Edwin Kinter, Artistic Director/Choreographer
Edwin hails from New York City and trained at the School of American Ballet, The High School of Performing Arts, The New York School of Ballet and with David Howard. He started his profesional career as a child actor working in musicals and film. Mr. Kinter has danced in over 60 different professional productions with companies such as Kansas City Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Albany Berkshire Ballet and Dances Patrelle. Edwin has worked as a dancer, a ballet master, an assistant director and a choreographer with Ballet for Young Audiences since it's inception in 1985. He has staged over 40 productions and has choreographed over 20 ballets, including Jungle Book, Pirates, Zorro and most recently Snow White, for family audiences. Among his other works are The Father, Water Goblin, The Accursed Hunter and Spring Song. Edwin's piece The Water at the Spring, was specially commissioned for the opening ceremony of the Nanning International Folk Song Arts Festival where excerpts of Spring Song were also featured. Edwin has also served as Artistic Director of City Center Ballet in New Hampshire. He continues to enjoy having excellent artists to collaborate with.
Harriett Leigh Kinter, Founder, Choreographer, Costume Designer
Harriet received her early classical training as a scholarship student at American Ballet Theater in New York City. As a result she has worked professionally with such notable choreographers as Agnes de Mille, Herbert Ross, Helen Tamaris and Robert Alton. As a professional dancer and choreographer her background includes work on Broadway, television, in concert and off-Broadway. Ms. Kinter has directed more than thirty of Broadway's most popular musicals in regional theaters. Numbering among her favorites are: Camelot, Carousel, Man of la Mancha, My Fair Lady and Fiddler on the Roof. She choreographed 10 by 6, an original musical off-Broadway and three industrial fashion shows for Dupont. For the past 25 years she has devoted most of her energy to Ballet for Young Audiences creating the company's productions of Beauty and the Beast, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. In collaboration with her son Edwin she choreographed The Nutcracker and The Little Mermaid. Her most recent works include Havanaise in 2011 and a collaboration with Edwin in 2009 which resulted in the creation of Spring Song.