American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School, 301 North Harrison Street, Princeton 08540. 609-921-7758. Aydmara Cabrera, director. www.arballet.org.
Aydmara Cabrera has been named school director of Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet.
Board chair Charles Metcalf said that Cabrera “brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience and will be a tremendous addition to the school. PBS is at the forefront of ballet schools nationally and with Ms. Cabrera at its helm will reaffirm PBS’s commitment and dedication to training a new generation of dancers.”
Julie Diana Hench, executive director of American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School, said Cabera is a beloved teacher there. “She has impressive professional experience and an inspiring vision for the school that will provide students even greater opportunities,” Hench said. “Ms. Cabrera’s passion for the art form is infectious.”
Born in Cuba, Cabrera began her ballet studies at 9 at the National Ballet School in Havana and became a principal dancer at the National Ballet of Cuba under the direction of Alicia Alonso.
Cabrera moved to the United States to direct her own school in Miami. She has also been invited to teach at many internationally recognized schools, including Princeton Ballet School, developing a training curriculum that incorporates much of her Cuban roots.
People & Stories Gente y Cuentos, 295 Eggerts Road, Lawrenceville 08648. 609-882-4926. Cheyenne Wolf, executive director. peopleandstories.org.
Cheyenne Wolf has been named executive director of the Lawrenceville-based non-profit organization People & Stories. She replaces Pat Andres, who is retiring after more than 30 years.
People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos promotes literature for new audiences through readings and discussions of short stories. It began in Spanish in a housing project in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1972. Today its English and Spanish programs reach youth, adults, and seniors in diverse social service agencies including residential treatment facilities, prisons, homeless shelters, adult education programs, libraries, senior centers, and alternative schools.