Tim Fox

Instructor of Dance (2011)



Tim Fox began his training at the age of 9 in Tulsa, Oklahoma with Moscelyne Larkin and Roman Jasinski. At the age of 13 he received a Ford Foundation Scholarship to continue his studies and at 14 was invited on a full scholarship to the School of American Ballet summer course. His studies continued in Tulsa while spending summers on scholarship at both School of American Ballet and American Ballet Theatre School

At 17, Tim studied full time at School of American Ballet where he performed principal roles in Divertimento #15 (Balanchine), Danilova's Classique and Jerome Robbins' Interplay during SAB's annual workshop performances. In 1978, he was asked, along with the rest of the student cast, by George Balanchine to perform Interplay during a matinee performance with the New York City Ballet. It was the first time students had ever performed with NYCB-the response was a standing ovation and upon the closing curtain Tim was asked to join the company as a full time member of the Corps de Ballet. While with the New York City Ballet he worked under the direction of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins and performed leading roles in Fancy Free, Interplay and Four Seasons among others. Tim left NYCB in 1984 and returned home to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he danced leads in more classical roles like Les Sylphides, Coppelia and Prodigal Son. In 1986 Helgi Tomasson, Director of San Francisco Ballet, invited Tim to join the company as a soloist. He was promoted to principal within a year and Tim performed principal roles in Forgotten Land (Jiri Kylian), Romeo & Juliet (Michael Smuin) and Sunset (Paul Taylor) Dreams of Harmony (James Kudelka), Connotations (Caniparoli), Interplay (Robbins), Symphony in C, Four Temperaments, Midsummer Night's Dream and Serenade (Balanchine).

As a choreographer, Tim choreographed Sir John Neville's production of "Trojan Women" and the movie "Safe House" for Sir Patrick Stewart. He was involved in starting the Ojai Playwrights Conference and is a Founding Member of the Echo Theatre Company, currently based in Los Angeles. His most recent choreography "Incidental Pieces" for Huntsville Ballet premiered April 2011.

Upon retiring from SFB in 1990-91 he moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career receiving roles in major motion pictures and national commercials. While in Los Angeles he taught for Mari Winsor Pilates Studio and soon opened his own Fox Fitness in 1996 which he ran for nine years. The studio worked with celebrities, professional athletes, dancers, and physically/mentally challenged clients alike.

Tim is grateful to have had master teachers like Stanley Williams, Willhelm Burmann, David Howard, Andrei Kramarevsky, Alexandra Danilova, Irina Kosmovska, Antonina Tumkovsky, Richard Rapp, Willhelm Burmann, David Howard, Patricia Wilde, Leon Danelion and John Clifford who influenced his career both dancing and teaching.

Tim has recently taught at the request of many of the finest dance institutions in the U.S. including Boston Ballet School, Boston Ballet II, Philadelphia Ballet School, Ballet Fleming, The Dance Academy (Cherry Hill, NJ), MMAC-Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (NYC), Manhattan Youth Ballet (NYC), Ballet Academy East (NYC) Talent Unlimited Performing Arts High School(NYC), Sudbrook Arts Centre, Goucher College, and Maryland Youth Ballet.