Instructors

Sarah Bayne

Sarah Bayne, a native of Pittsburgh, PA, graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, and from Walden University with a Master’s in Reading and Literacy. While at Penn State, she…

Ciria Berrios

Ciria Berrios has been dancing since the age of eight and studied at the Center for Ballet Arts in Fairfax, VA. Throughout her life, Berrios studied ballet, jazz, and modern and developed a love…

Marcela Figueroa

Born in Santiago, Chile, Marcela Figueroa moved to Caracas, Venezuela, at a young age, beginning her ballet studies at the The Gustavo Franklin School of Ballet. Graduating with honors in 1986, she joined the…

Alesky Kudrin

Aleksey Kudrin was born in Perm, Russia and trained at the Perm State Choreographic Academy. He danced with the Siktivkar Theater Opera and Ballet and the Grigorovich Ballet of Russia, under the legendary Yuri…

Hannah (Joplin) Locke

Hannah Locke is from Chattanooga, TN, where she began her training with Anna and Barry VanCura at VanCura Ballet Conservatory. She attended University of North Carolina School of the Arts for High School (UNCSA)…

Veronica Robertson

VERONICA ROBERTSON is a native of Northern Virginia She grew up training primarily at The Dance Etc. School of the Arts. Throughout her adolescence she was awarded numerous scholarships to train at world-renown dance…

Coralynn Scheifelbein

Coralynn Schiefelbein began studying dance at age nine. At 14, she was invited to study advanced ballet at Creighton University, and studied intermediate ballet, tap and jazz, receiving all A’s. At 16, she performed…

Kista Tucker

Kista Tucker (M.A., M.F.A., C.M.A., R.S.M.T.) has performed and presented her work throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan, Mexico, and Canada. Her wide range of performance experience includes a major role in Kurt Joost’s The…

Naomi Widelski

Naomi Widelski began her dance training at age 7 under Ingrid Lozano at The Dance and Fitness Academy in Lubbock, Texas. She continued under the instruction of Yvonne Racz-Key at Ballet Lubbock, Texas from…

Marilyn York

Marilyn York has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of dance: performing, teaching, directing and choreography. Her interest in dance was sparked by classic Gene Kelly films. York began taking dance…

Caroline Warren

Ms. Warren began her studies on a Ford Foundation grant at the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, going on to study with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Joffrey Ballet School.  After receiving a B.S.…

Jill Signer

Jill is originally from Wisconsin where she started her professional training with the Milwaukee Ballet School. She then received a scholarship to attend The Joffrey Ballet School New York where she continued her training…

Ruslan Amrayev

Ruslan Amrayev, a native of Almaty, Kazakhstan studied ballet at the A.V. Seleznev Choreographic Institute in Almaty from 1996-2004. After Graduating with honors from the school in 2004 he danced as a principal dancer…