Dana Arey

Dana Arey has an extensive career as a dancer, ballet master and teacher, working in a variety of styles and disciplines. As a principal dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet, she performed works by Balanchine, Limon, Van Manen, Tudor, Taylor-Corbett, Butler, Harkarvy and many more, in addition to the full-length classics. She began her professional career with Eliot Feld’s first ballet company in New York City. Upon retiring from a performing career, she became Ballet Master with Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, working closely with Patricia Wilde, Artistic Director for16 years. At Pittsburgh Ballet she has also been Principal and Director of the School. She has been a guest teacher at a number of schools and programs across the country and has staged ballets for both Milwaukee Ballet and Sacramento Ballet. Currently, she teaches ballet at the Point Park University, the Pittsburgh CLO Academy of Musical Theater, Pittsburgh Youth Ballet, Wexford Dance Academy, and the Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive.