Desiree Witt holds a B.S. in Music Education and a M. Ed. in Dance Education from Frostburg State University. She holds a Maryland State Teaching certificate for Music K-12 and has been teaching in the state of Maryland for over 24 years.
She serves on the Fine Arts Education Advisory Panel for the Maryland State Department of Education and has been a member of MENC and MMEA for 24 years.
Ms. Witt has been on the faculty of Morgantown Dance Studio in Morgantown, West Virginia for 25 years and has worked extensively directing, choreographing, and performing in such ballets as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Cinderella among many. Most recently she staged the full length ballet The Snow Queen for the Morgantown Ballet Company at the Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown, WV.
She is certified to teach Vaganova Levels I-VI through John White, Irina Kolpakova, and the late Jurgen Schneider. She is also certified to teach Leap N Learn. Ms. Witt supplemented her training at Ballet Theatre of Annapolis, Point Park University, and with Madame Darvash in New York City.
Ms. Witt’s ballet students have been placed in prestigious schools and companies such as The Joffrey Ballet, School of American Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (Schenley Park), Point Park University, North Carolina School of the Arts and The Juilliard School.
In her home studio she trains dancers for the future of the dance world and has even choreographed for The Miss America Pageant. You may reach her at [email protected] or by calling 301-689-3052.