Denise Warner Limoli

Denise Warner Limoli received her early training with Vera Nikitina in Connecticut
and was a summer scholarship student with the Washington Ballet, Jacob's Pillow,
and Ballet Theatre School. While still in high school she bagan performing principal
roles and teaching with the Hartford Ballet.

In 1970, Ms. Limoli began performing with ABT as a seasonal dancer, and joined the company officially in 1972 During her eight years with the company, she also appeared as a guest artist with Stars of American Ballet in Caracas, Venezuela, at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and for numerous companies throughout the country.

Since her retirement from performing, Ms. Limoli has bee the Ballet Mistress and teacher for the Minnesota Dance Theatre, Nevada Dance Theatre, and the Cincinnati Ballet. For more than 30 years she has helped deveop the Nutmeg Ballet/Conservatory for the Arts in Connecticut. She teaches workshops in the Leningrad Pedagogical Method (Vaganova) and the Bournonville School. Although her own choreogaphy is contemporary in style, her specialty is staging classical and romantic ballets.

Ms. Limoli has also been on faculty at the University of Cincinnati College/Conservatory of the Music and the North Carolina School of the Arts. She currently is Associate Professor at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she lives with her husband--a classical musician--and two teenage children.


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