Ballet Ages 6-9

This class is taught by:

Ashley Parker

Ashley Parker’s training began with Irvine School of Dance at the age of 9. She then joined Ballet Pacifica where she furthered her technique in classical Ballet until the age 17. While studying with Ballet Pacifica, she attended several Summer Intensive programs, such as, School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Miami City Ballet. After graduating High School, Ashley moved to New York City to join Joffrey Ballet’s year-round trainee program for 2 years. She has performed in several ballets including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle and Mid Summer Night’s Dream.

Emma Wysocki

Emma has been dancing for seventeen years and has trained in various styles such as ballet, contemporary, modern, and jazz. She trained with Metropolitan ballet company from ages four-eighteen. There she performed in annual shows such as the Nutcracker dancing clara and the sugar plum fairy, as well as Kitri in Don Quixote. Emma began teaching ballet at the age of sixteen which is when she discovered her love for choreography. She then began choreographing various ballet and modern pieces, for groups as well as soloists. She has a passion to watch young dancers grow into their own strength, and develop as artists. She has been teaching at Dance West for six years, and Elevations studios for three years. She graduated from CCBC with her degree in Biblical Studies, and hopes to continue to grow as a teacher and choreographer.