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RIOULT Dance Center

34-01 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11101  |   Entrance on 34th Avenue  |   (212) 398-5903

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RIOULT Dance NY supports the creation and performance of the choreographic works of Pascal Rioult, and provides the community with an accessible and affordable center for dance and enrichment through the arts.


HOPE RUTH is a ballet dancer, instructor and choreographer. Born in Taiwan, she studied with Chiou-O Chiang and completed summer intensives with Ballet West, Martha Graham School, and Royal Danish Ballet. She graduated from Taipei National University of the Arts with a Fine Arts degree in Dance and Dance Education. Upon graduation she performed with several dance companies internationally before moving to New York City. Since then she has performed with New York Theatre Ballet, Ballet des Amerique, Ballet Deviare, Upstate NY Ballet, and Lydia Johnson Dance Company among others. Currently she is a company member with Jersey City Ballet and Ballet for Young Audiences.

Hope is a highly dedicated ballet teacher with over ten years experience teaching classical ballet to children, teens and adults. She is certified in the following teaching methods: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) Teachers Workshop 2017, American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum Pre-Primary to Level III, Progressing Ballet Technique Teachers Certification and 200 Hours Teaching Certificate for YOGA ALLIANCE® RYT®. She is an enthusiastic teacher who currently teaches throughout the tri-state area and relishes the opportunity to introduce ballet to anyone who wants to learn more about it. Her other interests include gardening, traveling and volunteering at animal sanctuaries in Upstate New York.