Rochelle Zide-Booth

Rochelle Zide-Booth

Guest Master Teacher

Rochelle Zide-Booth’s expertise in the dance world encompasses a broad spectrum of activity: principal dancer, ballet mistress, artistic director, master teacher, choreographer, re-constructor/re-stager/re-creator, author, lecturer, adjudicator, and university professor.

Ms. Zide-Booth began her performing career as a soloist with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and continued as Principal Dancer of the Joffrey Ballet and Prima Ballerina of the New York City Opera Ballet.  She began her teaching career as Ballet Mistress of the Joffrey Ballet and was Artistic Director of the Netherlands Dance Theater.  She has also served as head of the ballet program at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Director of the Dance Program at Adelphi University.

Ms. Zide-Booth is a nine-time adjudicator for the National Association of Regional Ballet and  a certified re-constructor for the Dance Notation Bureau.  In these capacities, Ms. Zide-Booth has worked with such well-known choreographers as Arpino, Balanchine, Joffrey, Kylian, van Manen, Robbins, Tetley, Tudor, and Walker.

Ms. Zide-Booth was a Fulbright Lecturer to the Prague Conservatory of Dance and the Ballet of the National Theatre, Director of the New Zealand School of Dance, and Associate Professor at Butler University’s Jordan College of Fine Arts dance department.