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

DenningLindi Denning

Miss Lindi has studied many styles of dance focusing mainly on Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater, Lyrical & Tap. She has had the opportunity to teach across the nation as well as southern Italy, and still choreographs for several studios, aside from her own, throughout northwest Missouri and the Florida panhandle. She began her formal training in 1995. She went on to train with both the Kansas City Ballet School under the direction of Mr. Devon Carney, and for a short period of time the St. Louis Ballet School under the direction of Mr. Gen Horiuchi. Miss Lindi is a certified Dance Instructor, and Studio Owner for the past 16 years. She is associated with Dance Masters of America, Dance Educators of America and the Youth Protection Advocates in Dance.

 

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 ZomarKrista Zomar

TEACHES: Ballet, Pointe, Pilates mat

Krista trained at the Washington Academy of Performing Arts under
Deborah Hadley and Vera Altunina. In 2006 she received her Pilates
Teacher Certification from Pilates @ TRD after completing the 600
hour training program, and in 2010 she received a SURDNA grant to
study with Netherlands Dance Theater. Continuing education credits
also include workshops with Dana Santi Pilates, Mark Morris Dance
Group, and Bill Evans. Krista danced professionally with Nashville
Ballet, Virginia Ballet Theatre (VBT), Virginia Opera and was a founding member of Todd
Rosenlieb Dance. During her career, Krista performed the works of Frederick Ashton, Kathy
Brenner, Lew Christensen, Bill Evans, Erick Hawkins, John Lehrer, Trey McIntyre, Ricardo
Melendez, Marius Petipa, Todd Rosenlieb, Kim Whittam and Paul Vasterling. In addition to her
instruction at the TRD Center and Pilates @ TRD, Krista has been on the faculty of The
Governor’s School for the Arts since 2001 and Performance Pilates since 2012. She has also
taught for VBT and Virginia School for the Arts.