Melanie Hamrick is born in Williamsburg, Virginia, began her training at Chamber Ballet and continued her training with Sandra Balestracci at the Eastern Virginia School of the Performing Arts. She was a scholarship student for five years at the University Ballet Academy (formerly known as the Kirov Academy of Ballet) where she studied with Alla Sizova for three years, as well … [Read more...]
Sharna Burgess: Dancing With The Stars 1st Runner-up Reveals Her Success Mantra
Sharna Burgess is known to millions around the world and in the United States as one of the professional dancers and choreographers for ABC's hit dance show Dancing With The Stars. This season she is dancing with U.S. Olympic gold medalist, Charlie White. Last season she was partnered with former NFL Football player turned ESPN personality, Keyshawn Johnson and before that she … [Read more...]
Shelby Elsbree: Ballet Dancer Reveals Her Workout, Diet, Beauty & Success Secrets!
“Shelby Elsbree is an extraordinary person to have in the studio,” says assistant artistic director Russell Kaiser, who first worked with Elsbree when she was a student at the School of American Ballet. “She’s always aware, always alive, always present in the moment. She isn’t afraid to make mistakes.” Now, after performing for four years with the Royal Danish Ballet, Elsbree … [Read more...]
Megan Fairchild Veyette: Award-Winning Ballet Dancer Reveals Her Workout & Beauty Secrets
Megan Fairchild is a principal dancer with New York City Ballet. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and began her dance training at the age of four, studying with Judy Levitre and Kaelynne Oliphant at Dance Concepts in Sandy, Utah, and at the Ballet West Conservatory in Salt Lake City with Sharee Lane, Deborah Dobson, and Maureen Laird. While also at the Ballet West … [Read more...]