Pallas Sluyter
A native of Los Angeles, Pallas has a had a varied and extensive international career as a freelance classical and contemporary ballet, jazz, and all ‘round dancer in the concert, commercial, and musical theatre sectors. She was the recipient of scholarships from The School of American Ballet/New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Ballet West, and Dupree Dance Academy. As a dancer she has worked with Daniel Ezralow, Ann Marie DeAngelo, Kenny Ortega, Toni Basil, & Paula Abdul, to name a few. She has choreographed for music videos and musical theatre, as well as producing her own fusion concert works for Pallas-Dance. Pallas is a passionate teacher, who loves sharing her knowledge with dancers of all ages and levels. In 2018 she became a nationally certified yoga instructor, currently nearing completion of her advanced level certification. Pallas also produces the Youtube show “Pallas On Air”, where she has interviewed many illustrious musicians, and a number of choreographers. Pallas recently relocated back to the Netherlands and is very happy to be teaching at HJS.

Her classes are a hybrid, influenced by the best of her own training. She offers a body-friendly barre, emphasizes mindful use of the breath, well dosed exertion/relaxation, unwavering musicality, dynamics, epaulement, fluidity, expression, performance quality, and brilliant petit allegro work, as found in the Balanchine style. For an in depth impression, you can read her essay on her teaching style here: