Carla Stallings Lippert began her training with Marquerite Phares in
Carla Stallings Lippert
Sacramento, CA. During the summers of 1974 and 1975, she was awarded
scholarships to study at New York's School of American Ballet. In 1976, she
received a scholarship to the American Ballet Theatre School. Later that year she joined ABT II, and within a few months became an apprentice with the company. She joined American Ballet Theatre as a corps member in 1977.
Carla won the Bronze Medal in the Senior Division at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MS in 1982. In 1983, she was promoted to the rank of soloist at ABT by Mikhail Baryshnikov and danced with the company in this position for another four years. In 1987, Carla joined Boston Ballet as a principal dancer, where she performed for an additional nine years.
She has danced as a guest artist with Baryshnikov and Company, Nureyev and Friends, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the Royal Danish Ballet. She has guest taught for the Boston Ballet company and school, the Boston Ballet Summer Dance program, the Harvard Summer Dance program, Capital Ballet of Sacramento, the Sacramento Area Dance Alliance, and Fort Worth City Ballet. She currently teaches at the Severance School of Dance in Fresno, CA.
Her teaching specialties include classical ballet, including technique, pointe, and variations; hair and make-up for the stage; and re-staging the majors works of the classical ballet repertoire. She lives in Fresno with her husband and four children.
* ABI is not affiliated with American Ballet Theatre or ABT Summer Intensives