Danielle Campbell Steans, Director

 

Danielle Campbell Steans began dancing with June Neal Key in Kansas City, Kansas at age 4. She furthered her training at age 9 with Lisa Stickelman Dillinger and Flo Klenklen at the State Ballet of Missouri now the Kansas City Ballet School. From there,  Ms. Campbell continued her dance education at the Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts in Natick, Massachusetts with Michael Owen, Sydelle Gomberg, the late Samuel Kirkjian, and Tamara King. While there, she was a member of the National Youth ballet for two seasons. Ms. Campbell also attended several summer programs including the Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education.As a professional, Ms. Campbell joined the Georgia Ballet, where she danced in La Sylphide,The Nutcracker, and Swan Lake, and was featured in Ginger Thatcher’s Monet’s Garden. Shethen performed with Nashville Ballet II and Nashville Ballet, dancing in numerous classical and contemporary works including Scheherazade,  Balanchine’s SerenadeThe Sleeping BeautySwan Lake, and Aida with The Nashville Opera, as the Tortoise in Paul Vasterling’s The Singing Tortoise, and in the late Robert Philander’s Snap. In 2007, Ms. Campbell joined Ballet San Antonio. She performed in Gabriel Zertuche’s Suzaki Dances and Svelto; in Spanish and Russian dances in The Nutcracker; as a villager and lead bride in Dracula; as lead Czardas in Coppélia; in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, and as the Nurse in Ben Stevenson’s Romeo & Juliet. Ms. Campbell has extensive experience working with young dancers. She taught at Ballet San Antonio Academy and served as associate director of the school’s dance ensemble for five seasons. She has taught at the Ballet Conservatory of South Texas, Boys & Girls Clubs, and various schools in the greater San Antonio area. In 2013, Ms. Campbell joined the Ballet San Antonio staff.  During her time there, she helped expand the company’s community education program to reach over 10,000 families. Ms. Campbell initiated a partnership between Ballet San Antonio and American Ballet Theatre’s prestigious Project Plié program. In the summers of 2015 and 2016, Ms. Campbell’s work with at-risk youth at Boys & Girls Clubs in San Antonio earned her a full-tuition scholarship to attend American Ballet Theatre’s National Curriculum Training.  An American Ballet Theatre Certified Instructor, she has served as Co-Interim Artistic Director, Company & Outreach Manager, Ballet Master for Ben Stevenson O.B.E.’s Swan Lake and Children’s Rehearsal Director for Ballet San Antonio’s The Nutcracker.

Rachel Sanborn, Business Administrator

Rachel Sanborn grew up in Austin, Texas where she danced for 16 years at 620 Dance Centre and competed with their Encore Team for many years. After moving to San Antonio to attend Trinity University, Rachel majored in Business Administration with concentrations in Management, Marketing and Economics. While attending Trinity, Rachel worked for Ballet San Antonio as their marketing intern. After graduating with her BA in 2015, Rachel worked as a first grade instructional teaching assisstant before returning to Trinity this past summer to pursue her Masters of Arts in Teaching at Trinity University. She is very excited to join San Antonio Ballet School as it’s Business Administrator and can’t wait to be part of the company as it continues to grow!

 

 

 

 

 

Giselle Fox, Instructor

Studied at Escuela Nacional de Ballet in La Habana, Cuba.  She has performed professionally with Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Ballet de Monterrey and Compania Noctango in Monterrey, Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Husan Hopuy , Instructor

Husan Hopuy began his ballet training at the Escuela Nacional de Cuba where he graduated with a dance degree in 2000.  He has danced professionally with Ballet Argentina de Julio Boca, Ballet Municipal de Peru, Ballet Municipal de Cordoba, Ballet Concierto Inaki Urlezaga, Minnesota Ballet and Ballet San Antonio.  He has performed extensively throughout Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay, Mexico, Peru, Argentina and the United States.

Felicia McBride , Instructor

Felicia’s professional career started at 18 years old when she joined Ballet Austin 2. Ms. McBride then became a member of Dominic Walsh Dance Theater where she performed works by Jiri Kylian and Matts Ek as well as Mauro Bigonzetti and Dominic Walsh. While dancing with Dominic Walsh Dance theater she performed the lead role of ‘Juliet’ in Walsh’s production of “Romeo and Juliet.” She also toured to Italy where she performed in Naples and on the private island of Li Galli. Ms. McBride later joined Hubbard Street 2 where she was a part of many original creations and toured throughout the United States as well as Germany. Ms. McBride has also guested with Les Grands Ballet Canadiens in their production of “The Nutcracker” in 2009 and 2013. Felicia began her freelance career in Chicago dancing with Kristina Isabelle Dance Company. In 2014 she performed with KIDC in the annual Deventer Op Stelten Festival held in Deventer, Netherlands. Felicia is currently dancing with ARCOS, a contemporary company based out of Austin, TX, as well as guesting with Owen/Cox Dance Group in Kansas City, MO. She is a certified Pilates Instructor in the D.K. Body Balancing Method of Pilates Mat Exercise. She moved back to San Antonio in June of 2016 and is engaged to be married in the Spring of 2017.

Adam Sage

Amy Fote

Dominic Walsh