Madison Ballet Academy
"Where Dancing is our Life"
Please meet our instructors below.
Our elementary to level IV classes are audition only. Please contact us if you are interested in classes. We look forward to working with you!
Catherine Gilliam Artistic Director
Catherine began dancing at the age of 2 and has studied around the United States with various artists. She has formal Ballet training with instructors from the Alabama Ballet, ABT's Wes Chapman, Roger Van Flederan, Shawn Black and Terri Wexler as well as University of Alabama's Cornelius Carter, London Ballet's Mistress, Cynthia Harvey, Joffery Ballet Director, Russian instructor Luba Galyeava, ballet instructor Jon Summers of the ABT and NY Ballet,and Broadway Dance Theatre's Finalist Jung and David Howard. She has performed with pop artist Mandy Moore, and leared with the infamous Gillian Murphy. Catherine danced across America winning scholarships and entries into World Class Dance companies, but her roots are here in Huntsville, Alabama where she lives, breathes and eats around dance! Mrs. Caty is married and a mother of three boys and earned a Nursing Degree and BS in Excersice& Physiology and Sports Wellness. She has been teaching in the local schools, dance companies, special need community centers, preschools and helps to promote professional companies locally and around the state, she also works in local churches around Madison County for over 20 years. " I have been blessed in my studies of dance and art and it is due to the fact that I have a great family, husband, children, my mother and father, aunts, grandmothers, family and friends etc. who have traveled with me and prepared me for my life long dream of sharing the love of ballet and arts with children who feel dance into their core soul. I am thankful everyday for this blessing and talent and I hope that God blesses me with many more days of creativity!"
Studio number: (256)316-9788
Mrs. Lee has been a wonderful blessing to our office and studio for our accounts and record keeping as well as an advocate between parents and teachers. She has kept the line of communications open for all of us to reach her and Mrs. Catherine. She and her son, Jacob, help to keep our website up and going, a job that never ends! Thank you to the Lee family for all you are doing! We are so thankful to have you as a part of the family!
Miss Leah Purves
Leah currently works with our Combo, Jazz, Acro and Tap classes. She has trained in all styles of dance but loves ballet the most. Leah has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She is also an advanced vocalist with the Huntsville Community Chorus. Leah is so excited to share and work with students as well as continue her education in dance. We are so happy to have Miss Leah and are excited that she is here to share the fine art of ballet with our youngest students.
Miss Ana teaches Pre Ballet, Combo, Ballet I and Tap as well as assisting in our Pointe classes. She has been dancing for 14 years and trained with Mrs. Caty, Luba Galyeava, and was a demi soloist with the Alabama Youth Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker". She loves to spend time with our budding ballerinas teaching them that ballet is an art form they can love for a lifetime. Ana continues to study classical ballet and hopes to share her passion for dance with the students of Madison Ballet. Ana will be managing our office for the 2019-2020 year, while she pursues a degree in Business. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Rebecca teaches Combo, and Lyrical classes at both of our studio locations. She enjoys working with all of the wonderful families of Madison Ballet as well as continuing to dance with our Adult Jazz class. Rebecca is quick to lend a hand with all of the activities of MBA and always greets everyone with a smile. We are so happy to have her as a part of our dance family!
Additional Support Staff:
Jacob Lee: Videography
Performance crew: Mrs. Karen Scott, Miss Nikki, Ms. Ana Jones,
Premier Preschools: Host of our city outreach educational program
Thank you to all for helping to share the arts!
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Both class information and registration form can be printed off our website.
"Where Dancing is Our Life"
Classes OPEN for
ages 2 & up
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