Review of “La Fille Mal Gardee”

To say Ms. Ribeiro was cute is to define some of the vivaciousness and joy she brought to every detail. You could see her stick her palm out to get her cut from the field hands in Act II after she had persuaded her mother to pay them more in Act I. Her triumph was to dance with strong technique while reacting to everything around her.

New York Times
Anna Kiselgoff  |  March 4 2003


“Dancing with the Stars”

Boston Ballet corps member Sylvia Deaton will never forget when one of her idols, former principal dancer Pollyana Ribeiro, led variations class. Ribeiro was teaching the solo from Diana and Acteon, and Deaton, then a Boston Ballet School summer intensive student, was awestruck at how fearlessly she attacked the choreography. “It was so inspiring to watch her demonstrate and hear the same corrections she had been given for a performance,” Deaton says.

Dance Magazine
Amy Brandt  |  Jan 1 2014


Robert Moore and Polly Ribeiro bring to their teaching a wealth of professional experience in classical ballet.

As a dancer, Rob was a commanding presence on the stage, a superb partner and a consummate professional in the studio. With her precise demonstration, a keen understanding of classical technique, and a vast knowledge gathered throughout an impressive career, Polly was an exceptional company teacher for our dancers.

With such high caliber teachers, En Pointe Studios is sure to become the preeminent place of ballet training in Indiana for students of all ages.

Celia Fushille
Artistic Director, Smuin Ballet


Dear Ms. Ribiero,

Thank you for being a great teacher! You have taught me so well and have really helped me improve. You are so funny, kind, and generous and I thank you for all of your help. Have a fun time in Japan and have a great summer!

Love, your student,

Pemberly Olson


Dear Mrs. Ribiero,

Thank you for all you have taught me and for welcoming me into your classes! Your corrections have truly helped me and I will always keep them in mind. Thank you for your advice, you’re a great teacher and friend. Your classes are always challenging and fun! I hope to see you again soon!

God Bless, Love,

Flavia Morante


Dear Pollyana,

We have loved having you as our teacher this year. The energy you brought to every class, inspired each and every one of us to work harder.

From Onegin, to exams, to Soiree, you always made sure we looked our best.

Much love,

Your Level 7 Class, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater

Samantha Teves, Emily, Nicole Prefontaine, Swane, Isabella, Megan, Paola, Sophie, Lexi, Olivia, Taney


Dear Mrs. Ribeiro,

Thank you for all the time and dedication you’ve put towards teaching me this year! You always make me more motivated to come to class because I know you will make me laugh! I feel like this year my technique has strengthened so much, so I know I will be prepared for SAB this summer. I hope to see you again next year!

Lilah Beldner


Dear Mrs. Ribeiro,

I just wanted to say Thank You for teaching me this year. I feel like I have improved a lot, and it was because of you. I really appreciated your attention and corrections and your sense of humor. I hope you enjoyed your first year at SFB, and thanks again for making my first year so great!