Instructors

Ballet Instructor

Jalen Williams began dancing in his hometown of Saint Petersburg, Florida at the age of six. He was enrolled into Perkins Elementary School, where he was taught dance by Rebecca Hobbs, along with Sean Musselmen. After, he continued dancing throughout the two sister schools, John Hopkins Middle and Gibbs High School. During his time training at the art schools, he received a scholarship from a small studio The Academy of Ballet Arts. There, he was able to continue studying, as well as expand his background in dance. Under the artistic leadership of Suzanne Pomerantzeff,  his training became more intensive and serious, to be able to get to the next level. After graduating from high school he was accepted into the Ballet Department at the University of Utah, on scholarship. Here he was able to hone in more technique, and get more of an understanding in the history of ballet. After graduating in 2018, he was offered a contract to be a part of The Ballet Theatre of Maryland, lead by artistic director Dianna Cuatto. In the time of  his training He has been accepted into many prestigious summer programs as a scholarship student, such as The Boston Ballet, Next Generation Ballet, Ballet West, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, The Nutmeg Conservatory, The Rock school, and Oregon Ballet Theatre. In Mr. Williams time performing, he’s done Principal roles in ballets such as Coppelia, Giselle, La Fille Mal Gardee, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Le Corsaire (excerpts), Cinderella, George Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht, Midsummer Night Dream, and the Nutcracker. Along With this, he has also been in works choreographed by Lloyd Whitmore, Talley Beatty, Patricia Paige Parks, Bliss Kohlmyer, Eloy Barragan, Ilya Kozadayev, Val Caniparoli, Matthew Neenan, Sir Brock Warren, Marquis Floyd, Dan Higgins, Richard Wascko, and Jay Kim.

 

Class Schedule

Tuesday
Time
Course
Studio
Instructor
3:30p-4:30p
Pre-Ballet I
Jacobsen Studio
Jalen Williams
4:30p-5:30p
Pas IV
Mumaw Studio
Daniel Johnson/Jalen Williams
Thursday
Time
Course
Studio
Instructor
4:30p-5:30p
Pas V
Jacobsen Studio
Daniel Johnson/Jalen Williams
5:30p-6:30p
Pas III
Jacobsen Studio
Daniel Johnson/Jalen Williams
6:30p-8:00p
Beginning Adult Ballet
Turner Studio
Jalen Williams

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Michelle Kuusela

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Daniel Johnson

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Claudia Montague

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Ballet Instructor

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