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Meet the Teachers

By January 6, 2021No Comments

Enrollment is now open for Youth Spring Session 1 classes! We are excited to welcome a new teacher, Andrea McCormick, to the Dance for Youth program! Learn more about her experience and all of the exceptional teachers below. The first four-week session begins January 25th and will be virtual-only, with the hope for small group and hybrid classes in the following months. Class sizes are limited, so register early for each session to reserve your spot! View schedule and register for classes here.

Andrea McCormick

Andrea McCormick is a Performing and Teaching Artist from Cleveland with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Studies, emphasizing in Dance and Applied Voice, from Wright State University. Andrea teaches various dance, theater acting, and musical theater to all ages and abilities with theaters and companies around Northeast Ohio, including but not limited to Playhouse Square, Dancing Wheels, Cleveland Play House, and DANCECleveland. Under the stage name Andrea Belser, she also continuously works on and off stage as an actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, stage manager, and dresser.

Ashley Forché

Ashley Forché received her dance training from BalletMet, and has also trained with several other companies including Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, Festival Ballet Providence, Orlando Ballet, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. In December 2019, Ashley graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in business from Belmont University. Her professional company experience includes traineeships with Nashville Ballet and Oklahoma City Ballet and joined Verb Ballets as a trainee in 2018.


Kenya Woods

Kenya Woods holds more than 20 years of experience in dance performance, choreography, teaching, and leadership.  She holds a degree in Dance from Tennessee State University. Some of her dance education credits include Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Dance New Amsterdam, and North Coast Ballet Theater. She has worked nationally and internationally at regional dance companies, universities and school systems as an educator, performer, and choreographer.

Kate Webb

Kate Webb grew up in Richmond, Virginia where she danced both as a student and as a trainee with Richmond Ballet. She trained around the country at numerous intensive programs such as Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. While dancing with Butler Ballet, she performed in Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. She graduated cum laude from Butler University in May of 2015 with a BS in Dance-Arts Administration. Kate joined Verb Ballets as a dancer in 2015.

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