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Anthony Jones

Minneapolis, MN
School Director, Ballet Arizona
Joined Ballet Arizona: 2018

A native of Minneapolis, Anthony began his early ballet studies at the Minnesota Dance Theatre followed by professional training at the National Ballet School in Toronto and ultimately the School of American Ballet, in New York, where he studied under Stanley Williams, Andrei Kramarevsky and Richard Rapp. He joined Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet in 1990 and was promoted to soloist in 1993. At PNB he performed a broad repertory that included the works of Marius Petipa, George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, August Bournonville, Glen Tetley and Kent Stowell, among others. After his preforming career, he attended New York University and eventually became director of The Huntington Ballet Theatre in Long Island, NY and subsequently the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, in Connecticut.  He also worked as an acquisitions associate at The Frick Collection in New York City. In 2010 he joined the faculty of the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden (The Palucca School and University of Dance) in Dresden, Germany, as a teacher for classical ballet. In August 2013 he was appointed School Director of Oregon Ballet Theatre School.