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TEACHING STAFF

 

Melissa Snoen

Owner, Artistic Director

 

Miss Melissa is the Artistic Director of The Ballet Workshop and Plateau Ballet Repertory Theatre our resident youth ballet company. A Dean’s list graduate from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet; she emphasized in teaching, performance, and character dance. She has additional studies in anatomy and kinesiology for dancers, health and nutrition, essentials of teaching ballet, and history of ballet. During college she trained and performed with the Utah Ballet Company – the elite ballet level at the University, under Victoria Stocki (Former soloist at Universal Ballet) and Jay Kim (Formal Principal with Universal Ballet and Korean National Ballet). She also spent three years in the Department of Ballet’s Character Dance Ensemble under the direction of Richard Wasko, selected to perform, travel abroad, and create outreach for young dancers. Post college she danced professionally with Odyssey Dance Theatre in Utah. She has over a decade of experience teaching at several different studios; over that time she has taught ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary, and has choreographed and staged many numbers in all these styles and more. She has a deep passion for educating, teaching, choreographing, and for growing the arts in the community of Enumclaw.

 

Alexis Mix

Tap Instructor

 

This is Miss Alexis’ fourth season teaching with The Ballet Workshop. She has studied dance with the studio since she was three years old. Throughout her time as a student, she studied ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary and was also a member of Plateau Ballet Repertory Theater her senior year. After graduating high school and as a Highest Honors student of Green River College with an Associate of Arts-DTA, she was given the opportunity to begin teaching at The Ballet Workshop. Since then, she has taught students of all ages in tap as well as ballet for younger students. She has choreographed for multiple productions with PBRT and The Ballet Workshop, including Alone Together, Come Together and Frozen. She has also continued to perform with The Ballet Workshop. Some of her roles include The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, Frau Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker, Oaken in Frozen and Frkyt in Frozen. She is passionate about giving back the knowledge she learned from her time at TBW to her students, and she is thankful for all her students, her wonderful co-workers and for the opportunity to do something she loves

Juliette Hiller

Ballet Instructor

Jessica Snoen

Tumbling Instructor

Eva Allen

Student Teacher

Natalie DeShayes

Student Teacher

Gigi Hiller

Student Teacher

Ava Korcek

Student Teacher

Quinn Leahy

Student Teacher

Natalie Lish

Student Teacher

Ashlynn Steward

Student Teacher

Charlotte Taylor

Student Teacher

Katie Wolff

Student Teacher

 

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