Faculty

Jennifer B. Gordon

Jennifer Gordon - Artistic Director

Jennifer Gordon is the founding director of the Northeast Atlanta Dance Center, the Northeast Atlanta Ballet, and now the Grayson School of Ballet.  Jennifer danced professionally with the Atlanta Ballet under the direction of Robert Barnett and with the Orlando Ballet.  She received countless scholarships to national programs all over the country.  Ms. Gordon appeared as a guest artist with the Atlanta Opera, Ballethnic, Tri-Cities Ballet, and the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre.

The Lilburn & Grayson School of Ballet has a carefully selected faculty of professional teachers who share a genuine interest in providing quality instruction as well as personal encouragement for each student.  We boast the finest faculty around.  Most impressive is the consistency in our faculty.  Instructors return season after season to bring their professional experience and wisdom to our classrooms.  Students benefit from the experiences of the seasoned professionals as well as the return of past alumni who bring their fresh voices to share new developments.

The Lilburn & Grayson School of Ballet prides itself in the quality of its guest faculty.  We recognize the importance of hiring outside professionals to further educate our dancers.  We are proud to have hosted such distinguished guest such as Mr. Shamil Yagudin of the Bolshoi Ballet as well as many other noted dance professionals.

Slava Belinsky

Slava Belinsky brings 30 years of experience as a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer. He received his ballet training from the renowned Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow, Russia and the Kiev Academy…

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Phyllis Allen

Phyllis Allen has been teaching ballet for over 40 years. She was founder of Lawrenceville School of Ballet and founder and Artistic Director of Southern Ballet Theatre. She began her training…

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Ralph Jacques

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Margaret Faulk

Margaret Faulk has been a member of our faculty for over 18 years.

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Melissa Stevens

Melissa Beale Stevens began studying ballet in Killeen, Texas, at the age of 6 and has never gotten out of the studio since!  Three years of Vaganova training, then her…

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Sarah Kerr

Sarah Kerr has been dancing almost all her life. She grew up through the Lilburn School of Ballet. As a member of the Northeast Atlanta Ballet she danced many lead roles such as…

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Amber Thompson

Amber Thompson grew up in Gwinnett County and graduated from Brookwood High School. She was a Governors’ Honors recipient and then went on to receive a full talent scholarship to…

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Christina Kelly

Christina Kelly received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Kennesaw State University. During her time at KSU, Christina had the opportunity to work with world renown choreographers, such as…

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Kellyn McMichael

Kellyn McMichael a Lilburn native, received her classical training with the Northeast Atlanta Ballet under the direction of Jennifer Byokawski-Gordon, where she was privileged to perform lead roles in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Swan…

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Salena Staub

Salena Staub brings a wealth of knowledge to our tap students. “I dance because it is my passion, and I love passing it along to others. I started tap dancing at age…

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Mary Catherine Kelly

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Leanne Gotvald

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Lindsay Blackburn

Lindsay Blackburn received a BFA in dance, Kennesaw State University from 2011-2014. During her time at KSU, she performed with the KSU Dance Company for four semesters at numerous venues including the Rialto…

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Mackenzie Cown

Mackenzie Cown started ballet when she was 3 years old. She attended various ballet schools until she was 10 years old when she joined the Northeast Atlanta Ballet where she…

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