Linda GelinasLinda Gelinas is on the Dance Faculty at Juilliard. She has served as the Interim Dance Director for the Metropolitan Opera and is presently their Dance Supervisor. In addition to teaching for the Steps Youth Program, she also teaches open classes at Steps on Broadway.
Linda was a principal dancer and Dance Captain at the Metropolitan Opera. She also performed with Edward Villella and Dancers, The Eglevsky Ballet, Alexander Godunov and Friends, The Pavlova Celebration Tour, The Nureyev-Joffrey Ballet Tribute to Nijinsky and The Boston Repertory Company.
Linda was on the faculty for the Hong Kong International Summer Program and the Verona, Italy Dance Lab. She has also choreographed and taught for the Miami City Ballet Summer Intensive, the Joffrey Summer Intensive and was the ballet mistress for New York Dance Project and the Festival Company at the Chautauqua Institution.
She has taught at New York University, Indiana University, the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Manhattan Youth Ballet, Broadway Dance Center, Ballet Arts, and Columbia Performing Arts Center and has been a guest teacher at multiple schools throughout the USA.
She is on the Artistic Advisory Board for the New Camerata Opera and was also the resident choreographer and movement coach for the Marcello Giordani Young Artist Program and the Opera Children's Chorus, at the Crested Butte Music Festival. There, she choreographed Carmen, Magic Flute, L'Elisir d'Amore, Hansel and Gretel, Barber of Seville and Pirates of Penzance.Ms. Gelinas received her formal training at the Joffrey Ballet School and the Boston Ballet School. She is also a certified Pilates instructor and a graduate of the New York Film Academy.