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#1 thedriver

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 12:47 AM

Does anyone know where Phillip Otto is currently teaching? My DD had him as a teacher last summer and considers him one of the best!

#2 dadof2dancers

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 12:03 PM

My DD is a former PNB student & would still be there if we didn't move.
My information isn't complete or 100% clear...
I'll give what I know & try to find out more.
He & wife Rachael Butler (& their very cute son) are in Conn., I'm not sure which Co./school but I'll find out!
I beleive Phillip is the Ballet Master, AD or School director (not sure).
I think Rachael teaches there.
:wacko: :thumbsup: :unsure: :unsure:

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 12:05 PM

NEW HAVEN BALLET :wacko: :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 01:28 PM

Is he still there? The company masthead lists John C. Carney as Artistic Director.
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Posted 20 October 2004 - 02:41 PM

Major Mel,
You are correct :wacko: I simply did a google search & that is the best info the web gave me. I believe that was where he & Rachael were.
I e-mailed the Director asking if he new Phillip & Rachael's whereabouts but have yet to hear back.
I pass any info along ASAP

#6 Mel Johnson

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 03:14 PM

Thanks for checking this out, dad. We'll be interested to see where they are now.
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Posted 20 October 2004 - 05:51 PM

Just curious, but is he related to William (Bill) Otto? Bill Otto is mother ginger in the nutcracker, we do the balanchine one but in stamford ct. He was mother ginger in the NYCB Nutcracker Movie made in 1993. We all really like him, and i thought, Otto+CT=possibly related?

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 06:56 PM

Phillip Otto is listed as Permanent Guest Faculty with the Rock School. He is listed on their website as being Artistic Director, New Haven Ballet. He taught at the Rock School's SI this past summer. I don't know if he has taught there since. I will ask DD who attends year round.

#9 Mel Johnson

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 08:54 PM

William and David Otto are ex-NYCB, Phillip Otto is ex-Pacific Northwest Ballet, William and David are brothers, but I don't know what Philip is to them, and as I am the son of Emily Otto, I have absolutely no idea what, if anything, I am to any of them. :(
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Posted 20 October 2004 - 10:21 PM

BT members and moderators, THANKS I appreciate your help. :(

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 10:46 PM

And then there's Eric Otto. I demand a family tree....

#12 Amy Reusch

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 11:13 PM

and as I am the son of Emily Otto


Hey, is "Mel" a play on "Emily"?

#13 Mel Johnson

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 07:08 AM

Nope, I'm a "Jr.", and my grandfather was, I think, trying to curry favor with a rich relative in naming my father. My mother, in her turn, was named for her grandmother, Amalie Witzke.
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Posted 22 October 2004 - 10:42 AM

This is slightly off-topic, but is New Haven Ballet a professional company or a pre-pro? I'm asking because Phil Otto taught at our RDA festival this year and all the students loved his class. Our director told one dancer to talk to him about perhaps auditioning for his company next year, so I assumed it was a pro company...

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 08:56 PM

Quite as nearly as I can figure out, the New Haven Ballet seems configured as a civic ballet company.
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