Marin Boieru (Ballet Master and Character Dancer, Founding Member) studied ballet in his native Romania and then later at the Kirov Ballet in Russia. He won the gold medal at the International Ballet Competition-Varna and the silver at the International Ballet Competition-Moscow. Praised by The New York Times for his “heart-stopping ability,” he performed as a principal dancer in the United States at Miami City Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet and in Europe at Maurice Béjart’s Ballet of the 20th Century (Switzerland), Roland Petit’s Ballet National de Marseille (France), and Opera of Bucharest (Romania). He has toured nationally and internationally with Stars of American Ballet partnering Susan Jaffe, Alexandra Ferri, and Leslie Brown. His television appearances include starring roles in La Sylphide on PBS, in The Magic Flute on French television and in Giselle on TVR in Romania.