Tiffany established her ballet training in Utah at Rocky Mountain Ballet under the direction of former Ballet West soloist, Connie Burton. Additional instruction was received at the Jillana School where she studied the Balanchine Technique. While in high school, Tiffany performed with the Ballet Showcase Company at Brigham Young University and was given the Sterling Scholar Award in the category of dance. She has enjoyed dancing principal roles in ballets such as La Fille Mal Gardée, Swan Lake, Paquita, and The Nutcracker in addition to a variety of original works by Connie Burton, Suzi Wood, and Shani Robison. Other dance teachers that have influenced Tiffany’s ballet and modern training are Kathleen Sheffield, Marilyn Berrett, Jan Dijkwel, Sandra Allen, Jenny Creer-King, Janalyn Memmot, and Mark Lanham. Tiffany graduated from Brigham Young University with a major in Biology Composite Teaching, and a minor in Dance. Tiffany has been teaching and choreographing ballet for over ten years at a variety of studios and covering all age groups. For three years, Tiffany taught levels five through seven here in Billings at the School of Classical Ballet. Tiffany is excited to be returning after living and teaching in Houston, Texas for four years to teach at SCB again.
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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.
Moving beyond the Intermediate Level. Center work will consist of an adagio, a tendu combination, jumps – including petit allegro and batterie, and pirouette preparations and turns. Dancers will begin to work on attitude positions, as well as, develop their grande rond de jambe and rond de jambe en l’air. Corner work will consist of jump, waltz, and various traveling combinations, including grande allegro, kept in time to the music. These combinations may exceed 2 eight counts of movement. Dancers will learn basic kinesiology and stage placement. They will be given literature on anatomy for dancers. dancers must have at least four years experience, take at least one other ballet class a week, and have the instructor’s permission to register for the class. Class is recommended for dancers ages 11 and up. Returning students should always refer to their spring evaluation to determine the appropriate fall class to take.