Cynthia Bernshausen, Artistic Director, Ballet, Pointe, Variations
Originally from Elizabethton, Cynthia studied with the American Ballet Theatre School, with David Howard in NYC and North Carolina School of the Arts. Cynthia has worked professionally with the Milwaukee Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Tampa Ballet, Maryland Ballet and Ballet Met. As the Director of the Dance Department with the Performing Arts School of Worcester, MA, and artistic director of the Worcester Youth Ballet, the company participated in the Regional Dance America Association Northeast and in exchange programs with Russia. Cynthia's experience staging original choreography, full length ballets, contemporary, neoclassical and modern choreography, has reenforced her dedication to the fine art of teaching classical ballet, understanding the range of performing possibilities available to a dancer with a solid ballet technique. In 1999 Ms Bernshausen joined the faculty of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, known internationally for the outstanding training of young students and continues to teach during CPYB's five week summer program.
Tamlyn Bernshausen - Ballet, Pointe, Variations
Originally from Elizabethton, training under Reece Toohey and Susen Pace, Ms. Bernshausen relocated to New York to train at the American Ballet Theatre School and with David Howard and Malissa Hayden. Ms. Bernshausen has dance with Berkshire Ballet, Chattanooga Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet performing Balanchine's 'Serenade', 'Graduation Ball', 'Valse Fantasy', 'Theme and Variations' and 'Scotch Symphony'. Cho San Goh's 'Destined', John Butlers's 'Carmina Burana', Agnes de Mille's 'Rodeo', Frederick Ashton's 'Les Patineurs' as well as the very familiar 'Nutcracker', 'Swan Lake' and 'Coppelia'. Ms. Bernshausen participated in the David Haward teachers workshop focusing on the kinesthetic approach to dance as well as Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Teachers Workshop. Ms Bernshausen is an ETSU graduate with a major in education. East Tennessee Ballet Academy is very fortunate to have Tamlyn's wealth of knowledge and experiance.
Leslie Lewis - Creative/Storybook Ballet, Pre Ballet
Bio to come
Fernando Moraga - Guest Instructor (pictured)