Teacher in the Spotlight | Herci Marsden

Mrs. Marsden is the best dance teacher there is. At 73, she still teaches all her ballet classes. She allows every student to perform; she encourages even those who think picking dance wasn’t a great choice.

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Ballet Scene | A Phenomenal Life

Some people challenge conventional limits; Bruce Marks just ignores them. He was a modern dancer who became a ballet dancer. He completed makeovers on Ballet West and Boston Ballet, proving that he could be an equally effective artistic director and chief executive.

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Teacher in the Spotlight | Kevin Self

“Kevin’s late wife, Michele Self, founded Michele’s Dance Academy more than 30 years ago and Las Cruces Chamber Ballet in 1983. Kevin taught with Michele and has continued in her tradition.

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Thoroughly Modern in Texas

For two women in Austin, Texas, modern dance is the center of the universe. This universe is kept spinning by three separate but interconnected entities—a physical dance space, a dance school offering classes for serious adults, and a dance company. Both the women and their businesses are devoted to the teaching, making, and performing of modern dance.

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Teacher in the Spotlight | German Dager

German Dager is a ballet and pointe instructor as well as a talented choreographer and director. He is also a private coach, judge of regional and national competitions, and leader in liturgical dance productions. He is frequently asked to teach master classes for local studios and organizations as well as national dance conventions. He had a successful studio in Colombia and now teaches in South Florida. We are blessed to be graced with his talents and expertise.”

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Teacher in the Spotlight | Linda Lavender Ford

“Linda Lavender Ford inspires all ages with her kindness and spirit. She received the Governor’s Arts Award in 1997 for outstanding lifetime achievement in the arts. Her original choreography includes three complete ballets for children, A Storybook Christmas, Rudolph, and Scrooge. Her influence on the cultural enhancement of life in our northeastern Louisiana region is immeasurable.”

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Teacher in the Spotlight | Lynn Scheps

I care about every student. I am never absent or late. I keep up with the latest Broadway material. I make class time fun, interesting, exciting, and educational. I am passionate about my material and what I teach. I also teach everyday life values.

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