Jamie Rhett Roberts, Co-Director
Jamie Rhett Roberts began his training in Salt Lake City at the School of Ballet West. He continued his studies at the School of American Ballet in New York City, The San Francisco Ballet School, The Pacific Northwest Ballet School and the Dance Aspen Summer Festival.
Jamie has danced as a member of various professional companies including Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Austin and the Chautauqua Dance Company. He has trained under Stanley Williams, William Christensen, Sharee Lane and Pierre Dulaine. He has worked with influential artists including Todd Bolender, Bruce Marks, Igor Youskevitch, Cynthia Gregory, Janie Parker, Eleanor D’Antuano, Jerold Arpino and Peter Pucci.
Some of his favorite roles have been Prince Florimund and the Bluebird from The Sleeping Beauty, Grand Pas Classique, Franz in Copellia, Cavalier from the Nutcracker and Balanchine’s – Western Symphony, Jewels, Serenade and Concerto Barocco.
Jamie has performed as a guest artist with and instructed young dancers in regional companies and schools in Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Arizona. He is a guest teacher and has worked with area schools including: Grier School in Birmingham/Tyrone, PA, Allegheny Ballet, Centre Dance, Pauline Baker Rodgers School of Dance, and La Roche College in Pittsburgh, PA.
Jamie is proud to be co-directing Huntingdon Dance Academy with his wife Kristin. “Our vision for our students is to provide quality dance training in a variety of dance forms, and the opportunity to perform throughout the year in multiple settings and venues. We are very pleased with our students’ efforts and progression. Our dancers and their families are tremendous and we look forward to a bright future together”.