Franco De Vita served as Principal of American Ballet Theatre JKO School from 2005-2013, and as Artistic Director of the school from 2013-2016. Mr. De Vita is the co-author of the ABT National Training Curriculum.
Before joining ABT, Mr. De Vita was Dean of Faculty and Curriculum at Boston Ballet School. He has taught for American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, The Alvin Ailey, American Dance Theatre and Hartford Ballet. Mr. De Vita co-directed the Hamlyn School in Florence, Italy and is a renowned authority on the Cecchetti Method.
As a performer, Mr. De Vita performed principal roles in many European companies, including Florence’s Maggio Musicale, Aterballetto and Le Ballet Royal de Wallonie.
Mr. De Vita served as a member of the 2015 Prix de Lausanne jury.