Florrie Geller

Ballet & Dance Instructor

Ballet and dance instructor - Billie Jean Kandravi - Ballet School, Monroe County, Rochester NY

Florrie Sésé Geller began her pre-professional training with the legendary Marcia Dale Weary and the faculty of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. She continued her ballet education at Next Generation Ballet with Ivonne Lemus and directors Peter Stark and Philip Neal, as well as at summer programs at the School of American Ballet and San Francisco Ballet school. After winning the gold medal at the Youth America Grand Prix Semi-Finals, Florrie distinguished herself by placing in the Top 12 Junior Women at the Final Round of YAGP at Lincoln Center and was selected by Susan Jaffe and Gillian Murphy as the first recipient of the Gillian Murphy Endowed Scholarship to UNCSA. Florrie then attended the San Francisco Ballet School on full scholarship, studying with Tina LeBlanc and Sofiane Sylve. 

At the age of eighteen, Florrie was offered a professional contract with Cincinnati Ballet’s main company, while continuing her training with celebrated master teacher, Wilhelm Burmann. At Cincinnati Ballet, Florrie performed Princess Florine in Devon Carney’s The Sleeping Beauty, the solo role in Jiri Kylian’s Sechs Tanze, Virginia Woolf in Sarah Van Patten’s Skylight, Cygnet in Kirk Peterson’s Swan Lake, and a soloist role in Myles Thatcher’s Anomaly. Florrie has also danced in ballets by Adam Hougland, Victoria Morgan, and Septime Webre.

 In 2019, Florrie was invited to represent the United States in the Beijing International Ballet and Choreographic Competition. As a professional dancer, Florrie continues her training with renowned ballet master, Magaly Suarez. She has appeared in galas including YAGP Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow, and Florida Classical Ballet’s Summer Gala. Florrie is a certified instructor in various training modalities including Progressing Ballet Technique, and mat Pilates, and taught ballet on the faculties of Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy, and Magaly Suarez’ The Art of Classical Ballet. 

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