Sydney O’Hara was born & raised in Kansas City, MO. Her formal training began at an early
age at DanceWorks Conservatory - and she would later begin her teaching career here as well. She has trained in a variety of styles of dance & theatre - but ballet will always be her first love. During her time in Kansas City, she was featured as a performer and choreographer in various musical theatre productions - such as Phantom, Beauty & The Beast, Anything Goes, Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella, Etre Art & The Sound of Music. Sydney graduated summa cum laude from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC with a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate & Organizational Communication & minors in both German & Dance. While in attendance, Sydney had the pleasure of performing with the Robert Ivey Ballet & was both coach & captain of the nationally ranked CofC Cougarettes Dance Team. Upon graduation, Sydney moved to Las Vegas to pursue a professional dance career for what she assumed would be a year at most. One year quickly turned into almost a decade of performing on the Vegas Strip & internationally. Sydney’s former students are currently dancing with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Texas Ballet Theater, Carnival Cruise Lines & Walt Disney World Resorts to name a select few. Sydney is an American Ballet Theatre® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Sydney is thrilled to teach at Evergreen School of Ballet as she loves nothing more than sharing her love of dance & performing with others.
Jennifer Grace is currently a Principal Dancer with the Colorado Ballet. She was born in Bozeman, Montana and trained at The Dance Center in Bozeman, The Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia and Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy in Southern California. Jennifer was hired by Tulsa Ballet’s Second Company in 2013 and was promoted to Corps de Ballet in November of that same year. By 2017 she was a Soloist with the company and had performed many Principal and Soloist roles. She has had the opportunity to perform works by choreographers such as Christopher Wheeldon, Derek Deane, Ben Stevenson, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, Wayne McGregor and Alejandro Cerrudo. Jennifer was Pointe Magazine's August/September 2018 Cover Star.
Ms. Jennifer teaches a Variations class for ESB's most advanced dancers.
Nicolas Pelletier is currently a Soloist with the Colorado Ballet. Nicolas was born in Quebec City, Canada. He moved to California when he was eight, where he attended the San Francisco Ballet School for 10 years. He completed his training with Canada’s National Ballet School in 2010 and joined Alberta Ballet in 2011. During his six years with the Company, he had the opportunity to dance many principal roles. He also had the pleasure of working closely with Jean Grand-Maître in the creation of many new works throughout his time at Alberta Ballet, including pas de deuxs and solos. He joined Colorado Ballet in 2017.
Mr. Nic teaches Pas de Deux/Partnering at ESB.
Miss Danielle completed her BA in dance at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville, where she studied and trained in various techniques. Throughout her college career, she trained in ballet, modern, musical theater, jazz, and counter-technique. She performed and choreographed for her student and faculty dance concerts each year, and was a part of the SIUE Dance Company. She was also a cast member in Chicago the Musical. Danielle received a scholarship to the Backhaus Summer Dance Intensive 2019 at Chapman University where she participated in a wide variety of classes, and trained and performed with their dance company at the end of the intensive. She has also attended the American College Dance Association conference, where she performed at the final gala. Danielle has years of experience teaching ballet, modern, improvisation, and musical theater to ages kindergarten-adult. She has also taught a summer musical theater/dance workshop over Zoom. Aside from teaching and performing, she has also organized a fundraiser event where she gathered local musicians and dancers to perform and raise money for the Amazon rainforest. Danielle loves to perform, teach students, has a passion for singing, songwriting, playing guitar, and caring for animals!
Kaitlyn Powers is in her third season as a company member with Kim Robards Dance and has taught ballet, modern, tap, jazz, contemporary and lyrical at studios since 2016. She is originally from Hutchinson, Kansas, where she began her dance training at Artistree. Kaitlyn then received a BFA in Dance with a focus in Modern from Wichita State University where she performed in both the student and faculty companies. During her time in Kansas, she performed as a soloist with Metropolitan Ballet of Wichita and Ballet Wichita. Kaitlyn has toured internationally as a member of Wichita Contemporary Dance Theater and worked with Darrel Grand Moultrie, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Cheyla Clawson Chandler, Denise Celestin, and C. Nicholas Johnson. Kaitlyn has attended workshops and intensives with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Diavolo and River North Dance Chicago.
Gabby Giles is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and began her training with Philadelphia Dance Theater under the direction of Joy Delaney Capponi. She’s had the opportunity to perform at Regional Dance America for numerous years and received a scholarship to the RDA National Choreographic Intensive (CRAFT) in 2016. Gabby continued her dance training at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music where she received a BFA in ballet and an English minor. While in college, she also danced with the Richmond Ballet for two years as a trainee. She performed classics such as Serenade, The Nutcracker, and Swan Lake at Richmond Ballet. She has worked with artists such as Pablo Francisco Ruvalcaba, Colin Connor, Gary Jeter II, Robert Gosnell, Wayne St. David, Gary Taylor, Malcolm Burn, Jerri Kumery, Jasmine Grace and Deirdre Carberry. She has participated in the BalletX summer intensive and the Richmond Ballet summer intensive. Gabby is also a company member of Kim Robards Dance.