COLETTE LINTON-MEYER trained at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, England where she received her accreditation LRAD & ARAD. Colette has been teaching in New York for over twenty years, training dancers of all ages. She taught at Coupe Theatre Studio on her arrival to the US. Founder of Cobble Hill Ballet, Colette is thrilled to bring her knowledge and experience to the community. She has loved seeing the students grow as dancers over their years at Cobble Hill Ballet. Many students have been training at CHBallet for 10 plus years now and it is a great joy to see them blossom.
ALWYN McCORMICK began her dance training with Sharon McCormick, her mother, atLake Arrowhead Classical Ballet. She went on to train at Pacific Northwest Ballet,Joffrey Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, where she had the opportunity to dance with the company. Alwyn continued her academic education through the artist professional program LEAP, and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Mary’s College of California. With an interest in understanding functional movement and injury prevention, Alwyn furthered her education and studied with the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries and became a certified Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis instructor. Alwyn danced professionally for fifteen years, and began teaching ballet to children at the Colorado Ballet. Alwyn is delighted to share her love and passion for dance with the students at Cobble Hill Ballet.
ERIKA MAROZSAN graduated from the Hungarian dance Academy,as a classical Ballet dancer, and earned a BA in the rigorous Vaganova method. She performed at the Hungarian Opera in various ballet's, including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Giselle touring Germany, France and Israel. Erika worked as a dancer with the internationally acclaimed choreographer Yvette Bozsik in Budapest. Erika's biggest passion is to teach ballet to young dancers and adults. Since she had her daughter, she especially enjoys teaching the young children.
PAM BEYER began her dance training as a child at Coupé Dance Studio - one of her teachers being Colette Linton-Meyer! During her years at Coupé, she also studied at several summer intensive programs including; Pennsylvania Ballet, Houston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Dance New York International in Spain. She studied at the Dance Conservatory of SUNY Purchase College, where she graduated with a BFA in Dance. Pam is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3. Pam loves sharing the joy that comes from ballet with the children of Cobble Hill Ballet!
CATHERINE BORRONE received her classical ballet training in New Hampshire with the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. She received Silver & Gold medals from Mignon Furman of the American Academy of Dance. She continued her training under the Vaganova method with Mary McCarthy, Walnut Hill, Ballet Workshop of New England, Boston Ballet, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Catherine attended the Hartt School, University, receiving a BFA in Dance Performance. In 2009, Catherine made her New York City debut with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company at Lincoln Center. She has danced with Connecticut Ballet, Mystic Ballet, Neville Dance Theatre, Adams Company Dance, and Exit 12 Dance Company. She has had the honor of training and working with Sergei Venaev, Bartlett Sher, Gelsey Kirkland, Dou Dou Huang, Truman Finney, and Susan Brooker. Catherine has been teaching and holding master classes through out New England and New York since 2007.
HAYLEY APPELMAN, a Vermont native, graduated from SUNY Purchase College with a BFA from the Conservatory of Dance. She has performed around the world in Spain, China, Australia, San Fransisco and Vermont performing works by Mats Ek, Jose Limon, Nacho Duato and George Balanchine and most recently A Chorus Line. Hayley has guest taught for The Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia, as well as ballet schools in California, Vermont and Massachusetts. She is the co-founder/director of Appleburne Workshops, a children's theater and movement workshop that harnesses kids imagination through storytelling and dance. She is thrilled to be sharing her passion for such a beautiful art form with so many young Brooklyn dancers.
NICOLE RESTANI is a Florida native, she began her pre-professional training at Dillard Center for the Arts Magnet High School and continued her studies at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance where she completed her BFA. She has had the pleasure of dancing with The Shadow Box Theater and IsadoraNow throughout the NYC boroughs, Dance Now! in Miami, Jubilee Dance Theater throughout Spain, and with Stephan Koplowitz in Spoleto, Italy. She is a current member of Michael Mao Dance and Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre. Nicole helped develop an outreach program for middle school ages and is thrilled to bring dance to public schools in Brooklyn. Dance being her utmost passion, she is thrilled to share it with the young movers in Cobble Hill!
CHARLOTTE REARDON was born in England, and started her dance training at a ballet boarding school, Hurst Lodge. From there, Charlotte was accepted to Laine Theatre Arts, on a 3yr Diploma in professional dance and musical theatre. Charlotte studied an FDI teaching qualification in RAD Classical ballet and ISTD Modern, and performed in London. After graduating Charlotte took up a 9-month contract with Disney Land, Paris. From Paris, Charlotte came to New York to train with Alvin Ailey. Charlotte was then invited to stay in the US to train and perform with the Merce Cunningham Company and later transferred to 'Ballet Arts at City Centre' Charlotte is delighted to share her passion for Dance with the children at CHBallet.