern dance companies. She has also conducted master classes and workshops in universities, conservatories, academies, dance foundations and dance festivals.

Ballet companies:

  • Stuttgart Ballet Company
  • HET National Ballet
  • Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier
  • Düsseldorf Ballet Company

Universities and conservatories:

  • Nova College Haarlem
  • Bruckner University Linz
  • Royal Ballet School London
  • HET National Theatre Ballet School Amsterdam
  • American Academy of Ballet New York
  • Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts
  • The Basel Ballet Theatre School (Richard Wherlock)
  • Kudo Academy of Ballet, Japan
  • The Henny Jurriens Foundation Amsterdam
  • Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf
  • Madrid Associatione for Professional Dancers
  • Vienna Dance Festival ImpulsTanz and many summer schools in Europe and America

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