Livermore Ballet School - Director: April Wagner
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Director: April Wagner
Director: April Wagner
April Wagner received training with her mother, Sherida Sullivan at the Danse Boutique and professionally trained with Zola Dishong and Richard Cammack at Contra Costa Ballet. She received scholarships to Joffery Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet & Pennslyvania Ballet, among others. Ms. Wagner spent 3 consecutive summers with School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center in NYC(New York City Ballet School). She studied under the direction of Suki Schorer(NYCB), Darci Kistler(NYCB), Susan Ware(NYCB), Evelyn Cisneros(SFB), Peter Boal(PNWB), Charles Anderson(CCB and Company C) and Joy Petrash(CCB) as well as many others. She has performed many professionally choreographed roles including but not limited to Paquita, Balanchine's Etudes, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Swan Lake. April Wagner has taught ballet for 17 years in San Diego and the Bay area. Ms. Wagner is the director and full time Ballet teacher for Livermore Ballet School and choreographs two full length performances a year(Nutcracker and the June showcase). Her June showcase not only covers reknown professional choreographers pieces but Mrs. Wagner has also choreographed 3 Full length ballets including Snow White, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. April's passion for dance, choreography and her love of children are evident in her teaching style. She both inspires and nurtures her students.
  Sherida Sullivan-Adult Ballet Teacher
Sherida Sullivan-Adult Ballet Teacher
Sherida Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dance from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Her professional interests include Vaganova ballet technique, creative dance, choreography and performance.
Substitute Teacher-Jessica Graves
Substitute Teacher-Jessica Graves
Jessica Graves began training at Danse Boutique with Sherida Sullivan for seven years and has been a student at Livermore Ballet School with April Wagner for four years. She has been a teachers aide and substitute teacher at Livermore Ballet School for the last four years. Jessica is attending Brigham Young University Idaho and is currently majoring in child development and dance. She is set to go on a mission in South Africa in April 2013.
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