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FACULTY

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Lori Provost

Owner and Director 

Lori Provost holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University with a concentration in American Ballet Theatre ballet pedagogy and certification in ABT’s National Training Curriculum Levels Primary thru Level 7 and partnering. Her pre-professional training began with the Vineland Regional Dance Company and Virginia School of the Arts, along with summer intensives at Pennsylvania Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and Washington Ballet. Lori majored in dance at Belhaven College and performed with Ballet Magnificat. She then accepted a position as Ballet Mistress and Director of the Young Dancer Program at the Dance Theatre of Lynchburg, under the direction of Keith Lee, while also performing Mr. Lee’s repertoire. Lori has 20 years of teaching experience to include ballet, jazz, and tap classes at the 92Y Harkness Dance Center, BalletNova, Bowen McCauley Dance, Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy, and Towson University Community Dance. Additionally, Lori has taught dance and theatre courses as an adjunct professor of Liberty University. She has also held several positions in Towson University’s Department of Dance, to include adjunct professor, choreographer, Dance Company Manager, Community Dance Instructor, and Director of TU Community Dance’s Satellite Program at the JCC. Her contributions to the field include her work for the National Dance Education Organization, where she worked as Special Projects Coordinator and also developed an online course called Ballet Theory and Composition, which she currently teaches to dance teachers worldwide through NDEO’s Online Professional Development Institute.  Lori along with her husband and son are residents of College Park and are active members of the local community.

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Kimberly Reim

Founder and Artistic Advisor

 

Originally from Poolesville, Maryland, Mrs. Reim started her pre- professional ballet training with Joyce Morrison at The Frederick School of Classical Ballet. At 14, she began training with The Maryland Youth Ballet under the direction of Michelle Lees. During her time at Maryland Youth Ballet, Mrs. Reim performed various roles including The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, soloist variations in Paquita and The Sleeping Beauty and danced in many original ballets by Christopher Doyle. For three seasons from 2010-2012, Mrs. Reim was a finalist and participated in The Kennedy Center Ballet Master Class Series and in 2011 was a finalist in The National Society for Arts and Letters Washington DC Chapter's Award For Excellence. While still in high school, she had the privilege to be a perform with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet in George Balanchine’s Serenade for their 10th Anniversary Season. After attending three summers at The Orlando Ballet School on scholarship, she accepted a trainee position upon graduation. While with The Orlando Ballet School, she placed top 12 at The American International Dance Competition in both senior classical and contemporary categories.  

Mrs. Reim was invited to Busch Gardens Williamsburg by Christopher D’Ambosie to be the lead ballet dancer in his new production of “Miracles”. She has also danced with The Virginia National Ballet, performed roles as a guest artist with The Hope Garden Ballet, was a Soloist with The Connect the Dots Dance Company and most recently danced with Moveius Contemporary Ballet and performed original roles in ballet's by Diana Movius. Mrs. Reim has also danced in a variety of works created for the ICONS Choreographic Institute. 

Mrs. Reim's teaching credits include The Washington School of Ballet, Dance Loft on 14, The Orlando Ballet School, Hope Garden Academy and The Connect the Dots Organization. She received her ABT National Training Curriculum Certification for levels Pre- Primary through Level 3 in 2013 and became a FLX Trainer in 2019. Mrs. Reim's coaching for both classical and contemporary ballet choreography have placed in various competitions including Youth America Grand Prix and Ignite Dance Competitions. She has also choreographed a production of The Nutcracker that premiered at Dance Loft in 2019. 

Mrs. Reim opened The Berwyn Ballet School in 2021 and lives in Maryland with her husband and new baby girl. 

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Noah Strand
Ballet Faculty 

Noah Strand received his dance training from the Washington School of Ballet in the District of Columbia, and at the School of American Ballet (SAB) at Lincoln Center in New York City under the tutelage of Kee Juan Han, Jock Soto, Jonathan Stafford, Arch Higgins, Luis R. Torres, Andrei Kramarevsky, Kristina Windom, Arch Higgins, Joaquín De Luz, and many others. He has performed on stage with the New York City Ballet in Peter Martins's Sleeping Beauty and danced a principal role in Christopher Wheeldon's Scènes de Ballet. He was featured in a series of in-studio performances for students from New York City Public Schools, in which he danced the El Capitan variation from George Balanchine's Stars and Stripes. He has also appeared on stage and trained with the San Francisco Ballet, Washington Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Boston Ballet. From 2015-17, Strand participated in the New York Choreographic Institute, performing original works by Kaloyan Boyadjiev, Dana Genshaft, and Gianna Reisen. He choreographed his own work, "Hammers," for the SAB Student Choreographic Institute in 2017.  In addition to his professional dance training, Strand served as a Teaching Assistant at SAB in classes for boys ages 6-12, and later developed a men's ballet training and fitness conditioning program at Elite Feet Dance Studio in Frederick, Maryland. Strand recently made multiple guest appearances performing the role of Cavalier from The Nutcracker. 
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Tiffanie Horner 
Ballet Faculty

 
Tiffanie Horner received her BFA in Dance from the State University of New York College at Brockport. She studied on full scholarship at The Draper Center for Dance Education, STEPS on Broadway, and Broadway Dance Center. Ms Horner has also attended summer intensive training programs with the Joffrey Ballet, Rochester City Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. She completed a Pilates Apprenticeship program with Mirea Pineda in Tucson, AZ and is certified in Progressing Ballet Technique developed by Marie Walton-Mahon. Additionally, Ms Horner has taught classical ballet, pointe, variations, modern dance, creative movement, and stretch classes at dance schools throughout the US for more than fifteen years. Her privately coached students have participated in YAGP finals in NYC and have been accepted to noted college dance programs and dance teams. Ms Horner is currently a Teaching Artist for the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and The Washington Ballet DanceDC program. Ms Horner's performance credits include Rochester City Ballet, Ballet for Young Audiences (New York City), Eglevsky Ballet, Upside Down Dance (Honolulu), Minou Lallemand's Onium Ballet Project (Honolulu), Honolulu Dance Theatre and Ballet Tucson. Tiffanie performs and teaches in the Baltimore/DC area and currently resides in Wheaton, MD with her husband and two children.
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Cathie Peitzsch-Gibbs

Master Highland Instructor

 

Cathie began ballet at age 3 but found her true passion in Highland Dancing a few years later. She has taught Highland Dancing for 50 years in TN, KY and New England where she has had successful dancing schools. Cathie recently moved from Connecticut to Hyattsville, Maryland to be closer to two of her adult children. Cathie is a Fellow in the Highland branch as well as a Member in the Scottish National branch of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing, and a member of the adjudicator panel of the Royal Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of ScotDance USA as the national secretary. Cathie also organizes dance workshops, several dance competitions, and enjoys traveling with her students to competitions. She continues to teach dance classes online and is looking forward to returning to studio classes with dancers at The Berwyn Ballet Studio.

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RoAnne Duncan

Ballet Faculty

 

RoAnne Duncan teaches at the Maryland Youth Ballet, where she received her early training from Michelle Lees and Hortensia Fonseca. RoAnne has had over fifteen years of professional experience as a classical ballet dancer, including six years of performing experience with Maurice Béjart’s Ballet of the 20th Century, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, and The Joffrey Ballet. She performed soloist roles from Béjart’s repertoire and, while with The Joffrey Ballet, Gerald Arpino choreographed a solo for her in his ballet, Birthday Variations. RoAnne also participated in a combined Kirov Ballet and Béjart Festival in Russia. Her early
experience included dancing with Colorado Ballet, Nevada Dance Theatre, and Arizona Dance Theatre. As a teacher at Orlando Ballet School, she worked under the direction of Fernando Bujones. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate from American University, RoAnne was honored to receive a Suzanne Farrell Fellowship at Florida State University. RoAnne received a Master of Fine Arts in Dance and a
doctorate in Humanities at Florida State University.

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Roman Mykyta

Ballet Faculty

Roman Mykyta is a professional choreographer and dancer with deep expertise in character styling and techniques. He developed an interest in Ukrainian dancing at an early age and soon after began studying ballet in both the Cecchetti Method and in the Vaganova Ballet Technique.
In 2014, he began his professional career, joining the Ballet Theatre of Maryland under the artistic direction of Dianna Cuatto, where he danced for three seasons, performing in many ballets and soloist roles.
In 2017, Roman moved to Kyiv, Ukraine to study dance pedagogy and choreography with the National Pedagogical University Dragomanova. In Ukraine, he also had the opportunity to study as a guest at the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, to work with the Studio Company of the Virsky National Ukrainian Folk Ensemble in Kyiv and to perform with the Horlytsya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble in Kyiv and the Yunist Honored Ukrainian Folk Ensemble in Lviv.
In 2021, Roman returned to Maryland where he actively performs and teaches throughout the Washington DC Metro area and is well regarded for his expertise. As a choreographer, through his collaboration with professional ballet companies, including the Ballet Theatre of Maryland and Misako Ballet, as well as semi-professional and developmental organizations, he continues to create
and expand his portfolio of original works including several narrative full-length ballets, one-act ballets, choreography for musicals and an assortment or shorter works.
Throughout his career, Roman has continued to maintain a particular emphasis on deepening his knowledge in character and folklorique styles and techniques. He has performed with the Kazka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble of Northeastern Pennsylvania since 2008 and has been privileged to perform as a principal in the premier presentations of original works by Pennsylvania Master Artist Andrij Dobriansky, celebrating Ukrainian history and culture. Roman has maintained a collaborative relationship with the Gerdan Ukrainian Music ensemble over the last decade, providing original choreographic works to complement several of their arrangements and together, they have performed many concerts at venues and events throughout Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania and New Jersey including the historic National Folk Festival and the Kennedy Center.
In 2023, Roman was recognized by the Maryland State Arts Council as a Master Artist in Ukrainian Folk Stage Dance for his body of work promoting Ukrainian Culture, covering the many facets of Ukrainian

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Baylee Wong

Ballet Faculty

Baylee Wong is in her first season with Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company in Washington DC. Born and raised in Carmel, New York, Baylee Wong began her dance journey at age three. Baylee received training at Pinewood School of Dance, Fred Astaire, Joffrey Summer Intensive, AAB Summer Intensive, and Towson University. She learned various dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and ballroom. In 2019, she took 1st at the Tri-State Dancesport Championship in youth rhythm open gold, competing in cha cha, rumba, bolero, mambo, swing, and samba. Baylee received a BFA Dance Performance and Choreography degree at Towson University and had the privilege of working with Linda-Denise Fischer-Harrell, Runqiao Du, Catherine Horta-Hayden, Vincent Thomas, Caroline Rocher Barnes, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. Baylee is the recipient of the Jim Synder Award for Technical Excellence and The Outstanding Award for Choreography at Towson University.

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Jenna Tobin

Ballet Faculty

Jenna’s love for dance began when she took her first ballet class at 19. Finding it one of her most challenging, gratifying and beautiful undertakings, she has continued studying dance for the past 15+ years at Peabody Institute, The Moving Company Dance Center and Towson University. Jenna has a Master of Arts in literature from University of Maryland College Park and lives in Baltimore, where she is a writer, editor and dancer.

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