Lisa Snape Avery Director Avery Ballet Founder Pilates and Injury Prevention Certified in Labanotation Botsford School of Dance, New York:  mentored by Jurgen Schneider, Ballet Master of American Ballet Theatre Burhyte School of Ballet, New York Private Instruction from Bohdan Borys, Grande Theatre Ballet of Warsaw Trainee, New York City Ballet:  NYSSA Scholarship Recipient Soloist Contract, Warsaw Ballet

Lisa Snape Avery

Director

Avery Ballet Founder

Pilates and Injury Prevention

Certified in Labanotation

Botsford School of Dance, New York:  mentored by Jurgen Schneider, Ballet Master of American Ballet Theatre

Burhyte School of Ballet, New York

Private Instruction from Bohdan Borys, Grande Theatre Ballet of Warsaw

Trainee, New York City Ballet:  NYSSA Scholarship Recipient

Soloist Contract, Warsaw Ballet

Dame Amy Watson Artistic Advisor (2015-Present)   Principal Dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet Avery Ballet Alumna

Dame Amy Watson

Artistic Advisor (2015-Present)  

Principal Dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet

Avery Ballet Alumna

Kori Terrell Joseph Instructor  (kori@averyballet.com) Modern, Fundamentals, Contemporary Pointe Avery Ballet Alumna BS in Behavioral Science, Bluefield College, Virginia Governor's School for the Performing Arts, University of Richmond, Virginia Summer Programs: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Met, Richmond Ballet Michigan Ballet Seminar, Michigan Dancer, Dance Matrix, Virginia

Kori Terrell Joseph

Instructor  (kori@averyballet.com)
Modern, Fundamentals, Contemporary Pointe

Avery Ballet Alumna

BS in Behavioral Science, Bluefield College, Virginia

Governor's School for the Performing Arts, University of Richmond, Virginia

Summer Programs: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Met, Richmond Ballet

Michigan Ballet Seminar, Michigan

Dancer, Dance Matrix, Virginia

 
Maddie King Instructor  (maddie@averyballet.com) Avery Ballet Alumna AA, Germanna Community College, Virginia,  Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Summer Programs: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Nashville Ballet  Dance Theater of Harlem Master Class Series, New York Kennedy Center Ballet Class Series, Washington DC

Maddie King

Instructor  (maddie@averyballet.com)

Avery Ballet Alumna

AA, Germanna Community College, Virginia,  Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Summer Programs: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Nashville Ballet 

Dance Theater of Harlem Master Class Series, New York

Kennedy Center Ballet Class Series, Washington DC

Margaret Howe Instructor  (margaret@averyballet.com)  Lower School Ballet Avery Ballet Alumna choreographer, Colonial Forge high school University of mary Washington, currently Working Towards BA in Music and english and MEd in Music education

Margaret Howe

Instructor  (margaret@averyballet.com) 
Lower School Ballet

Avery Ballet Alumna

choreographer, Colonial Forge high school

University of mary Washington, currently Working Towards BA in Music and english and MEd in Music education

Savannah Singletary Instructor  (savannah@averyballet.com) BA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia.  Currently working towards MA in English. City Ballet, North Carolina University of North Carolina School of the Arts, North Carolina Summer Programs:  The Rock School, Joffrey South, Carolina Ballet, The School of American Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Richmond Ballet. Trainee, Richmond Ballet Company Participant, Youth American Grand Prix

Savannah Singletary

Instructor  (savannah@averyballet.com)

BA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia.  Currently working towards MA in English.

City Ballet, North Carolina

University of North Carolina School of the Arts, North Carolina

Summer Programs:  The Rock School, Joffrey South, Carolina Ballet, The School of American Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Richmond Ballet.

Trainee, Richmond Ballet Company

Participant, Youth American Grand Prix

 
 
emma atkinson instructor (emma@averyballet.com) Avery Ballet Student Kennedy Center master class participant Summer Programs:  Pittsburgh ballet

emma atkinson

instructor (emma@averyballet.com)

Avery Ballet Student

Kennedy Center master class participant

Summer Programs:  Pittsburgh ballet

 

New Faculty

Annemieke Bruce
INSTRUCTOR (annemieke@averyballet.com)
Ballet, Pointe/Variation

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.

Caitlin Fitzhugh
INSTRUCTOR (caitlin@averyballet.com)
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
INSTRUCTOR (cristina@averyballet.com)
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:

Jason Collett
Abby Geron