Todd Rosenlieb Dance

TRDance Center Faculty

Todd_Rosenlieb_-_2013_113Todd Rosenlieb – Artistic Director-Todd Rosenlieb Dance, TRDance Center & TRDance Ensemble

TEACHES: Hawkins based Modern, Pilates Mat

COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Former Company Director & Principal Dancer Erick Hawkins Dance Company, White Oak Dance Project with Mikhail Baryshnikov

TEACHING BACKGROUND: The Governor’s School for the Arts-Dance Chair, Tidewater Community College, Virginia School of the Arts, Virginia Ballet Theatre, Old Dominion University

TRAINING and EDUCATION: BA-Economics & English Bucknell University, MFA-Performance & Choreography NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Master Pilates Teacher

 

 

Ricardo_Melendez_-_2013_084Ricardo Melendez – Associate Artistic Director-Todd Rosenlieb Dance, Artistic Director-Virginia Ballet Theatre, Virginia Ballet Theatre Ensemble

TEACHES: Graham based Modern, Company Ballet

COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Former Artistic Director-Ballets de San Juan Puerto Rico, Alvin Ailey Dance Ensemble, Ballet Hispanico, Dance Kaleidoscope

TEACHING BACKGROUND: The Governor’s School for the Arts-Dance & Theatre Departments, Tidewater Community College, Virginia School of the Arts, Old Dominion University

TRAINING and EDUCATION: BA-Dance Pedagogy Butler University, MFA-Theatre Brooklyn College

 

 

Jennifer 2017Jennifer Gage - Academy Director

TEACHES: Ballet, Pointe, Jazz

COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Joel Hall Dancers and JHD2, Ballet Theater North, Ballet Entre Nous, Alliance Dance Company

TEACHING BACKGROUND: NorthSide Dance Theater, JDH2

TRAINING and EDUCATION: Ballet Tennessee, Joel Hall Dancers

 

 

 

Kathy Brenner

TEACHES: Company Ballet

COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Principal Dancer BalletMet Columbus, Cleveland Ballet, Jose Coronado & Dancers New York

TEACHING BACKGROUND: The Governor’s School for the Arts, Old Dominion University, Virginia School of the Arts, Virginia Ballet Theatre, BalletMet Dance Academy, School of the Atlanta Ballet Adult Division

TRAINING and EDUCATION: North Carolina School of the Arts-Ballet Major, Joffrey Ballet School New York,  Melissa Hayden & Wilhelm Burmann New York

Kathryn Finney

TEACHES: Company Ballet, Pilates

COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Principal Dancer & Rehearsal Director-Second Wind Dance Company, Todd Rosenlieb Dance, Virginia Ballet Theatre

TEACHING BACKGROUND: Old Dominion University, Virginia School of the Arts, Pilates Studio of New York, Virginia Ballet Theatre

TRAINING and EDUCATION: Paul Taylor School New York, Joffrey Ballet School New York, BA-Dance & Art History Denison University, Pilates Studio of New York

Lorraine Graves

TEACHES: Company Ballet

COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Principal Dancer & Ballet Mistress Dance Theatre of Harlem

TEACHING BACKGROUND: The Governor’s School for the Arts, Dance Theatre of Harlem Residency Program at the Kennedy Center, Virginia School of the Arts, Alvin Ailey School New York

TRAINING and EDUCATION: Tidewater Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School New York, BFA-Dance Indiana University

OTHER: President-Norfolk Commission on the Arts and Humanities

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Dr. Lynette Hauser - Associate Artistic Director TRDance Ensemble

TEACHES: Ballet, Modern, Pilates mat

Dr. Lynette Hauser began dancing at age 4. She graduated from Goucher College with a degree in biology but danced and performed throughout college as well as in Charlottesville VA where she attended UVA for her masters degree. Lynette is co-director of the TRDance Ensemble and also has a Classical Pilates Mat Certification. When she is not dancing, “Dr. Hauser” is a full time biology professor at TCC. She is also mom to 3 dogs and 2 cats.

Michael Kaiser

TEACHES: Ballet, Conditioning

TEACHING BACKGROUND: The Governor’s School for the Arts Dance & Musical Theatre Departments

Jalyn LasalaJalyn Lasala

TEACHES: Hip Hop

Jalyn has been teaching hip hop for over 5 years and has been teaching at TR Dance for over 2 years now! She has taken classes from many acclaimed dancers like Brian Puspos, Ellen Kim, Lyle Beniga and many more. Jalyn currently trains under a dance crew in the VA Beach area called CREWcial where she travels along the DMV to perform and compete at many different shows. She hopes to spread the love of hip hop to anyone who is open!

PociluykoSheri Pociluyko

TEACHES: Ballet, Pointe

A native to the Tidewater area, Sheri began her training at Eastern Virginia School of the
Performing Arts in Williamsburg, VA with Sandra Balestracci. Pociluyko trained in Vaganova
style ballet with the Kirov Academy in Washington D.C. under teachers, Adrienne Dellas, Mme.
Morkovina, Anatoli Kucheruk and Mme. Sisova. She attended intensives with Colorado Ballet,
Richmond Ballet, and The Russian School of the Arts where she trained with American Ballet
Theatre’s, Irina Koplakova. In Kansas City she was the Director of the Trainee Company at
Dramatic Truth and taught with the Kansas City Ballet. Sheri joined Todd Rosenlieb Dance
Center in Norfolk, VA in 2018 where she is dancing and teaching.

Jaime.SimpsonJaime Simpson

TEACHES: Ballet, Pointe

Jaime Simpson began her ballet training at age 6, with opportunities to study at the Virginia Beach Ballet Academy, Maryland Youth Ballet, North Carolina School for the Arts, and Richmond Ballet. She then received her Bachelor’s Degree in Ballet Performance from Indiana University, training with Patricia McBride, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, and Violette Verdy. Jaime began teaching ballet while at IU, working with college students as well as students in the youth program. Since returning to Hampton Roads in 2005, Jaime has taught all levels of ballet and pointe at several area schools, and has choreographed ballet pieces for VBBA, Arts Enter Cape Charles, TRDance Center, and the VBT Ensemble.

Jennifer Somers-Heable

TEACHES: Ballet, Pointe

COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Todd Rosenlieb Dance, Lake Erie Ballet, Ballet Concerto Fort Worth, Virginia Ballet Theater

TRAINING and EDUCATION: Boston Ballet School, Boston Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet School, Southwest Ballet School, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Company, BFA-Dance & Minor-Dance Movement/Art Therapy Mercyhurst College

Janelle Spruill - Associate Artistic Director TRDance Ensemble

TEACHES: Graham & Horton Modern, Jazz, Contemporary

COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Todd Rosenlieb Dance, Garth Fagan Dance

TEACHING BACKGROUND: The Governor’s School for the Arts, Tidewater Community College

TRAINING and EDUCATION: The Governor’s School for the Arts, BFA-Dance & Minor in Media Studies Marymount Manhattan College, The Ailey School, American Dance Festival, Garth Fagan Dance, The Gus Giordano Dance School

Krista Zomar

TEACHES: Ballet, Pointe, Pilates mat

COMPANY AFFILIATIONS: Todd Rosenlieb Dance, Nashville Ballet, Virginia Ballet Theatre

TEACHING BACKGROUND: The Governor’s School for the Arts-Dance & Theatre Departments

TRAINING and EDUCATION: Deborah Hadley-Washington Academy of Performing Arts Seattle, Mark Morris New York, Bill Evans, Pilates Certification-Pilates at TRDance, SURDNA grant to study in The Netherlands