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Mary Rose Gibson [email protected] Mary Rose Gibson began studying dance at Georgia Dance Conservatory when she was three. She danced pre-professionally with the Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre for nine years. She then attended Brenau University where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Dance and a minor in Small Business [...]
Ashley Swan [email protected] Ashley Swan, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, trained with Lisa A. Toups and Kathryn McBeth at Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre (now Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre). While performing with RMDT, Ashley enjoyed dancing many different roles including Arabian and Dew Drop in The Nutcracker, Wendy in Peter Pan, soloist roles [...]
Beth Hughes [email protected] Beth Hughes began her dance training in LaGrange, Georgia under the direction of Cynthia McCranie. She attended summer programs at Atlanta Ballet, Boston Ballet, Festival Ballet, International Ballet Rotaru, and the Georgia Governor's Honors Program in the area of Dance. Mrs. Hughes attended BirminghamSouthern College where she studied under [...]
Marina Levasheva Marina began her dance training at the USSR State Folk and Character Dance Academy in Russia. She went on to apprentice with the Bolshoi Ballet for two years. Marina then performed with Beroizka State Academic Choreographic Ensemble for 20 years, where she not only toured 30 different countries, but also [...]
Hilary Lester [email protected] Hilary Lester danced with Georgia Dance Conservatory for 20 years. Within those years, she performed as a pre-professional and professional with Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre. Some of her favorite roles include Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Wendy in Peter Pan (image below), and Cinderella. She began teaching in [...]
Alexis Viator [email protected] Alexis began her dance training at Morgan St. Dance Company in her hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana. In 2005, Alexis graduated from the University of Arizona with a BFA in Dance. During her time there she performed works by George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Sherry Zunker, Sam Watson and Susan Quinn, [...]
Anna Schmaltz [email protected] Mrs. Schmaltz early training took place in Baton Rouge, LA at The Dancers’ Workshop, home of the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, where she performed under the direction of Molly Buchmann and Sharon Mathews. She studied at the Joffery Ballet, Boston Ballet and Charleston Ballet summer intensives. Mrs. Schmaltz graduated [...]
Lauri Worrill-Biggs [email protected] Lauri Worrill-Biggs (or “Mrs. Biggs” as she is known by her students) grew up in Atlanta and began her dance training at the Ruth Mitchell Dance Studio, under the direction and tutelage of Ruth Mitchell. As a student she was awarded full scholarships to attend University North Carolina School [...]
Kasi Reilly [email protected] My love of movement started at an early age-from my first ballet class at age 5, I was hooked. As a child and teenager, I took every dance class that was available. In college, I started taking group fitness classes and running. I had always enjoyed moving but realized [...]