Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Terminology
JUDITH ROSS, Founder and Director of Pacific Chamber Ballet since 1983, has had extensive experience teaching all levels of ballet. She trained with companies throughout the Seattle area including the Cornish Institute, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and with the late Dorothy Fisher. She also trained as a scholarship student with Robert Joffrey, The Royal Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet. In June of 1993, Mrs. Ross studied and received her certificate of teaching from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Prior to opening PCB Judith earned her reputation as a skilled teacher and choreographer as Co-Founder and Associate Director of Ballet Arts School of Classical Ballet. A teacher who understands the needs of students, Mrs. Ross balances warmth and professionalism in the classroom, challenging each student to achieve his/her full potential.
Ballet, Musical Theater, Modern, Dance History
RACHEL PACKARD has trained in various forms of dance for over 20 years. She received her ballet training from Pacific Chamber Ballet, the School of Ballet Chicago, the Kirov Academy, Gonzaga University, and the University of New Mexico. Rachel also studied modern dance in Chicago and Albuquerque, NM where she was fortunate to train and work with former Graham company dancers Eric Newton and Peggy Lyman. In addition to ballet and modern, Rachel has studied jazz, tap, lyrical, character, flamenco, and musical theater. She has taught these dance styles, as well as creative movement, at Spokane Civic Theatre, Spokane Children’s Youth Theatre, Gonzaga University, and Keshet Dance Academy. Rachel also taught ballet and dance appreciation at the university level for University of New Mexico. Rachel’s choreography has been performed by students at Gonzaga University and the University of New Mexico. Her creative works have been featured by the Department of Music at Gonzaga University and the Spokane Opera. Rachel completed her M.A. in Dance History and Criticism at the University of New Mexico, where she studied under great modern dancer and dance historian Mary Anne Santos Newhall.
Catherine Feller - Piano Terry Turner - Piano
Kelly Crum - Tap
Lauren Ebright - Ballet, Pointe, Variations
Lynn Wyckof - Ballet, Modern, Character, Baroque Dance
Lyrical/Contemporary & Hip Hop
JEANA FLYNN - Jeana started dancing at 3 years old. She took classes at Ballet Arts, Pacific Chamber Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Olympic Ballet, Westlake Dance Center and continues to dance with her students. She is trained in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, Character, Hip Hop, and Break dancing. Jeana also currently coaches a High School Hip Hop team and has been for over eleven years. She is also a Hip Hop instructor on hiatus at Shoreline Community College. She has taught Hop Hip, Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Ballet level I /II, Jazz, and Adult Exercise at various studios in the Puget Sound Area. Jeana also does personal training. Her enthusiastic approach to teaching brings a love and joy of dance to all her students. She is a light-hearted, passionate, energetic instructor who loves to try new things.