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Houston Ballet Academy classes are taught by world-renowned instructors, including current and former Houston Ballet company dancers.  

Instructors may include:

Stanton Welch, Artistic Director
Steven Woodgate, Ballet Master
Louise Lester, Ballet Mistress
Claudio Muñoz, HBII Ballet Master
Sabrina Lenzi, HBII Mistress
Cheryne Busch, Middle School Principal
Susan Bryant, Instructor
Andrew Murphy, Principal Instructor
Sally Rojas-Herrera, Instructor
Lauren Anderson, Former Principal Dancer
Barbara Bears, Former Principal Dancer
Beth Everitt, Instructor
Alex Arizpe, Instructor
Jim Payne, Instructor
Bridget Payne, Instructor

Supporting Staff:

Dr. Brian Goonan, PHD, Psychologist
Jo Yost, Pilates


For full bios on these and other Houston Ballet staff, please visit Inside Houston Ballet.

If you have any questions regarding the information above, please email hbacademy@houstonballet.org