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Erica Olsen, an NJDTE alumnus, is currently a Vice President at Goldman Sachs. After dancing with the Ensemble, Erica went on to graduate from Brown University and Columbia Business School. She fondly remembers NJDTE rehearsals, performances, and friendships and believes her dance background has certainly contributed to her success at college and in finance. Erica is now excited to collaborate with NJDTE on a fundraising campaign. The campaign will increase opportunities for talented young dancers to work with renowned artists in New Jersey and through exchange programs. Fundraising will also help NJDTE expand programming and bring emerging choreographers to the state. Erica is proud to contribute to the Ensemble’s continued growth and development as a preeminent pre-professional dance institution.
Are you interested in getting involved in fundraising with the Ensemble over the next few months? If so, please let us know! For more information, contact us at email@example.com.
Top photo by Juliana Thomas, 2003
Come to the beach and join NJDTE's new SOUTH Summer Workshops this August. Stay in shape after the summer intensives and be ready for the fall 2014 season. See you then!
LENORE PAVLAKOS MORALES
A native of Brooklyn, Morales is a graduate of The Juilliard School where she received her BFA in Dance. Ms. Pavlakos Morales performed with Maryland Ballet and Eugene Ballet before joining Dance Theatre of Harlem in 1993, where she danced as a soloist and principal dancer. She additionally served as assistant rehearsal director and master teacher. While with DTH, Ms. Morales performed ballets by noted choreographers such as George Balanchine, Glen Tetly, John Taras, and Michael Smuin. She formerly was the Ballet Mistress and Rehearsal Director of Staten Island Ballet and currently is the Ballet Mistress of NJDTE and a guest artist with Morales Dance.