Raymond Rodriguez

Head of Studio Company and Trainee Program

Karin Ellis-Wentz

Head of Pre-Professional Programs

Riccardo Battaglia

Contemporary, Jazz

Keesha Beckford

Youth Division Liaison, Ballet, Jazz

Mai Claypool


Christian Denice


Brandon DiCriscio


Ludmila Lupu


Kim Sagami


Sarah Schafer


Cara Scrementi

Choreography, Improvisation

Kyle Seguin

Pre-Professional Division Liaison, Ballet, Pilates

Jennifer Sprowl

Classical Modern Isadora Duncan Technique

Tricia Strong

Children's Division Liaison, Ballet

Academy Accompanists

Emily Barrett, Jordan Crice, Colin DeJong, Helena Gera, Natalia Kushnir, Lisa Krueger, Sol Mendelson, Kyle Nelson, Matt Peterson, Patricia Spaeth, Vera Vasilenko

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