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Sergio Neglia

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Sergio Neglia

Sergio Neglia is the founder and Artistic Director of Neglia Ballet Artists. Born in Argentina, Sergio began studying ballet at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. At thirteen he won a scholarship to the famed Bolshoi Ballet, and at sixteen was a scholarship student at the School of American Ballet, hand-picked by George Balanchine. He went on to study under, and danced with some of ballets most famous names, including Nureyev, Godunov and Baryshnikov. He has been a finalist and won awards in several International Competitions, including a...

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Heidi Halt

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Heidi Halt

Heidi Halt is the founder and Executive Director of Neglia Ballet Artists. A Buffalo Native Heidi has performed and taught extensively across North America. She has performed nearly all of the classical repertory, as well as works by Balanchine, and many renowned contemporary choreographers. Heidi has danced with the Buffalo Ballet Theatre, Oakland Ballet, Berkley Ballet Theater, Ballet Randolph in Miami, Cincinnati Ballet Company, and the Scapino Ballet in Rotterdam. Heidi returned to Buffalo in 1994, to establish the Neglia Conservatory of...

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Marie Keil

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Marie Keil

Marie Keil Marie is from Buffalo and began her training at Jill Squiteri Academy of Ballet. She began studying at the Neglia Conservatory of Ballet in 2006. Marie has performed in many Neglia Ballet Artists productions, including Giselle, Baba Yaga, Romeo and Juliet, the Nutcracker, Swan Lake,  and Balanchine’s Serenade. In addition to being a member of Neglia Ballet Artists, Marie is a student at Buffalo State College and ballet instructor for Ballet I, Ballet II and Ballet III at Neglia Conservatory of...

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Phil Wackerfuss

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Phil Wackerfuss

Phil grew up in Palatine, IL where he studied Jazz, Tap, and Ballroom at Dorene’s DancExpress. He received his BA in Theatre arts from Illinois Wesleyan University; studying ballet, modern and theatrical movement under Jean Kerr. While there, he also enjoyed working with guest artists Otis Cook of Pilobolous and Li Chiao-Ping of the University of Madison, WI. Professionally, his work began in the mountains of North Carolina at The Cherokee Historical Association’s “Unto These Hills”. He has performed in Chicago with the Valerie Alpert Dance...

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Angela Hastings

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Angela Hastings

Angela Hastings has been trained in Vaganova, was a member of three regional ballet companies and performed in various operas and musicals. She was a member of Pick of the Crop modern dance company, where she studied Graham, Limon and Horton, Lewitsky technique. She has been a Teaching Artist with Arts in Education Institiution of WNY and Young Audiences of WNY. Angela teaches Neglia Conservatory of Ballet’s Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, and Adult Ballet classes, as well as at Neglia’s after-school City Dance programs at Buffalo...

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Sarah Keeler Badger

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Sarah Keeler Badger

Sarah Keeler Badger is a native of San Antonio, Texas where she received her classical ballet training at the Ballet San Antonio Academy and graduated from the North East School of the Arts with majors in dance and musical theater. In New York City, Sarah studied at The Ailey School and Marymount Manhattan College while performing with In-Sight Dance Company and teaching ballet in the Beacon 141 program. She has also performed with numerous regional theaters, dance companies, and theme parks in both Texas and New York state and served as...

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