Pre-Ballet, Beginner/Intermediate Ballet,
Tap, Jazz, and Hip-Hop
Ballet Program Director
Instructor of Intermediate/Advanced Ballet
After receiving Ballet training from some of the most influential Ballet Masters in the Southeast, Marianne Hale pursued a degree in Dance Education from the University of Georgia. Opportunities led her to Augusta, GA and Virginia Beach, VA before coming "home" to Direct the Athens School of Ballet and Athens Ballet Theatre from 1986-2005. From 1991-2000 Marianne was involved in the selection process for the Georgia Governor's Honors Program as an interviewer, adjudicator, and instructor for audition classes.
Marianne has supported her home community by serving on various boards and committees including the Foundation for Excellence and the Morton Theatre Corporation.
Marianne is passionate about reaching students of all skill levels and carrying on the tradition of excellent Ballet training imparted to her by her mentors.
Caitlin Cunningham Bradley
Artistic Director, Elite Performance Company Director/Choreographer
Instructor of Intermediate/Advanced Jazz, Lyrical, Modern
Caitlin Cunningham Bradley has over 19 years of experience and training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Modern, Musical Theatre, Pilates, Contemporary and Lyrical. She believes encouraging a strong technical foundation paired with artistic expression and passion in a supportive and loving environment has been the key to her success as a dance educator.
In May 2008, Caitlin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from the University of Georgia. While at UGA, Caitlin performed and choreographed in many Young Choreographer Series Stage One and Senior showcases and performed in several of the American College Dance Festival Association’s Southeast Conferences. Caitlin was also a founding member of PACES Dance Company, a performance company with a focus on a creative-collaborative process, directed by UGA Professor Rebecca Enghauser. Caitlin is proud to be part of the Studio Dance Academy and Studio Dance Company family since it’s inception in 2009. She has found great joy in passing on her passion for dance to the many talented and dedicated dancers at SDA.
“Ms. Beth” began dancing at age five in Atlanta, and has enjoyed many aspects of performance and production throughout her career. As a child she performed musical theater with Jim Ray James and in DeKalb College performances, including the operetta Hansel and Gretel. She was also a majorette with the Atlanta All Star Majorette corps, twirling half-time at Falcons games and marching in downtown Atlanta parades.
Beth was a company member of Agnes Scott College’s Studio Dance Theatre and later studied with many talented Atlanta choreographers, including Nicole Liveratos and Celeste Miller. She also studied technical production and worked with Atlanta Sound & Lighting, helping to provide concert production support for artists ranging from Flatt and Scruggs to Iggy Pop to Miles Davis.
Her non-dance career includes almost three decades in graduate student affairs. She has served on the boards of directors for CORE Dance in Decatur and Project Safe in Athens, as well as several other local and national non-profits. Beth is delighted to bring her combination of experience to Studio Dance Academy.
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