SANTA CLARITA BALLET

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Corinne GloverCorinne Glover - Executive Director Corinne Glover was born into a family rich in dance tradition. Her aunt was a founding member of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), London in the 1920's and her mother was the original RAD organizer in the San Francisco area in the mid 1950's. Ms. Glover's training began at the age of six and includes Life Time membership in the Royal Academy of Dance. She was Director of English Ballet School in Los Angeles from 1976 to 1989, establishing herself as a very skilled and thorough teacher, coaching stu- dents of all level. She opened the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy in 1992 and is the Academy's Director. She has guided the development and growth for both the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy and Santa Clarita Ballet Company.

 

Carol GuidryCarol Guidry (Ballet) received her RAD training and Advanced Certificate at the Audrey Share School. She was a soloist with the Minnesota Dance Theatre appearing in works by Balanchine, Ashton, Tetley, Loring and Limon. In Germany, she danced with the Heidelberg City Ballet where she also taught company class and choreographed a number of pieces. She has also appeared with the Los Angeles Chamber Ballet. She is the Artistic Director of the Santa Clarita Ballet Company. She has been on the teaching staff at SCB for the past 25 years. She is the principal choreographer and Artistic Director for the Santa Clarita Ballet Company.

Tawny Clement GentryTawny Gentry (Ballet) was a member of Storling Dance Theater as well as Maxxas Dance Theatre. She has recently performed lead roles in several productions including, Butterfly, Suspended Grace, The Prodigal Daughter, and 3 Days. In Houston, Texas she danced with Ad Deum Dance Company and had the opportunity to tour several places including, Los Angeles, Florida, New York, Singapore and Malaysia. In addition to performing, she loves teaching as well as choreographing. Originally a product of Santa Clarita Ballet Academy, she is now a full time facility member.

Mallory Russikoff (Ballet) trained with the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy from age three to age eighteen. She participated in all Royal Academy of Dance exams through Advanced 2. Mallory was a member of the Santa Clarita Ballet Company where she performed in The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Cinderella, and many more. She attended Butler University and graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education with minors in English as a New Language and Mild Intervention. Over the past two years, Mallory has taught third grade in Indianapolis Indiana. She is looking forward to coming home to the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy. Mallory will be joining the teaching staff here at Santa Clarita Ballet this fall. Mallory will be teaching Creative Movement and Pre-Primary to our youngest students.

Pamela SosaCedric Dodd (Jazz) was born and raised in Peoria, Arizona. He attended Glendale (AZ) Community College where he was a member of their pre-professional dance company. He then moved to LA to continue his education and received his BFA in Dance Theatre from AMDA, LA. Professionally, he was recently seen in Musical Theatre West’s production of “Carousel” Cedric was nominated for an Ovation Award as a member of the ensemble for his work in Cabrillo Musical Theatre's production of Memphis. A few other credits include Lythgoe Panto, Marry Me promo and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Cedric has taught at Los Angeles Ballet Academy, Millennium Dance Complex, Champs Charter High School, Pepperdine University and UCLA. Cedric joined the teaching staff at Santa Clarita Ballet in 2017. He will be teaching Jazz this year.

Danica PrimoDanica Primo (Ballet) brings to our school an extensive dance background. She trained at the Boston Ballet School, Marin Ballet and the West Coast Conservatory of Ballet. She performed with the Portland Ballet Company, Marin Ballet in San Rafael, California, and Ballet Unlimited in Orange, California. She is a member and registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance, London. She has been on the teaching staff at SCB for the past 20 years.

 

Tawny Clement GentryMindy Krasner (Ballet) is a professional ballet dancer who trained in New York City, was a member of major ballet companies in the United States and Europe, including Dutch National Ballet, Basel Ballet, Le Grand Ballet Canadian, American Ballet Theatre II, and Pennsylvania Ballet. For over a decade, she danced in productions such as “Swan Lake,” “Giselle,” “Cinderella,” “The Nutcracker,” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as well as many Balanchine ballets and other modern and contemporary productions. Ms. Krasner toured internationally dancing in China, Japan, and Korea and in live-televised productions of “Swan Lake” in Switzerland and Germany.

Mindy also has an extensive background in teaching creative dance for all ages as well as Laban/Bartenieff Fundamentals and is also a yoga instructor. She specializes in posture and has developed a unique approach to helping dancers find their correct alignment. She currently teaches at California School of the Arts San Gabriel Valley and guest teaches at California Dance Academy and other schools in the Los Angeles area. Ms. Krasner’s unique approach to teaching combines a high standard of technique along with a holistic approach, which embraces the whole person and encourages self-expression.

 

Suzanne Narbonne (Pilates/Stretch) is an SCB alum, Suzanne has worked as a professional dancer in Hollywood for over ten years. She’s danced for the LA Opera, the LA Philharmonic, and Disney Imagineering. She’s appeared in numerous national commercials for brands like Mercedes-Benz, Skechers, Absolut, Benefit Cosmetics and more. She can be seen in music videos with Katy Perry and Kelis. Feature films include Burlesque, The Muppets and Mother’s Day. TV credits include Bunheads, The Goldbergs and Dancing with the stars. She is also an Ovation-nominated member of the Troubadour Theater Company. Suzanne will be teaching the Pilates/Stretch class this fall.

Kasmira (Jazz) is an L.A. native enjoying her vibrant life as a Choreographer, Performer, and Dance Instructor. She has worked across multiple media platforms for the past 15 years including Film, TV, Stage Shows, Commercials, Music Videos, Tours, Interactive Media projects, and Dance Instruction.

Kasmira has been teaching dance since she graduated from USC in 2009. She is the Assistant Director of the Dance Conservatory at Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, as well as the in-house choreographer for Canyon High School in Santa Clarita and Delphi Academy in Sylmar. Kasmira has also taught at Rio Norte Junior High School, St. Euguene's Elementary School, and has mentored young dancers from the Everybody Dance Organization. She has very much enjoyed her time teaching Jazz at Santa Clarita Ballet over the past 5 years.

When Kasmira is not dancing, she works as a Film Editor, Director, and Producer.

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Corinne GloverCorinne Glover - Executive Director Corinne Glover was born into a family rich in dance tradition. Her aunt was a founding member of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), London in the 1920's and her mother was the original RAD organizer in the San Francisco area in the mid 1950's. Ms. Glover's training began at the age of six and includes Life Time membership in the Royal Academy of Dance. She was Director of English Ballet School in Los Angeles from 1976 to 1989, establishing herself as a very skilled and thorough teacher, coaching stu- dents of all level. She opened the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy in 1992 and is the Academy's Director. She has guided the development and growth for both the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy and Santa Clarita Ballet Company.

Tawny Clement Gentry

Pamela Sosa

Danica Primo

Tawny Clement Gentry

Corinne Glover

Danica Primo

Tawny Clement Gentry

Tawny Clement Gentry

Pamela Sosa

Danica Primo

Tawny Clement Gentry

Tawny Clement Gentry

Pamela Sosa

Danica Primo

Tawny Clement Gentry

Tawny Clement Gentry

Pamela Sosa