Francesca Ruini

Francesca R.

South Yarmouth, MA

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Francesca delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5+ and males 5 to 35

Teaching since:
September 1996

Francesca has been teaching Ballet lessons since 1996 and she is currently available to teach lessons. Francesca has helped hundreds of students improving their ballet technique, understanding how to better use their bodies as dancers and believing in their potentials.

Francesca received her training at the Ecole Superieure de Danse De Cannes Rosella Hightower in France. As an expert in Ballet and Floor Barre, Francesca looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Francesca 's teaching style is fun, precise, and nurturing .


Ballet Teacher and Choreographer
Jan 1996 - Present

I was born in northern Italy and got my main dance training in Italy with Donatella Sturam (retired dancer of Aterballetto, one Italy's top ballet companies) and in France, at the International Ballet School, Ecole Superieure de Danse De Cannes Rosella Hightower, studing with international masters of ballet: Daniel Frank (Opera de Paris), Jose Ferran, Monica Saez, Rosella Hightower, and Claude Winzer.
I have 18 years of experience teaching Pre-Ballet, Ballet, and Choreography.
I attained the Bronze Bar, the Silver Bar and the Gold Bar of the National Dance Council of America Inc. Medal Test Program in Ballet.
In ballet, I teach a mix of Russian (Vaganova), French and Italian (Cecchetti) styles of technique.
I worked in Europe and America in many different dance studios, attending and hosting Master Classes with international renowned Ballet Dancers (Angel Corella, Charles Askegard, Roni Mahler, Dusty Button and more)
In addition I teach Floor Barre and stretching for dancers of all ages, and I teach languages and I have 6 years of experience in Martial Arts.
I am fluent is three languages - Italian (main native language), English and French.
"I believe Ballet, Music, Painting and every Art to be a wonderful, universal expression of Beauty, Harmony and Human Realization."

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Ballet Technique
Oct 2015 - Jan 2016
Reaching Heart School of Ballet
Ballet, Pas de Deux
Aug 2015 - Aug 2015
Reaching Heart School of Ballet
Apr 1990 - Jun 1993
Let's Dance, Dance Studio, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz
Sep 1989 - Aug 1991
Ecole Superieure de Danse De Cannes Rosella Hightower, France


English, Italian, French
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bronze Bar, Silver Bar and Gold Bar
Apr 1989
National Dance Council of America Inc.

I attained the Bronze Bar, the Silver Bar and the Gold Bar of the National Dance Council of America Inc. Medal Test Program in Ballet.

Photos & Videos

Angel Corella and myself, during a Ballet Master Class :)

Photo by Francesca R.

Roni Mahler and Myself during a beautiful Weekend of Ballet Master Classes.  :)
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Kasey Harding Oct 15, 2015
Ballet · In studio

Francesca is a wonderful, devoted, and talented teacher. She will teach you so much and allow you to grow as a dancer and individual. She will teach you to love the art of dance more than you already do. She is caring and compassionate towards all of her students. She is brilliant in the art of dance and overall a very sweet and amazing individual. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone looking for an new dance instructor.

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Mary Colson Oct 14, 2015
· Online

I have known Francesca for many years. She is one of the most beautiful people I have in my life. Her beauty is not just physical but radiates in every way, honesty, spiritualy, selflessness and of course dance. To know her is a wonderful experience and it is evident her dancing is breath taking. To her students she radiates and teaches all that a dancer should be. She does this with patience, understanding and caring.

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