Amy Novinski is a Philadelphia based ballet instructor and freelance dancer. Ms. Novinski received rigorous training in the Vaganova technique through the Tulsa Ballet Academy, and the Academy of Colorado Ballet (privately with coach Olga Tozyiakova) beginning at the age of 3. At the University of the Arts, where she attended on Presidential Scholarship, Ms. Novinski earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Performance with further instruction in pedagogy, Balanchine style, jazz, Horton technique, Graham technique, and the style of Roni Koresh. In addition, Ms. Novinski was handpicked for leads in choreographic showcase ensembles by choreographers and coaches including BalletX’s Christine Cox, Brandywine Ballet’s Scott Jovovich, and Bolshoi Ballet’s Anastasia Babayeva at the the University of the Arts. Ms. Novinski is a company member of Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet, and has performed as a freelance artist in classical ballets including The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, as well as contemporary work by Melissa Rector and other choreographers, most recently in the Koresh Come Together Festival and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. She is a ballet instructor at the University of the Arts in the Ira Brind School of Theater as well as at the University of Pennsylvania for the Penn Dance Company. As a teacher, Ms. Novinski provides structured Vaganova based ballet technique classes, both in group or private lesson settings to students of all ages.