Anita Pacylowski-Justo is a native of Columbia, MD. She started ballet at the Columbia Conservatory Ballet in Columbia, Maryland and the Reston Conservatory Ballet with founder Julia Cziller. She continued her training at The Washington School of Ballet in Washington D.C. under the artistic direction of Mary Day and associate director Patricia Berrend. Her senior year in High School, she received the Princess Grace Award in Dance, National YoungArts Level 1 winner, and received the Presidential Scholar in the Arts in Dance award at White House. She also was a ...
Hernan Justo began dancing in 1974 at the Instituto Superior de Arte Teatro Colón
in Buenos Aires, Argentina after ten years of training he joined Ballet Estable de Tucuman
in 1981 then Ballet Estable del Teatro Colón in 1982 and then
Teatro Argentino de la Plata in 1984 until he left Argentina.
Hernan and Anita in The four pictures of Frida
His career then took him to the Ballet de Santiago of Chile in 1988 where he work with teachers and choreographers such as Gyula Pandi(NCSA), Andree Prokovski(English National Ballet), Ronald Hynd (English National ...
Kris w/ our dancers
Kristine Galemmo is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a B.F.A. in Dance, where she studied ballet with Francoise Martinet and Alicia Brown and Modern dance from David Berkey, Elana King, and Susan Dickson. Kristine was a member of the Dance faculty at the University of Iowa. She also studied and taught the Vaganova ballet technique for the Young Dancers Talented and Gifted Program affiliated with the University. After moving to Columbia, SC, Kristine was part of the Dance Faculty for Columbia College, taught for Columbia Ballet School and ...
Erica is a native of Springfield, Illinois, where she began dancing at the age of 3 under direction from Grace Nanavatti. She then
joined the Springfield Ballet Company in 1999 under the direction of Julie Ratz and performed many leading and soloist roles including Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen and Dew Drop in The Nutcracker, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Odette in Swan Lake and Princess Flourine in The Sleeping Beauty. In 2005, Erica moved to Greenville, SC to start her professional training and career with Carolina Ballet Theatre under artistic direction from ...
Meghan Loman is a 5th year dancer with Carolina Ballet Theater (CBT) as company member. She began her training in Springfield, Illinois at Dance Arts Studio under the direction of Grace Luttrell Nanavati and was privileged to become one of her instructor for nearly 7 years. At age 13 she was accepted into the Springfield Ballet Company (SBC) and was a Company member for over 10 years under Artistic Director Julie Ratz.
She danced in many staring roles with the SBC including "Aurora" in Sleeping Beauty, "Sugar Plum Fairy" in The Nutcracker and many soloist ...
Robyn Langlais Maggio is DanceArts Greenville's intermediate, advanced and Adult tap level teacher. She will teach Intermediate, Advanced and Adult jazz. She left in 2007 to focus on being a mom. Her children are 24, 22 and 19, she is very excited to return again this year to our DanceArts family!
She has dance teaching certifications by both Dance Educators of America and Dance Masters of America. She served as the President of the Southern Council of Dance Masters here in South Carolina. ...
MARTIN GONZALO JUSTO BERNARDEZ
Martin joins the DanceArts faculty this season teaching Ballet Elementary, Boys dance, and Adult Ballet. He is professional dancer for Carolina Ballet Theatre for over 5 years and danced professionally with Boulder Ballet for two seasons.
Martin is from Caracas, Venezuela, and began dancing in 1999. He trained with Quinte Ballet School in Canada and School of Carolina Ballet Theatre. He has professionally trained in National Ballet of Cuba and The Carret Dance Conservatory in Toronto, Ontario. He has ...
Alena Blair began her classical training with School of Carolina Ballet Theatre. She studied under Barbara Selvy. Alena is graduate of Clemson University and earned a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and minor in Youth development Studies. She is a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, selected to represent Clemson at the Continuums of Service Conference, Denver, CO. Created an App proto-type and Map for CI: Food, Identify, Culture. She enjoyed teaching pre-school and elementary school ...
Sofia & Mary are seniors in our DanceArts Youth Company and DAG. Both have training in Hip hop for over 5 years and are the teachers for Tuesday Prep Hip Hop from 3:45-4:30.
Individual bios will be updated soon!
They are very excited to co-teach this class and bring their joy of hip hop with the students. Director, Hernan Justo will be overseeing the development and progress of the class.
My name is Paola Valiente and I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I come with years of experience in customer service and office administration. Dancing is embedded in my culture and it's one of my most cherished hobbies. I know how dance can help shape your life and I'm here to make it an all around great experience. I'm here to help you!