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Ballet age 3 to professional; adult ballet and flamenco dance; and jazz dance for ballet dancers. Phone 817 738 7915 or email balletinfo@att.net for information on classes.

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has directed and taught ballet in Fort Worth for over fifty years. She is the founder/artistic director of Ballet Concerto. Her ballet training includes study with Olga Preobrajenska in Paris, Rosella Hightower in Cannes, and Michael Vernon in New York. She has taken ballet courses in Copenhagen, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco and in Havana at the Ballet Nacional de Cuba. In January 1995 she was honored by the Dallas Dance Council for a lifetime committment to dance. She has choreographed many of the ballet segments for the Fort Worth Opera since 1955. In 2000 she was named Outstanding Woman of the Year by the City Council of Fort Worth and the same year honored as Founder of the Fort Worth Ballet (now Texas Ballet Theater) on its 40th anniversary. In 2009 she was awarded the Legacy of Women Award for outstanding contribution in the Arts.

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WEBSTER DEAN (adult and advanced ballet) is a former soloist with Ballet West, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and has danced seasons with Ballet Oregon, the Milwaukee, Colorado, and Richmond Ballets and also in musical theater at the Cleveland Playhouse, Casa Manana and Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. Teachers and choreographers he has worked with during his career include Bruce Marks, Toni Lander, Denise Schultze, Fernando Bujones, David Howard, John Butler, Malcolm Burn, Eugene Loring, Andre Prokovsky, Frederick Franklin, Kim Abel, and Michael Vernon. He has staged works as a guest stager for Nevada Ballet Theatre, Ballet West, Orlando Ballet, Charleston Ballet Theater, and Kansas City Ballet. He holds a BFA from University of Utah. He has been guest ballet instructor at Texas Christian University and he has taught at this school for the past twenty four years and is Associate Artistic Director and Repetiteur for Ballet Concerto. In his teaching he emphasizes clean technique with proper placement and artistry. 

ROSE MILLER (children's ballet), a graduate of Notre Dame, has been with this school for nineteen years and has performed with Ballet Concerto. She teaches the children's ballet camp each July for ages 3 - 6. as well as children's classes during the school year. She brings expertise and a clear knowledge of teaching ballet to her classes along with skill and patience. This her fourteenth year to teach at this school.

COURTNEY SEBASTIAN DOTSON (ballet) is a dancer with Ballet Concerto and has taught for this school for the past eighteen years. She trained at the Boston Ballet during summer workshops and at Texas Christian University. She has a special gift for working with young students and has expertise in teaching all levels of ballet. She is also a certified instructor in the patented and trademarked Gyrotonic® method which she also teaches here at the studio.

ELISE LAVALLEE (ballet & jazz dance), is a former student of Margo Dean and has been a member of Ballet Concerto and was a member of the Bruce Wood Dance Company. She has also performed and choreographed in numerous productions at Casa Mañana and has choreographed for many other prestigious organizations in the metroplex, including the University of North Texas Opera Department, Trinity Valley School, University of Texas at Arlington, All Saints Episcopal School, where she teaches as well, has been assistant choreographer with the Dallas Opera, and has received awards for her choreography. She has taught jazz and choreographed for this school for the past 7 years and created a work for Ballet Concerto’s 2015 annual outdoor SUMMER DANCE CONCERT. She has also taught for Kids Who Care, where she was resident choreographer for a number of yearsl, for the Arlington Heights High School Dance Program, and for Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy.

PERLA MONTOYA (flamenco) began her Flamenco studies at age 9 and has studied and performed Spanish dance with such notables as Jose Greco, Nana Lorca, Sara de Luis, Jose Molina, Antonio Granjero, Chiqui Linares, La Presy, Gisela Noriega, Eduardo Montemayor, and Teo Morca and has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

LIUBA KOZERVA PATERSON,  guest teacher (ballet) is a graduate of the Vaganova Ballet School in Leningrad in St. Petersburg, Russia, and has toured Europe and America with the St. Petersburt Classic Ballet. She has been associated with this school and with Ballet Concerto since 1993. Currently, she resides in Las Vegas where she is a guest teacher and coach for the Nevada Ballet Theater company and school.