Alabama Ballet School

Faculty

Natalie Hunt

Director of Operations

Natalie Hunt, currently holding the position of Director of Operations at the Alabama Ballet School, boasts a decade-long journey with the Alabama Ballet marked by versatility and unwavering dedication. She began her tenure as a company dancer, later assuming roles as the Community Cast Director and a respected member of our school faculty. Natalie’s profound passion for dance education shines through in her work and her commitment to the growth and development of our students. Her multifaceted experience and genuine enthusiasm for the art form make her an invaluable asset to our organization, ensuring that our students receive the highest quality of dance education and mentorship.

nataliehunt@alabamaballet.org | 205.322.1874

Isabella Cowles, ARAD RTS

Director of Curriculum

Isabella began her classical ballet training through the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and under the direction of Arlene Larson in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She has taken and earned Distinction on every RAD examination which led to her competing as a semi-finalist in the 2014 Genée International Ballet Competition, held in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2015, she earned her Solo Seal Award in Toronto, Canada, this being the highest recognized dance award in the RAD community. Isabella has been teaching ballet for nine years. Early in her teaching career, she earned her RAD Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies upon completing a two-year program with intense syllabus and teaching mentorship. As a registered RAD teacher, Isabella is now honored to become the Director of Curriculum at the Alabama Ballet School.

Faculty

Roger Van Fleteren

Elizabeth Gamble

David Odenwelder

Patricia Bianco

Claire Hutchinson

Tara Penkowsky

Luiza Boaventura

Leigh Murphree

Madison Ryan

Asha Gangolli

Jessica Nicholson

Ashlyn Watkins

Address

2726 1st Ave S.
Birmingham, AL 35233

205-322-4300
information@alabamaballet.org

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