About Us

Who We Are

Eglevsky Ballet provides professional caliber training for students of all ages and abilities.
Students from Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens travel to the state-of-the-art facility where they may enroll in a pre-professional training program or participate in open classes. Classes are offered in ballet, pointe, modern, character, and Pilates, as well as pre-ballet for ages 2-5 and adult ballet. Eglevsky presents an annual production of The Nutcracker, spring production of Snow White, summer intensives, master classes, performing opportunities, community outreach, and education.

Mission

Eglevsky Ballet’s mission is to enrich students and community through the disciplines of classical ballet.

Vision

Eglevsky Ballet’s vision is to preserve the rich 50-year history of our founding director by establishing a world-class company to enrich the cultural life of our region. Eglevsky Ballet desires to create an environment where students can thrive allowing for their further development beyond the classroom.

Values

Respect:
Honoring legacy; consideration of others’ opinions, ideas, and beliefs

Integrity:
The quality of being honest and fair

Dedication:
Consistent commitment to the pursuit of excellence

Discipline:
Training students to abide by a code of behavior with standards of professionalism

Patience:
The ability to embrace personal failure in order to progress; accepting the lengthy process

Staff

Laszlo Berdo       berdo@eglevsky.org
Artistic Director

Marnie Katzman     marnie@eglevsky.org
Executive Director

John Ferrantino    nutcracker@eglevsky.org
Student Coordinator

JoEllen Gillooley    info@eglevsky.org
Bookkeeper

Jennifer Melaniff    jennm@eglevsky.org
Executive Administrative Assistant

All General Questions   receptiondesk@eglevsky.org

Board of Directors

Scott Gormley, President
Jennifer Gillooley, Vice President
Pamela Shaddock, Secretary
Janine Racanelli, Treasurer
Mindy Nelkin
Elizabeth Wootten

Faculty

Laszlo Berdo
Vanina Bouzi
Kristen Collins
Yaroslav Fadeyev
Amber Floridia
Donna Floridia
Catherine Fowle
Leslie Hench
Tara Hench
Michael Villella
Brenda Cruz
Flavio Salazar