The Studio boasts a fully professional faculty.  Under the direction of Diane Cypher, the instructors are cohesive in and unified through the academy syllabus in their approach to classical ballet training.  Each has their own way of melding professionalism and discipline with fun and encouragement as they guide students through our rigorous program.

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Guest Faculty Summer 2022:

David Arce - June 27 & 28

Linda Lock - July 8 and 11

Deborah Hadley - Intensive Program: IV/V/VI Ballet

Erin Robbins - Intensive Program: II/III Ballet and IV/V/VI Pointe/Variations

Resident Faculty:

Jenny Bennett, Head of Children's Dance Division 

Diane Cypher, Ballet Instructor and Academy Director

Stephanie Emmanuela Da Silva, Modern Instructor

Linda Lock, Ballet and Choreography Instructor

Myra Ritchey, Pilates and Ballet Instructor

Eva Stone, Choreography Instructor

Rebecca BlairBallet Instructor ~ Summer Session

Riley Butler, Ballet Instructor

Lily Swan, Substitute Instructor


Accompanists Carlos Fagundo and Christopher Pratorius Gomez



Diane Cypher with intermediate dancer



Linda Lock demonstrates the technique of attitude derriere with a young dancer's help



Chris Pratorius Gomez at the piano


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