Teal Clayton

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Classical Ballet / Dancer

began his ballet training at the James Dance Center in Kissimmee, Florida. His family relocated to New Yorkâs Capital Region and he began attending classes at the School of the Albany Berkshire Ballet with Jana Fugate, Deirdre Duffin Swindlehurst, Nancy Ropelewski Pierce and Madeline Cantarella Culpo. From a young age, Mr. Teal has always participated in ABB productions- beginning with the role of Fritz in Madeline Cantarella Culpoâs The Nutcracker to eventually perform the role of Cavalier. He has continued to perform principal roles with the ABB in a variety of productions, including Paula Weberâs Carmina Burana, Deirdre Duffin-Swindlehurstâs Corelli Suite, Madeline Cantarella-Culpoâs The Rockwell Suites, and Mary Margaret Gianonne Talmiâs Nocturnes. Given his long standing presence with the ABB, he is notorious for adorning annual T-Shirts, posters and programs. Clayton has also broadened his repertoire with other companies including Upstate NY Ballet in Syracuse, NY, Ballet for Young Audiences in NYC, NY and the City Center Ballet in Lebanon, NH. Particularly with the City Center Ballet, he has performed a variety of roles, from one of the Stepsisters in Cinderella to Franz in Coppelia. Clayton currently divides his time between the City Center Ballet performing and guest teaching at the School and performing with the Albany Berkshire Ballet.

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