What is the Cecchetti method?


The Cecchetti method is named after the noted dancer and teacher Enrico Cecchetti (1850-1928).   Learn more about his life:  http://www.answers.com/topic/enrico-cecchetti


The Cecchetti syllabus is based on classroom patterns that Cecchetti developed for the advanced students and professional dancers of his day, many of whom (such as Vaslav Nijinsky and Anna Pavlova) were challenged by his work to improve their already considerable technique.   Cecchetti's exercises were preserved by others late in his life, written down under his supervision.  Childrens' syllabi were later developed by various organizations, featuring codified patterns intended to guide a dancer's development from the first ballet class all the way through to the professional level.   Learn more about all of this at:  http://www.cicb.org


 The Cecchetti Council of America is the parent organization of the East Coast Committee (Cecchetti East Coast).  Visit the CCA website: www.cecchetti.org


Kim Whipple has been a member of the Cecchetti Council of America since 1988.  There are 8 levels in the Cecchetti Syllabus.  Kim is currently training for examination on Grade 6.


The following students are training for examination on May 14, 2016:


Grade I

 Christopher Hanna


Grade II

Karaya Faigle - Molly Goodwin - Megan Tewksbury - Trejon Turner


Grade III

Spencer Corby


Grade V

Natalie Markovitz







Kim Whipple -  Exam Results


Grade I - Pass Commended 1988

Grade II - Pass Commended 1990

Grade III - Pass Highly Commended  1991

Grade IV - Pass Commended 1992

Grade V - Pass Plus   1994



Student Exam Results

Year 2015/2016


Grade I

Spencer Corby - Highly Commended

 Karaya Faigle -  Commended

Molly Goodwin -  Pass Plus

Megan Tewksbury -  Pass Plus

Trejon Turner - Commended


Grade II

Spencer Corby - Highly Commended

Jacqueline Decker -  Pass Plus

Holly Galvin - Pass Plus


Grade IV

Natalie Markovitz - Commended