Arlene Minkhorst  
Organization: Tulsa Ballet School

Position: Artistic Director

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Years active at YAGP: 1999 – 2018

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“Arlene Minkhorst is Director of Education for Tulsa Ballet. She performed with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company before joining the faculty of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in 1979 and became Director of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in 2004. Ms Minkhorst has taught all levels of ballet and pointe technique, repertoire classes, conducted rehearsals for performances and taught in the RWB School Professional Division’s Teacher Training Program. She developed the present model of the Ballet Academic Program and its academic partnerships, allowing the students to attain a strong academic education concurrently with their professional dance training. Ms. Minkhorst was also instrumental in creating the RWB School’s boys program, which currently provides training to more than 250 boys annually. She is in demand as a guest teacher and adjudicator for dance competitions across Canada, Europe and the United States”