Faculty


RESIDENT FACULTY:
Joseph Jefferies
Kathy Stark
Lindsay Moncrieff

GUEST INSTRUCTOR:
Roberto Forleo


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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Lindsay Moncrieff is currently a Faculty member of Acton School of Ballet, where she will take over as Artistic Director in summer of 2018. 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 INSTRUCTOR:


Roberto Forleo trained at Scuola di Balletto Classico Cosi-Stafanescu (Reggio Emilia, Italy) and at Ecole Atelier Rudra Bejart Lausanne (Switzerland) where he studied with Azari Plisetzki, Sulamith Messerer, Suzanne Farrell, David Howard, and Colette Milner. He performed with Grupo Corpo (Brazil), Bejart Ballet Lausanne (Switzerland), Rambert Dance Company (London, UK), Ballet Biarritz (France), Cie Marie-Laure Agrapart (Paris, France), La-Parenthese Christophe Garcia (Marseille, France), Les Ballets Grandiva (Japan), and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (USA). Roberto has served as Director of the Pre-Professional Program of Portland School of Ballet in Maine from 2013 through 2016. Mr. Forleo is a certified ABT baller teacher from Pre-Primary to Level 3 and joined the faculty at Bates College (Lewiston, ME) in the fall of 2016.
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