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Trinette Singleton

Trinette Singleton began her professional career with New York’s Joffrey Ballet in 1965, having received her early training with Harriet A. James in her home state of Massachusetts.  She has toured throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe, performing in ballets by notable choreographers such as Joffrey, Arpino, Ashton, Balanchine, Cranko, DeMille, Jooss, and Tudor.  She was thrusted into national prominence in 1967, appearing in the multi-media ballet, Astarte, created for her by Robert Joffrey.  She was the first dancer to ever appear on the cover of a national news magazine – Time.  Her later covers included Life, Saturday Review and Dance Magazine.

 

Following her performing years, Ms. Singleton became Ballet Mistress/Teacher for the Joffrey Ballet, as well as Administrative Assistant to Robert Joffrey.  She later joined the Faculty and Advisory Board of the Joffrey Ballet School, where she still teaches.  Upon moving to the Poconos with her husband, jazz quitarist, Bill Washer, and their daughter, Katie, she joined Ballet Theatre Pennslvania as Ballet Mistess/Choreographer in 1990.  She acted as BTP Artistic Director in 1994.  In 1995, she formed Bravo!Dance with Nana Badrena, a faculty member of The Joffrey Ballet School.  She also taught in the BFA Program at The New School University in NYC, in 1999.

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