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kim Kim Kelley – Tap Instructor and Progressions Elite Director Kim is known as the best Tap teacher in the entire Houston area. Her exciting and award winning choreography has achieved several top overall National Awards. Her teaching style is on the cutting edge and her discipline and eye for detail has produced students who are being recognized as the best tap dancers in the US.
adrian Adrian Ciobanu – Ballet Instructor
Mr. Ciobanu was born in Cluj, Romania where he graduated from the Liceul
de Choregrafie, Octavian Stroia with honors, under the direction of his
father, Florin Ciobanu. He then went on to work with the Romanian Opera
Ballet for one year before moving to the Hungarian Opera Ballet. During
his five years there, Mr. Ciobanu was promoted to Principal dancer. He
toured extensively throughout Europe including France, Hungary, Austria,
Germany, Switzerland, Romania, and the Czech Republic. Read more
Priscilla Nathan-MurphyBallet Instructor Originally from Singapore, Priscilla Nathan-Murphy received her classical ballet training in the Royal Academy of Dancing Syllabi and has also been trained in oriental dance mudras, modern dance and jazz.  Ms. Nathan-Murphy has a certification from the British Royal Academy of Dance in teaching and has acquired a Teaching License Diploma from the British Association of Teachers of Dance. Read More
 lisa  Lisa Wolff – Jazz Instructor  Lisa is a technical and inspiring teacher. She shares her knowledge and love of the industry through the eyes of a professional dancer.
  Andres De Blust-MommaertsContemporary/Ballet Instructor
Originally from Bogota, Colombia. Andres began studying ballet at age five, and at age twelve entered the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp in Belgium where he trained in a wide range of dance techniques. During this time, he was invited to work with choreographers such as Tamara Roso, AnnVan den Broek, and Toru Shimazaki (whose company PATCHWORK he performed with in Japan). Andres was selected for the Ecole-Atelier Rudra Béjart in Lausanne, Switzerland, giving him the opportunity to work with various international artists and to dance with Béjart Ballet Lausanne during part of its European tour. Read More
Megan Dutkiewicz –  Jazz and Children’s Instructor  Megan is a graduate of Sam Houston State University receiving her BFA in Dance. She grew up in Kingwood, TX studying at Rowland School of Ballet and was a member of Kingwood Jazz and Company. This is where she found her love and passion for teaching.
  Elaine FieldsChildren’s Instructor  COMING SOON
 12115886_10208015912259199_6620679369957985038_n  Michelle Cosart –Children’s Instructor One of PPA’s own accomplished dancers, Michelle grew up training at PPA where she won many awards and recognition. Upon graduation she attended TCU as a scholarship dance major and represented TCU as the first ever study abroad dance student in her Junior year. Since graduating in May of 2016 with a BFA in Dance, Michelle has moved back home to Houston and is pursuing her Masters degree at Sam Houston State University.PPA is very pleased to have this very talented teacher and choreographer on staff.
 Alexys Herrera Alexys (Lexi) HerreraStrength/Stretch and Tumbling Instructor
 COMING SOON
  Page Brill  Ballet Instructor and Nutcracker Director
 COMING SOON
   Katie Rose Carnes – Children’s Instructor Katie Rose Carnes, a Memphis native, is a graduate from The University of Alabama, with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a minor in Food & Nutrition and Human Development & Family Studies. She began her dance training at age three and competitively at age of five. Carnes trained at Ballet Memphis as a selected member of the Junior Company, and at Dance Dynamics Performance Studio in jazz, contemporary, lyrical, modern, musical theatre, and tap dance styles. When she was not in class, Carnes performed as a dancer, singer, and assistant choreographer in local musicals such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, High School Musical 2, and Camp Rock the Musical. Read More

  Dene Kiblinger HipHop Instructor  COMING SOON

 denise  Denise Summers – Office Manager  Denise is the voice and face of PPA. We are blessed to have her administrative skills. She wears a multitude of hats and is an expert at multitasking!