Faculty


RESIDENT FACULTY:
Joseph Jefferies
Kathy Stark
Lindsay Moncrieff

GUEST INSTRUCTOR:
Cheryl Madeux
David Prottas



RESIDENT FACULTY:
Joseph
Joseph Jefferies is currently on the faculty of Boston Ballet North Shore, Walnut Hill Community Dance Academy and Northeast School of Ballet. He has served as director of Portland Ballet Summer Dance Program and has taught master classes and workshops at ballet schools across the country. Mr Jefferies is an award-winning choreographer creating over 30 works for companies including Ballet Memphis, Miami City Ballet, Peoria Ballet, Ballet Trockadero, Harid Conservatory, Ballet Yuma and Walnut Hill School for the Arts. He has won the RDA Emerging Choreographer scholarship twice and had his work selected and performed for New York City’s Ballet Builders Showcase and for the RDA National Convention in Montreal, Canada. As a professional dancer Joseph was a member of Ballet Memphis dancing the lead roles in Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppelia and Cinderella. As a member of Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo he toured the world performing in over 25 different countries. 
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NEW-Kathy-w-Sarah-BWKathy Stark is currently on the faculty of Acton School of Ballet. She served as Director of the Walnut Hill Community Dance Academy for 14 years and was the Founder and Director of their Youth Summer Dance Program. Ms. Stark was a member of the faculties of Pittsburgh Youth Ballet and the American Academy of Ballet in Buffalo, NY, and Chautauqua Institution.  Ms. Stark received her dance training at North Carolina School of the Arts, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, and as a child with Jean Gedeon and Eduard Caton. She danced with Ballet Met in Columbus, OH and was a principal dancer of Southern Ballet Theatre (now Orlando Ballet).
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LindseyLindsay Moncrieff is the Artistic Director of Acton School of Ballet. Lindsay trained at Acton School of Ballet and continued her studies at Butler University where she received a B.S. in Dance Arts Administration. While at Butler she performed soloist and principal roles in George Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht, Nacho Duato’s Por Vos Muero, and as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty. While at Butler she traveled to Poland to study at the Polish National Ballet School in Warsaw, and at the Rimsky-Korsakov Music Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia. Upon graduation, she joined Colorado Ballet where she performed and worked with world-renowned choreographer Steven Mills on Light, The Holocaust and Humanity Project, as well as Glen Tetley’s Rite of Spring and George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations. She recently worked as Assistant Director of Donor Relations at Walnut Hill and is currently Regisseuse and a Guest Artist for Commonwealth Ballet.
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GUEST INSTRUCTORS:

CherylCheryl Madeux danced with Joffrey Ballet, Hartford Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. She is currently ballet director at Franklin School for the Performing Arts, adjunct faculty at Walnut Hill School, summer faculty member for the American Ballet Theatre Young Dancer Workshop in NYC, and an examiner for the American Ballet Theatre curriculum.
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David
David Prottas grew up in Natick, Massachusetts and began his training at Walnut Hill School for the Arts. After graduating from the National Ballet School in Toronto, David spent ten years with the New York City Ballet, dancing a wide range of classical and contemporary repertoire. Upon leaving the ballet he toured the country with the 1st National Tour of An American In Paris, playing both Adam Hochberg and Jerry Mulligan throuhout the run. He made his Broadway debut in the original cast of Carousel and most recently appeared in the new musical, Marie: Dancing Still directed by Susan Stroman at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater. This fall, David will star in Igor Stravinsky’s dance/play, The Soldier’s Tale and will play Riff in North Carolina Theatre’s upcoming production of West Side Story.
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