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Antoinette Peloso

Antoinette Peloso was a long-time member and principal dancer with the Metropolitan Opera Company  at New Yorkís Lincoln Center.  During her tenure, she had the opportunity to work with operaís brightest stars as well as many ballet luminaries, including; George Balanchine, Alvin Ailey, Antony Tudor, Natalia Makarova, Fernando Bujones and Antony Dowell.

Born and raised in New Mexico, at age thirteen Antoinette auditioned for and won admission to Englandís Royal Ballet School.  Over the next five years she received extensive training in classical and character techniques.  Working with the Royal Balletsí  top coaches and teachers, she was schooled in the Vaganova and Cechetti methods.  After graduating with Honors she returned to the United States and began dancing professionally in New York.  In addition to her seasons at the Metropolitan Opera, Antoinette has been a guest artist with numerous ballet companies, dancing roles in; Giselle, Swan Lake, Cinderella.  The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Spartacus and Les Sylphides, among others. In recent years she has been teaching Technique & Pointe classes in New York.

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