Avery Ballet is excited to have Annemieke Bruce join us as an instructor. Bruce's experience includes having danced at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. and where she was trained by Marianna Lobanova, Elena Tenchikova and Nikolai Kabaniaev. Later, she danced for a season with Columbia Classical Ballet in Columbia, S.C. Bruce spent the 2014 - 2015 Season exploring a more contemporary style with Ballet 5:8 in Chicago. She spent the last two seasons dancing with Atlantic City Ballet, in New Jersey. Over the past three years she has been teaching ballet, jazz and contemporary dance for students ages 2-18. This season she is excited to be dancing with Virginia Ballet and teaching for Avery Ballet.
Jazz, Musical Theater
Avery Ballet is excited to have Caitlin Fitzhugh join us as an instructor. Fitzhugh is a Governor's School of the Arts Musical Theatre Department Alumni. She is a part of the Shenandoah Conservatory at Old Dominion University Department of Theatre and Dance where she is working towards BA in Theatre and Dance. Fitzhugh is trained in Laban, Alexander, Viewpoints, Stage Combat, Anatomy and Kinesiology. She is a professional performer with credits from Virginia Musical Theatre, (Dance Captain) Virginia Stage Company, Mercury Theatre Company, Regent University, and (Principle Dancer) Old Dominion University. Her experience also includes being the Choreographer for Virginia Stage Company, Saint Patrick's Catholic School and Dance Instructor with Message in Motion Dance, Theatrix Productions Theatre.
Cristina Collie, RYT 200
Yoga, Barre Class
Avery Ballet is excited to have Cristina Collie join us as an instructor. Cristina completed her two hundred hour teacher training at Beloved Yoga in Reston, VA. She has had a personal yoga practice for almost twenty years, beginning with the study of Anusara Yoga in 1999. Additionally, Cristina also holds a Trauma-Informed Yoga Certification and a Vinyasa Teacher Certification. She has studied with Seane Corn, Cora Wen, Beryl Bender Birch, Kathyrn Budig, Susan Van Nuys, Doug Keller, Maryam Ovissi, Heather Hagaman, and John Schumacher.
Mrs. Avery's Piano Accompanists: