I have been looking for my first ballet teacher for years, to no avail. I would like to know what became of Karl Klauser. I don't mean the composer, whose name does come up on google, but the dancer, choreographer, and teacher who danced with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. He would be about 74 years old. He opened the Dance Academy of Rockville Centre in 1959. I was one of his first students. The last time I saw him was 1973. He sold the studios to Marty Morginsky, who had taught jazz there, soon after that. One of my first teachers there was Marie Adair (who died in her early 60s), with whom I not only studied as a young teenager but years later, when she was hired by Harry Bernstein to teach ballet at Adelphi University. Did anyone here know Karl or any of the other dancers/teachers I mentioned?
I am writing this response 9 years after this was posted (stumbled upon it while doing a Google search). I was a student at the Dance Academy from 1965-1978 and worked there as the evening receptionist from 1976-1978. My mom (different last name than mine) was one of the main ballet teachers there during all those years and worked for Karl Klauser. He was my teacher over the years, although I did occasionally take classes from other teachers as well. I grew up with them all, as they were my mom's co-workers. I believe the studio was sold to Marty Morginsky in the late 70's or early 80's because it was after I left for college in the fall of 78. I do not know what happened to Karl, but I can probably find out. I am no longer involved in dance, but my mom is still alive and very connected to the dance community.