Faculty


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, Royal Danish Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, among many others.

 2017 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

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

Ashley Bouder, New York City Ballet principal dancer, CPYB alumna

Stacy Caddell, Balanchine Trust répétiteur, Twyla Tharp répétiteur, Joffrey Concert Group ballet master, former New York City Ballet soloist

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

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

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

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

Ruzana Iremashvili, Vladimir Issaev School of Classical Ballet ballet and character dance teacher-choreographer, former professional dancer with Ballet of Georgia

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, 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

Alexander Manning, Miami City Ballet corps de ballet member and CPYB alumnus

Annmarie Mazzini, Mazzini Dance Collective artistic director and American Modern Ensemble Choreographer-In-Residence

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

Robert Mills, Oklahoma City Ballet artistic director

Hilda Morales, The Hartt School faculty member, former Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer and American Ballet Theatre soloist

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

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

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

Craig Salstein, American Ballet Theatre soloist

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

Suzanne Smith, Associate Artistic Director at the Ballet Conservatory of South Texas, CPYB alumna

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 

Audriana Suarez, Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty member, former Boston Ballet principal dancer

Price Suddarth, Pacific Northwest Ballet corps de ballet member and choreographer

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

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

Deborah Wingert, Manhattan Youth Ballet head faculty, Balanchine Trust répétiteur, and CPYB alumna

Gabby Yudenich, former Pennsylvania Ballet soloist


2017 Summer faculty subject to change.