Jennifer White- Artistic Director/Owner
Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, Jennifer White received her classical ballet training from Sarah Quinn Jones at Dance Theatre Southwest. While in high school, Mrs. White attended North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts with concentration in Dance and was awarded the Presidential Scholar and Regent Scholar Awards. She also trained and performed with Delta Festival Ballet in New Orleans. Her repertoire includes Petrushka, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Taunhauser, Evangeline, Paquita, La Bayadere, La Corsaire, Swan Lake, Hansel and Gretel, The Magic Flute, The Barber of Seville, Bastien and Bastienne, and Amahl. In 2003, Mrs. White co-directed the Inner City Nutcracker for Mid City Dance Project and continues to work with children with special needs. She is also director of the Dance Center and School of Performing Arts Company and Junior Company. Most recently, Mrs. White co-directed, along with Dugg McDonough of LSU Opera, Seven Deadly Sins and was also choreographer for Trouble in Tahiti and The Cunning Little Vixen, with LSU Opera - of which has been awarded national awards and recognition. Mrs. White's vision for her school is to achieve excellence through quality instruction in all the arts for students wishing to pursue a professional career as well as a wonderful education for those who prefer to learn about their art form for their own personal enjoyment.
Additionally, Mrs. White is a fitness instructor in Power Yoga, Kickboxing and Body Pump and teaches at several Baton Rouge area gyms. Mrs. White is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in Graphic Design and has her own design business, i see designs, llc. She is also a partner in her family's property investment company, White Oak Property Investments, LLC. Mrs. White is also blessed with a wonderful husband and two beautiful children.
Renee Brian is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who was formally trained by Mrs. Phoebe Brantley. She attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Eglevsky Ballet School. She has been a ballet teacher at the Dance Center and School of Performing Arts since it opened in 1995. She has taught ballet to inner city and special needs children with Mid City Dance Project. She is also a volunteer with the Baton Rouge Junior League, St. Joseph Academy, St. Jude the Apostle, and Catholic High School. Renee and her husband Kevin have three beautiful children.
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