Southwest Committee welcomes Ceyhun Oszoy of the Oszoy School of Ballet

The Southwest Committee welcomes Ceyhun Oszoy of the Oszoy School of Ballet. Ceyhun Oszoy founded Ozsoy School of Ballet in Duncanville in the fall of 1990. A distinguished performing career, Ceyhun has been part time faculty at Texas Christian University and is currently teaching at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts as part time faculty. He is also on the full time faculty at Joffrey Ballet School’s summer program in New York City and runs some of the ballet auditions around the country for Joffrey Ballet School.

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Mr. Ozsoy has danced major roles in such ballets as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, La Fille Mal Gardee, Les Patineurs, Les Rendezvous, Les Sylphides, Pineapple Pole, Orpheous, Judith, La Valse, Tommy, Paquita, Romeo & Juliet, Konservatoriet, Don Quixote, Coppelia, Pas de Quatre (for four men), Glazunov Suite, and many more operas and musicals. 

Mr. Ozsoy came to the United States in 1982 and taught master classes and choreographed ballets around the country. He served as Ballet Master for eight years with Delta Festival Ballet in New Orleans. He was part time faculty at Texas Christian University for fifteen years until 2008, and is currently teaching at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts as part time faculty. He is also on the full time faculty at Joffrey Ballet School’s summer program in New York City and runs some of the ballet auditions around the country for Joffrey Ballet School.  In addition, Mr. Ozsoy has taught company classes by invitation of Sylvie Reynaud, Director of the Compañia Nacional de Danza in Mexico City for the last three summers.

In the spring of 2001, Mr. Ozsoy was named Distinguished Teacher of the Year by the Presidential Scholars Program.

He and his family moved to Duncanville and founded Ozsoy School of Ballet in the fall of 1990.  His son Firat Kazbek Ozsoy, was a member of the Houston Ballet Company. 

 

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