Amy Deshong

Owner and Ballet Director

 Amy is a national award winning choreographer recognized for her innovative and age appropriate choreography and high level of technique and discipline shown in her students. She has performed with International Ballet and Kiev Municipal Ukrainian Academy of Dance (Ukraine) as a Soloist.  She studied Historical dance at the Amherst Early Music Festival in New London, Connecticut, and was featured as a soloist in Charpentier's Les Arts Florissants, A. Scarlatti’s La Principessa Fedel, and Telemann’s Der Geduldige Socrates.  She participated in the International Ballet Exchange and performed in the National Theater of Opera and Ballet, Kiev (Ukraine).  Stage credits include soloist roles in Coppelia, La Bayadere, Le Corsaire,  Paquita, Nayada and the Fisherman, Francesca Di Rimini, A Soldier’s Tale, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker.

Amy has trained and coached students for Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) and Universal Ballet Competition where her students have placed in the Top 10 and 12 of the Classical Division,  been invited to participate in NYC Finals, and received both full and partial scholarships to world class intensives.  


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ASHLEY MARTIN

 PRE-BALLET/ CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Ashley received her training at the Greenville Fine Arts Center, the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, Ballet Spartanburg, and the International Ballet Academy.  She studied in New York at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway.  She was a soloist with Southeast Dance Theatre, and a featured performer with David Dorfman Dance.   She performed withGreenville Little Theatre in A Chorus Line, Ballet Spartanburg in West Side Story, and with Greenville Symphony Orchestra in A Soldier's Tale, and Holiday at Peace.   Performances with International Ballet include La SylphideLady and the Hooligan,Walpurgis NightDon QuixotePaquita y masCoppelia, and The Nutcracker.

 


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VIRGINIA GREEN

PRE BALLET, BALLET A, BALLET B

Virginia Green received a BA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of South Carolina. While at the University of South Carolina, she trained under Susan Anderson, Stacey Calvert, Tanya Wideman-Davis, and Thaddeus Davis among others. She performed in numerous faculty and guest works, including Alwin Nikolai’s Tensile Involvement, George Balanchine’s SerenadeWalpurgisnachtStars and Stripes, and Western Symphony, and Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia among others. After graduating, she performed with Zoetic Dance Ensemble in Atlanta and taught dance at Southern Performing Arts Academy and Peachtree Ridge High SchoolShe is currently teaching dance in Greenville, SC, and guest performing with the Asheville Ballet.

 


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