Our Teachers

Christina's Adult Ballet  is known in both in the neighboring communities and throughout the country for its exceptional dance training. Our teachers are made up of the best the dance world has to offer. We offer a large variety of classes for every skill level from beginner to advanced. Whether you are a newbie or a dance professional, we have a class that’s right for you. Come dance with us and meet the our talented team of instructors

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   Marie Rabey

She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance at Marygrove College, where she studied with Iacob Lascu. Taking Christina Kammuller’s classes since Christina began teaching in Michigan has also been a highlight of her learning experience.  Performing as a principal dancer in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's annual Nutcracker for 17 years, Marie also acted as the production's Ballet Mistress. She also danced solo and principal roles in the Michigan Opera Theater productions of Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and Romeo and Juliet, and in several operas. Marie danced in a national touring production of The Phantom of the Opera, and performed on tour with the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin.  Her teaching credits include four decades at Angie Hahn’s Academy of Dance (formerly Bunny Sanford’s School of Dance), and locally at Oakland University and Eastern Michigan University.

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   Leslie Bryan

 

 

From an early age, dance was special to Leslie. She has been dancing for 43 years with Sandra Severo and later with Christina Kammuller.  She performed Peter and the Wolf, Coppelia, Madeline and Nutcraker and significant roles in many, many other ballets.  As she often says, "Teaching is not work for me, it's a passion." 

Jessica Thomas

Jessica Gabrielle Thomas is a native of Detroit, MI. She obtained a M.F.A in

Dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Thomas also received a B.F.A in Dance from Wright State University. She currently instructs/assists classical ballet at Christina’s Adult Ballet, The Foundation House, and Juliana's School of Dance. Thomas is also a part time classical ballet professor at Wayne State University.

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Jillian Richardson

Jillian RIchardson was born in Detroit and has been involved in dance her entire life.  In her early years she began training in ballet, tap, jazz, figure skating and ice dancing.  Her serious ballet training began with Carol Cotter and Livonia's CAPA program under Mary Murphy.  Jillian has danced with the CIty Ballet of San Diego training under David Howard and Susan Jaffe and was also accepted into Atlanta Festival Ballet. Jillian has taught ballet for 12 years and enjoys sharing her passion for dance with her students.

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  Tara Day

 

Tara started dance classes in tap, jazz and ballet at a young age.

She has performed in and choreographed numerous dance pieces.  Having a special appreciation for the beauty and grace of ballet, she continued her dance education at Center for Creative Studies and Marygrove College.  Tara has spent the last 20 years teaching ballet.