Ballet Teacher

By Phone

425-4446 - Miss Denee (home)

241-2113 - The Studio

By Email

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Miss Denee - Our Director

Denee Bannister

Director / Founder / Teacher

“Miss” Denee has a BA from Indiana University and MA from U of L.

She danced with the Louisville Civic Ballet and Starlight Theatre in Kansas City. She received additional teacher training in New York and Chicago. She was named “Dance Educator of the Year” for KY in 2005.

She also established the dance program at Noe Middle School in Jefferson County, where she taught dance and drama for 23 years.

Miss Denee teaches all levels of ballet at the studio, choreographs, directs and stages the recital productions and is co- artistic director of the studio's Young Dancers Company.

 

 

Kayleigh Doremus

Instructor/ Co-artistic  director of Young Dancers Company

Ms. Kayleigh has spent the last 10 years dancing, teaching, and training in New York City.

She was a resident artist and choregrapher for Dancers Studio Foundation and New York Jazz Choreography Project.  She helped create the Brooklyn Dance Festival, and was the co-founder and artistic director of Jete` Dance Center in New York.

Her students performed with Derek Mitchell, Ant Boogie, The Brooklyn Nets, Jason Samules Smith  and more.... and have been featured in dance catalogues, including Art Stone, A Wish Come True, and Bloch Costume  and Dancewear.   Her students have preformed with American Ballet Theater, National Ballet of Canada, Joffery Ballet, The Alvin Ailey School,  MTV and Urban Dance League.

Kayleigh teaches all levels of ballet at our studio, plus modern,  contemporary and musical theatre.  She is also the co-director of our Young Dancers Company.

The studio is located at 5907 W. Hwy 22, just East of the 3-way stop-sign by Crestwood Elementary and just West of the Hwy 329 bypass.

Village Dance Theatre began in 1974 in the Little Colonel Playhouse in Pewee Valley. It was originally a branch of Lyndon Ballet School, directed by Pat Hale Gano. For several years it was the ballet school for Waldeck Academy of the Arts. We've had a full time home since 1997 and opened the new, bigger studio space in August 2010.

Since 1985, Village Dance Theatre has presented story ballets for its annual recital production, performing children' adaptation  of ballets like "Cinderella," "The Nutcracker  Suite," and "the Sleeping Beauty."

in the fall of2012, the studio became the home of Young Dancers Company, a ballet company for our intermediate and advanced students.