Downtown Norfolk's Premiere Dancers
Felecia started dancing at the age of 4 with the Thaddeus Hayes Dance Theatre. From there, she trained for 11 years at Academie De Ballet in Chesapeake, VA. She studied the Vaganova Method for ballet technique, as well as, tap, jazz and contemporary. Felecia was a member of the studio's competition team, Masterworks II, and performed many roles in their original productions. She spent her high school years attending The Governor’s School of the Arts in Norfolk, VA.
She studied ballet under Joni Petre-Scholz, Kathy Brenner Lasakow and Lorraine Graves. Felecia performed principal roles in La Sylphide, Giselle, and Raymonda, soloists roles in La Bayadere and Swan Lake and prominent roles in original choreography by the faculty. Also during her years of training, she spent her summers at Richmond Ballet and American Ballet Theater. In 2011, she received a full scholarship to attend Pointe Park University’s summer intensive. After graduation, Felecia joined Richmond Ballet as a trainee where she studied under Malcolm Burn, Igor Antonov, Jasmine Grace, Arnott Mader and Starr Foster.
Felecia joined Charlottesville Ballet in 2014 and was a company member for three seasons. Her favorite roles include the Firebird and the bridesmaid soloist in Don Quixote. In 2017, she moved to Memphis, TN to join Ballet Memphis. Under the direction of Dorothy Gunther Pugh and Steven McMahon, she performed principal roles such as Clara in the Nutcracker and Juliet from Romeo and Juliet. While at Ballet Memphis she also performed George Balanchine’s Square Dance and an original work choreographed by Trey McIntyre.
Felecia currently teaches ballet and pointe technique at Academie de Ballet and the Governor’s School for the Arts. She is also a certified GYROTONIC ® Apprentice and is studying to become a fully certified trainer. She is so excited to be dancing in her hometown for VBT’s 60th Anniversary Concert!