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Lilla Seber

LILLA SÉBER has been associated with The Washington School of Ballet for over seventeen years. She began her teaching career under the tutelage of Mary Day and Rudolf Kharatian while a principle dancer at The Washington Ballet. Ms. Séber has produced many students who have received scholarships to highly-ranked institutions including the JKO School at American Ballet Theatre and The Kirov Academy of Ballet. Born in Hungary, Ms. Séber's training began at the prestigious Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest, where she studied for ten years on full scholarship under the direction of Dozsa Imre. In the United States, she studied on scholarships at the North Carolina School of the Arts with Melissa Hayden, Duncan Noble and Pandi Gyula, in New York City with Fernando Bujones, David Howard and Tina Bernal, and at the Washington School of Ballet with Lupe Serrano and Rudolf Kharatian. She also studied contemporary dance on scholarships at Luigi's Theatrical Jazz Dance and at the Alvin Ailey School. Ms. Séber's performing career began in Budapest with the Hungarian National Ballet, where she danced many principal and solo roles from the classical repertoire. After being a guest artist in the United States, in 1995 joined The Washington Ballet, where she continued to be featured in leading classical and contemporary roles. Her repertory included principal roles in many ballets, such as "Giselle," "Flames of Paris," "The Nutcracker," "Harlequinade," "Stars & Stripes" and "Our Town”. Ms. Séber was a recipient of the Artist's Grant from the Soros Foundation. While still in Hungary she was the subject of the film "Variations on a Well-Known Theme," which played at the Cannes Film Festival, and hosted the popular TV show, "Tizen Tuliak Tarsasaga." Currently Ms. Séber is pursuing a certificate from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is a well-known instructor of various discipline of yoga and has taught at Sport & Health clubs in the area for more than twelve years. Her yoga education includes Yoga in Daily Life Teachers Training, Kriya Anusthan (Budapest and Vienna) and Sivananda Yoga Ashram Resident in Training. Drawing from her wide variety experience and knowledge, Ms. Séber has founded the Séber Method™, an interdisciplinary education system for classical ballet.