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Ann Fisher, Director

Ann Fisher

Ann Fisher established Conservatory of Classical Ballet in 2001 after teaching and directing throughtout the San Francisco Bay Area since 1988.  From 1997 to 2001 she was the director of Berkeley Ballet Theater and the Founding Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed Berkeley Ballet Theater Youth Ensemble.  Her Students have gone on to have professional careers as dancers, teachers, choreographers and company directors.

Ms Fisher received her early training from Oakland Ballet Academy, and in 1983 she began dancing and touring internationaly with the Oakland Ballet Company.  During her nine years with the Company she had the wonderful experience of working with some of the great legends of our time, and performing a diverse repertoire of classical, contemporary, Americana and Diaghilev era ballets.  Her greatest joy is sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge of dance with her students.

Carlos Carvajal

Carlos Carvajal

Director Emeritis of Peninsula Ballet Theater and Co-Artistic Director of San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Mr. Carvajal has been teaching at CCB since 2006.  He is an internationally known choreographer of more than 200 works for ballet, opera and television.  Carvajal began his dancer career with the Christenses of San Francisco Ballet, after which he traveled to Europe.  He danced with International Ballet of Marquis de Duev, Theater der Freine Hansastadt Bremen, Theater de Bordeaux and Ballet Nuevo Mundo de Caracas.  After ten years abroad, Carvajal returned to the San Francisco Ballet as Ballet Master and Associate Choreographer.  In 1970, he founded and directed the San Francisco Dance Spectrum.  In 1986 he received the Isadora Duncan Award, for A Lifetime of Significant Work, and received the Critics Circle Award in 1990.

Deborah Hurley

Deborah Hurley

Ms. Deborah has 13 years of teaching experience.  She earned an MFA in Choreography and Performance from Mills College and studied ballet pedagogy with 2 teachers certified in Russia to teach the Vaganova method.  She first completed teaching seminars for levels I-IV of the Vaganova Method with Karen Morrell at the Academy of Classical Ballet in Oakland, CA.  Ms. Morrell was the first American to become certified in the method at the Vaganova Academy in St. Peterburg, Russia.  To further refine her teaching skills, Deborah consulted with pedagogue Eric Conrad, the first American to teach the Vaganova Method and choreograph at the Bolshoi Academy.