Jacqueline Weber | Principal, Professional Division
Ms. Weber is a graduate of the RWB School’s Professional Division and a former dancer with the RWB Company. She was instrumental in laying the foundation of the RWB School Professional Division alongside David Moroni, C.M. and has been teaching at the RWB School for more than 35 years. Galina Yordanova, and Natalia Papina have greatly influenced her career as a dancer and educator as has her primary mentor, the visionary and founder of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Professional Division School, David Moroni C.M. In her years with the RWB School she has had the opportunity to work with exceptional guest teachers and choreographers such as Anna-Marie Holmes, Mark Godden, Jorden Morris and Peter Quanz.
Originally from Fresno, California, Ms. Weber earned her BFA in Ballet from the University of Utah and has been studying and teaching the Russian technique for more than 40 years. She has adjudicated dance festivals in Manitoba and has been invited as a guest to a number of Canada Council dance juries. In 1990, Ms. Weber received a Canada Council grant to travel and observe the top ballet schools in Kiev, Moscow and St. Petersburg to further enhance her knowledge of Russian Ballet. Ms. Weber has prepared several students for the Youth American Grand Prix competitions held in New York City and has guest taught, lectured and observed extensively throughout North America.
As Principal, Ms. Weber’s responsibilities include staff mentoring, supervision of artistic staff, and communicating with parents, students and families. She oversees RWB School’s continuous development of curriculum, selection of repertoire and casting for school performances.
As a member of Artistic faculty, Ms. Weber teaches ballet, pointe classes, variations and repertoire to senior students. She also directs performance rehearsals and coaches students in their specific roles in both the dance and acting components of their performance. Ms. Weber also choreographs and rehearses dancers for performances including the year-end Professional Division performance In Concert, and the annual tour that takes dance to rural areas throughout central Canada, Concert Hour Ballet. She has also developed a block of courses designed to educate students specifically focusing on the choreography of classical ballet.