The Examinations are being conducted by Franco De Vita and Raymond Lukens, co-creators of the ABT NTC. Teachers of the Examination classes include ABT Certified Teacher and Affiliate Examiner Dalia Rawson, ABT NTC Fellows Amy Macon, Le Mai Linh, Mads Eriksen, and ABT Affiliate Teacher Alexandra Meijer, who have successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 7 and Partnering of the ABT National Training Curriculum. Examination classes will also be taught by ABT NTC Fellow Dr. Elizabeth Hutter and ABT Affiliate Teachers Laura Burton and Nicole Riga, who have successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT National Training Curriculum. Both Dalia Rawson and Alexandra Meijer were Principal Dancers with Silicon Valley Ballet (formerly Ballet San Jose).
Directed by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, ABT's National Training Curriculum is a program for the development and training of young students that embraces sound ballet principles and incorporates elements of the French, Italian and Russian schools of training. The Curriculum aims to assist beginning through advanced teachers in training dance students to use their bodies correctly, focusing on kinetics and coordination, as well as anatomy and proper body alignment. The National Training Curriculum strives to provide dance students with a rich knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance.