Graciela Acedo

Adjunct Instructor, Dance

Instructor • Part-Time Faculty

(415) 422-3888 KG Dance Studio

Biography

Graciela Acedo is a ballet teacher, choreographer, and a USF grant recipient. She trained in Caracas and at Boston Ballet with a government scholarship and a Harkness Ballet Internship. Professor Acedo performed the classics with Ballet Teresa Carreño sharing the stage with Rudolf Nureyev, Fernando Bujones and Julio Boca. She's a former principal dancer with Ballet Nuevo Mundo de Caracas and worked with choreographers Judith Jamison, Ulises Dove, John Butler, Elisa Monte, Dennis Nahat, Choo San Goh, Donald Mackayle, performing in South America, the US, Europe, and Asia. She is a former Oakland ballet dancer and teacher and a current faculty member at USF, San Francisco School of the Arts, Ayako, Berkeley ballet, and Diablo (pre-professional program). She created the ballet curriculum for Dance Attack and is a former associated director for Western Ballet and summer programs Assistant director for Dance Theater of SF. Additionally, Prof. Acedo is a Napoles Ballet mistress, guest teacher at America's Ballet in Florida, Ballet de las Americas in Venezuela, and has judged ballet competitions.

Education
BFA
Methodology/Pedagogy Certificate of Cuban syllabus
Experience
Ballet Teresa Carreno
Ballet Nuevo Mundo de Caracas
Boston Ballet
Harkness Ballet Internship
Oakland Ballet dancer and teacher
San Francisco School of the Arts faculty member
Ayako faculty member
Berkeley Ballet faculty member
Diablo faculty member
Dance Attack curriculum creation
Associate Director, Western Ballet
Assistant Director of Summer Programs, Dance Theater of SF
Napoles Ballet mistress
America's Ballet in Florida guest teacher
Ballet de las Americas guest teacher
Expertise
Ballet
Dance teaching
Choreography
Curriculum creation
Judging competition
Dance somatics
Research
Ballet
Dance teaching
Choreography
Curriculum creation
Judging competition