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Sven Toorvald

Sven started his ballet training in Los Angeles, with the Royal Ballet’s Stanley Holden and Margaret Hills. He continued his studies in New York City at the Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.

Sven is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, New York’s famed Neighborhood Playhouse with Sanford Meisner and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Sven also wrote and directed the documentary, The Ballerina Interviews, which premiered on PBS in 2004.

As a teacher, Sven has taught at New York University, UCLA, California Institute of the Arts, Santa Monica College, the Edge’s LA Dancer Force touring conventions, Houston Met Dance Center, Pasadena Dance Theatre, and California Dance Theatre in Agoura Hills.

You can join his Beginner Level class every Tuesday and Thursday at noon in Studio B.