Ballet 4 Kids


This class is taught by:

Ashley Allen

Hip-Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Ballroom & Modern/Contemporary

Miami Heat Dancer in 2008, 2009 and 2010; she is currently completing her 3rd year with the team. Ashley is featured in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Sports Illustrated selected her to represent the Miami Heat Dance Team, in an article entitled, “The Girls Behind the NBA”. She has recently appeared as a dancer in music videos, award shows, and performances for artists: Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Nayer, Ludacris, Joey Montana, Daddy Yankee, Prince Royce and Andres Cuervo to name a few. Ashley has also made guest appearances on television shows with Telemundo and Univision. She is currently a college student at Florida Atlantic University, majoring in multimedia journalism. She was also a member of the FAU dance team in 2006-2007 and the Spanish River H.S. Dance Team, in Boca Raton, Fl. from 2002-2006. All along, Ashley has continued to pass on her talents thru teaching Hip-Hop, Jazz, Ballet and Ballroom at Virtuous Productions; where she continues to further her own training in vocals and acting for camera.
 
View Ashley's latest video: "Live Your Life" by Pee Wee http://youtu.be/FelH4Q1eRaE

Kelly Carter

(Tap/Ballet/Jazz)
Kelly is a FAU student and comes to us from Tampa, Florida. Altho she is only nineteen years old, she has some amazing training! She attended Howard W. Blake High School of the Arts were she earned a master certification in dance. Although Kelly's specialty is tap, she has been trained in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, and hip hop. Kelly has also been trained at the Boston Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts, The Patel Conservatory in Tampa, Florida, and Debbie Allen's Dance Academy in Los Angeles,California. Her formative years were spent at the Studio of Dance and Music in Sarasota Florida, Brucie Klay's Dance Center in Tampa, Florida and The Brandon School of Dance Arts in Seffner, Florida. Kelly has attended multiple conventions and festivals such as; The Pulse and The national and regional high school dance festivals. Kelly has also competed in numerous competitions and received many high honors. Kelly has previously been a dance instructor at Universal Dance Studios Miami and she is currently a choreographer for the Brandon School of Dance Arts Competition Team as well as a full time student studying business and dance at Florida Atlantic University. Kelly is enthusiastic about working at Virtuous Productions and contributing to the lives of the dancers at the studio.
 

Natalie Watson

Modern/Contemp. & Jazz Instructor

Natalie Watson is originally from Dallas/Ft. Worth , TX. She started competitively dancing at the age of 10. She has 14+ years experience in various styles  such: ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, modern, jazz & tap. She started teaching by the age of 14 and has had the opportunity to perform with artists such as Destiney's Child, Kelly Clarkson, & Jessica Simpson.
Since moving to Florida she has been teaching at Virtuous Productions, was a part of the POP gold dancers and has Co. Directed an award winning dance team. She continues to further her career in dance, while sharing her passion and love for it with others.

Patricia Clarke

Ballet, Jazz & Lyrical/Contemp. Instructor
 
Patricia Clarke a native of Nassau, Bahamas is a multi-talented dancer and instructor whose outstanding contribution to Performing Arts has impacted the local and international stage. In 2004 Patricia was crowned Miss Dance Bahamas where she reigned as ambassador. In 2007, she was recognized as the Most Outstanding Dancer for the State of Florida voted among her peers. She continues to earn numerous awards and titles for her achievements. Sharing her gifts with the community Patricia dances at many churches, special events and conferences. In 2007 she graduated from Eagles International Training Institute with a Ministry License in Dance. Patricia extensive background includes: Modern, Ballet, African, Lyrical, Jazz, Storytelling, Mime, Drama and Improvisation; where she executes it in the various dance productions and workshops that she hosts. July of 2012 Patricia was crowned Ms Florida Essence. She was also a great performer on the live television show Atlanta Live. She also served as a Motivational Speaker for Theodore Elyett’s Miss Teen Bahamas Pageant. Patricia currently resides in Boca Raton Florida. She is the Founder and Director of Signature Beauty. She is also a member of Jesus People Proclaim International Ministries Church, under the leadership of Pastor Billy S Thompson & Prophetess Cynthia Thompson where she serves as Dance and Performing Arts Director and a mentor for Girls of Grace Mentorship Program. In her leisure time she enjoys traveling, reading, writing and fine dinning.

Brittany Bonner

Ballet/Modern Contemp./Jazz 
Teacher
 
Brittany Bonner was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Fl. She has been dancing for over 15 years; trained in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and African Technique. Brittany received her extensive training from Bak Middle School of the Arts, Ballet Florida, Sean’s Dance Factory and Dreyfoos School of the Arts. In 2011, receiving a Bachelors in Sociology and a Minor in Psychology was her most major accomplishment until she had an “aha moment” and knew that she was called to DANCE! Then leading on to becoming an established teacher and choreographer for various recitals, theatrical plays, competitions and showcases. Yet, being involved in the community was important to her as well so she regularly does community service, motivational speaking engagements and peer groups for adolescents. Brittany’s electric and vibrant spirit can enlighten any atmosphere and she brings that excitement everywhere she goes. Her commitment and creativity resides in the famous words of Osho, “To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”
(Ages 7-& up) Pre-Register
This class is an introduction for students with little to no prior ballet experience. Students will be introduced to the structure of a ballet class, basic ballet vocabulary, alignment and posture. The focus will be on building strength, coordination and poise.


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