Posted By leora on Nov 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Every Saturday we invite a guest teacher or choreographer or professional dancer to teach our advanced students.  This year we expanded the program to include two contemporary ballet classes as well as advanced Ballet and Pointe.

This is a great opportunity for the advanced students to train with professional dancers & other accomplished teachers and get a different perspective on their Ballet technique. These classes are for students who have had a minimum of 4 years of both Ballet and Pointe training.

On Saturday November 17th we are pleased to announce that JOEY COLUMBUS will be our guest for the following classes:
11 – 11:45am Contemporary Level 12/Intermediate
11:45 – 12:45pm Contemporary Advanced/Pre-Professional
1:00 – 2:45pm Ballet & Pointe Advanced/Pre-Professional


Joey Columbus, Cavalier, Arabian, Party Father, began his training in the Chicagoland area where he studied with Forum Dance Theatre. On scholarship, he has attended The School at Jacob’s Pillow, and Springboard Danse Montreal. In May 2016, he graduated from the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University BFA program where he performed works by Pascal Rioult, Alexander Ekman, Mark Morris, Robin Mineko Williams, Alvin Ailey, Jae Man Joo, Christopher Huggins, and Norbert De La Cruz III. Since graduating, Joey has had the opportunity to work with companies such as Visceral Dance Chicago and Rioult Dance NY. Joey also has the pleasure of being a part of The Metropolitan Opera’s ballet company, where he has been apart of productions such as RusulkaSamson et Dalila, and Marnie.