Rosi Docal Pizzuto, Hartt School Community Division dance faculty
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Rosi Docal Pizzuto

Dance Faculty, Ballet

Rosi Docal PizzutoRosi Docal Pizzuto is originally from Havana, Cuba, and has been teaching dance in Connecticut schools and studios for over 30 years. Her early dance education was at the Scuola di Danza Brenda Hamlyn in Florence, Italy, and at the School of the Hartford Ballet. She graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and is also a graduate of the School of the Hartford Ballet Vaganova based Teacher Certification program. In 1983 upon completion of the program, she joined the faculty of the School of the Hartford Ballet working with such dance masters as Enid Lynn, Wang Shao Pen, Michael Uthoff, Truman Finney, and Diane Fleming. She taught in the Pre-Ballet, Adult, and Preprofessional divisions of the school and was children’s rehearsal director for Uthoff’s Nutcracker. In addition, she was one of the original faculty members of the Dance Program for City Youth, a scholarship based dance program established to bring the joy of dance to third and fourth graders in Hartford public schools.

Under Kirk Peterson she continued her teaching career working alongside Franco DeVita and Raymond Lukens. When the school was renamed School of Dance Connecticut, she remained on the faculty teaching under the leadership of Susan Brooker. She was the director of the Jr. Performance Ensemble. In 2005 when the School of Dance Connecticut was absorbed by the Hartt School Community Division, Docal joined its faculty. She continued to teach for Hartt under the leadership of Miguel Campaneria and Samantha Dunster. Through the years she has mentored many college students enrolled in the Dance Department Pedagogy Program at The Hartt School, preparing them for teaching careers in dance.

Docal has inspired many students who have gone on to dance professionally. She is thrilled to be able to continue to share her love of dance with her students in The Hartt School Community Division.