NEWS

New Studio Location:

4723 Adams Road, Hixson TN 37343

Registration for Fall Classes has begun!

Fall Semester begins August 19, 2019.  Please contact our studio for class dates and times.

The Moscow Ballet's 2019 performance of  "The Great Russian Nutcracker" at the Tivoli Theater:

December 24, 2019 at 12 pm and 4 pm.  Go to Nutcracker.com for ticket information.  

Audition for the Chattanooga Children's Cast to perform live, on stage with the Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" will be held August 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm.  Registration and warm up begin at 4 pm in our studio. 

Prior to arrival at the Audition, please go to www.Nutcracker.com to register for the Audition on-line with the Moscow Ballet.  Please print a copy of your Moscow Ballet Registration Confirmation and bring it to the Audition.  Please contact us for more specific information.

We would like to welcome Mr. Ryan Cook to the staff of HAD!  

Mr. Cook began dance training at the age of 9 at Tennessee Youth Ballet in Cleveland, TN.  He attended several summer intensives at The School of Nashville Ballet.  During High School, Mr. Cook attended a summer intensive at the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts in Torrington, CT,  He was awarded a full scholarship at the school to continue training.  Mr. Cook began his Vaganova (Russian) training at the Nutmeg Conservatory under Eleana Tchernichova, Alexei Tchernichov, Eleanor D'Antuono, and Kevin Martin.

Upon graduation, he moved to Philadelphia,PA to train at The Rock School Summer Intensive.  Mr. Cook then moved to Orlando, FL to study under Peter Stark, Prima Ballerina Gelsey Kirkland of NY City Ballet, and renowned Male Dancer/Instructor/Choreographer/Director Fernando Bujones at the Orlando Ballet School. 

 

In 2004 Mr. Cook was signed as a member of the Columbia Classical Ballet under the direction of Radenko Pavlovich.  Mr. Cook toured Guest Teaching and performing as a Guest Artist.  In 2006, Mr. Cook was signed with The Georgia Ballet under the direction of Gina Hyatt-Mazon and Ballet Master Janusz Mazon.  He performed as a Demi Soloist and Soloist in Giselle, Le Corsaire, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cindrella, La Sylphide, Mark Diamond's Snow White, along with many other Contemporary Works.  

Mr. Cook is a tremendous Dancer, Choreographer and Instructor.  He thoroughly enjoys passing on the vast knowledge he has gained over the years to the generations to follow.  We are thrilled to welcome him to our staff!

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