Faculty

Julie Anderson

Miss Julie is the most beloved member of the faculty at South Dayton School of Dance. She has served as school and company administrator for over 20 years. She was a student of Elizabeth Karns who sti...

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Erin Long-Robbins

Erin began her dance training with Allegheny Ballet Company, a former RDA Honor Company. She received additional training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and on full scholarship at the Rock Schoo...

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Kaitlynd Valentini

Kaitlynd began her dance training at the South Dayton School of Dance at the age of three. She continued her dance training by studying with SDDT for eight years. Kaitlynd graduated Magna Cum Laude fr...

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Amanda Sortman

Amanda started dancing here at SDSD in 1992 at the age of 3 and danced with SDDT for 9 years. In 2012, she graduated cum laude from Wright State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance. Foll...

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Beth Wright

Beth Wright is a dancer, choreographer, and educator of dance. A former member of the Dayton favorite Rhythm in Shoes, she has performed and taught dancers of all ages nationwide. Originally from Pitt...

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Michelle Goodman

Michelle Goodman received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Wright State University.  She graduated high school from Interlochen Arts Academy.  She has performed professionally with Walt...

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Jocelyn Green

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Jocelyn Green trained under Donna Patzius-Hill for thirteen years. She attended summer intensives on scholarship with Atlanta Ballet, Ballet West, and American ...

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Ivan Braatz

Ivan Braatz was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his ballet training at the San Francisco Ballet School, where he trained for 6 years. He then trained at Houston Ballet Academy ...

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Claire Bergman

Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Claire Bergman returns to Dayton Ballet for her third season. A graduate of University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, she performed roles in Serenade, Gi...

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