Master Instructors

Throughout the history of the studio, our students have been privileged to have the opportunity to study under many professional dancers and teachers. These professional instructors have taught guest classes and workshops at Ballet Arts to help our students further develop their dance technique.  Some of the master instructors that have taught guest classes at Ballet Arts include:


Marcus Alford Melissa Harres Brad Parquette
Robert Alvarez Freddie Lee Heath Ingrid Pettus
Jacqueline Briar Baligian Willie Hinton Dustin Phillips
Kelly Colbert Baynham Alicia Howell Jerry Rose
Scott Benson Katherine Johns Morgan Rudolph
Gail Bordner Betty Kovach Chris Smith
Tommy Bracco Monica Kuznar Sarah Diane Smith
Adam Cates Sharon Lancaster Kathryn Sullivan
Braham Crane Valery Lantratov Jill Taylor
Christy Curtis Jack A. Mattachione Daniel Tighe
Dana Davis Gene Medler Alissa Tucker
Annie Day Alfredo Moreno Shanna Vanderwerker
Christian Donnelly Casey Noblett Lee Virgilio
Lawrence ‘Loe’ Edwards Cassie Noblett StephanieVoVou
Jarod Grimes Tony Noblett Daniel Watts
Corey Gosselin Kurtis W. Overby

Brian Youngkin

  Quisan Parker


Brad Parquette of the West Virginia Ballet instructs a master ballet class.

Daniel Watts, who appeared on Broadway in the original casts of The Color Purple , Memphis, The Little Mermaid, and is currently in the Broadway show In The Heights, instructs a tap class at Ballet Arts Guest Artist workshop.

Tommy Bracco:  Newsies (Original Broadway Cast), High School Musical and Beauty and the Beast (national tours) teaches jazz at the annual Guest Artsist Workshop.

Ballet Arts Company members enjoy a master class taught by Kathryn Sullivan of STEPS.

Kurist Overby, of the Arizona Broadway Theatre, in a choreography session for ‘All Stars’ Company members.

Swing Class instructed by Chris Smith of Hollywood Vibe.

Dana Davis of the J.D. Project instructs a modern technique class.

Robert Alvarez instructs a master jazz class.