Producer / Principal Dancer / Ballet Mistress
Accompanists: Michael Cherry and Whit Kellogg
Antoinette Peloso was a long time member and principal dancer with the Metropolitan Opera Company at New York’s Lincoln Center. During her tenure she had the opportunity to work with opera’s brightest stars as well as many ballet luminaries, including George Balanchine, Alvin Ailey, Antony Tudor, Natalia Makarova, Fernando Bujones and Antony Dowell.
Born and raised in New Mexico, at age thirteen Antoinette auditioned for and won admission to England’s Royal Ballet School. Over the next five years she received extensive training in classical and character techniques. Working with the Royal Ballet’s top coaches and teachers, she was schooled in the Vaganava and cechetti methods. After graduating with Honors she returned to the United States and began dancing professionally in New York. In addition to her seasons at the Metropolitan Opera, Antoinette has been a guest artist with numerous ballet companies, dancing roles in; Giselle, Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Les Sylphides and Spartacus, among others. In recent years she has been coaching soloists and teaching Technique & Pointe classes in New York.
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