Competition Teacher

During the competition an independent guest teacher will give all ballet classes all days. There will still be classes for those competitors that don’t make it to the grand finale.

Petrusjka Broholm

ABT Certified Teacher of the ABT National Training Curriculum.

Petrusjka Broholm currently serves as the Principal Teacher for the ABT JKO School Pre-Professional Division.

Petrusjka, a native of Denmark, trained at the Ballet School of the Royal Danish Theatre. In 1984, she joined The Royal Danish Ballet as an apprentice and was promoted to the corps de ballet in 1986. In 1991, Broholm joined Deutche Oper Ballet in Berlin as a soloist then returned to The Royal Danish Ballet as a soloist in 1995.

From 2000-2008, Petrusjka served as a ballet mistress and teacher at The Royal Danish Ballet and The Royal Danish Ballet School.

She has received numerous grants including the DANCE-grant, the Svenage Larsens Grant, the Hans Brenas Grant, IBM, the Bournonville Grant and the Schonberg Grant.

Petrusjka has staged ballets all over the world, including La Sylphide for New York City Ballet in 2015, Peter Martins’ Swan Lake for The Royal Danish Ballet, Conservatory for Boston Ballet School, Anna Marie Holmes’ production of Swan Lake, Dinna Bjorn’s The Nutcracker, Peter Martins’ Fearful Symmetries, John Neumeier’s Romeo and Juliet, Christopher Wheeldon’s The Wanderers and Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker.

In 2017, she was a principal guest coach for Cynthia Harvey’s production of The Sleeping Beauty and Giselle for the Norwegian National Ballet.  She has also been a guest coach and teacher at Beijing Dance Academy, Boston Ballet School, Ballet Academy East, The National Ballet of China, National Ballet of Finland, Il Balletto Italy, Inoue Ballet Tokyo, American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet.

In spring 2018, Cynthia Harvey, Artistic Director of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, brought in Broholm to stage Act II of La Sylphideon the ABT JKO School Pre-Professional Division.