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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Resident Faculty:

Jenny Bennett, Head of Children's Dance Division 

Riley Butler, Ballet Instructor

Diane Cypher, Ballet Instructor and Academy Director

Myra Ritchey, Pilates, Ballet and Jazz Instructor

Eva Stone, Choreography Instructor

Lily Swan, Substitute Ballet Instructor

Guest Faculty:

Rebecca Blair, Guest Ballet instructor

Linda Lock, Ballet Instructor

Lauryn Winterhalder, Guest Ballet 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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