Offering more than 40 years involvement in dance and business arts administration, Ms. Cox received her dance training in Fort Worth with Margo Dean and Ballet Concerto and with the San Francisco Ballet. She has been involved with Chamberlain Performing Arts as the mother of two past company dancers and a past member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Cox is 3M retiree where she worked as an administrative assistant with 3M Health Care for twenty–four years.
Ballet Instructor, YAGP Coordinator, Coach & Choreographer
Chamberlain School of Ballet is pleased to welcome Tim Fox as a full time faculty member. Mr. Fox began his training at the age of nine in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with Moscelyne Larkin and Roman Jasinski. He studied on full scholarship at The School of American Ballet (SAB) where he was asked to join New York City Ballet. While with the NYCB, Mr. Fox worked under the direction of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Peter Martins. He danced as a Principal Dancer with the Tulsa Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet under the direction of Helgi Tomasson. Mr. Fox is grateful to have had teachers like Stanley Williams, Andrea Kramarevsky, Alexandra Danilova, Irna Kosmovska, Antonina Tumkovsky, Bill Martin-Viscount, Wilhelm Bermann, David Howard, Patricia Wilde, Leon Danielion, and John Clifford, who have influenced both his dancing and teaching careers. Throughout his career, Mr. Fox has performed principal roles in Divertimento #15, Symphony in C, Four Temperaments, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Serenade (George Balanchine), Fancy Free, Four Seasons (original cast), and Interplay (Jerome Robbins) as well as works by Jiri Kylian, Val Caniporoli, Michael Smuin, and Paul Taylor.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Mendy Lea grew up in Plano,Texas and attended Richland College which led to a career in sales and marketing. First, as VP of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce developing marketing plans and Director of Tourism for the City of McKinney. Then after starting a local magazine for the McKinney Chamber, she began selling advertising for Dallas Child, D Magazine Medical Directory and Associate Publisher of Plano Profile magazine. She enjoy’s the arts, travel, wine tasting and gardening.
Chamberlain School of Ballet is excited to have Mendy join our staff and use her expertise in the Sales and Marketing field.
A native Texan, Leslie grew up in Amarillo, where she studied Classical Ballet, Jazz & Musical Theatre under Neil and Camille Hess from the age of five. In West Texas, she studied instrumental music/theory and voice, and performed in such productions as Carousel, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, and the outdoor musical drama Texas, set in the Palo Duro Canyon. As a young adult, she accepted opportunities to model and perform in Tokyo, Japan and Asuncion, Paraguay, which greatly enriched her global perspective and broadened her artistic lens. As an undergraduate at the University of Oklahoma, Leslie studied Classical Ballet, Jose Limon, Doris Humphrey and Martha Graham techniques. As a member of the Modern Repertory Dance Theatre under Denise Vale, she performed the role of Medea from Graham’s 1946 Cave of the Heart and received training from Dudley Williams and Earl Mosley, former principal dancers of NYC’s Alvin Ailey Company. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Modern Dance Pedagogy from OU in 1999. As a scholarship student at the Alvin Ailey American School of Dance, her variations classes at the Dance Project Dallas from 2014 until early 2015. She taught at Innovative Dance Inc. and is continuously looking for new ways to use her passion for teaching and creativity in inspire those around her and help students accomplish their goals.
Ms. Hanson began her dance training at age 4 in Lewisville, TX at Ballet Conservatory where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and musical theater. After 11 years, she moved to New York at attend Manhattan Youth Ballet under a full scholarship. There she trained with amazing teachers such as Daniel Ulbricht, Deborah Wingert, Michael Vernon, Peter O’Brien, and Marina Staviskaya and performed in The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Serenade, Don Quixote, Divertimento No. 15, and in contemporary works by Brian Reeder and Attila Csiki.
In 2013 she moved back to Texas and began training with the Texas Ballet Theater School Dallas Campus and performed with Texas Ballet Theater in The Nutcracker. Over the years she has attended summer programs at Cincinnati Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet School on full scholarship, School of American Ballet, and Houston Ballet.
Ms. Hanson gained her first experience teaching in NYC at Manhattan Youth Ballet where she assisted teaching a pre-ballet class. She then taught ballet and variations classes at the Dance Project Dallas from 2014 until early 2015. She taught at Innovative Dance Inc. and is continuously looking for new ways to use her passion.