Faculty

CPYB Faculty Invest in the Lives of Students

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet invites select individuals to join its faculty. These individuals share a love of ballet and a commitment to developing technical proficiency in the next generation of ballet dancers. All faculty members both possess and teach a strong work ethic.

Faculty

Marcia Dale Weary, Founding Artistic Director
Nicholas Ade
Simon Ball, Men's Program Coordinator
Tanya Doporcyk
Amanda Edge
Alecia Good-Boresow, School Principal
Alan Hineline, Director of Artistic Programming
Darla Hoover, Associate Artistic Director
Melinda Howe
Frances Perez-Ball
Re Rabassi-Davis
Suzanne Smith
Rose Taylor, Children's Division Coordinator
Bruce Thornton


Permanent Guest Faculty

Rafael Grigorian
Matthew Powell
Gennadi Vostrikov


2016-2017 Guest Faculty

Damara Bennett
Former dancer San Francisco Ballet, founder City Ballet School in San Francisco, and former director School of Oregon Ballet Theatre


Allen Peiffer
Former New York City Ballet corps de ballet member


Daniel Ulbricht
New York City Ballet principal dancer


2015-2016 Guest Faculty

Michelle Lucci
Former Principal Dancer, Pennsylvania Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet; Faculty member, SUNY


2014-2015 Guest Faculty

Jeffrey Cirio
Principal Dancer, Boston Ballet, faculty, CPYB alumnus

Matthew Powell
Faculty member the Juilliard School, former San Francisco Opera, Kansas City Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer, and choreographer

Jonathan Stafford
A ballet master with New York City Ballet, former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet, faculty, School of American Ballet, CPYB alumnus

Robert Steele
Founder Lake Erie Ballet Company and former Boston Ballet Soloist, Royal Danish Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and Washington Ballet

Daniel Ulbricht
Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet

Jamie Rae Walker
Company Member, Paul Taylor Modern Dance Company, CPYB alumna


2013-2014 Artist in Residence

Wes Chapman
Yuri Zhukov

2013-2014 Guest Faculty

Stacey Calvert
Distinguished artist in residence, instructor of ballet Dance USC, and School Director of Curriculum USC Dance Conservatory; former Soloist, New York City Ballet

Kiyon Gaines 
Soloist, Pacific Nortwest Ballet, and guest choreographer

Michelle Lucci
Former Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancer and former Milwaukee Ballet ballerina

Daniel Ulbricht
Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet


2012-2013 Guest Faculty

Deborah Wingert Arkin
Former dancer, New York City Ballet; Artistic Advisor and faculty member, Manhattan Youth Ballet; CPYB alumna

Peter Brandenhoff
Former San Francisco Ballet Soloist; former Boston Ballet dancer; former Hamburg Ballet dancer

Stacey Calvert
Distinguished Artist in Residence, instructor of ballet Dance USC, and School Director of Curriculum USC Dance Conservatory; former Soloist, New York City Ballet

Zachary Hench
Principal Dancer, Pennsylvania Ballet; CPYB alumnus

Robert Kleinendorst
Company Member, Paul Taylor Dance Company

Craig Salstein
American Ballet Theatre Soloist; former Miami City Ballet

Adrienne Schulte
American Ballet Theatre Corps de Ballet member; former English National Ballet First Artist; CPYB alumna

Jonathan Stafford
Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet; faculty, School of American Ballet; CPYB alumnus

Daniel Ulbricht
Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet

Jamie Rae Walker
Company Member, Paul Taylor Dance Company, CPYB alumna


2011-2012 Guest Faculty

Nicholas Ade
Principal, Pacific Northwest Ballet School's Francia Russell Center; former Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer

Merrill Ashley
Former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet; The Balanchine Trust Repetiteur

Charles Askegard
Former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet

Stacy Caddell
Former Soloist, New York City Ballet; former Twyla Tharp and Dancers company member

Julie Diana
Principal Dancer, Pennsylvania Ballet

Dan Duell
Former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet; Founding Artistic Director Ballet Chicago

Zachary Hench
Principal Dancer, Pennsylvania Ballet; CPYB alumnus 

Kelly Ann Sloan
Choreographer; company dancer, Los Angeles Ballet

Tina LeBlanc
Former Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet; Staff, San Francisco Ballet; CPYB alumna

Jonathan Stafford
Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet; Faculty, School of American Ballet; CPYB alumnus

Tatiana Tchernova
Member of Canada's National Ballet School artistic staff; Former Principal Dancer, National Ballet of Uzbekistan

Daniel Ulbricht
Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet 

Jamie Rae Walker
Company Member, Paul Taylor Dance Company


2010-2011 Guest Faculty

Nicholas Ade
Principal, Pacific Northwest Ballet School's Francia Russell Center; former Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer 

Julie Diana
Principal Dancer, Pennsylvania Ballet

Zachary Hench
Principal Dancer, Pennsylvania Ballet; CPYB alumnus

Michelle Lucci
Former Principal Dancer, Pennsylvania Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet; Faculty member, SUNY

Stephanie Saland
Former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet

Suki Schorer
Balanchine Trust Répétiteur; faculty member, School of American Ballet

Adrienne Schulte
Company Member, American Ballet Theatre and English National Ballet; CPYB alumna

Bettijane Sills
Professor of Dance and Conservatory of Dance faculty member, SUNY; Balanchine Trust Répétiteur; former New York City Ballet Soloist

Jonathan Stafford
Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet; faculty, School of American Ballet; CPYB alumnus

Tatiana Tchernova
Faculty Member, National Ballet of Canada, international guest teacher

Daniel Ulbricht
Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet

Jamie Rae Walker
Paul Taylor Dance Company member; former Miami City Ballet dancer; CPYB alumna

Deborah Wingert
Former dancer, New York City Ballet; Artistic Advisor Studio Maestro and senior faculty, Manhattan Youth Ballet; CPYB alumna