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Terilynne Muehleisen Knox

Artistic Director/Owner. Former member of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Bristol Ballet and Roanoke Ballet Theatre. BA degree in the teaching of ballet from Virginia Intermont College. Was awarded the Henry Bridges scholarship to study under David Howard at Duke University, Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) coach.


Meghan Grumbach

BFA from George Mason University, trained with American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, Central PA Youth Ballet, danced professionally with Atlanta Ballet, Martha Graham Contemporary Dance, Mark Morris Dance Company, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and Classica Ballet Theatre, Youth America Grand Prix choreographer and coach.

Amanda Knox Caveney

Dance with New York City Ballet, attended School of American Ballet (SAB) on full scholarship, performed lead roles in George Balanchine's ballets, B.A. degree in English (Cum Laude) from Oakland University, taught and set ballets for Miami City Ballet, Master teacher at Oakland University and Western Michigan University.

Amelia Ackles

Full-time Trainee with Charlotte Ballet, former Full-time Trainee with Nashville and Milwaukee Ballet

Becky Timms

Tony Award winner for best choreography, B.A. degree in Dance (magna cum laude) from Point Park University, former teacher for Joffrey Ballet, Lynn University, professor at Costal Carolina University,  Trained with Alvin Ailey School, Finis Jung, David Howard, San Francisco Ballet, NC School of the Arts, Former Broadway dancer, actress in many films, including "Flashdance"

Sarah Swanson

B.F.A. degree in Dance Performance from Mercyhurst University, former member of Princeton Dance and Theater, Ballet Indiana and the Columbia Classical Ballet.  Studied with American Ballet Theatre, Orlando Ballet, Pilobolus, Koresh Dance Company. Certified teacher for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) National Curriculum, the Central PA Youth Ballet (CPYB) syllabus and Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT).  Youth America Grand Prix coach,

Pam Janas

Assistant Director for the Ballet School in NJ with partner Anneliesa Burns Wilson. Assistant Choreographer for Allegro Productions.  Competition Tap Director at Dance Dreams, Piedmont Performing Arts and Baylin Studios.

Tap and Theater Instructor at Catawba College for 7 years.  Danced with Gene Kelly and Radio City Rockettes. On the board of directors of the Pan American Teachers of Dance.


Wendy Bradley

BS degree in dance education from East Carolina University, magna cum laude. Performed with East Carolina Dance Theatre and Mid-Atlantic Dance Festival.


Mindy Hudson

Graduated magna cum laude from Lees McRae College with a degree in musical theatre with a concentration in dance. She has choreographed & performed in many shows over the years, both professionally & regionally. She has received nominations for Best Actress & Best Choreography for local productions for’s Charlotte awards. Currently, she also teaches & choreographs for Davidson Community Players & Cannon School.


Ariana Conway

Trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary and tap at Dance Davidson, performed lead roles as a member of the studio's companies.  Studied with faculty from University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Houston Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Ballet and Charlotte Ballet., Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) coach

Grace Hildebrand

B.A. in English from UNC-Chapel Hill, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary and Hip Hop teacher, danced with UNC-Chapel Hill's Carolina Style.

Guest Teachers

Taylor Railton

Graduate of University of NC School of the Arts, BFA in Dance Performance from SUNY Purchase College, London Contemporary Dance School, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, UANA DANS Company, Stewart/Owen Dance, Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) coach

Courtney Stewart

Courtney  joined San Francisco Ballet in 2002 and was promoted to soloist in 2010.  Courtney has danced numerous soloist and principal roles in works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, John Neumeier and William Forsythe, and has originated roles in premieres by Mark Morris, Paul Taylor, Lar Lubovitch, Christopher Wheeldon and Val Caniparoli. She has also performed all over the US, including Lincoln Center and The Kennedy Center, as well as internationally in London, Paris, Athens, Copenhagen, and China.  


Delia Neil

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.


Lydia Heidt

Graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a B.A. degree in Dance (Performance, Theory & Choreography), with a Spanish minor. Her professional training was with Bill Evans, Rosangela Silvestre, Luigi Dance Center, Martha Graham Studio of Contemporary Dance


Catherine Hahne - Office Manager

Studied at Anderson College and University of South Carolina, worked for PMSC in financial services, Thompson, Mann, & Hudson Law Firm, C&S bank, Shoreline Property Management and Lake Norman Medical Professional Plaza.  Also, currently works for The McIntosh Law Firm.




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