Tricia Strong



Trish Strong was classically trained in the Cecchetti Method under the direction of Karla Harris and continued her education with Rory Foster and Rodney Irwin. After graduating cum laude with a BBA from the University of Notre Dame, Trish began teaching ballet in Chicago. She is a certified member of the Cecchetti Council of America having passed her Advanced Teacher’s Examination and the Workshop Coordinator for the Midwest Cecchetti Council. Trish is also a certified instructor of the Ultra Barre℠ Method, a conditioning program designed to improve students’ joint stabilization, alignment, muscular endurance, and balance. Trish has always loved teaching young students and is happy to merge that love with her passion for ballet technique. She welcomes all students in a variety of classes and focuses on their strengths and the joy of dance with students who have special physical or learning needs. Trish has taught in studios on the North Shore, at Dance Center Evanston, the Hubbard Street Youth Dance Program, and master classes at Midwest Cecchetti workshops for fifteen years. Trish was thrilled to join the faculty of the Joffrey Academy of Dance in 2009 and is excited to begin her new role as Children’s Division Liaison.


Photo by Cheryl Mann