Every child should take ballet... Not to become a ballet dancer, but to be exposed to classical music. Being exposed to classical music gives them beautiful thoughts, and much more vivid imaginations. ~Marcia Dale Weary
Elesia's love of dance began as a preschooler, twirling and leaping to classical music, with her parents as her supportive audience. From the moment she stepped foot inside a studio, Elesia knew she was destined to study classical ballet. From childhood through adulthood, she trained and performed at pre-professional academies under master instructors in California, Idaho, Oregon, and New York.
A strong interest in ballet technique and pedagogy led Elesia to begin attending workshops and mentoring young dancers. In 2017, she was recognized by American Ballet Theatre as an outstanding applicant to the Project Plie National Curriculum Teacher Training Scholarship. Elesia has also completed her Vaganova Method, Advanced Beginner, plus Level 1 certification via Annette Thomas and Inna Stabrova of the Ohio Conservatory of Ballet. In 2018, she received a certificate from Oregon Ballet Theatre for the completion of their foundational years teachers' workshop.
Following in the footsteps of her instructors, Elesia has developed the gift of sincere connection with her students. Holding exceptionally high standards, she cultivates artistry, musicality, etiquette, flexibility, strength, and precision...all while infusing her lessons with the sacred joy of ballet. Elesia is honored to pass down everything she has internalized throughout her ballet career.