José Carayol

Head of Studio Company and Trainee Program

Karin Ellis-Wentz

Head of Pre-Professional Programs

Keesha Beckford

Youth Division Liaison, Ballet, Jazz

Raúl Casasola

Academy Ballet Master

Kyle Seguin

Academy Ballet Master, Pilates

Tricia Strong

Children's Division Liaison, Ballet

Katlin Bourgeois


Mai Claypool


Brandon DiCriscio


Ludmila Lupu


Kim Sagami


Sarah Schafer


Cara Scrementi

Choreography, Improvisation

Jennifer Sprowl

Classical Modern Isadora Duncan Technique

Academy Accompanists

Hubert Clay, Jordan Crice, Colin DeJong, Helena Gera, Lisa Krueger, Natalia Kushnir, Sol Mendelson, Kyle Nelson, James Osario, Matt Peterson, Jonathan Schang, Greg Smith, Patricia Spaeth, Vera Vasilenko

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