Ballet master.Dance scientist

Arleen Sugano

the sugano system

SuganoSystemBallet is a guided, hands-on, results-driven scientific approach to classical ballet.

Reduced risk of injury lowering health costs

Predictable, repeatable and consistent results impacting technique/artistry

Target specific

Streamlined learning

Promotes longevity of the dancer

Evidence Based

about me

Arleen Sugano, or “Miss A”, as she is affectionately known by her students, has achieved a distinguished performing career, and has taught her unique science-based dance technique all over the world.

What they’re saying 

“It is not just the wealth of knowledge that she passes on to her students, it is also the way in which she motivates her students that make her classes stand out. Miss A generously shares the ‘missing links’ needed, while staying focused on constant improvement. This is a process that produces a stunning product: a stable, injury-free, articulate, and long lasting dancer.”

Molly Puryear

Executive Director, Malashock Dance Company

“When Arleen was asked by me to share in the writing of a new edition of my book Physics and the Art of Dance,” Oxford University Press, her excited positive answer laid the groundwork for the best scholarly work in that area. I can imagine no person better able to integrate the innovative scientific knowledge of classical ballet into the conservative classical approach that has been the foundation of dance for centuries!  That integration of the classical with the innovative represents the future of dance!”

Kenneth Laws, PhD, Physics

Professor Emeritus, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

“There are so many things I could say about her amazing coaching technique… I don’t even know where to start! In a short time, she has understood what I needed to work on and she has been essential to me. If you are or want to be a professional dancer and if you want to improve like crazy contact her!”

Mathilde Froustey

Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet

“Arleen has relentlessly continued her exploration and study of the research in the dance sciences – biomechanics, injury prevention, motor learning, anatomy, and kinesiology – to improve and refine her teaching techniques. One of her main strengths in the studio is perceiving alignment problems in dancers resulting from faulty approaches to technique and muscle imbalances, and knowing how to correct these issues so that each dancer can fulfill his or her potential as an artist. What makes her classes so appealing to pre-professional and elite dancers is her unique talent at maintaining the excitement, the joy, and the challenge of the dance class environment. The scientific aspects of her approach never diminish the aesthetic atmosphere and the driving pace of the work.”

Donna Krasnow, PhD

Professor Emeritus, York University, Toronto, California Institute of the Arts

“Her knowledge as an artist and performer is uniquely informed by her scientific approach. What Arleen brings to her teaching is a strong sense of understanding the ballet aesthetic, an eye for detail, and the exceptional ability to integrate traditional dance training with an awareness of each dancer’s unique anatomy and physiology. This approach, combined with her expansive knowledge of the physics of dance and biomechanics of individual dancers, places her in a unique position to be maximally effective in training the elite dancer to the highest potential of artistic expression while creating a class situation that is healthy and attuned to injury prevention.”

Ginny Wilmerding, PhD

Former CEO and President of International Association for Dance Medicine & Science, Medical Advisory Board, American Ballet Theatre, New York

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