Ballet is the main emphasis of the school, as we believe it provides the foundation for other dance forms. We offer classes based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus for children and advanced students. Every ballet student receives written assessment of his or her progress in the syllabus each spring.
For the three and four year olds we offer Creative Movement classes; a unique program of music, imagination, and fun.
Twin Rivers Dance Academy preforms a classical ballet each spring. In the past we have preformed The Pasha & The Pirate, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella, among others. Every ballet and creative movement student participates in these ballets, offering them a rare and unique performance opportunity.
Jazz at Twin Rivers is taught at four levels and offers students a sound classical jazz training. We are also offering tap and modern dance, expanding the possibilities for our students to explore other forms of dance.
Kathryn is the artistic director and owner of Twin Rivers Dance Academy. She is a member of the Royal Academy of Dance and teaches the ballet classes at the school. Ms. Stout has over 20 years teaching experience and takes regular teacher courses with the RAD to keep her teaching at the high standard. She has preformed with regional ballet and modern dance companies, including the Wilmington Civic Ballet, of which she was the cofounder and director. She has choreographed ballets and musical theater productions.
||Meghan McCutcheon is a recent graduate of Radford Collage, where she was a dance performance major. While at Radford she performed in Nutcracker, Raymonda, and in student choroegraphy performances. Meghan is a former student of Twin Rivers and has taught in our summer programs.
Devon Caraballo will be teaching Tap and Modern dance. Devon is a graduate of Cedar Crest College, where she received a BA in Dance Performance. She has performed with theater and dance groups throughout the Lehigh Valley, including the Cedar Crest Stage Company and the Municipal Opera Company. Devon has also choreographed several productions, including the Cedar Crest Stage Company and the Municipal Opera Company. Devon has also choreographed several productions, including Pajama Game and Grease for the Phillipsburg Summer Youth Theater and student dance concerts at Cedar Crest College.
Tela Anderson began her training with the Lehigh Valley Ballet Guild. She attended North Carolina School of the Arts and then went to the Ailey School of the Arts in New York, where she studied ballet and modern. She has performed with the Ailey company and also with Rituals. After an injury, she turned to Pilaties for rehab and became a teacher, rising to her level of teacher of teachers.
Meghan McCutcheon & Paul Schoneveld
Don Quixote Wedding Pas (2008)
(Photo: Colleen Schoneveld)