Charla Genn has been on faculty with the Juilliard School since 2009. She also instructs company classes at the Metropolitan Opera, Alvin Ailey, Ballet Hispanico, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet,and Les Ballets Trockaderos de Monte Carlo. As a choreographer, Ms. Genn has created several modern ballets for Ballet Manhattan and American Repertory Ballet; she has also staged works for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, American Repertory Ballet, Washington Ballet, Goucher College,and Richmond Academy (Vancouver, CA). Ms. Genn created roles for Alvin Ailey, Robert Cohan, Daniel Ezralow, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Margot Sappington, and Robert North. She began her professional career in South Africa with Johannesburg City Ballet and Cape Town City Ballet; she has danced as a soloist and principal dancer with Bat-Dor Dance Company (Israel) and the Eglevsky Ballet, under Edward Villella. After two years as ballet mistress and principal dancer with New York Festival Dance Theater, Ms. Genn became its associate artistic director. In 1985, she co-founded Ballet Manhattan with her husband, Paul Croitoroo. She served as rehearsal director and assistant to Septime Webre, when he directed American Repertory Ballet. Awards: Cecchetti Method Teachers Diploma (Imperial Dance Society); Advanced Royal Academy of Dance Certification with honors.