Charles Maple | Colleen O'Callaghan | Alaine Haubert | Warren Conover | Melissa Hale Coyle
Steven Hyde | Lorin Johnson | Michael Roberts | Amy Rose | Denise Warner Limoli

Charles A. Maple, Director
Charles Maple began his training with Evelyn LeMone, the founder of Pasadena Dance Theatre. He continued his studies with Andrei Tremaine and Stanley Holden until 1972 when he received a Ford Foundation scholarship to the School of American Ballet.
At the age of nineteen he joined American Ballet Theatre and rapidly rose through the ranks to become a featured soloist. In 1979 he made numerous guest appearances with the National Ballet of Mexico and danced the leading roles in The Sleeping Beauty, Les Sylphides, and La Fille Mal Gardee. In 1983 he became a principal dancer with the Basel Ballet of Switzerland. His association with this company gave him the opportunity to dance in the works of Europe and America's most influential choreographers. He has appeared as a guest artist throughout the United States, in Europe, Mexico, and South Africa.
In 1992 Maple began creating his own works. He has since received a steady stream of commissions, awards and a growing reputation as a freelance choreographer. Companies in Regional Dance America have presented several of his works. Two of his works for Rosella Hightower's Ballet La Jeunesse were presented with top awards at the 1992 La Baule Festval in France. In 1993 he attended the Tokyo International Choreographers Competition where his works received international recognition and critical acclaim. In 1993 Mr. Maple's The Angel of the Abyss was created to open the televised Posada Aids Procession in Los Angeles. In 1995, his new version of La Fille Mal Gardee for Pasadena Dance Theatre opened to rave reviews. In 1997 he created a new version of The Nutcracker for Black Hills Dance Theatre and Symphony. His work Latcho Drom was selected by Regional Dance America to be shown at the 1998 International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi. Mr. Maple has set numerous works for American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive programs. Mr. Maple's choreography represents a diversity of dance styles that are firmly rooted in the traditions of classical ballet. He is currently Associate Artistic Director and resident choreographer for the South Bay Ballet.
In 1994 and 1995 Mr. Maple directed Pasadena Dance Theatre. He then founded Charles Maple and Dancers to concentrate on developing his own creations. Mr. Maple has been an active advocate for Regional Dance America. He has served as an adjudicator as well as a faculty member at numerous RDA Festivals. Mr. Maple has also acted as the artistic coordinator for the American Ballet Theatre summer intensive programs in Alabama and California. He is co-founder of American Ballet Intensives, a rigorous ballet workshop that provides serious students the opportunity to study with former American Ballet Theatre professionals in the field.
In conjunction with many of his choreographic projects, Mr. Maple holds special lecture demonstrations that are designed to enhance the audience's understanding and appreciation of dance. In them he explains choreographic techniques and discusses the process of creating a new work. The lectures are invariably successful because they bring the audience into a process which they are generally not permitted to share.

Colleen O'Callaghan, Director
Colleen O'Callaghan danced with American Ballet Theater under the direction of Lucia Chase and Mikhail Baryshinikov. She trained on scholarship with the schools of the Louisville Ballet, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, and the American Ballet Theater.
Before joining American Ballet Theater's main company, she danced with ABT's Ballet Repertory Company under the direction of Richard Englund and Gage Bush.
Mrs. O'Callaghan received a Bachelor of University Studies degree from the University of Utah. She has been teaching ballet for over 23 years and has been a faculty member of the University of Utah, Ballet West, California State Long Beach, California Institute of the Arts, the Stanley Holden Dance Center, Westside School of Ballet, Louisville Ballet and many other nationally recognized schools. For over five years she was the classical dance director for the Orange County High School of the Arts (OCHSA).
Currently Mrs. O'Callaghan is a faculty member for the American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive programs. Most recently, she taught for the ABT Studio Company and for the American Ballet Theater Jacqueline Onassis School in New York City. She continues to teach for South Bay Ballet and California Dance Theater. She is a certified Yoga instructor and has developed a Yoga program for children grades Pre K through 8 that has had much success throughout Southern California.
Mrs. O'Callaghan is co-founder and co-director of American Ballet Intensives, a company dedicated to providing pre-professional training to dance students in a positive and nurturing environment. The uniqueness of this situation is that the highly experienced teachers travel to the students, allowing the dancers to stay close to home to and experience a professional and positive dance intensive.
Mrs. O'Callaghan lives with husband and 3 children ages 7, 8 and 9 in Ventura, California.

Warren Conover
A former soloist with American Ballet Theatre, Warren Conover performed a wide range of roles from classical to demi-character to modern in more than 50 ballets. He has also appeared on several "Live from Lincoln Center" broadcasts; a "Dance in America" presentation and he performed a featured role in the television broadcast of Baryshnikov's The Nutcracker. He was a faculty member at the Ruth Page Foundation School of Dance, the Gus Giordano Dance Center and the Lou Conte Dance Studio in Chicago for 13 years. For 10 years, Mr. Conover was the artistic associate/ballet master for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, touring extensively.
In 1994, Mr. Conover joined the faculty of the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he is assistant dean/school of dance. Since that time he has staged and choreographed numerous ballets for the School of the Arts. In February 1997, he returned to American Ballet Theatre to restage Fredrick Ashton's Les Patineurs which has been absent from their repertoire for 12 years. Mr. Conover continues to guest teach nationally, including the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive program as well as a long association with Chicago Dance Masters of America.

Melissa Hale Coyle
Melissa Hale Coyle began her studies with Roman Jasinski and Moscelyne Larkin in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her training also included summer scholarships to the American Ballet Theatre school and after graduating from high school, joined the American Ballet Theatre Company . Later she joined the Cincinnati Ballet Company and then danced with Tulsa Ballet Theatre as a principal dancer for six years. She has been in films such as "The Turning Pointe" and the made-for-TV movie "The Cowboy and the Ballerina".
For the last 16 years, Ms. Hale has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two sons. She is on the faculty and the director of the ballet program at Sullivan Dance Centre, on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, teaches company classes for North Carolina Dance Theatre and is the choreographer for the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Hale has also been a guest choreographer for Carolina Voices, Atlanta Dance Theatre, The Dance Collective and Ballet San Antonio. For the past four summers, Ms. Hale has been on the teaching faculty of American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive in Alabama. In 2001, The North Carolina School of the Arts awarded Ms. Hale the "Best Dance Teacher of North Carolina".

Alaine Haubert
Alaine Haubert, a fourth generation Californian, has the unique distinction of having been associated with America's three major companies. She received her training from age fifteen at the School of American Ballet in New York City where she studied with George Balanchine and his illustrious post-Diaghilev faculty. After graduation from high school she performed with San Francisco's Pacific Ballet, and then joined the national touring company of Camelot. In 1965, after a year on the road with Camelot, Alaine joined American Ballet Theatre, where she performed corps de ballet, soloist and principal roles. She was coached, during this period by such diverse and exciting choreographers as: Tudor, DeMille, Robbins, Feld, Culberg, Lander, and Tetley, and also danced the classics. In 1969 Alaine joined the Joffrey Ballet as principal dancer performing leading roles in many ballets including The Green Table, The Dream, Feast of Ashes, The Moor's Pavane, The Still Point, The Three Cornered Hat, Cakewalk and Le Bleu Danube. After nearly a decade with the Joffrey Ballet, a serious back injury ended Alaine's performing career, and she began teaching and coaching in such wide-ranging locations as Europe, Japan, Canada, the USA, and the Caribbean. In 1986 Alaine moved to Hawaii where she was on faculty at the University of Hawaii for seven years. In 1993, Alaine was invited by Kevin McKenzie to return to New York as Ballet Mistress for American Ballet Theatre, where she instructed, coached, and rehearsed the world's leading dancers for four years. Alaine now makes her home in California where she was on faculty at California State, Long Beach for six years. She continues her association with ABT and annually travels the U.S. auditioning dancers for the ABT Summer Intensives. She has been Artistic Director of the ABT - Detroit Summer Intensive for eight years. In spring 2002 Alaine had the honor of adjudicating the Pacific Region for Regional Dance America (RDA) and in 2003 was adjudicator for the Southwest Region. Alaine now continues to travel world-wide, offering master classes and workshops and scouting for future ballet professionals.

Steven Hyde
Steven Hyde began his dance training at Ballet Florida under the artistic direction of Marie Hale in 1980. Steven was invited by Artistic Director Arnold Spohr to join the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in 1983 as a member of the corps de ballet.  In 1985 he was promoted to soloist and then became a principal dancer in 1987.  In 1990 he received the attention of the international ballet world as he partnered Laura Graham at the 14 th International Competition in Varna, Bulgaria.  Although not an official competitor, Steven nonetheless was awarded the certificate for Excellence in Partnering.  Mr. Hyde joined the American Ballet Theatre in 1992 and danced with them for three seasons partnering such ballerinas as Paloma Herrera, Amanda McKerrow and Julie Kent and Christina Fagundes.
In January 2000, Steven retired from dancing and joined New England Ballet Company as Ballet Master and is currently the Studio Director of the NEBC studio in Ithaca, NY. Steven is also on the faculty of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of American Ballet Theatre. He has taught and choreographed for American Ballet Theatre's™ Summer Intensive Program in Alabama from 2000-2003 and at Kaatsbaan's Summer Intensive Program in 2004. He has choreographed two original ballets, Syncopation (2002) and Evolution (2003).
Lorin Johnson
Lorin Johnson completed his dance training on full scholarship from the San Francisco Ballet School and joined the San Francisco Ballet under the directorship of Helgi Tomasson in 1986. In 1987 he was invited by Mikhail Baryshnikov to join the American Ballet Theatre, where he danced corps and soloist roles until 1995. At ABT, Johnson worked with such renowned choreographers as Glen Tetley, Lar Lubavich and Twyla Tharp, and he created original roles in ballets by Ulysses Dove, Clark Tippet, Baryshnikov, and Agnes DeMille. He has received critical acclaim from such dance critics as Clive Barnes. During 1996-1999 Johnson performed as a national and international guest artist, dancing the principal roles for such companies as The National Dance Theatre of Bermuda, Ballet Pacifica, and Festival Ballet Theatre. He has also been a guest artist with The New York City Ballet and the Pacific Northwest Ballet, among other noteworthy companies.
Beginning in 1996, Johnson taught in New York at the Westchester Dance Theatre before accepting a position at the University of California, Irvine. Between 1996-present, Johnson has been on faculty of such institutions as: the California State University, Long Beach, the California Institute of the Arts, the Orange County High School for the Arts, the Saint Joseph Ballet, the Southland Ballet Academy, the Jimmy DeFore Dance Foundation, and the Ballet Pacifica Conservatory. In 2005, Johnson was appointed the Academy Director of Ballet Pacifica and in 2006 he became an Assistant Professor at California State University, Long Beach. He is also on the faculty of the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive program, where he teaches technique and dance history and also choreographs.
Johnson's choreographic work has been seen both in the US and abroad, and he has been commissioned to create original works for the Newport-Mesa Ballet and Festival Ballet Theatre. In 2003, Johnson brought his own company of five dancers, Seven By Five, to perform his choreography and stagings in Florence, Italy. Sergio Trombetta, the dance critic for Danza & Danza, wrote that Johnson's ballet, Moto-Bio: Bodies in Movement, was "a work of extraordinary interest."
Johnson has also published several articles on dance history in scholarly journals--a result of his extensive research in Russia. Johnson has both B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Southern California.
For more information, please visit his personal website.
Michael Roberts--Music Director
Michael Roberts was born in Sussex, England. He began playing the piano at age four. From 1967 to 1975 Michael was production stage manager for Harold Prince in London's West End. In 1970 he became a dance accompanist for the Royal Ballet School. In 1975 he moved to Los Angeles where he has since worked as a dance accompanist and composer.
Michael has appeared in numerous TV shows and the movie "Six Weeks" with Mary Tyler Moore. Michael has played for Juliet Prowse, who endorsed his original dance record albums. Michael's other compositions include three Music for Ballet Class CD's, one CD of Original Dance Compositions "Dancing Scores", One Classical/New Age CD "Farther than the Sun", Three Theater Musicals and numerous commissioned dance scores. In October 2004 he released “Original Music for the Modern Dance Class” Volume one.
Currently, Michael is hard at work as both a faculty member and music coordinator for the dance school at the California Institute of the Arts. Michael is also a faculty member of the American Ballet Theater summer intensives where he teaches Music for Dancers seminars and accompanies classes.
Amy Rose
Amy Rose trained on scholarship at the American Ballet Theatre school, the Lyric Opera of Chicago,and the Ruth Page Foundation School of Dance.
She performed with the Chicago Ballet before joining ABT at the age of sixteen. She was a soloist with ABT, and from 1979-1992 was featured in principal, soloist and character roles in both the classical and contemporary repertoire. She has also been a guest artist with the Universal Ballet in Korea, Japan, and China, and performed with Stars of the American Ballet in Manila.
In 1992, she joined the Pacific Northwest Ballet where she danced leading roles in many ballets. Most recently she was a guest artist with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dance West Ballet, the Civic Ballet of Chicago, as well as being on staff as a faculty teacher for Terpsichore Dance Chicago Ballet Arts and North Shore Dance schools.

Denise Warner Limoli
Denise Warner Limoli received her early training with Vera Nikitina in Connecticut and was a summer scholarship student with the Washington Ballet, Jacob's Pillow, and Ballet Theatre School. While still in high school she bagan performing principal roles and teaching with the Hartford Ballet.
In 1970, Ms. Limoli began performing with ABT as a seasonal dancer, and joined the company officially in 1972 During her eight years with the company, she also appeared as a guest artist with Stars of American Ballet in Caracas, Venezuela, at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and for numerous companies throughout the country.
Since her retirement from performing, Ms. Limoli has bee the Ballet Mistress and teacher for the Minnesota Dance Theatre, Nevada Dance Theatre, and the Cincinnati Ballet. For more than 30 years she has helped deveop the Nutmeg Ballet/Conservatory for the Arts in Connecticut. She teaches workshops in the Leningrad Pedagogical Method (Vaganova) and the Bournonville School. Although her own choreogaphy is contemporary in style, her specialty is staging classical and romantic ballets.
Ms. Limoli has also been on faculty at the University of Cincinnati College/Conservatory of the Music and the North Carolina School of the Arts. She currently is Associate Professor at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she lives with her husband--a classical musician--and two teenage children.