At L'Ecole de Danse, we offer classical training in a nurturing environment. Children learn self-discipline and confidence in their weekly classes at our family owned business. We encourage creativity and a love for the arts while teaching correct body placement and traditional terminology. With more than 25 years of teaching experience, our instructors offer your child the tools for success on stage and beyond.
L'Ecole de Danse
Kristine Purcell, MA, R-DMT Holds a Master of Arts from Drexel University in Dance Movement Therapy and a B.A. from Goucher College in Dance. Performance experience with Dance Now! Ensemble in Miami, danceRINK in Baltimore, and Danse4Nia in Philadelphia. Has worked therapeutically in school and outpatient settings since 2011 with children with special needs, utilizing dance as a mode of communication, interaction, and expression.
Dmitri Malikov Graduate of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. Performing experience with Donetsk Ballet. Principal dancer with the Lvov Ballet Theatre in Ukraine, and the Moscow City Ballet. Came to the United States in 1999 to become principal dancer with the Ballet Theatre of Maryland under the direction of Edward Stewart. Currently serves as the Artistic Director for Chesapeake Ballet Company.
Barbara Winner Dance major from Butler University. Performing experience with the Butler Ballet Company and Ballet Theatre of Annapolis. Has taught ballet and creative movement in the Annapolis area since 1977. Holds a B.S. in art from Northeastern University, and has taken two years of elementary education courses.
Carol Wheeler Dance major, and B.A. from University of Maryland, College Park. Performing experience with Ballet Theatre of Annapolis and Maryland Dance Theater. Has taught ballet and creative movement since 1988, adding lyrical and modern dance in 1995.