Judy Klopfenstein is co-owner of Dallas Ballet Center and artistic director of Dallas Ballet Company. Extensively trained in New York City, she performed with Neubert Ballet Theater, and locally with the Dallas Ballet. Film credits include The Anthology of American Jazz Dance. She attended Texas Woman’s University as a dance major and performed and toured with the Dance Repertory Theater. Locally Ms. Klopfenstein trained under George Skibine, Nikita Talin, and Robert Scevers.
She has directed and restaged many ballets including The Nutcracker, La Boutique Fantasque, Sleeping Beauty, La Fille mal Gardee, Graduation Ball, Coppelia, Pineapple Poll, Swan Lake, Raymonda, Le Corsaire, and Don Quixote. Ms. Klopfenstein has guest taught for numerous summer workshops and has been invited to restage ballets for many ballet schools and student companies. Students under her direction have been accepted with scholarships to workshops including SAB, Boston, Houston, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Pennsylvania.