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Recognized as one of the nation’s most respected instructors of classical ballet, Marcia Dale Weary chairs an exceptional summer faculty dedicated to providing unparalleled technical training. CPYB’s diverse and talented staff includes many CPYB alumni themselves, as well as current and former dancers from American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, New York City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet,  San Francisco Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, and Paul Taylor Dance Company among many others.

 2018 5-WEEK SUMMER BALLET PROGRAM FACULTY

Marcia Dale Weary, Founding Artistic Director, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

Darla Hoover, Associate Artistic Director, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Artistic Director Ballet Academy East, Balanchine Trust répétiteur, former New York City Ballet dancer, CPYB alumna

Dara Adler, former Phantom of the Opera Broadway and National tour cast member; former professional dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet and Paul Taylor Dance Company

Marisa Albee, Pacific Northwest Ballet faculty member

Simon Ball, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet faculty member and Men’s Program coordinator

Cindy Bernshausen, East Tennessee Ballet Academy

Stacey Calvert, Balanchine Trust répétiteur, University of South Carolina faculty member, former New York City Ballet soloist

Leslie Carothers, former Joffrey Ballet principal dancer, former Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer

Tatiana Cater, former professional dancer with International Ballet Collective in Moscow and choreographer with Olympic Ballet Theatre, teaches character and ballet

Sonia Dawkins, Sonia Dawkins|Prism Dance Theatre founder and artistic director

Matthew Donnell, Director of the Preparatory Dance Program of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, former Kansas City Ballet dancer, CPYB faculty member as of September 2018.

Tanya Doporcyk, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet faculty member and CPYB alumna

Amanda Edge, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet faculty member, former New York City Ballet dancer

Samantha Galler, Miami City Ballet soloist, former Alabama Ballet dancer

Gonzalo Garcia, New York City Ballet principal dancer

Alecia Good-Boresow, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet school principal and faculty member, CPYB alumna

Rafael Grigorian, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet permanent guest faculty member

Christina Hampton, Arizona Youth Ballet Mesa artistic director, former principal dancer Ballet Florida and Minnesota Ballet and Tampa Ballet and Hartford Ballet company member

Alan Hineline, Director of Artistic Programming and faculty member, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

Melinda Howe, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet faculty member and CPYB alumna

Ian Hussey, Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer and CPYB alumnus

Carrie Imler, former Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer and CPYB alumna

Ted Kivitt, former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer

Laurie LeBlanc, California Dance Academy faculty member, former professional dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet, Pacific Ballet Theatre and Ballet Arizona, and CPYB alumna

Tina LeBlanc, San Francisco Ballet School faculty member, former San Francisco Ballet principal dancer, former Joffrey Ballet dancer, CPYB alumna

Sherri LeBlanc, former professional dancer with New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, and CPYB alumna

Michelle Lucci, former professional dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet and Phantom of the Opera dance captain

Jeffrey Lyons, San Francisco Ballet faculty member, former professional dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and American Ballet Theatre II

Jennifer Miller, Milwaukee Ballet School faculty member, former Milwaukee Ballet leading artist and CPYB alumna

Olivier Munoz, Orlando Ballet School principal faculty, former English National Ballet principal dancer

Alan Niehoff, former Radio City Rockette, associate director of the Preparatory Dance Program of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, former dancer with Alabama Ballet and American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. CPYB faculty member as of September 2018.

Karen Ninos Carpenter, professional ballet teacher, choreographer and CPYB alumna

Renato Peneado, Miami City Ballet principal dancer

Juan Carlos Penuela, Ballet Hispanico Company ballet master, former professional dancer with Ballet Arizona, Dance Theater of Harlem, and Pennsylvania Ballet

Frances Perez-Ball, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet faculty member, former Houston Ballet and Boston Ballet dancer, and Ballet Teatro Municipal de San Juan principal dancer

Alexander Peters, Miami City Ballet principal soloist, former Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer, former Kansas City Ballet dancer

Matthew Powell, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet permanent guest faculty member, professional choreographer and  former professional dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Kansas City Ballet and more

Re Rabassi-Davis, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet faculty member

Brian Reeder, Manhattan Youth Ballet choreographer-in-residence, former professional dancer with American Ballet Theatre, Frankfurt Ballet, and New York City Ballet, and CPYB alumnus

Barbara Sandonato, a founding instructor of the former School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, former faculty at many esteemed institutions including the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University, former Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer

Adrienne Schulte, former American Ballet Theatre soloist and CPYB alumna

Carter Alexander Smith, former professional dancer at Kansas City Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet, former former faculty member at the Rock School and former school principal at Miami City Ballet

Suzanne Smith, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet faculty member

Patricia Sorrell, Summer Program Assistant to the Artistic Director, Ballet Virginia faculty member

Robert Steele, Lake Erie Ballet founder, former professional with Boston Ballet, and the Royal Danish Ballet 

Rose Taylor, Children's Division Coordinator and faculty member, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, former principal of the Lower School at Kansas City Ballet School, former dancer with Kansas City Ballet

Tatiana Tchernova, faculty member at Canada's National Ballet School (NBS) and National Ballet of Canada (NBoC)

Bruce Thornton, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet faculty member, former Miami City Ballet soloist, CPYB alumnus

Durante Verzola, Suzanne Farrell Ballet apprentice and CPYB ChoreoPlan 2017 choreographer

Francis Veyette, Miami Ballet School faculty member and former Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer

Karl Von Rabenau, Milwaukee Ballet School faculty member, former Milwaukee Ballet soloist

Gennadi Vostrikov, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet permanent guest faculty member, Virginia Youth Ballet director, former professional dancer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Chicago Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet

Nadia Vostrikov, former professional dancer at Boston Ballet II and the Alberta Ballet, actress, and CPYB alumna

Susan Vostrikov, Virginia Youth Ballet artistic director, former soloist and principal with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Chicago Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet, graduate of National Academy of Ballet under the direction of Thalia Mara

Damara Bennett Wallace, San Francisco Ballet faculty member

Elizabeth Walker, Ballet Academy East faculty member and former New York City Ballet dancer

Jamie Rae Walker, Paul Taylor Dance Company dancer and CPYB alumna


2018 Summer faculty subject to change.