Significant highlights of Ms. Vegh’s illustrious career:
National Academy of Ballet Ballet Russe School
Juilliard School of Music Ballet Arts
School of Ballet Repertory Ballet Theatre School
Private studies with Pamela May, Mary Skeaping, Thalia Mara, Arthur Mahoney
B.A., World College West, degree in Meaning and Culture
Certified Massage Therapist, Alive and Well Institute
Performance and Administrative Experience
1953 - 1960
1960 - 1963
1964 - 1968
1968 - 1971
1971 - 1976
1971 - 1976
1976 - 1987
1987 - 1993
Soloist, Ballet Repertory Company of New York
Principal Dancer, Royal Ponciana Theatre
Ballet Teacher, National Ballet of New York
Ballet Teacher, Harkness House for Ballet Arts
Co-Director (with David Howard) of Harkness House for Ballet Arts
Founder and Director, Ballet Repertory Company and School of Pennsylvania
Artistic Director, Marin Ballet
Director of Education and Outreach, Marin Ballet
Founder and Director, Maria Vegh Ballet Centre
Additional Teaching/Professional Activities
1974 - 1975
1976 - 1984
2007 - 08
Produced and directed Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella for Pennsylvania Repertory Company (with Principal dancers from Joffrey Ballet), films now in archives of the Performing Arts Library, Lincoln Center, New York Dity.
Conducted, with David Howard, a program for Hunter College in Adult Participation in Ballet; also presented for Hunter a program in dance history.
Designed the technical aspects of, and taught in, Dominican College’s degree program in dance.
Feature article in Dance Magazine (November) describing Marin Ballet, and Ms. Vegh’s teaching approach.
Trained/coached students for, and accompanied them to, the following competitions:
1981 International Ballet Competition in Moscow
1986 International Ballet Competition in Jackson
1987 International Ballet Competition in Lausanne
1994 Spotlight competition in Los Angeles (the winner in classical ballet)
1999 International competition in Lausanne
2007 International ballet competition in Shanghai
Published TO DANCE, an 8 year instructional program and syllabus for the training of ballet dancers.
Member of the Advisory Council, Inland Pacific Ballet.
Designed and produced hour-long video tape, Stretch and Strength; intended as a guide to the conditioning of ballet dancers.
Designed and built the Maria Vegh Ballet Centre, for intensive work with selected advanced dancers and with dancers recovering from injuries.
Member of the Advisory Committee, Regional Dance America
Revised edition, TO DANCE
Completely revised Stretch and Strength into 3 hour-long video tapes.
Designed and produced hour-long video tape, Introducing Ballet to Children
Feature article in Dance Teacher magazine (February 2005 issue); a review
of the theory and equipment detailed in the video, Introducing Ballet
Article in Dance Spirit magazine (October 2005 issue), on developing
Artistic Director, Wells Fargo Center’s The Nutcracker