Miss Stephanie brings a big city vision to the desert with a small town pride and passion for her students.
With a teaching career that has spanned over 30 years she has held the positions of Co-Artistic Director and Ballet Mistress of both Tucson Regional Ballet in Arizona and Piedmont Ballet Theatre in North Carolina respectively. Many of her students have been accepted to and attended such summer intensive programs and year-round schools as Juilliard, Harid Conservatory, Ballet West, The Bolshoi Academy, School of American Ballet, Ballet Austin, Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Conservatory, The Ailey School, Ballet Met, The Joffrey Ballet School, and American Ballet Theatre as well as gone on to achieve professional dance careers with their adjacent companies.
Most recently gained her certification in Progressing Ballet Technique. As a dance educator she is committed to providing high caliber ballet training for all students regardless of future career goals and a motivating environment that promotes dance’s unique ability to increase each person’s self-esteem, self-assurance, physical awareness, and the joy of movement.
Richard has worked with children since 1996. Over 20 of those years are in the sports industry. Richard is also a 10 year veteran of the Palm Springs Police Department and retired from the City of Palm Springs after a 23 year career. He currently teaches self-defense and situational awareness for women and teens. (feel free to schedule a class on our portal.)
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