Master Teacher Series

Summer 2024

The Master Teacher series is part of City Ballet’s Educational Program. Committed to providing dance training of the highest caliber, City Ballet presents classes by world renown artists open to Southern California ballet students. For many this is their first and sometimes only opportunity to study with ballet stars of this stature.


Eve Lawson

Wed, July 24 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Eve Lawson is currently a repetiteur for The George Balanchine Trust, having staged Balanchine works internationally for The Royal Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, The Australian Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet and nationally for Dance Theatre of Harlem and City Ballet of San Diego. Born in Washington, DC, Eve received her training at the School of American Ballet, following which she became a principal dancer with the Kansas City Ballet. In 1988 she joined the Miami City Ballet under the Artistic Direction of Edward Villella.

Eve was appointed Ballet Mistress of the Miami City Ballet in 1994, and named Principal Ballet Mistress in 1998. Between 2003 and 2006, Eve was Ballet Mistress for the Dance Theatre of Harlem and the Dutch National Ballet, and Associate Director of the New York International Ballet Competition. In 2007, she was named Ballet Mistress for the Norwegian National Ballet. Eve joined The Australian Ballet in 2012 where she served as Ballet Mistress through 2017. From 2018 to 2021 she served as the Ballet Mistress of the Ballet de l’Opera National de Bordeaux and as Guest Ballet Mistress for the Hong Kong Ballet. Among the choreographers she has worked with are Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe, Hans van Manen, Alexei Ratmansky, David Bintley, Angelin Preljocaj, Paul Lightfoot, Alexander Ekman, Cynthia Harvey and Christopher Wheeldon.

Daniel Ulbricht

Wed, July 31 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Daniel Ulbricht

Daniel Ulbricht was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, and began his dance training at the age of 11 at the Judith Lee Johnson Studio of Dance, studying with Lenny Holmes. He also studied at Les Jeunes Danseurs with Javier Dubraq and attended the Chautauqua Summer Dance Program, training with Jean Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride. In 1999, Mr. Ulbricht was invited by the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, to continue his training during their Winter Program. As a student at SAB, Mr. Ulbricht performed with New York City Ballet as a Jester in Peter Martins’ The Sleeping Beauty. In December 2000, he became an apprentice with New York City Ballet and in November 2001 he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. In January 2005, Mr. Ulbricht was promoted to the rank of soloist and principal dancer in May 2007. Mr. Ulbricht is the Creative Director of NYCB’s Family Saturdays program. Additionally, he serves as artistic advisor to Manhattan Youth Ballet and is the artistic director of the New York State Summer School for the Arts in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Devon Teuscher

Wed, August 7 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Devon Teuscher
Image by Ken Brower
and Deborah Ory

Devon Teuscher began her ballet training at the age of nine under Deanna Doty of the Champaign Urbana Ballet Academy in Champaign, IL. When her family moved to Vermont, she continued her training at the Vermont Ballet Theatre School in Essex, Vermont under the direction of Alex and Kirsten Nagiba. At the age of eleven, Teuscher attended The Kirov Ballet Academy summer intensive. She also attended the Pacific Northwest Ballet summer intensive on full scholarship for two years.

From 2002 to 2006 Teuscher attended American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive, and was a National Training Scholar from 2003 to 2006. In January 2005 at the age of 15, Teuscher relocated to New York City to dance at American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School on full scholarship.

Teuscher joined ABT Studio Company in 2006. She joined American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in December 2007 and the corps de ballet in June 2008. She became a Soloist in August 2014 and Principal Dancer in September 2017.

Teuscher was nominated for the Clive Barnes Award in 2014 and received the Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship in 2016.


To register, return a registration form by e-mail to: Please use PDF format when sending forms by e-mail.

Registration Forms coming soon.


Tuition for one class is $35; for two classes is $60 (a $10 discount); for three classes is $85 (a $20 discount). Payments accepted: checks, cash, or credit card. Tuition is non-refundable.

You may also mail completed forms and payment to:
City Ballet of San Diego, PO Box 99072, San Diego, CA 92169-1072

or Fax forms to: 858-272-8375

City Ballet of San Diego adheres to San Diego County’s Health & Human Services Agency COVID-19 protocols.

We highly recommend full COVID-19 vaccination for all students.


If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact City Ballet School Office by email at