Rabbi Raphael Nemetsky

Rabbi Raphael Nemetsky...uzerne Foundation to honor the memory of the companyís co-founder, the late Peter Degnan, and to perpetuate his legacy of the art of dance and ballet. Peter the schools of the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet Companies, and at the Harkness Academy in New York City. He had a distinguished professional career, performing with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, the San Diego Ballet, and Les Grand Ballet Canadiens. His professional career included an extensive touring itinerary in the United States and abroad, including a tour with the Stars of the American Ballet. Mr. Degnan was a faculty member of the Pittsburgh Ballet School and Point Park College and Ballet Director of the 1985 Pennsylvania Governorís School for the Arts. He and his future spouse, Kristin Schleich founded the Degnan Ballet Center in 1983 and Ballet Northeast the following year. In 1991, they helped establish the dance program at Wilkes University, and Mr. Degnan continued his teaching responsibilities there until his untimely death in 1999.

   
 

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