Angela Romeo studied at Ballet Royale Institute of Maryland, and has a wide background in both classical and contemporary genres. A member of Kinetics Dance Company, Ms. Romeo has an extensive modern repertoire that includes knowledge of some of the finest techniques including Horton, Limon, and Graham. Ms. Romeo holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Loyola University Maryland. Ms. Romeo is the director of dance at Mt. de Sales Academy, and also choreographs for the Mt. de Sales Theatre Department. Ms. Romeo has been teaching at Ballet Royale since 1999.
Miranda Ellis Graf received her early training from Spotsylvania Ballet. She studied at Dance Institute of Washington and at the Dance Theatre of Harlem in NYC. Ms Ellis Graf completed summer school studies at The Ailey School, Pennsylvania Ballet School and the Houston Ballet. Ms Ellis Graf joined Dance Theatre of Harlem as an Ensemble Ballerina. Her repertoire includes : Dougla, Four Temperaments, Fire Bird and a Song for Dead Warriors.
Hans Nelson received his initial training with Joyce Morrison at the Frederick School of Classical Ballet in Frederick, MD. At age 16, he moved to New York City to study ballet on full tuition scholarship at the School of American Ballet, where his regular teachers included Peter Boal and Andrei Kramarevsky. Mr. Nelson completed the Apprentice Program under Vladimir Djouloukhadze at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, DC, and he subsequently studied ballet, Martha Graham technique, kendo, classical voice, and percussion at the École-Atelier Rudra Béjart in Lausanne, Switzerland. Mr.Nelson is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher
Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
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Alicia Graf Mack is a graduate of the Ballet Royale under the direction of Donna Pidel. Ms. Graf was a principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. She is also a guest writer for several nationally distributed dance publications. She has guest performed with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, and with Andre 3000 and Beyonce at Radio City Music Hall. Her honors include the Columbia University Award of Excellence, Smithsonian Magazine’s Young Innovator award and St. Louis Magazine’s 2009 A-List. In 2008, she delivered the keynote address to the graduates of Columbia University’s School of General Studies. Graf graduated magna cum laude with honors in History from Columbia University, and is a Nonprofit Management master’s degree candidate at Washington University in St. Louis.
Katherine Williams was born in Honolulu, HI and began her early training with the Hawaii State Ballet. After moving to Maryland with her family, she studied at the Ballet Royale Academy under the direction of Donna Pidel. She was awarded the Youth Grand Prix at the 2003 Finals of the Youth America Grand Prix in New York, and was a Top 12 Finalist at the 2005 Finals. In 2003, she was awarded a full scholarship to the Boston Ballet Summer Dance program. From 2004 to 2006, she attended the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensives as a National Training Scholar, and in 2006 she also attended the Stiefel and Stars Summer Program.Williams joined the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at ABT in the fall of 2005 and remained there until joining the Studio Company in 2007. She joined the main Company as an Apprentice in December 2007 and the corps de ballet in June 2008.
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