Ms. Bibeau is a native of Westport, MA and is a graduate of the Hartford Ballet’s Teacher Training Program, one of the most highly respected programs in the United States to train and certify teachers of the Vaganova. At Hartford Ballet, Ms. Bibeau studied Vaganova technique, pedagogical study and modern training in Graham, Cunningham and Limon techniques. Ms. Bibeau has also studied classical ballet with Mikhail Korogodsky from the Riga Ballet Academy in Russia, David Howard of the Royal Ballet in London, and Margilyn Caselli of the New York City Ballet. In addition to her ballet training, she has studied with respected jazz artists Frank Hatchett, Gus Giodano and Luigi.
Ms. Bibeau has performed with the Hyannis Ballet, the Island Moving Company, and the Cape Ballet. She has performed a wide variety of roles from classical to contemporary. Principle roles include the title role in Cinderella and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. As a choreographer she has received critical acclaim for her original short and full length works. These include A Meadow Fantasy, an original full length ballet based on the children’s book of tales, Mother West Wind written by Thornton Burgess, Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Princess and the Pea. In addition she has restaged several classic ballets including Coppelia, Giselle and Sleeping Beauty.
Ms. Bibeau is a well known master teacher, working with students as well as professionals not only from the SCB but from other area companies. She is well known for her holistic approach and broad knowledge of technique, theory and history of ballet. In addition to teaching she also a popular coach working with students and professionals participating in ballet competitions not only here in the United States but abroad as well.
Although Ms. Bibeau is extremely proud of her company, The Spindle City Ballet, her greatest accomplishment and her husband Paul’s, is their daughter, Larissa.