Founder & Director Emeritus
Ms. Hoffman founded Colorado Ballet Society, formerly known as Ballet Society of Colorado Springs, in September of 1997. Before moving to Colorado Springs, she was the founder and Director of La Jolla Festival Ballet and Dance Center in Southern California for 10 years. Ms. Hoffman began her studies in Monterey, California, with Patricia Wester. At age 16, she began studying full-time with England's Ballet Rambert. She received her MFA in classical ballet from U.S. International University where she also later joined the faculty. Ms. Hoffman performed principal roles created for her with Ballet International and San Diego Ballet. She also directed and taught in London, at the San Diego Ballet School, and at the USIU Conservatory of the Arts. Former students of Ms. Hoffman have gone on to dance with more than 30 professional companies, including world-renowned American Ballet Theatre, English National Ballet, Czech National Ballet, Ballet West, Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and Washington Ballet. Additionally, students have been accepted into over 60 prestigious dance schools and trainee programs. Ms. Hoffman is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.