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HESS, Deborah

Member of Jury

Senior Faculty Member at Canada’s National Ballet School


Deborah Hess is an internationally respected ballet teacher and coach.  A senior faculty member at Canada’s National Ballet School, she is also the manager of the School’s Student Exchange Program.


Ms. Hess is a frequent guest teacher in companies and schools around the world and is a sought after juror for major international ballet competitions.  She is delighted to return to Asian Grand Prix and support its mission. 


A native New Yorker, Deborah Hess began pursuing her passion for teaching at the San Francisco Ballet School following a successful career as a dancer in which she danced a wide ranging repertoire from Odette in Swan Lake to neo-classical works by choreographers such Bronislava Nijinska and contemporary works by choreographers such as Lar Lubovitch.


Ms. Hess values most highly the artistic possibilities of dance and strives in her teaching to bring out the individuality of each student, highlighting musicality, generosity of spirit and dynamic range while respecting the purity of form.

Deborah Hess 是享譽國際及被受推崇的芭蕾舞導師。  她在加拿大國家芭蕾舞學校擔任高級教師,亦是學生交流計劃的經理。


Deborah 經常被獲邀到世界各地的芭蕾舞團和學校擔任客席教師,亦常為國際芭蕾舞比賽擔任評委員,她很高興参與亞洲國際芭蕾舞大賽並支持其使命。


在紐約長大的Deborah是一位傑出的舞蹈員,曾演出過天鵝湖的Odette及Bronislava Nijinska等新古曲主義編舞家的作品和Lar Lubovitch 等現代舞編舞家的作品。   其後,她在三藩市芭蕾舞學校展開她對芭蕾舞教學的熱誠。