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On April 20, 2016

Kay Eichman

Kay Eichman received her early ballet training from Pat Leclercq in New Orleans.  She later studied on scholarship at: The National Ballet, Washington DC; The National Ballet  Of Canada; The Conservatoire de Nice, France; and Joffrey’s American Ballet Center in New York.

Kay left the JoffreyII  company to join Cleveland Ballet in its inaugural season. A distinguished 15 year career ensued, including principal and soloist roles in numerous traditional and contemporary works.  Among these were Theme and Variations, The Four Temperaments, Agon, Concerto Barocco, Serenade, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet  and The Nutcracker . She also had the opportunity to perform at the prestigious Edinburg Fringe Festival in Scotland.  Kay spent one season in Germany as Principal Guest Artist with the Geissen Ballet.

Ms. Eichman has served on the faculties of The Minnesota Ballet and The University of Akron (UA) Dance Program. She is currently on the faculty UA’s Dance Institute and Ballet Mistress of the Dance Department at the Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA). Ms. Eichman was named Outstanding Teacher by Dance Institute and received an Appreciation Award from CSA for commitment ,dedication and outstanding works.  In addition to teaching at numerous local studios, she has also taught company class for Verb Ballets, August Wilson, and Greene Works Project. Kay was on the faculties of IABD conference ,Joffrey Ballet Jazz & Contemporary Summer Session and Dance Caravan; and served as a talent judge throughout the United  States with “Dance Explosion”, “Dynamite”, and others.

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