Welcome to Centre de Danse

Principal teachers

Theresa Kramer, director of the Centre de Danse, trained with Rosella Hightower in Cannes, France in 1971. She later joined Le Grand Théâtre de Nancy Dance Company, under the direction of Louis Ducreux and Rosella Hightower.

Ms. Kramer also has performed with the Teatro Nacional de Panamá, directed by Dame Morgot Fonteyn de Arias and several U.S. Companies. After leaving the stage, Ms. Kramer founded the Centre de Danse in Georgetown, DC in 1983.

At the invitation of the government of Panama’s cultural attaché, Ms. Kramer served as guest artist and instructor at the Ballet Nacional de Panamá in August, 1991 and again in 1997.

In July 1993, Ms. Kramer was guest teacher at the European School of Performing Arts in Ormond Beach, FL, and at the Civic Ballet Company of Volusia County, FL. She returned in 1997 to teach a Master Class and studied with Maya Plisetskaya, the Russian Bolshoi star performer. Ms. Kramer returned again in 1999 thru 2004 to European School, and the Civic Ballet Company.

In recognition of her background and accomplishment, Ms. Kramer was an invited guest artist interviewed by Marie Bélert of Radio France Fréquence in 1993.

The school’s 8-and 9 year-old students were featured on Comedy Central, a national television channel, in a 1997 segment entitled “Comics on Delivery”.