ALIGN BALLET METHOD creator and artistic director Michael Cornell is a graduate of the National Academy of Arts in Champaign, Illinois. He studied with classical ballet with Royal Ballet dancer Petrus Bosman and American master teacher Robert Dicello. After completing a scholarship with the Pennsylvania School of Ballet, Michael joined the innovative BalletMet of Columbus, Ohio and stayed with the company for 10 years.
Michael’s powerful skills as a contemporary dancer led him to perform principle roles in original work by David Parsons (The Parsons Company/New York), James Kudelka (Director of The National Ballet of Canada), Harvard Artist in Residence and Genius Award winner Liz Lerman, and Alonzo King (Lines Ballet/San Francisco). In addition to dancing virtuoso ballet roles, such as Le Corsaire pas de deux, Michael appeared as the principle dancer in Alonzo King’s Without Wax. His image has also been featured in Dance Magazine. His teaching has been featured in ANGELENO and on KTLA.
Sample what it is like to take class with Michael Cornell as he explains the physical benefits of The ALIGN BALLET METHOD on POP SUGAR.