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Blanca Huertas-Agnew
Blanca Huertas-Agnew

Interim Dance Program Director



Ellen Forman Dance Studio Office, Mandell Theater Lobby 1032
Blanca Huertas-Agnew began her training in her native Puerto Rico. She was an apprentice and further became a member of the corps of ballet at Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico. Later, she joined Ballets de San Juan, where she earned the title of Principal Soloist. Lead roles include Lise in Fille Mal Gardée, Swanilda in Coppélia, Princess Tsarevna in Firebird, and Myrtha in Giselle. She performed Balanchine repertoire with leading roles as Polyhymnia in Balanchine’s Apollo, and Who Cares? Autochthonous repertoire from Puerto Rican Choreographers includes Los Soles Truncos, Amores, Julieta, Pas de Quatre Criollo, and Misa Criolla. Her professional career allowed her to perform in her native Puerto Rico and in the United States, Central America, South America, and Europe.

Blanca is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 & Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She was also an ABT® Affiliate Teachers, an honor given to ABT® Certified Teacher that presented students for examinations and passed with High Honors. Her students have been accepted to international programs such as the Royal Ballet and Paris Opera Summer Programs as well as national programs such as American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive, The Cuban Classical Summer Intensive at The School of Ballet Hispánico, The School of Pennsylvania Ballet, and Ellison Summer Intensive in NY. Blanca was the founder and Artistic Director of Pennsylvania Ballet Arts in Chalfont, PA. Blanca is certified to teach Progressing Ballet Technique Junior through Advanced level acquiring PBT Level 3 Badge designation, the highest designation in the program.

She is part of the faculty The School of Pennsylvania Ballet and acts as an adjudicator in their national audition tour. In addition, she is part of the faculty of teaching artists of Pennsylvania Ballet in their different Community Engagement Programs. Blanca has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Temple University with a concentration in Risk Management & Insurance. In 2017, she received the Howard Gilman Fellowship Award at Jacksonville University, Florida. She completed her MFA in Choreography in 2019. Blanca has been commissioned to choreograph for Drexel University Dance Ensemble. Blanca is the Founder and Artistic Director of Puerto Rico Classical Dance Competition, the first classical dance competition in Puerto Rico.
BA in Business Administration, Temple University
MFA in Choreography