Valley Academy for the Arts Teacher Training Program


Study with Valley Academy for the Arts’ founder and artistic director, Anne Marie Abderholden.

Anne Marie Abderholden was born in Holland and spent most of her childhood in Switzerland. At age seven she joined the Opera  Ballet School in Zurich. After a nine-year professional ballet career, Anne Marie went on to complete an      advanced degree in classical ballet (extended Vaganova) pedagogy from the Music College in Cologne, Germany.  She taught at the Opera Ballet School in Zurich, at the Swiss School for Professional Dancers and at the     Theater Ballet School in Krefeld and Monchengladbach, Germany. In 1991 she moved to Madison, Wisconsin where she taught for the Monona Academy of Dance. She was a choreographer for the Wisconsin Dance Ensemble and the Performing Arts for Children.

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