Theresa Jacksis trained under the direction of Robyn Fattibene and Bryan Lewis at La Danse Academie. She danced with the Connecticut Repertory Danse Essentials from 1980-1984, performing in Carmen, Le Corsair, Rodeo, Paquita, Spring Festival in Napoli, Chopin Waltzes, and The Grande Tarantella. She also performed for the Shuberts 75 Anniversary, and has apperared on NBC's PM Magazine. Theresa joined New England Ballet in 1989, dancing the roles of Dew Drop and Arabian in The Nutcracker. Some of her many roles include the Princess in the 1990 production of Firebird, as well as Rough Crossing at the Westport Country Playhouse. In 1993, Theresa participated in the Artspace Performing Arts Program where she performed Signs of Life. In 1996, she also danced in Tapestries with the Brass City Ballet Company. Theresa continues her training with Paul Hall at the Paul Hall Contempory Dance Theatre, Elizabeth Barisser at Brass City Ballet, and Zvi Gotheiner at Broadway Ballet. She is also Pilates instructor, having been trained by Amy Matton of Bodywork and SUNY Purchase. In 1997, she began her internship at Drago's Gym in NYC with Romana Kryzanowska, who was a student of Joseph Pilates. Theresa holds a Bachelors, Master's, and Sixth Year Degree in Teaching and currently teaches in the Fairfield Public Schools.
Ballet, Lyrical, Modern Instructor
Katherine Sarris has performed on 4 continents of the world, and her choreography has been showcased internationally. She is currently the Artistic director for le groupe de danse Sky Touch in France. She as also been a solo performer and assistant stage manager with Project Dance in Times Square NYC, London, UK & Washington, D.C. Ms. Sarris has moved audiences across the US from TX to MO, FL to NY with her dramatic and original style, performing in schools, churches, shopping parks, art fairs, and on Public Television.
In 2010 she relocated to Kansas City to be a trainee with Storling Dance Theater, a neoclassical modern-ballet company. Ms. Sarris was a company member with Dramatic Truth Ballet Theater, performing in adaptions of "The Nutcracker" and "Sleeping Beauty". She also sang and danced through Tiffany Powell's musical theater chorus line in "Variety Show KC 2013". Ms. Sarris studied interpretive dance & ballet under Karen Festog (formerly Royal Ballet). She studied ballet with Megan Phillip (Joffrey Ballet), modern dance under Maria Colaco, hip-hop from George Jones (The Circus Tour: Starring Britney Spears), jazz with Geoffrey Doig-Marx (founder of The Elan Awards), and theater dance under Jeff Shade (mentored by Bob Fosse). Katherine Sarris also has15 years of experience in teaching dance. She founded the Master's School of Sacred Choreography in 2001 - an interpretive dance studio which she directed for 8 years here in CT. Ms. Sarris has also conducted numerous liturgical dance workshps and classes both nationally and internationally. In addition to completing 5 consecutive sessions of the Teacher Training Worksop with Ballet Magnificant! in Jackson, MS, she is certified in the American Ballet Theatre curriculum from Pre-Primary through Level 3.
Danielle Langston was raised in Stratford, CT and received her dance training at Startford Academy of Dance and Harlem School of the Arts where she studeied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip-hop. Danielle graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pyschology and a minor in Dance. Danielle received her Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University in 2013. She is currently the Director of a social work program at The Child & Family Guidance Center in Bridgeport. In 2004 Danielle co-founded a hip-hop dance group called Toxic and led them to performances such as, Hot 93.7's Jingle Jam Concert, 6 time champions on "Showtime At the Apollo", a performance on BET'S 106 & Park, fashion shows, comedy shows and has opened up for artists such as reggae star Sean Paul and R&B group 112. She has been teaching Ballet, Jazz and Hip-hop at local dance studios with students ages ranging from 5-18 years old for the past 10 years. She loves to teach and share her love for the art of dance with all her students.