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Watmora Casey, Artistic Director
Watmora Casey is formerly a member of the Caribbean Dance Company, a student of Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York and the coach and choreographer of the five-time national champion U.S. Acrobatic Gymnastics Team. Mr. Casey's approach inspires each student to reach their full potential. He uses a unique blend of enthusiasm, a lively, charismatic approach, and rigorous and intensive teaching methods. The dedication and love evidenced in his work with the students, is certain to be reflected in delivering professional performances.

Former and current dancers have gone on to continue their dance studies at the School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Kirov Ballet, Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Harid Conservatory, North Carolina School of the Arts, Nutmeg Conservatory and more. Some are currently enjoying dance careers with Joffrey Ballet, Nevada Ballet and Ohio Ballet to name a few. Mr. Casey's students have won top honors at The Youth America Grand Prix Regional Competition qualifying for the National competition in New York.

Tatyana Mazur, Ballet Mistress
Tatyana Mazur graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg and danced professionally with the Odessa Government Theatre of Opera and Ballet. She is also a graduate of the Ukrainian Theatre Institute and Ukrainian Academy of Ballet. Tatyana has Masters Degrees in Ballet and Dance. For 12 years she directed the Government children’s dance company, Yaroslavna, from Kiev, where she successfully staged many ballets including The Nutcracker, Snow Queen and Paquita. With Yaroslavna she toured France, Germany, Italy, Israel and other countries. From 1998 to 2002 she instructed the advanced dance classes at Akron University’s Dance Institute, Ohio, and staged Snow Maiden and Swan Lake. Since moving to Chicago in January of 2002 she has served as Ballet Mistress for Faubourg School of Ballet. She also serves as Ballet Mistress for Faubourg Theatre, Inc., where she has staged the ballets Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Coppelia, La Bayadere, Giselle and other classical dance programs.

Camille Turner, Jazz Instructor
Camille Turner is a graduate of Northwestern University with a B.A. in Cell and Molecular Biological Sciences. Her 22 years of training include University of Louisville Dance Academy, Louisville Ballet, Broadway Dance Center in NYC, and an apprentice with River North Chicago Dance Company. Miss Turner has toured the U.S. dancing and most recently appeared as the “White Cat” in Cats. When she is not dancing she is the Co-Executive Director at the Institute of Cultural Affairs. She is thrilled to be teaching at Faubourg School of Ballet.

Victor Ramirez, Modern Instructor
Victor Ramirez is a native of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. He was trained at the National School of Dance in Havana and was a principal dancer for the Danza Contemporanea de Cuba for ten years. He has studied with distinguished teachers such as Donald Makayle, Chuck Davis and Jeffery Bullock in the United States. Mr. Ramirez has toured and danced throughout Europe, the United States and Caribbean and has performed with British television and productions of Aida for La Fenice Opera in Venice, Italy. He has participated in dance festivals such as American Dance Festival in North Carolina, Holland Dance Festival in Amsterdam, International Dance Festival in Germany and International Ballet Festival in Genoa, Italy. He was prizewinner of four National Union of Writers and Artists Contest in Cuba in 1992 and has worked with esteemed choreographers such as Jan Linkens and Giovanni Di Cicco. Since relocating to Chicago he has performed with Luna Negra, Hedwig Dances, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Concert Dance Inc.

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