Artistic Directors

The company has flourished since 1986 under the artistic direction of Beth Fritz-Logrea and Jean Logrea.

— The New York Times, June 7, 1998.

Beth Fritz-Logrea
beth_fritz-logreaBeth Fritz-Logrea (Artistic Director) was a protégée of Dame Alicia Markova. She received her early training in Memphis, Tennessee, with Charles Kirby and Manola Agullo. At age sixteen she joined the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and continued her career as principal dancer with Ballet Etudes Repertory Company, Connecticut, St. Gallen Stadt Theatre, Switzerland, and Opernhaus Graz, Austria. She toured Europe dancing leading roles in such ballets as Giselle, Swan Lake, Coppélia, Romeo and Juliet, and Pas de Quatre among many others. She has served as the co-artistic director of the Westchester Ballet Company and co-director of the Logrea Dance Academy since 1986, and performed the role of the Sugarplum Fairy in the Company’s production of The Nutcracker until 1992.

Jean Logrea
jean_logreaJean logrea (Artistic Director) was trained at the Scoala Speciala in Cluj, Rumania, in classical ballet, character, and folk dance. He was principal dancer at the Opera House Cluj, as well as a teacher at the affiliated school for nine years. He toured extensively throughout Europe and the USSR, dancing such major roles as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, the Jester in Swan Lake, the Pas de Deux from Le Corsaire, the Peasant Pas de Deux from Giselle and The Rocker in The Miraculous Mandarin. Following seven years as principal dancer at Opernhaus Graz, Austria, he moved to the United States to serve as co-artistic director of the Westchester Ballet Company and co-director of the Logrea Dance Academy. He performed the role of the Cavalier in the Westchester Ballet Company’s Nutcracker until 1992 and continues to appear as Uncle Drosselmeyer.