David Howard

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Qualifications: David Howard, ballet master, teacher and coach was a soloist with the Royal Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada.

Personal History:  Mr. Howard opened his world famous school on Manhattan’s upper west side in 1977. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Regional Ballet, and served as its President from 1976-1979.

He has been a guest teacher for New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Joffrey, Boston Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada and the Ballet de Marseilles. David Howard has coached many of the world’s foremost dancers and celebrities including Natalia Makarova, Gelsey Kirkland, Valery and Galina Panov, Patrick Bissell, Cynthia Harvey and many others.

David Howard, "Teacher of Stars," trained at the Cone Ripman (now Arts Educational) School and the Royal Academy of Dancing, winning the prestigious Adeline Genee Award at 16. Mr. Howard was a soloist with the Royal Ballet for 7 years before joining the National Ballet of Canada President of the national Association for Regional Ballet from 1976-1979. He guest taught for Royal Ballet, ABT, Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and National Ballet of Canada.

Mr Howard is well-known for his work with international ballet competitions, adjudicating the 1979 Jackson competitor and coaching Gold medal winners, Katherine Healy (Varna 1983) and Jennifer Gelfard (Jackson 1986). The David Howard Dance Center was founded in NYC 1986. Committed to teacher education, Mr. Howard has created several instructional recording and videos.

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