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Rudyland PhotographyThe Maple Conservatory of Dance offers an array of fun-filled classes for boys & girls ages 2-8 as part of our Conservatory program, in our Creative/Pre-Ballet Elementary Division.
No prior dance training is required to enroll and we offer these classes & age levels:
Dancers in our Creative/Pre-Ballet Elementary Division will have opportunities to perform with our pre-professional company, the Maple Youth Ballet, and when ready, are invited to continue their dance training and education in our Conservatory's Classical Dance Division at our main studio in Irvine.
All classes for our young dancers ages 2-8 are taught by our fantastic Maple Conservatory faculty Pili Doheny, Noelle Snavely and Stela Viorica:
Ms. Doheny graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development. In the 1990s Ms. Doheny trained and performed at The Ballet Academy of Northern Virginia under the direction of Madame Solange Binda. Here she helped the director in several areas with particular emphasis on administrative tasks and working with parents in preparation for their annual recital. View Ms. Doheny's biography
Ms. Snavely holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from University California, Irvine and is currently seeking her Master’s Degree. Dancing since the age of three, Ms. Snavely has been teaching and choreographing for the past 13 years. Her teaching styles include ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, modern, swing and Latin dance. As a diverse dancer, she has performed with Ballet Pacifica, Dance N' ETC, Fiesta Latina, Orange Coast College and UCI Jazz Ensemble. View Ms. Snavley's biography
Ms. Viorica is a former principal dancer with National Ballet of Romania. She is a graduate of the National Academy of Ballet in Bucharest and has had the privilege to be coached by Maestro Umrihin, a teacher from the Vaganova Institute. During her career as a professional dancer, Ms. Viorica has been featured in principal roles in various ballets such as Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, La Fille Mal Gardee and Swan Lake, among others. View Ms. Viorica's biography
To register for one or more classes at our Balboa Island/Newport Beach studio location, download and complete our class registration form (pdf) and drop it off at our Irvine studio location. Or you may fax the completed form to us at 949-660-9932.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our open class schedule.