Roni Mahler is a former ballerina who was trained by Madame Maria Yurieva Swoboda. She performed principal roles with American Ballet Theatre and the National Ballet of Washington (D.C.), after beginning her career in her teens with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. While artistic associate of Dennis Nahat’s Ballet San Jose in California she continued to perform ‘character’ roles with the internationally-acclaimed ballet troupe. A native of New York
City, Ms. Mahler’s teaching credits include the Alvin Ailey School, Ballet Academy East, Ballet San Jose, the Joffrey
School and the Juilliard School. Currently she resides in Las Vegas where she teaches at the Rock Center for
Dance. As a tenured assistant professor and director of dance at Kansas State University she initiated the KSU dance degree program. Kansas State has honored her with the Roni Mahler Ballet Studio and presents an annual award in her name. She choreographed for Cynthia Gregory and Fernando Bujones during the City Center season in New York, created Ballet Movement for the Athlete (a fitness program she customized for the Cleveland Browns) and is a certified Pilates Instructor. Each year, Ms. Mahler is invited by the prestigious Rancho La Puerta Spa in Tecate, Mexico to return as a specialty presenter for its ballet week.