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Dariusz R. Hochman's work is highly praised by prominent dancers:
"Mr. Hochman is an excellent dance professor and very experienced ballet master. As a pedagogue, he is patient, efficient and well appreciated as he has always been able to establish positive contact with young people. The dance programs in which he taught were always extremely successful. His outstanding works as well as his thorough knowledge of the arts makes him a person who deserves to be considered with the greatest attention." ~ Rosella Hightower
"I strongly recommend him as I know he would enrich any Company or School that is interested in reaching greater heights." ~ Fernando Bujones
"I find Dariusz Hochman a very talented choreographer with a sensitive ear for his music and the happy knack of showing his dancers to their best advantage."
~ Dame Margot Fonteyn
"Mr. Hochmans's class develops beautifully. His pure classical style keeps the dancer concentrating on correct technique, while the musicality of the combinations encourages individual artistry. He is demanding but supportive, and the class is conducted with encouragement and good humor. Mr Hochman works well with students of diverse abilities and backgrounds."
~ Denise Warner Limoli (Associate Professor of Dance at Skidmore College & formerly of ABT)
Dariusz R. Hochman received his professional education at the National Ballet School in Warsaw, Poland under Prof. Irena Szymanska & Leon Wojcikowski, in Paris with Olga Preobrajenskaya, Serge Peretti, and Victor Gzovsky. He studied in London with Anna Northcote, in New York at the School of American Ballet Theatre with Igor Schwezoff & Leon Danielian, and also at the School of New York City Ballet with Andre Eglevsky.
His career as a performing artist and choreographer continued internationally. In Paris, Dariusz was engaged to perform with Leonide Massines' Ballet Company and danced solo parts in the filmed productions of Le Beau Danube and Boutique Fantasque. In the US he performed with the Metropolitan Opera. He was a guest teacher for the Harkness School for Ballet Arts, Pennsylvania Ballet Company, Alvin Ailey's American Dance Center, Morelli Ballet School in New York, and he taught at Adelphi University & the National Academy of Arts in Illinois. Recently he was a guest teacher for the Ballet Arts school in Minneapolis and Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Hochman has been artistic director, choreographer and principal dancer for the Israel National Opera Ballet Company in Tel Aviv. Later on he was appointed by the US State Department in a cultural exchange project to serve as an artistic director for the Ballet National in Panama City. Upon seeing his choreography Dame Margot Fonteyn personally recommended Dariusz to stage his ballets for the National Ballet Company of Guatemala and Teatro Municipal in Sao Paulo as well as Palacio das Artes Ballet Co. in Brasil.
In Argentina he taught as a guest for Teatro Colon and the Ballet Co. in Tucuman. Upon his return to Europe, he was a guest teacher for well-known ballet companies: Zurich Ballet Co., Verona Ballet Co. and Berlin Opera Ballet in West Berlin. In Norway he directed Ballet Center School. Among others, he has also been a teacher in Tokyo, Japan.
Later on, Rosella Hightower invited Dariusz to teach at the Ecole Superieur de Danse and the Centre de Danse International in Cannes. In France, Hochman received the equivalence of the French State Diploma as a professeur de danse classique for his lifetime achievements in the dance profession.
Dariusz Hochman was also formerly on faculty at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City.
For more information, visit www.dariuszrhochmanballet.com
Dariusz R. Hochman in Le Corsaire
Testamonial: I'm writing to say thank you! I learned much and enjoyed as much your basic ballet class at Broadway Dance Center the past two weeks. I had not been instructed systematically about ballet before, and in your class I feel a quick improvement in my technique. Your classes also taught me how to correctly work my body for the dance form.... I hope that in the future when I come back to New York I will take classes with you again! Best, Pam Wang