SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS

SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS

Charleston Ballet Theatre Center for Dance Education delivers consummate training to students from areas of the  Lowcountry and across the Nation. CBT Center for Dance Education has a renowned legacy of offering preeminent training in and performance of classical ballet to students at all levels from beginner to pre-professional. CBT Alumni are members of ballet companies including New York City Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Louisville Ballet, Nashville Ballet,  and American Ballet Theatre.

Founding School Director Patricia Cantwell unique student core curriculum is focused on constructing robust technical strength, stamina and flexibility while nurturing creative development and teaching valuable life skills.

Micheal Rodriguez
  • Micheal Rodriguez
    Micheal Rodriguez

    MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ  began ballet at the late age 14. He studied under Deborah Case at the Deborah Case Dance Academy, home of the Rio Grande Valley Ballet. He had the luxury of working with numerous instructors including Prima Ballerina Absoluta Galina Mezentseva of the Kirov Ballet, Alex Ossadnick Ballet Bordeaux (current Ballet Master of Ballet Idaho), Michael and Olga Wise of Moscow Classical, Willie Shives of Joffrey Ballet,  He then began to perform with The Rio Grande Valley Ballet portraying lead roles in and touring within the state of Texas. He had the pleasure of sharing the stage with principals of the Joffrey Ballet as well as dance and partner in Carnival of the Animals with Prima Ballerina Absoluta Galina Mezantseva.

    He has trained in many styles of dance from instructors across the globe. He has had the privilege of choreographing for competitions, as well as working with artist for music videos, live concerts, musicals and plays. Is a sought out Master Teacher across the Country.  He performs in  CBT Center for Dance Education productions including Nutcracker, Cinderella  and Happily Ever after.

    Katie Aileen Badget
    • Katie Aileen Badget
      Katie Aileen Badget

      KATIE AILEEN BADGETT was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. Now a familiar face in productions by Jill Eathorne Bahr—she currently works at Magnolia Dance Academy in Summerville.   . She attended the South Carolina Governor ’s School for the Arts, where she took daily classes with Stanislav Isseav & Irena Ushakova. She was instructed by Robert Ivey, Alonzo King, Hernan Justo, Robert Barnett, Sandra Neels, Lloyd Withmore along with several others. Katie was seen last season in CBT Center for Dance Education’s Twas the Night Before Nutcracker and Happily Ever After in the Spring dancing the role of Pocahontas. And the Arabian Princess in the Nutcracker.

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