Anita Pacylowski Justo – Co Artistic Director

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 award at White House. She also was a finalist ...

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Hernan Justo – Co Artistic Director

Hernan Justo Who Cares? Balanchine/Gershwin Charlotte Ballet 1997 Photo by Kumery 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. 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), ...

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Adair Kempf – Associate Artistic director

Adair Kempf, from Greenville, SC, started dancing with Barbara Selvy at 7 years old and continued her training with Linda O’Brien Thompson and Mariaelana Ruiz. She attended the South Carolina Governor’s School for high school under the direction of Stanislav Issaev. During the summers, Adair studied on scholarship, at such schools as, The Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet, and Boston Ballet. She Graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance from Butler University in 2007. While there, she traveled to Poland and Russia to study dance, under the supervision of Marek ...

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Josha Williams – Early Childhood and Adult Division Specialist

Josha Spigner Williams began her classical training with Carolina Ballet Theatre (CBT) in 1998. She studied under teachers Barbara Selvy, Linda O’Brian Thompson, Mariaelena Ruiz, Hernan Justo and Anita Sun Pacylowski. Josha Williams also participated in several summer intensive programs. She studied at Quinte Ballet School in Belleville, Ontario in 2000, Kirov Academy in Washington D.C. in 2001 and at the Rock School in Philadelphia 2002. After Josha Williams finished her formal training at North Carolina School of the Arts 2001-2002, she returned to Greenville to begin ...

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Kristine Galemmo – Director of DanceArts Youth Company (DAYCO)

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 Director of the Junior and ...

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Erica Wesselman – Instructor

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 Hernan ...

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Laura Mortimer – Instructor

Laura Mortimer is happy to start her 6th season with DanceArts. She is also in her 3rd season as a company dancer with Carolina Ballet Theatre, and previously danced as a trainee with the company for three seasons. She has been featured in various soloist roles including the Arabian soloist, a Snow Princess and a Bridesmaid in The Nutcracker, Once Upon a Time in Greenville. Laura recently danced as a guest artist with Naina Dewan Dance Company in the film Do or Dye, by Caleb Suttles. Laura started her ballet training at the age of eleven, studying with Maryland ...

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Lara Koffskey – Instructor

Larissa Koffskey started her dance training at age 6 at the School of Carolina Ballet Theatre (SCBT). In 2007 Koffskey was given an invitation to join the Company full-time as a professional dancer at Carolina Ballet Theatre (CBT). Koffskey has received additional training throughout her career as a dancer during several summer intensive programs at American Ballet Theatre, The Rock School, North Carolina School of the Arts, and the Art of Classical Ballet. Her repertoire includes soloist or leading roles such as Clara, the Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The ...

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Meghan Loman – Instructor

Meghan Loman is a 4th 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 roles in ...

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Caitlin Valko – Instructor

Caitlin Valko began her classical training with School of Carolina Ballet Theatre (DanceArts Greenville) in 1996. She studied under teachers Barbara Selvy, Tracey Warr, Robyn Maggio, Hernan Justo, and Anita Sun Pacylowski. She also participated in several summer intensive programs and Artisphere with the Carolina Ballet Theatre (CBT). While dancing with  she performed in many ballets including Celebration of Women, Sleeping Beauty, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Raymonda, Paquita, Unhinged, It Takes Tu-Tu Tango, Just About, Cinderella, Dracula, Thriller, The Nutcracker, and ...

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