Ms. Raquel Whitehead, our ballet instructor. Not only has she earned a double degree in Communication Studies and Dance from the University of Alabama, but she is also an incredibly accomplished dancer who has studied and danced with Alabama School of Fine Arts, the prestigious Julliard School, the Kirov Academy of Ballet, and the Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest. She also danced professionally in Italy, France, and Germany. She has taught for C.J.’s Dance Factory in Prattville, AL and for the Academy of Ballet and Jazz (ABJ) in Tuscaloosa, AL.
As the school director, Raquel will oversee dance curriculum for children, young adults and adult classes. She will also oversee the company’s outreach program, LEAP, that connects community children with the arts. Through performances and classes on-site, this program has helped expose thousands of students in the greater Montgomery area to ballet. The program has grown rapidly over the past year thanks to a sponsorship by Hyundai.