Irene Hogarth-Cimino

Kennedy Cole

Ms. Hogarth-Cimino was born in South Africa, training in the Cecchetti Method with Joy Shearer, Patricia Mcintosh and Faith Devilliers, and graduated with a Performing Art’s Diploma from the University of Cape-Town. Ms. Hogarth-Cimino continued her training in New York at the School of American Ballet, the Joffrey School and the Martha Graham School, working with Twyla Tharp, private coaching with Gelsey Kirkland and Charla Genn, and the Paris Opera Ballet Seminars. She danced soloist and principal roles with South Africa’s NAPAC Dance Company and was accepted into ABT for the Met season in 1994, before joining the American Repertory Ballet, under directorship of Septime Webre. Ms. Hogarth-Cimino joined Ballet Hispanico in 2000 and performed principal roles with the company for eight years before transitioning into an artistic and administrative role as the Artistic Assistant to founder, Tina Ramirez; Ballet Mistress and teacher for the school and company; and more recently as Ballet Hispanico’s Deputy School Director. In 2008 she worked in collaboration with Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov to develop and implement the ballet curriculum for Ballet Hispanico’s pre-professional training program. Ms. Hogarth-Cimino began teaching in 1995 under the mentorship of one of South Africa’s leading teachers of children, Natalie Stern, and has taught master classes and been a guest teacher at numerous schools and companies, including American Repertory Ballet; Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Israel; UC Santa Barbara; Marymount College, NY; The Julliard School; Alvin Ailey School; Princeton Ballet School; Steyvesant High School and La Guardia High School of the Performing Arts. She is currently on the faculty at The Joffrey Ballet School and The Alvin Ailey School.