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Artistic Director of North Georgia School of Ballet
As Co-Founder and Artistic Director of North Georgia School of Ballet, it is Jennifer’s mission to create a positive, nurturing environment for students, parents, and instructors to interact in order to develop each student to his or her full potential.
Jennifer trained for sixteen years under scholarship with Georgia Academy of Dance and the Performing Arts under founder and director Sherri Davis. She also had the honor of training for several years in the Vaganova method of Ballet technique under Ramazon Bapov of the Bolshoi Ballet. Jennifer has received additional training from the Boston Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre, studying under such distinguished teachers as Deirdre Carberry, Devon Carney, Jennifer Glaze and Bruce Wells. She has received invitation to schools across the country including the Joffrey Ballet in New York, The Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre of New York, the Boston Ballet, and the Atlanta Ballet. Jennifer has also received more than ten years of training in Horton and Graham techniques of Modern dance as well as more than twelve years of instruction in Tap and Jazz. In 2007, Jennifer was invited to join Georgia Dance Theatre. She danced under professional contract with GDT for three seasons performing various lead roles in the company’s repertoire.
Jennifer’s performing credits include the title role of Sugar Plum Fairy in Georgia Dance Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker Ballet as well as principal roles in Les Sylphides, The Three Musketeers and Peter Pan. She has also performed soloist roles in Don Quixote, Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Symphony in D, The Nutcracker, and Alice in Wonderland. Additional performing credits include roles in Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, and several original and contemporary works showcased in Georgia Dance Theatre’s In the Spirit of Dance series.
Jennifer’s teaching experience includes more than six years of instruction at Georgia Academy of Dance and the Performing Arts in various forms of dance including Modern, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe and Variations to students of all ages and across various levels of dance—from beginner to advanced. Jennifer spent an additional two years training and six years teaching for Georgia Academy of Dance’s Early Childhood Program. She has also volunteered her time to provide ballet instruction to young children interested in dance in various local churches and has taught several years in Georgia Academy of Dance’s Early Childhood Summer Intensive.
Jennifer’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a minor in Management from Kennesaw State University.
Brianne Wesolowski trained under scholarship with the Georgia Academy of Dance and the Performing Arts for seventeen years studying Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop and Tap. Brianne received additional training from many notable ballet schools including the Houston Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, the Burklyn Ballet Theatre on scholarship and the Milwaukee Ballet on scholarship. Following her summer with the Milwaukee Ballet, Brianne received an invitation to join Milwaukee Ballet II under the direction of Michael Pink. Brianne joined Georgia Dance Theatre in 2005 and danced under professional contract for six seasons.
Brianne’s performing credits include the principal role of Black Swan in Swan Lake, Sugar Plum and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the principal role in Melony Tribble’s Swallowed Up, the lead in Nadia Thompson’s Grande Terentella, Romantic Girl in Burklyn Ballet Theatre’s Graduation Ball, Queen of the Dryads in Don Quixote, and the principal role in Les Sylphides. Brianne has also performed soloist roles in La Bayedere, Symphony in D, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, Le Corsair, Peter Pan, La Fille Ma Gardee, Coppelia and several contemporary works showcased
in Georgia Dance Theatre’s In the Spirit of Dance series.
Brianne’s teaching credits include several years of teaching advanced level classes in Ballet and Pointe at Georgia Academy of Dance and the Performing Arts. In addition to her experience teaching upper level ballet classes, Brianne taught Hip Hop for several years at GAD.
Brianne graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in World History and a BA in Religious Studies from Georgia State University in May 2010 under full academic scholarship. She is currently working on a Masters of Theological Studies at Emory University.
Bridget Bailey is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Performing Arts with a concentration in Dance from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) in 2012. During her years at ULL she studied Ballet, Pointe, Modern (Horton and Gram), Jazz, Hip Hop and Choreography. She has performed in “Sate of LA Danse” and “An Evening of Dance” since her first semester, and has choreographed/directed her own work since 2011. Bridget was a member of Infinity Dance Group at ULL for 4 years and served as Vice President and Choreographer the last 2 years. She attended the American College Dance Festival and other dance conventions such as the Universal Dance Association (UDA) and won numerous awards.
Ms. Bailey has been teaching dance in Louisiana for the past 8 years. In 2011, she was an Intern at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles, California, where she performed in the Summer Intensive Concert. Later that year, Bridget was the Assistant Choreographer for Towne Street Theater Company in Hollywood, California.
In high school Bridget attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) where she studied Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Improvisation. She was the captain of the Mc Donogh 35 Senior High School Dance Team, the “Eaglettes” and was filmed and seen on BET Network “One Night Only”, where she performed in the Dreamgirls Production. Bridget was also a member and choreographer for KARA; the Liturgical Dance Ministry of her home church at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church of New Orleans, Louisiana
Ms. Bailey plans to attend Kennesaw State University in the upcoming year and pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, with a concentration in Non Profit Administration.