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Houston Ballet Academy classes are taught by world-renowned instructors, including current and former Houston Ballet company dancers.  

Instructors include:

Stanton Welch, Artistic Director
Shelly Power, Associate Director
Steven Woodgate, Ballet Master
Louise Lester, Ballet Mistress
Claudio Muñoz, HBII Ballet Master
Sabrina Lenzi, HBII Mistress
Priscilla Nathan-Murphy, Lower School Principal
Cheryne Busch, Middle School Principal
Susan Bryant, Instructor
Andrew Murphy, Instructor
Sally Rojas-Herrera, Instructor
Lauren Anderson, Former Principal Dancer
Barbara Bears, Former Principal Dancer
Beth Everitt, Instructor
Alex Arizpe, Instructor
Jim Payne, Instructor
Bridget Payne, Instructor

Supporting Staff:

Dr. Brian Goonan, PHD, Psychologist
Emery Hill, Athletic Trainer
Jo Yost, Pilates


For full bios on these and other Houston Ballet staff, please visit Inside Houston Ballet.