Miss Kat has over 20 years in dancing experience and has been teaching and choreographing for the past 8 years. She studied at a local school in her hometown of Crystal Lake, IL, focusing primarily on ballet technique. She attended Alma College in Alma, Michigan where she received her B.A. in dance performance. She has performed in numerous ballets and other genres, including The Nutcracker, Giselle, Swan Lake, Coppelia, and many more. Katie has also attended the American Dance Festival in North Carolina where she studied modern dance with mentors such as Nia Love, Aqua Boogie, Paul Matteson and many others; as well as performed in their National Choreographer’s Concert as a dancer. After college she auditioned with Kim Robards Dance Company and had the opportunity to perform with their company that summer. From there she was accepted as a trainee which is what brought her to Colorado.
Miss Kat will be teaching Jazz and Lyrical as well as specialized instruction for our male dancers. She is the director of Bl!nk Modern Dance Company which is hosted by ESB.
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 soloist with the Colorado Ballet. Jennifer was born in Bozeman, Montana. She 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 will be teaching a Variations class for our most advanced dancers.
Markeith J. Douse, Performing artist, teacher, and Entrepreneur has led a fruitful and creative life in the world of dance. Born and raised in St. Augustine Florida, Douse found his place amongst his peers alike with the St. Augustine Ballet at 15 years of age. Even with a later start, Douse quickly developed a passion and love for classical ballet which served as the foundation for his growth. Performing various parts and often lead roles in popular ballets such as A MidSummer Night's Dream, Peter and The Wolf, The NutCracker, Peter Pan and original works by the St. Augustine Ballet year after year.
Inspired by his peers and loved ones, Douse decided to take his training on to University and went on to study at some of the top performing arts colleges in the nation such as The University of Alabama and Florida State University, often presented with opportunities to work paid performances and gigs with talent agencies and local dance companies. Today Markeith commits his time to teaching the new rising stars and helping to create the same opportunities and more for all who have a desire to perform and create dance.
Mr. Markeith will be teaching Modern Dance and offering specialized instruction to our male 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 will be teaching Pas de Deux/Partnering.