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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

For school aged students, we are always actively enrolling for either our summer or school year classes. We also offer year round open enrollment classes for adults and teens alike!

Please view the registration information below and call our front desk at (972) 985-1374 to begin your studies with Chamberlain School of Ballet.

Please read the following Registration Guidelines and please see our class descriptions.

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972-985-1374

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Class Disciplines:

Versatility is demanded by current trends of the professional dance world.  While based in the tradition of the ballet art form, the school is progressive and in keeping with those trends.  An expansive multi-disciplined program is offered including classical ballet, pre-ballet, tap, jazz, modern, creative movement, composition, musical theatre dance, and an open teen/adult ballet program. The goal of our program is to encourage self-confidence and appreciation as well as a love for dance that will last a lifetime. For more detailed information about our offered classes, please visit our programs and classes page or view our class descriptions pdf at the button below.

 

Required Attire:

Dance clothing and costumes are considered inappropriate street wear. Both young dancers and adult students are asked to wear street clothes and shoes to and from the studio. Shoes must be worn in and around the building.   Students will not be allowed to participate in class without proper attire. In order for the faculty to offer the highest quality of injury free and anatomically correct instruction, the full anatomy must be seen; therefore no rubber pants, leg warmers, or sweat pants are permitted in any class. Also, no jewelry, other than pierced ear studs, may be worn in class.

 
 

 Facility and location

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about our studio

 

Chamberlain School of Ballet is currently located in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of 15th Street and Independence in Plano, TX. We have resided in our current 10,000+ square foot location since 1987. Our facilities include five rehearsal studios, three pianos for live accompaniment, locker rooms for students, including separate rooms for day program and senior performing company, and a comfortable waiting room with tables and chairs for parents.

 
 
 

Desk Hours & Location

Monday - Friday: 9am to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 2pm

Studio Address:

3003 W15th Street
Plano, TX, 75075

(972) 985-1374
info@chamberlainschoolofballet.com

 
 

 faculty

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Kathy Chamberlain | Founder and Ballet instructor

Recognized for her high caliber training standards, each year Ms. Chamberlain's students are accepted and awarded scholarships to nationally recognized dance academies and have been accepted to many prestigious institutions of higher education. A Texas native, Ms. Chamberlain began her training in Dallas at the Etgen-Atkinson School of Ballet, where she later began her teaching career. She received a Ford Foundation Scholarship to study at the School of American Ballet in New York before ultimately returning to Texas to teach. Since 1977, her focus has been to lovingly teach and work with young dancers whose dreams are based, like hers, on a love for the art and beauty of dance. Ms. Chamberlain has served as an adjunct faculty member at Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts. She is actively involved in supporting the arts within North Texas. Altrusa International Inc. of Richardson, Texas recognized Ms. Chamberlain as one of the Outstanding Women of Today in Small Business for 2006 and she was a nominee of ArtCentre of Plano’s 2008 Love of Arts award. Ms. Chamberlain worked with HIT Entertainment, Inc. as a consultant for the Angelina Ballerina® animated television series which premiered on PBS in the fall of 2009. Ms. Chamberlain is the recipient of the ArtCentre of Plano’s 2010 Central Market’s Arts in Education Award. During the 2010 winter season, she was among a select group of twenty dance instructors who were invited to attend The School of AmericanBallet’s Teacher Conference in New York City. In August 2011, Ms. Chamberlain was named one of the Top Ten Women of Collin County by Neiman Marcus Willow Bend for her contributions to the community. In February 2014 the Richardson Arts Alliance presented Ms. Chamberlain with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Heart for the Arts Gala. In October 2017 the Dance Council of North Texas awarded Ms. Chamberlain the Mary Bywaters Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance. As Founder and Artistic Director, she originally established Chamberlain Ballet in 1984 as a non-profit organization dedicated to giving dance students professional training and performance experience. Ms. Chamberlain is proud of the growth of her school and non-profit company and looks forward to the many more years to come.

 

GRACE ALLEN | Pre-Ballet and Ballet Instructor

Born in Okinawa, Japan she has enjoyed living from coast-to-coast with over 10 moves as a daughter of an active-duty USAF fighter/test pilot. While living in D.C. she began ballet training at age 11 with Washington Ballet, continuing her training in DC, VA, Southern California, and Houston until finally settling in the DFW area to further her pursuit of pre-professional dance training. She has been a student with Chamberlain School of Ballet and a senior company member of Chamberlain Ballet. This is her first season as an instructor with CSB.

 

KATHRYN ALLEN | Pre-Ballet and Ballet Instructor

Born in Okinawa, Japan she has enjoyed living from coast-to-coast with over 10 moves as a daughter of an active-duty USAF fighter/test pilot. While living in D.C. she began ballet training at age 11 with Washington Ballet, continuing her training in DC, VA, Southern California, and Houston until finally settling in the DFW area to further her pursuit of pre-professional dance training. She has been a student with Chamberlain School of Ballet and a senior company member of Chamberlain Ballet. This is her first season as an instructor with CSB.

 
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Elaine Alvarez | Pre-Ballet, Ballet, and Creative Movement Instructor

Elaine Alvarez is a native Texan who began her dance training at age 4. She has trained at Ballet Conservatory of Lewisville, Manhattan Youth Ballet in New York, and The Texas Ballet Theater School, Dallas campus. Throughout her dance training, Elaine performed in numerous productions and had many leading roles. She also travelled all over the United States attending summer programs at School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Cincinnati Ballet, and the Houston Ballet. Elaine is delighted to be teaching at Chamberlain School of Ballet and enjoys utilizing her vast knowledge and skills to encourage and nurture the next generation as they grow in their love and knowledge of dance.

 

LINDA BROWN | Open Ballet Instructor

Linda Brown needs no introduction in the Dallas area. She has been a beloved ballet instructor for many years, having touched the lives of hundreds of dancers in and around Dallas. Before moving to Dallas, she was the Dance Director at Camp Pendleton, with over 350 students. She choreographed at the Performing Arts Center for Children, in California, and was an integral part of fusing the dance and theatre divisions together through many performances. She teaches at several locals schools and frequently coaches advanced dancers for the Youth America Grand Prix Competition. Linda brings her wonderful style of teaching, rich experience and added depth to our Open Ballet Classes.

 
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Carolyn Cox | School Registrar

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.

 
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Tim Fox | Ballet Instructor, YAGP Coordinator, Coach & Choreographer

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, Tim 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. Tim 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, Tim 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. Mr. Fox was a guest teacher at Central Youth Pennsylvania Ballet this sumer. Chamberlain School of Ballet is excited to have Tim back on faculty for the 2019-20 season.

 
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Sarah Nell Gable | Jazz Instructor

Chamberlain School of Ballet welcomes Sarah Nell Gable, a long time student at Chamberlain School of Ballet and member of Chamberlain Ballet to its faculty. Actively involved with Chamberlain Ballet's "Shining Stars" program as a teacher for her second seasons, Sarah shares her passion for dance with children with special needs. During high school, she was a member of Plano Senior High School Planoettes and was a member of "Silver Line", an elite jazz ensemble. During her senior year, she was awarded the honor of "Miss Drill Team" for the Planoettes 2017- 2018 season. Sarah will attend Collin College with a focus on early childhood education and will pursue a Special Needs Certification. She is looking forward to teaching jazz to our students at Chamberlain School of Ballet for a second season.

 

Leslie A. Hale | Modern Instructor

A native Texan, Leslie grew up in Amarillo and studied Classical Ballet and Jazz under Neil and Camille Hess from the age of five, as well as instrumental music/theory. She performed in Carousel, The Nutcracker and Texas Musical Dramain her youth. Leslie studied Ballet, Jose Limon and Martha Graham techniques at the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Dance Pedagogy, later to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Dance Composition from Southern Methodist University on a full scholarship. She studied Ballet at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance under Summer Leigh Ratigan, as well as Katherine Dunham(W. African), Lester Horton and Graham techniques at the Alvin Ailey School before becoming a member of the Martha Graham Company. Her professional career took her to France, Japan, Paraguay and New York, broadening the artistic lens through which she now creates original choreography. She's been privileged to study under renowned artists Dudley Williams, Earl Mosley and Derek Minter of Alvin Ailey Co....Denise Vale, Tadej Brdnik, Therese Capucilli, Christine Dakin, Pearl Lang and Yuriko of Martha Graham Co., and Alessio Silvestri of Bejart Ballet. Leslie also danced withPascal Rioult, Pearl Lang Theatre, Buglisi-Foreman, and Linda Diamond Co.(historical works by Anna Sokolow). Since her professional career, she has served as Adjunct Professor at Texas Christian University, lead workshops for Plano schools and currently teaches in DFW. Leslie loves sharing her deep passion for movement, music and knowledge, integrating her multi-genre training, and fully engaging young dancers in the spirit of learning as they discover the potential within themselves.

 
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Kaley Jensen | Ballet and Jazz instructor

Kaley Jensen was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Brigham Young University, where she graduated with a major in dance and minor in business. While there, she performed and toured with the Theatre Ballet Company all four years. Kaley has had the privilege of training on scholarship at programs such as the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and Ballet West, as well as achieving academic and international talent awards at the World Dance Movement in Italy. Kaley completed her MFA in Dance from the University of Arizona, where she deepened her passion for performing, educating, and choreographing.

Since graduating and moving to Dallas with her husband, Kaley has enjoyed freelancing as a performer and instructor with companies such as Ballet Dallas and Collin County Ballet Theatre, and is honored to join the artistic staff here at Chamberlain School of Ballet. Kaley is currently a company member with Ballet North Texas and a pilates mat instructor completing the Fletcher Pilates Comprehensive Program of Study. Kaley looks forward to sharing her love and of dance as she pursues her professional career in Dallas

 
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Dory Kyrias | Tap Instructor

Ms. Kyrias started her dance training at the age of three. She is proficient in many styles of dance including tap, her first love, ballet, jazz, music theatre, modern, pointe and lyrical. Her first 1st place trophy was at the age of 10 where she continued to compete and win in many dance competitions until her direction focused on teaching excellence in dance after college.

She was a dancer in such events as opening acts for The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and The Monkees and in Mary Kay productions. After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts she attended Oklahoma City University where she performed with the American Spirit Dance Company and the O.C.U. Pep Dancers. She was in Casa Manana's 42nd Street and has performed with her students at the L.A. Tapfest. She served as Coach to the Lady Lynx Dance team in Augusta, GA; the Baby Backs Dance and Promotional team for the Iowa Chops Hockey Team in Des Moines, IA, and the Assistant Director of the Inaugural Ice Breakers Dance team for the Texas Tornado. She was also a member of the Rhythm Junkies Tap Company. She has trained many dancers to perform on Broadway, become Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, Dallas Mavs dancers and even to open their own studios.

Dory continues to expand her knowledge by attending tap festivals and dance conventions regularly where she studies from legends such as Lady "Di"anne Walker, Dormesha Sumbry-Edwards, Robert Reed, Sarah Petronio, Roxanne Butterfly, Lane Alexander, Debbie Bray, Jason Samuels Smith, Derrick Grant, Bril Barrett, Dr. Jeni LeGon, Jason Janas, Chloe Arnolds, Kaitlin Harris, Keira Leverton and many more.

Dory loves teaching and her goal is to spread rhythm into every sole.

 
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SUZETTE MARIAUX | Ballet Instructor

A Dallas native, Suzette began her training at the Etgen-Atkinson School of Ballet. She went on to study on full scholarship at the School of American Ballet in New York City. Subsequently, Suzette performed professionally with New York City Ballet under George Balanchine. In Europe, she was a soloist with the Frankfurt Opera Ballet under the direction of Alfonso Cata and Kent Stowell. Chamberlain School of Ballet is proud to have her as a well loved faculty member.

 
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KATIE MARTIN | Pre-Ballet, Ballet, and Creative Movement Instructor

Ms. Martin began her dance training at the age of three and later trained with Kathy Chamberlain for five years. She was a member of Chamberlain Ballet for four years performing in numerous productions. Her summer studies included Ballet Austin, Joffrey Workshop in San Antonio, San Francisco Ballet, Ballet Workshop of New England, and extensive training with Truman Finney at Chamberlain School ofBallet. She also studied and danced professionally as a trainee with Ben Stevenson’sFort Worth Dallas Ballet, performing roles in Giselle and The Nutcracker.

Katie premiered her Peter and The Wolf in the spring of 2016 for Chamberlain Ballet's Family Ballet Series. She is excited to present works in a new choreographic performance in the spring of 2020. Katie enjoys being a parent to her beautiful young son.

 

Jane Martin | Ballet Instructor

Jane Scichili Martin grew up in Richardson and received her ballet training with the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet, Kathy Chamberlain and the School of American Ballet in New York. She was a principal dancer with the Hartford Ballet Company in Connecticut for 11 years. She danced lead roles in Concerto BaroccoMoors PavaneEsplanadeRomeo and JulietNutcracker and Coppélia. She originated many lead roles in choreography by director Michael Uthoff. Jane returned to Texas in 1990 to teach for Kathy Chamberlain and was ballet mistress for Chamberlain Ballet for 7 years before taking a break to raise her twin boys.  She returned in January 2013 as Ballet Mistress for Chamberlain Performing Art’s production of Coppelia and began teaching full time again in the fall of 2013 as well as working as Ballet Mistress for the non-profit company.

 
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Catherine Mooney-Burton | Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre Dance Instructor

Ms. Mooney-Burton is a graduate of SMU where she studied under Karen Kriete, Toni Beck, Bob Beard and David Kirby. An instructor of Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Musical Theatre Dance, Catherine performed with the Dallas Opera under the direction of Francesca Zambello, Harry Silverstein, Bliss Herbert and under the musical direction of Graeme Jenkins with roles in L'incoronazione de Poppea, Rigoletto, Don Giovanniand Romeo et Juliette. She also performed for two seasons with the Lone Star Ballet, directed by the late Neil Hess, former artistic director and choreographer of the award winning musical, Texas. Catherine's experience also includes television and industrial work as well as commissioned choreography for Plano Metropolitan Ballet over seven seasons. Her other creative interests include costume and set design, and her efforts have been featured in several original productions including costuming for Celebrate Broadway II for Chamberlain Ballet. Catherine also choreographed The Toy Shop Ballet in Chamberlain Ballet's collaboration with Plano Children's Theater's production of Scrooge. In addition to her stage pursuits, Catherine has taught throughout the metroplex and was also on the summer faculties of Parish Day School and The Hockaday School where she taught ballet, jazz and musical theatre. Catherine has been with Chamberlain School of Ballet for ten years where she teaches ballet, jazz and musical theatre dance.

 

Kevyn Robertson | Ballet, Composition, Creative Movement, and Musical Theatre Dance Instructor

Kevyn Robertson received her early dance and theater training in Dallas. While in high school she was a scholarship student with the Harkness Ballet. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Theater. Her professional work included work with the Dallas Summer Musicals as a featured performer. Kevyn has taught and choreographed in North Texas for various schools and theater companies, most recently completing a decade long run asMcKinney Summer Musicals’ founder and managing director. Kevyn is married to Rick Robertson. They have two adult children and four grandchildren.

 
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TOWA SHINAGAWA Ballet Instructor

Towa Shinagawa began her training with Masako Tamura Ballet in Japan at the age of six.  In 2006, she moved to the US and received many years of training with Pacific Northwest Ballet under the director of Peter Boal.  There Towa had the opportunity to perform roles in Cinderella, Coppélia, and Kent Stowell's Nutcracker with the company.  Her professional career started with PNB's Professional Division Program for two years, an Apprentice position with Ballet Austin, and she received an offer to join the Corps de Ballet with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet.  Towa is performing with Avant Chamber Ballet for her fourth season.  CSB welcomes her as a new faculty member for the 2019-20 season.

 
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BECCA SIGMUND | Ballet and Modern Instructor

Becca Sigmund graduated from The University of Iowa in just three years with her BA in Dance and a minor in Theatre Arts.  She performed professionally with both ballet and modern dance companies including Upstate NY Ballet Company (aka Syracuse City Ballet), San Diego Dance Theater, Ballet Theatre of Maryland, and Kinetics Dance Theatre's Professional Company.  She received her year-round training from both The Rock School West and Nolte Academy of Dance, and attended summer programs such as ABT, Joffrey Ballet, Malashock Dance, Nashville Ballet, and City Ballet of San Diego.  She trained extensively in all styles of dance including ballet, pointe, modern, lyrical, jazz, tap, musical theater, and hip hop.  Becca has been teaching dance and fitness classes for the last 13 years at studios throughout Iowa, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, and now Texas.  She is also a PBT certified instructor.

From 2013 to the start of 2019, Becca was the School Director at Kinetics Dance Theatre in Ellicott City, Maryland.  She built a curriculum, trained students for YAGP, and had students go on to receive a full-ride scholarship to study dance at University of Maryland Baltimore College, an invitation and scholarship to study at Boston Ballet's Pre-Professional Program, as well as acceptance into Fordham University's and University of the Arts BFA programs.

She recently moved to the Dallas area with her husband and two young boys and looks forward to sharing her passion and enthusiasm for dance with the DFW community.

 

Natalja Sawal Waddell | Ballroom Instructor

Back for a second season of teaching, Natalja performs in showcases and competition dances through the USA and Europe winning countless competitions in ballroom, salsa, and country western dance.  She has also won "Best Teacher" award at the Southwestern Invitation Dance Competition, Dallas Dance Festival, and numerous other competitions.  Additionally Natalja is an accomplished musician with extensive performance experience as a solo classical pianist and jazz band pianist playing concerts throughout Europe, Russian, China, and the USA.  She has been an accompanist musician and dance accompanist for Texas Ballet Theater, Texas Christian University, and a member of the SCCD faculty at Texas Christian University teaching courses in Latin Ballroom Dance.  She has worked for the Paris Opera Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and for the Kennedy Center of Dance and Education Department, to name a few.  She trained from 1995-2000 at the Hochschule fur Music und theater - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig, Germany and earned master degrees in both Ballet Accompaniment and Improvisation.

 

 Alumni

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Chamberlain School of Ballet is the official training academy of Chamberlain Ballet. We are proud to say that our alumni have gone on to achieve wonderful things in life and the arts. A few highlights of their accomplishments include dancing classical and contemporary ballet professionally in the United States and overseas, performing on Broadway, gracing the cover of Dance Magazine, and touring as a Radio City Rockette!

We are currently curating a fuller list of alumni who have danced professionally or gone on to further the artistic world through other means. For now, here is a list of alumni currently working in dance.

Max Capper | Fordham / Alvin Ailey Dance Program

Heather Dods | Ballet North Texas

Sarah Grace Houston | Fordham / Alvin Ailey Dance Program

Parisa Khobdeh | Paul Taylor Dance Company

Katie Martin | Current Faculty Member, Chamberlain School Of Ballet, Choreographer Chamberlain Performing Arts, Former Fort Worth Dallas Ballet

Hannah Mayer | Miami City Ballet

Kathryn McDonald | Houston Ballet

Destinee Rae McGinnis | Bio Coming Soon

Alex Karin Farrior | Dark Circles Contemporary Dance

Leanna Rinaldi | Miami City Ballet

Christine Smith | Bio Coming Soon

Megan Watson | Bio Coming Soon

Brittany Werthmann | Radio City Rockettes

Candice Woods | Broadway, Hairspray And Other Musicals

Luke Yee | Louisville Ballet