Ballet & Dance Instructor
Bailey began her formal dance training at the Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education under the direction of Jamey Leverett. As a Draper student she had many opportunities to perform with Rochester City Ballet in their productions of The Nutcracker, Peter and the Wolf, Firebird, Push and Pull, Cinderella, and Carmen. She also spent summers studying at The Juilliard School, Atlanta Ballet, and Nashville Ballet.
To further her dance studies, she attended the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music,majoring in Ballet Performance. Bailey has danced professionally with Nashville Ballet. While with Nashville Ballet she performed in Giselle, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Carmina Burana, and many contemporary new works. She has also had the opportunity to perform and tour with Common Thread Contemporary Dance in St. Louis, Mo, working closely with choreographer and Juilliard graduate Jessica Lang.
Bailey most recently served as a Ballet Instructor and Rehearsal Assistant at Ballet Hawaii School in Honolulu, HI and Kailua Dance Academy in Kailua, HI. Prior to her residency in Hawaii, she served as an Assistant Director for Arts Ballet Academy in Newport News, VA. While working with Arts Ballet Academy she choreographed many full-length ballets and contemporary works such as The Nutcracker, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, Alice in Wonderland, The Snow Queen, and Emergence. Bailey has also served as the Dance Director at Ware Academy in Gloucester, VA, collaborating closely with the music
department to create new productions for the entire student body.
Bailey is so happy to be back home in Rochester and looks forward to sharing her love of dance with the Draper students.