Student Rehearsal Director & Principal Faculty at Ballet West, began her professional ballet training at The San Francisco Ballet School. She progressed through all of the levels and was then invited to be a part of the inaugural year of the San Francisco Ballet Trainee Program. She then went on to dance professionally with Pennsylvania Ballet, and toured to Edinburgh, Scotland in Christopher Wheeldon’s “Swan Lake”. From there, Courtney joined Smuin Ballet, under the Direction of Michael Smuin, where she danced in several World Premiere’s created on her by Michael. Ms. Hellebuyck then went on to join Cincinnati Ballet, and danced many leading roles including “Bomb Squad Girl” in Twyla Tharp’s “Upper Room”, “Marie” in Val Caniparoli’s “Nutcracker”, & “Demi-Soloist” in Balanchine’s “Theme and Variations”. After retiring from the stage, Courtney became Full-Time Academy Faculty + Adult Programming at the Otto M. Budig Academy at Cincinnati Ballet. She has been certified to teach in Group Fitness from A.F.A.A. partnered through N.A.S.M. and has been certified in Barre Fitness at The Ballet Physique Fitness Studio. Courtney has taught every Division at Cincinnati Ballet including Company Class, as well as a being Rehearsal Assistant for Nutcracker, Aladdin, Beauty & the Beast, Snow White, and the World Premiere of Victoria Morgan’s Dancing to Oz. In August 2020, Ms. Hellebuyck became the Associate Artistic Director of Eastern Connecticut Ballet under the direction of Gloria Govrin, where she choreographed for ECB’s Virtual Nutcracker, as well as Spring Showcase. Courtney is thrilled to be at Ballet West as Student Rehearsal Director & Principal Faculty, now finishing her second season, where she has brought Nutcracker to the Stage twice, along with The Little Mermaid, Romeo & Juliet, and The Sleeping Beauty, as well as now Snow White.
Jane Miller began dancing at the age of 3. She has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, and acro tumbling. Growing up, she competed with her studio and also as a soloist. She was a member of her high school drill team, the Logan High School Hi-Lo’s, and served as both Drill Mistress and Vice President. After graduation, she danced on the Utah State University Dance Company. She also worked as an instructor for the Universal Dance Association and has had the opportunity to work with many teams on the West Coast. At age 20, she became the head coach for the Logan High School Hi-Lo’s Drill Team. She led them to a region championship, state military championship, and national military title. After two years of head coaching, Jane decided to finish her schooling. She enjoys still being involved in drill team as a UHSAA certified drill team judge. She also had the opportunity to be the assistant coach for the Weber State University Dance Team in 2018 and helped them win an NDA national title in hip hop. She has choreographed routines for teams and soloists in Utah, Nevada, Washington, and Idaho. Jane is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in nursing through Weber State University and enjoys teaching at Dance Illusion in Logan, Utah.
Carly Schaub lives in Salt Lake City where she also completed her M.F.A. at the University of Utah in the Modern Dance. She also has a B.F.A. in Theatre and Dance from the University of Wyoming. Currently, Carly directs Dance Balletti, an early ballet ensemble that she formed which performs reconstructions of European Baroque and Renaissance Ballet, and dances with the Salt Lake Municipal Ballet. She is an adjunct faculty member for the dance program at Salt Lake Community College, as well as on faculty for Modern and Ballet at Wasatch Arts Center. Carly also teaches Dance for Parkinson’s with Grey Matters for the University of Utah Skagg’s Wellness Center and Repertory Dance Theatre. She has choreographed for Deseret Experimental Opera, Snow College, and Cache Valley Civic Ballet and also frequently teaches Baroque and Renaissance dance, as a guest at the University of Utah. Carly has been a frequent guest choreographer and guest teacher for Northern Plains Dance’s “Dance productions. Before beginning work on her Master’s degree, Carly served as the Education Coordinator at Northern Plains Dance and danced in many of their productions. She also danced and taught as a guest, and staged ballets and contemporary pieces at North Dakota Ballet in Grand Forks, ND where she performed her favorite ballet role of “Lise” in La Fille Mal Gardée. Carly has choreographed numerous musicals for Sleepy Hollow Summers Theatre, Bismarck State College and area high schools. During this time she also studied several summers at the International Baroque Institute at Longy, Boston. While at the University of Utah, she has performed in many productions (including her own thesis work Six Dancers in Search of an Author) in Netta Yerushalmy’s piece This Particular Space of Possibilities. While at University of Wyoming, she studied with and danced in choreography by Bill Evans, Peter Pucci, Patricia Tate, Yoav Kaddar, Margaret Wilson, and Marsha Knight to name a few. She also studied a semester abroad in London, taking classes at The Place, Danceworks, and Pineapple Studios.
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