Biography

Biography

bio_joyceJoyce Desiderio-von Bühler received comprehensive formal ballet education in the Royal Academy of Dancing method ( R.A.D.). Her dance studies were funded by a grant from the Ford Foundation.

At the age of 15, the native-born American attended the Hammond School in Chester, one of the leading ballet boarding schools in Great Britain.

One year later, she was accepted by the Royal Ballet School in London to complete her studies there, earning a diploma of graduation. She was also awarded the A.R.A.D. title (Associate of the Royal Academy of Dancing).

Joyce Desiderio-von Bühler continued her education in Monte Carlo, with further study of the Russian style and technique under Marika Besobrasowa, one of the famous representatives of the Russian doctrine. She was then engaged under contract at the state theaters of Wiesbaden and Brunswick.

After 10 years Joyce Desiderio-von Bühler was forced to terminate a successful stage career, owing to a severe foot injury. She continued, however, to pursue her dance pedagogic studies in Cologne and the USA as well as participating in various master classes and seminars in Europe, the USA and Canada.

In 1992 Joyce Desiderio-von Bühler took over the Carole Mare ballet studio in Bonn-Bad Godesberg, and since then has continued the over 50 year tradition of this ballet school under the name of Ballet Academy Desiderio-von Bühler.

As a member of the Verband deutscher Tanzpädagogen (Association of German Dance Pedagogues), the Verband Tanzmedizin Deutschland or TaMeD (Association of Dance Medicine in Germany), and the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS), as well as her participation in numerous conventions and current seminars, Joyce Desiderio-von Bühler continuously dedicates herself to the latest dance pedagogic and medical dance research and their application to the everyday management of an outstanding and successful ballet school.