Her passion and love for dance began at a very early age and was enthusiastically nurtured by her mother, Linda Freyer. As an adolescent she honed her skills by not only taking innumerable classes but also by performing in some of the classic ballets such as the Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. While a student at Marist College, where she graduated with a BA in Communications, Petra further developed her abilities by studying with Peter Naumann, a Principal dancer with the NYCB. Subsequent to graduation, Petra has continued her dance training at Freyer Academy of Ballet and is currently the Director of the Youth Ballet Program. Petra is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. In addition, she is Power Pilates certified and teaches both our adult and teen Pilates students.