Schergen Janek


Contemporary dance / Artistic Director

Janek Schergen is from Göteborg, Sweden. He studied ballet with Richard Ellis and Christine Du Boulay of the Sadlers Wells Ballet, and continued at the American Ballet Center and the Harkness House for Ballet Arts in New York. In 1971, he joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the following year, became a member of the Pennsylvania Ballet in Philadelphia, under the directorship of Barbara Weisberger and Benjamin Harkarvy, spending 11 years with the Company. In 1978, under the guidance of Mr. Harkarvy and Lupe Seranno, he began teaching at the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. In addition to dancing and teaching, he began staging the works of Mr. Harkarvy for Pennsylvania Ballet and other companies. In 2009, Janek Schergen took over the post of Artistic Director of SDT.

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