Noel Dupuis Co-Director

Trained with the School of American Ballet, Houston Ballet Academy, Miami Conservatory and the Martha Mahr School of Dance. During the early years of his career he danced with the Atlanta Ballet, Southern Ballet Theatre, Memphis Concert Ballet and the Nashville Ballet prior to joining Ballet West as a Senior Artist. While at Ballet West he was under the direction of Jon Hart and Jonas Kage and performed in a number of ballets including Cinderella, Swan Lake, Peter Pan and The Nutcracker. He also performed in a number of ballets choreographed by Ashton, Forsythe, Hans van Manen, Val Canniparoli and George Balanchine. In 2003 Noel moved to Louisville Ballet as a Soloist under the direction of Bruce Simpson. While there he danced the role of Vronsky in Anna Karenina and as Arabian, Spanish and Waltz of the Flowers Cavalier in The Nutcracker. After two season, Noel moved to the Charleston Ballet Theatre as a Principal Dancer and Company Teacher. He performed as the Cavalier in Nutcracker, Captain Hook in Peter Pan and Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. Noel had the privilege of performing at the 2002 Winter Olympics, Cultural Olympiad and the Sixth Annual China Arts Festival. Since 2006 Noel has been working as a freelance dancer, teacher and choreographer. Noel and Christina married in April of 2015 and have a son.


Christina Dupuis Co-Director

Trained with Druid Hills Dance Centre, Rotaru International Children's Ballet, Miami City Ballet and Simply Dancing. She danced on scholarship at EDGE Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles for 2 years. Christina was fortunate enough to perform in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1996 Olympic Games as a dancer. Professionally, she performed as a lead dancer, singer, cast captain and choreographers assistant at Wild Adventures Theme Park where she performed in various song a dance shows as well as a large prop magic show. She traveled with her choreographer Aurelio "Tony" Padron to set choreography on other projects.

Christina performed as a Guest Artist with North Georgia Performing Arts Academy. She performed the roles of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake and Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty. Christina also danced with About Face ATL, a jazz and contemporary company, for 3 years. Christina and Noel married in April of 2015 and have a son. 


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Instructors

Robyn Donaldson

Robyn began her training at the age of 7 with Druid Hills Dance Centre in Atlanta under the direction of Coby Richardson. She performed for 10 years with the Performance Ensemble studying Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz and Modern with nationally renowned teachers and choreographers such as Gary Harrison, Angela Provine and Delayne Meaders. Robyn graduated from North Atlanta School of Performing Arts with a speciality in Dance Studies. Robyn's Professional Credits include: Simply Dancing, Dance Centre at Vista Grove, Gwinnett Ballet Theatre, Druid Hills Dance Centre, Coca-Cola Olympic City-singer/dancer, Pocahontas Summer Spectacular-Fox Theatre, Show Choir's Theme Park Performers Workshop- Walt Disney World. Robyn assisted Disney Choreographer Robbie Mackey throughout the southeast in several dance workshops and seminars. Robyn is loved throughout the Atlanta Metro area for the exceptional patience and joy she brings to her classes. Robyn is married with two daughters and resides in Snellville.