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Dina Vail received her first ballet training from Barbara Weisberger, who later on became the founder and director of the Pennsylvania Ballet. She continued her studies at Jacob’s Pillow, where she was chosen to perform during one of their famous summer performances. She attended Juilliard School of Music as a dance major.   Miss Vail has performed with many dance companies, including the Wilkes-Barre Ballet Theatre, the Tucson Civic Ballet, the Tucson Ballet Theatre, Houston Contemporary Dance Theatre, New Dance Group and Theater Under The Stars.  Miss Vail has been a ballet teacher and choreographer since the early 60’s. She has taught and coached many dancers. For four years, Miss Vail was the Ballet Mistress for the Houston professional contemporary company, The Met. She choreographed a sixteen minute blues ballet,  that had live musicians on stage, for the Met.  Miss Vail also was the Ballet Mistress for the professional liturgical company, Dance Ad Deum. The Majestic Ballet in Grapevine, Texas commissioned Miss Vail to create an original, full-length ballet, “The Little Match Girl.”  The Majestic Ballet has presented this ballet many times because of audience appeal.  She continues to work with Dancers around the Country.

Margie Headshot (2)Margie Penny  She is a native New Orleans girl who grew up loving Dance. She competed with her dance studio Helena Hosch School of Dance for 13 years. She studied Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Modern, and Contemporary dance. Margie has traveled to New York and studied dance at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. The conventions she has studied with have been Dance Master of America, and the instructors she worked with have been Mia Michaels, Ray Leaper, Adrienne Canterua, Albert Cattafi, Steven Boyd, Bev Brown, Dan Karaty and countless others.

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