Saugerties Ballet Center offers training on a professional basis for students of all levels of dedication. Body awareness, muscle control, creativity and joy of movement are all stressed. Students attending the Saugerties Ballet Center will benefit from the guidance and supervision of qualified instructors who will pass on their professional knowledge and experience.
Scarlett Fiero is the director of SBC. She began studying ballet at the age of 11 and received a scholarship to the New York State Summer School of Dance in Saratoga Springs for two consecutive years. She trained with many dancers of great renown, including Elisabeth Carroll, Violette Verdy, Nenette Charisse and Robert Blankshine. She has danced professionally with ballet companies in New York and New Jersey, including the Garden State Ballet.
Scarlett is a guest teacher at ballet schools and universities throughout the northeast. Most recently, she has taught ballet at the Dutchess County Community College and at SUNY New Paltz in addition to teaching at SBC. Scarlett is co-artistic director of the Ulster Ballet Company.