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Allison McCoy, Associate Director

Allison McCoy began dancing at a young age in Chicago before relocating to Owensboro, KY, where she trained and performed as a company member with Owensboro Dance Theatre. Allison also trained with many celebrated dance programs, including Louisville Ballet, Lexington Ballet, American Dance Festival, Governor’s School for the Arts, and Columbia City Ballet (where she was offered a professional contract at the age of 16), before receiving a summer and full year scholarship to train and perform professionally with Giordano Dance Chicago.

        Allison had the pleasure of attending five Jazz Dance World Congresses, where she was blessed with the opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center in DC and was selected to be the sole student demonstrator for many renowned teachers and choreographers, including Gus Giordano, Nan Giordano, Frank Hatchett, Patsy Swayze, and Randy Duncan.
       Allison attended The University of Arizona as a dance major and was a member of University of Arizona Dance Ensemble. She was the Assistant Artistic Director of Owensboro Dance Theatre until 2015, during which time her choreography was selected on two different occasions to compete in the International Choreography Competition in Chicago and Pittsburgh. Allison was then offered the chance to be Ballet Director of LDF Ballet Academy and Artistic Director of the company in Lexington, where her duties included choreographing and producing a full-length Nutcracker. Allison also served as Ballet Mistress with Evansville Ballet, overseeing all classical ballet training, casting, and rehearsing for the company. Allison was twice invited to be a guest faculty member at the Director’s Cut Ballet Intensive. 
       Allison has been a certified Progressive Ballet Technique teacher since 2018 and currently works with Performing Arts Louisville. Allison has coaches many dancers to Top 12 and Top 3 victories at YAGP and her students have gone on to dance and train with many professional programs worldwide, including the Royal Ballet School, Cary Ballet, Interlochen School for the Arts, Lexington Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Cincinnati School of Music, American Arts and Dramatic Academy, Point Park, Inaside Dance Chicago, and Stavna Ballet, to name a few. 

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Madison Case

Madison is a native of Kentucky. She began her training in ballet, tap, jazz, and modern at The Dance Centre of Elizabethtown under the director of Sherry Barnard. She was also often found on stage in numerous musical theatre productions.  In 2014, Madison graduated from the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts as a dance major. In 2015, she moved to Chicago to dance with Ballet Chicago where she had the opportunity to train under Daniel Duell and perform excerpts from Balanchine's Serenade, and Who Cares. She then went on to dance professionally with Charlottesville Ballet, Manassas Ballet Theatre, Stavna Ballet, and Ballet Virginia. Some of her favorite roles she has performed include Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz, Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Swan Corps in Swan Lake, and the Fairy of Generosity in Sleeping Beauty.

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Jeanne Doyle

Jeanne Doyle took her first ballet class at the age of 2 and hasn’t stopped dancing since! Jeanne began her training at the competitive-admission Alabama School of Fine Arts, before relocating and graduating from L’Etoile, The Russian Ballet Academy of Maryland, a rigorous pre-professional Vaganova program. She had the pleasure of attending summer intensive programs with many elite schools, including with the Alabama Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and the Richmond Ballet. She has been teaching for over 7 years and has held faculty positions with L’Etoile/RBAM, Baltimore Ballet, and Misako Ballet. Jeanne holds a degree in Early Childhood Development and enjoys bringing this knowledge into the studio to help her students maximize their potential and success.

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Jillian Carroll 

Jillian graduated Magna Cum Laude from Point Park University with a BA in Dance (concentration in jazz).  She studied her last semester abroad in Paris, France, training with some of their top choreographers and teachers.  Upon graduating, she booked her first National Tour CATS as a Kitten Swing.  She has also toured in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical as an Elf and Misfit Toy.  Some of her favorite Regional credits include: Contact (Lady), West Side Story (Teresita), 42nd Street (Gladys), McCarter Theatre’s A Christmas Carol in Princeton, and touring the world dancing with Holland America Cruise Lines.  While residing in Los Angeles, Jillian performed and helped choreograph with her beloved “goils” - The Honey Taps – a professional song and dance troupe paying homage to the effervescent chorus girls of eras gone by...the gals with the happy feet! While not performing, Jillian works as a choreographer and instructor both professionally and for children alike. Dance and performing has always been her passion and she is thrilled to be back in her hometown to share that passion!

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Sydney Warner 

Sydney is a trained singer, dancer, actor originally from Iowa. She has a strong studio dance background in ballet & jazz. She was also part of her collegiate POMs team. Sydney studied voice in college; majoring in Art education and vocal performance. She has graced many stages across America both on touring productions and within the professional theatre realm. She’s taught both in the private school sector and at home to her two boys. She can’t wait to bring her love of theatre into the classroom!

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