Founder and Artistic Director of Dansereye

Scott Thyberg was born and raised in Warren, CT. Thyberg displayed an early gift for music and subsequently received formal training in Piano, French horn, Ear Training and Music Theory at the Hartt School of Music, The Juilliard School and the Aspen Music Festival. As principal horn, he performed at Carnegie Hall with the National Orchestral Association and, as a member of Juilliard Orchestras, in all of the major concert halls at Lincoln Center, under the world’s leading conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, and Mstislav Rostropovich. Thyberg studied horn on full scholarship with John Cerminaro, James Chambers, and Myron Bloom.

While still a student at Juilliard, Thyberg took his first ballet class at the Harkness House for Ballet Arts in New York City. Encouraged to pursue a serious education in classical ballet, he enrolled as a full-time scholarship student at the Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory, Sharon E. Dante, Founder. His teachers included Donna Bonasera, Yuli Vzarov and Denise Warner-Limoli. He later joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre ll. At the invitation of Rudi van Dantzig, Thyberg completed a teaching internship at the Dutch National Ballet, Amsterdam. He was one of ten American ballet teachers selected to study the syllabus of the Paris Opera Ballet with Claude Bessy and Serge Golovine. Thyberg served on the faculties of the Nutmeg Conservatory for Ballet, Ballet Academy East NYC, and as a guest summer faculty member at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. His former students have become members of American Ballet Theatre, Berlin Staatsballett, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Miami City Ballet, MOMIX, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Philadelphia Ballet, Pilobolus, Royal Danish Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet, among others.

Thyberg has created over 70 dances, beginning in 1989 with his first ballet, World of Wonders. His work has been performed throughout the United States and in Europe, receiving critical and popular acclaim. He has received commissions to choreograph for the Chicago Ravinia Festival, University of the Arts (Philadelphia), Barnard Dance at Columbia University, Le Jeune Ballet Nationale (Cincinnati), the Interlochen Arts Academy 50 th Anniversary national tour, and many others. He has choreographed award-winning contemporary solos and ensemble pieces for the Youth America Grand Prix NYC, the Prix de Lausanne (Switzerland), the New York International Ballet Competition, and the Paris International Competition. 

As Founding Choreographer of Dansereye, Thyberg has produced and directed gala performances – featuring international guest artists Ethan Stiefel, Gillian Murphy, Damian Woetzel, and Alexandra Ansanelli – The Persistence of Vision 2003, The Continuous Vivid Dream 2004, and The Suspension of Disbelief 2005.

Coming full circle, Thyberg’s vision for a permanent space for Dansereye has resulted in a five-year labor of love building an amphitheatre on the property where he grew up. Combining all of his passions – music, dance and nature – the gardens at Dansereye provide a unique retreat for professional dance-artists to renew, refresh and revive; a home for world-class dance performances .