Faculty

Michele Hopkins

Michele strives to continue to personally develop professionally and further develop her own skills in teaching, choreography and directing. After studying with the greatest ballet teachers in the world at ABT (American Ballet Theatre) in New York City, NBS (National Ballet School) as well as attending many seminars and classes in other dance styles in New York City and Toronto, Michele is thrilled to share her knowledge and training with her students. Michele will continue to incorporate the professional training standards and principles from the ABT National Training Curriculum into her work. After completing intensive examinations and achieving the certification in primary through to level 5, she believes this curriculum will greatly enhance the strength, flexibility, solid technique and artistry established at her school.

 

Jeffrey Morden

Mr. Morden is a theatrical dance specialist with extensive professional experience and theatrical coaching. With performance credits in television, commercials, film, theatre, musical theatre, dinner theatre, music videos, recording studios, corporate entertainment and cruise ship entertainment, Mr. Morden brings his years of experience into the dance class setting.

 

Mateo Galindo Torres

Mr. Torres completed the methodology program of the Cuban National Ballet technique including the point work syllabus in Cuba. From there, he taught ballet, pas de deux, pointe and dancer conditioning extensively in Columbia. He also studied training methodology and pedagogy while at the school of Toronto Dance Theatre. In Canada, he┬áhas taught dance with Kaeja d’dance, Peggy Baker, Broadway Arts Center, company class at Form Contemporary Dance Theatre, as well as barre fitness at Barreworks.

 

Mirela Gabor

Mrs. Gabor will be also joining the faculty this year and will be offering the intensive training package enhancement option on Mondays. She trained professionally in Europe and brings the vaganova floor and class work for strength and flexibility. She has taught over the summer and the students enjoyed working with her.