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Gayle Corkery




Director and instructor for all levels of the Gayle Corkery School of Ballet, studied at American Ballet Theater School in New York City and then performed with the Fort Worth Ballet and the Dallas State Fair Musicals. Ms. Corkery received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Texas Christian University where she studied ballet, theater, voice and literature. She performed and taught ballet in Germany for two years and returned to Fort Worth to open the Gayle Corkery School of Ballet in 1970. In 1972 she was selected to participate in the School of American Ballet Services to Ballet Students and Teachers under a Ford Foundation Grant. This program was designed to further the development of professional ballet instruction in the United States. By special invitation Ms. Corkery attended the last teaching seminar of George Balanchine, the director of the New York City Ballet. She also attended seminars of the Paris Opera Ballet in Paris and the Kirov and Bolshoi Academies in Russia. Ms. Corkery developed the Fort Worth Country Day Ballet Department in 1983 and served as the director for 27 years. Ms. Corkery has directed several ballet training DVDís for young children with NYC ballet pianists Steven Mitchell, Whit Kellogg,  Tim Grundmann and John Hopkins.

CD & DVD titles by Gayle Corkery

Order # Title Teacher Pianist Format
2370C Circus Day CD Gayle Corkery
Tim Grundmann
CD
2370D
Circus Day DVD
Gayle Corkery Tim Grundmann DVD
2472C
Introduction to Ballet & Character CD Gayle Corkery Whit Kellogg CD
2472D
Introduction to Ballet & Character DVD
Gayle Corkery Whit Kellogg DVD
2679C
Into the Garden CD
Gayle Corkery John Hopkins
CD
2679D
Into the Garden DVD
Gayle Corkery John Hopkins DVD
9328C
Mermaids and Butterflies CD
Gayle Corkery Steven Mitchell
CD
9328D
Mermaids and Butterflies DVD
Gayle Corkery Steven Mitchell DVD
9745C
The Princess in the Tower CD
Gayle Corkery Steven Mitchell CD
9745D
The Princess in the Tower DVD
Gayle Corkery Steven Mitchell DVD
9953C
Dance of the Periwinkle CD
Gayle Corkery Steven Mitchell CD
9953D
Dance of the Periwinkle DVD
Gayle Corkery Steven Mitchell DVD
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