Terilynne Muehleisen Knox
Artistic Director/Owner. Former member of the Central Pennsylvania Ballet, Bristol Ballet and Roanoke Ballet Theatre. BA degree in the teaching of ballet from Virginia Intermont College.
BA degree in dance from Adelphi University. Founder, principal dancer and soloist with the Contemporary Ballet Company of Oyster Bay. Principal dancer and soloist with Dance Theatre of Long Island, Zawacki Ballet Company and Orlando Ballet, New York.
Danced with Gene Kelly and Radio City Rockettes. On the board of directors of the Pan American Teachers of Dance.
Butler University BA cum laude and University of North Carolina-Greensboro MFA. Professor at University of North Carolina-Charlotte teaching ballet technique, history and repertory. Taught at Ballet Hispanico and for Zena Rommet in New York City. Trained extensively with the Martha Graham and David Howard Schools. Performed as soloist with four major companies.
Danced with the Atlanta Ballet and the Ballet Rotaru, touring Romania and performing at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest. Danced as a soloist with the Oregon Ballet Theatre for three years. After relocating to NC, performed as a guest artist with area companies.
B.F.A degree in Dance from Ohio University and M.F. A degree from Hollins Collins, professional dancer and choreographer with Baran Dance Company, currently on staff, teaching dance at Central Piedmont Community College
M.Ed. in Instruction & Curriculum from the University of Idaho, NC State Certification from UNCC, Ballet School of Coeur d'Alene, Royal Academy of Dance, London, England, Perth Repertory Theatre,
Attended the North Carolina School of the Arts. Dancer with San Antonio Ballet, the Zurich Ballet, the Kathryn Posin Dance, the Connecticut Ballet Theater, the Stars of the Soviet Ballet and North Carolina Dance Theatre.
BS degree in dance education from East Carolina University, magna cum laude. Performed with East Carolina Dance Theatre and Mid-Atlantic Dance Festival.
B.A. degree in Dance from UNCC 2017, B.S. degree in Marketing from UNCC 2017,Honor’s Society, Chancellor’s List, Dean’s List
Kyle Garrison Shawell
received his training at the University of the Arts, Theatre West Virginia, Winthrop University and the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts. His training includes the dance styles of Lester Horton, Martha Graham, Paul Taylor and jazz taught by renowned teachers such as Ruth Adrien, Ronen Koresh, Milton Myers and Pat Thomas. He brings together a wide breadth of knowledge, expertise and experience in a diverse style of movement for the community. Shawell has been a teaching artist for North Carolina Dance Theatre and North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, and a dance educator for the Governor's Award-winning Janice Wyatt Summer Arts Institute at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. As a Lecturer of dance, Shawell taught modern, jazz, hip-hop and musical theatre for several years at Winthrop University. .