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Gabor Toth, co-owner, co-artistic director and founder of Southeastern School of Ballet, began his formal dance training at the world-renowned Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest,Hungary.
Toth is trained extensively in the arts of ballet, folk dance, acrobatics, stage dance, acting, historical dance,pantomime, partnering and contemporary dance.
Upon graduation, he was awarded a scholarship to the School of Alicia Alonso in Madrid, Spain, where he received instruction in Spanish folk dance and classical ballet. Following this, Toth made his American debut as an intern with the Greensboro Ballet Company, where he perfected his knowledge of American techniques, styles and choreography.
Toth has utilized his extensive knowledge of movement with some of the most accomplished dance companies in the world, including:
In spring 2000 he came to Carolina Ballet to be in the premiere productions of Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s Cabaret. Lynne Taylor-Corbett is known for her work in theatre, ballet and film. She was nominated for Tony Awards for her direction and choreography of Broadways Swing! and for two American Theatre Wing Star Awards for its National Tour. She choreographed Chess and Titanic on Broadway and the feature films Footloose, My Blue Heaven and Vanilla Sky. Her ballets have been commissioned by New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet.
Toth’s experience includes professional productions of both contemporary and classical ballets. During his two-year stay as a dancer and instructor at Columbia Classical Ballet, Toth played a vital role in choreographing dance sequences for “The Nutcracker”, “Jekyll and Hyde” and “Lifechance”.