Dance Faculty

Lauren Beirne (Ballet, Tap, and Jazz)

Performances: with Randy James Dance Works, Kate Weare, Deborah Jowitt, Motus Dance Theatre, The White Rabbit Cabaret, Suzanne Beahrs Dance, and Desert Sin Dance Theatre. Choreography: presented by New York University, Dance New Jersey, The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, Indy Fringe, HATCH Series, AFAC, RAW, Your Move, John Jay College Dixon Place, and The Martha Graham Theatre. Artistic director: Lauren Beirne Dance Works. Ballet director: Kenyatta Dance Company. Education: M.F.A., Tisch School of the Arts at New York University; B.F.A., Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Former faculty positions: Gallatin School at New York University, Kenyetta Dance Company, and Ballerina’s Academy of Dance. Current faculty positions: Creative Arts Studio. Prep Center since 2015. Read an interview with Lauren Beirne.

Catherine Boronne (Ballet)

Performances: with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company, Exit 12 Dance Company, and Adams Company Dance (all in New York), and Mystic Ballet (Connecticut). Awards: two gold and silver medals, American Academy of Ballet Performance Awards. Education: B.F.A., University of Hartford, HARTT School; worked/studied under Dou Dou Huang, Bartlett Sher, Joe Fritz, Richard Marsden, Marina Stavitskya, Gelsey Kirkland, Roman Bacca, Brenda Neville, Mitzi Adams, Sergei Vanaev, and Adam Miller. Ballet instructor positions: CKC Dance Academy, Dance Progressions, and Dimensions in Dance (all in New Hampshire); The Lexington School of Ballet (Massachusetts); David Sander's Dance Dynamics (New York); Elite Dance Centre; Cobble Hill Ballet; and Prep Center since 2015. Read an interview with Catherine Boronne.

Lyndsay Corbett (Ballet, Tap, Hip-hop, Combo Classes, and Theater)

Performances: with Gotham Dance Theater at The Tank, Punchdrunk Theatre Company, The New Ensemble, the Downtown Urban Theater Festival, the New Island Theatre Festival, Sally Silvers at the Roulette Performance Space, the Cell Theatre, the People’s Improv Theater, and the New School for Drama, all in New York, and the University of Denver Theater, Performance Now! Theater Company, Main Street Players, and Town Hall Arts Center, all in Colorado. Company dancer: Gotham Dance Theater (New York). Company dancer and teacher: 7Dancers and Cherry Creek Dance (Colorado). Education: M.F.A., The New School for Drama; B.A., University of Denver. Participant; National Theatre Conservatory Adult Summer Intensive. Former faculty positions: adjunct instructor of stage movement and dance, University of Denver; Head Movement Faculty, Denver Center Summer Theater Academy. Current faculty position: Prep Center since 2009. Read an interview with Lyndsay Corbett.

Talara Ruth (Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Contemporary)

Performances: musical theater, modern dance, acrobatics and contemporary ballet, including Cubiculo, Joyce Theater, Calvary Church, Judson Church, and New School. Choreography: traditional ballets: Nutcracker, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, and Romeo and Juliet; jazz, modern, and contemporary: Reunion, Esmerelda Joyaux, and Cirque de La Mer. Choreographer/Director: West Side Story, Oklahoma, and The Sound of Music. Awards: National Endowment for the Arts; Arts Council of Orange County. Former owner and director: Dance X-pressions; Tri-State Dance Company, with numerous awards, including Showstoppers National Competition and Dance Educators of America. Education: B.A., Performing Arts and Dance Education, Empire State College; studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Dance Division; dance teachers include Nenette Charisse (teacher for Jerome Robbins, Violette Verdy) and David Howard (teacher for Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gelsey Kirkland). Former faculty positions: University of Maine at Orono, Montclair State University, and public and private schools throughout the New York City area. Current faculty position: Prep Center since 2015. Read an interview with Talara Ruth.