Marlee O’Toole is currently a junior at Billings Senior High School. She took her first class at age 3 with the extremely talented Hannah Monson at Billings Dance Academy and was hooked. She then transferred to the School of Classical Ballet to learn under Julia Marble and Betty Loos, and has loved every second of her dance training. She started with ballet but has also taken many years of modern, jazz, contemporary, and even a little bit of tap. Marlee has been fortunate enough to have some wonderful opportunities to strengthen her knowledge of ballet over the past few summers and has been able to study with James Sewell Ballet Company from Minnesota, Ballet West in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Boston Ballet. Along with these summer intensives she has also performed in numerous productions of The Nutcracker with San Diego Ballet Company over the years. She has performed many roles from Sugar Babe to Clara to Mirliton and everything in between. She has enjoyed teaching Nutcracker roles to various age groups in the past years.
Marlee will be teaching pre-ballet and is over the moon excited to share her time and knowledge.
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Age 8-12 This class follows a traditional ballet class format, starting at the barre focusing on posture and alignment, continuing with stretching and strengthening exercises. Center movement and traveling steps are added as the class progresses. No former training is required.
Movers classes are based on creative movement and brain dance, using dance and music to develop creative and motor skills in our youngest students, and then developing into more genre-focused classes to introduce skills used in particular styles!
Mini -Movers classes are for 2.5-4 yr olds and are based on creative movement and brain dance, using dance and music to develop creative and motor skills in our youngest students, and then developing into more genre-focused classes to introduce skills used in particular styles!