Calvin Gentry [email protected] Calvin Gentry, an Atlanta native, began training at Atlanta Dance Works studying tap, jazz, and ballet. Loving ballet the most, he went on to study at the Atlanta Ballet. He furthered his studies at The School of American Ballet, Houston Ballet Academy, and Miami City Ballet. As a student [...]
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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 [...]
Katie Rabel [email protected] Mrs. Katie received her early dance training in the Atlanta area at both the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance and the Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre. She attended Northside High School for the Performing Arts in Atlanta, where she performed internationally as a member of Atlanta's Showbiz Kids. Additional training [...]
Peter Powlus [email protected] Peter Powlus has worked in musical theater, television, radio, film, opera, dinner theater, theme parks, historical drama, mime theater, children’s theater, fashion shows, industrials, and repertory dance with numerous esteemed companies. As a choreographer, Peter has created work for over 20 highly regarded dance companies and won many accolades, [...]
Nicole Perkins [email protected] Nicole was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. At age eight, she joined Georgia Dance Conservatory’s pre-professional company Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre (formerly known as Ruth Mitchel Dance Theatre). She received a Bachelor of Art in Dance Performance at Kennesaw State University, where she had the opportunity to perform [...]