Dance Faculty

Avery Saulnier de Reyes

Avery Saulnier de Reyes

Avery Saulnier de Reyes has been teaching for 11 years. She became a teacher in the Boston Public Schools after formal ballet training at Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and Lexington School of Ballet. Avery is returning to classical ballet after a long absence , she is currently dancing at Integrarte and with Dance Currents. 

Avery has three children ages 2 to 15!

Boyko Dossev

Boyko Dossev

Boyko Dossev studied at The National Ballet School in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he was a student of Bisser Deyanov. He went on to complete his Bachelor's Degree in Ballet and his Master's Degree in Choreography at The National Conservatory "Professor Pancho Vladigerov” in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2016 Dossev also received his Master’s Degree of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

He has trained with renowned teachers including Irina Jacobson, Irina Kolpakova, Vladilen Semenov and Lloyd Riggins. Dossev previously danced with Jeune Ballet de France as well as Hamburg Ballet, under the direction of John Neumeier, Dresden State Ballet-Semperoper Dresden, and Boston Ballet.

Dossev received gold medals from The Bulgarian National Ballet Competition 1997 and Varna International Ballet Competition 2002. He has also appeared in numerous gala performances including "The Mega Gala Meeting of The Generations" at the Varna International Ballet Competition 2008.

Dossev's repertoire includes the works of such choreographers as John Cranko, John Neumeier, Jiří Kylián, August Bournonville, George Balanchine, Oleg Vinogradov, and many others. Dossev has choreographed extensively and has created works for Semperoper Dresden, Hamburg Ballet, Festival Ballet Providence, Boston Ballet, Boston Ballet II, Boston Ballet School, Harvard University Ballet Company, and Emerson Dance Company. As a teacher, Dossev has taught at Boston Ballet School, University of Maryland, Wellesley College, The Dance Complex - Cambridge, A.R.T., Harvard University, and at JMS in Toulouse, France.

Joel Hernández Cintrón

Joel Hernández Cintrón

Age: 31

Born in: Cidra, Puerto Rico

Formal New York Style Salsa Experience: 10 yrs.

Joel started dancing at family gatherings since he learned how to walk. At age 21, Joel started professional salsa training at Ballet Escenario (BE) Dance School, while attending the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez for his Chemical Engineering degree. After moving to Massachusetts (2010) to continue his education, he became part of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Ballroom Dance Team for one year. Joel moved to Boston in 2011 and joined Masacote Dance School in Kendall Square, Cambridge to explore new salsa and Cuban styles. In 2012, Joel started ballet training at Boston Ballet School as part of the adult program. After two years as a student at Masacote (2013), Joel was offered to become part of the professional company and was offered the opportunity to teach. Joel had performed at events like: the Puerto Rico Salsa Congress (Ballet Escenario, San Juan, PR - 2009), The Boston Salsa Festival (Masacote, Boston, MA - 2014), Pura Vintage (Masacote, Richmond, VA – 2014), “Hommy: A Latin Opera” at Lincoln Center, NYC (2014)     

Ken Pierce

Ken Pierce

Ken Pierce trained in ballet and modern dance, studying on scholarship at both the American Ballet Theatre School and the Merce Cunningham studio. He has specialized in early dance—especially, late-Renaissance and Baroque dance—for the past three decades, as choreographer, reconstructor, performer, and teacher. Companies he has performed with include the Court Dance Company of New York, the New York Baroque Dance Company, Ris et Danceries (Paris), Danse Baroque Toronto, and the baroque dance trio Hémiole (Paris), of which he was a co-founder. He directs his own company, the Ken Pierce Baroque Dance Company, for which he has choreographed or reconstructed dances for performances with Tafelmusik, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Concerto Copenhagen, The King’s Noyse, Handel & Haydn Society, and the Boston Early Music Festival. Choreographic credits include dances for Les Élémens, Les Festes d’Hébé, Tirsi e Clori, and les Festes de l’Amour et de Bacchus; King Arthur at the Boston Early Music Festival, and such twentieth-century premières as Le Carnavale Mascarade;Les Plaisirs de Versailles, with Ex Machina Baroque Opera Ensemble; the masque Oberon, at Case Western Reserve University; and le Mariage de la Grosse Cathos at the Amherst Early Music Festival. He was assistant choreographer for Quelques pas graves de Baptiste, Francine Lancelot’s baroque-style piece for the Paris Opera Ballet, whose cast included Rudolph Nureyev. Mr. Pierce has taught at summer dance and music workshops in the U.S. and abroad. He directs the early dance program at the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Websites: https://www.creativeground.org/ and http://web.mit.edu/kpierce/www/