Nutcracker Children's Rehearsal Director
Faculty, Artistic, Upper Division Faculty, Professional Training Division Faculty
CECE FARHA began teaching on the faculty of The Washington School of Ballet in 1999 under the direction of Mary Day. She works within multiple levels of the school as well as the professional Company. Her original ballet, Aladdin was performed in the 2016-2017 40th Anniversary Season and she is currently the Children’s Ballet Master for The Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker. She also served as Children’s Ballet Master for Septime Webre’s ballets including ALICE (in wonderland), Cinderella, Peter Pan, and Sleepy Hollow. CeCe has appeared in the Washington D.C. area teaching crowds, both young and old, dance moves and “How to Make a Ballet”. These appearances include the Smithsonian Institution, The Kennedy Center, and the National Cherry Blossom Festival to name a few.
As a young dancer, Ms. Farha had rich classical training with infamous teachers such as Maria Tallchief, Yvonne Chouteau, and Miguel Terekhov. She was a founding company member of Ballet Oklahoma, and was selected as an Apprentice at the San Francisco Ballet, under the direction of Lew Christiansen. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma and was a member of the Festival Ballet Company.
Ms. Farha has held teaching positions at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University, University of Central Oklahoma, Ballet Oklahoma, and George Mason University. She is also the founder and artistic director of Range of Motion Dance Studio. She has created and produced thirty original Children’s Ballets. Her Equity theatre choreography includes productions of Annie Get Your Gun, Peter Pan, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Good-bye Girl, The Pajama Game, A Little Night Music, Godspell, Grand Hotel, Carousel, and Oklahoma! She is commissioned by dance companies and theaters across the nation. CeCe has been recognized with numerous Choreography Awards.