Staff

 

tammyTammy Fox

GDT Executive Director

Jazz 1/2 & 3/4, Modern 1/2 & 3/4,  Tap 1/2, Contemporary Ensemble, Conditioning, Creative Movement, and Kinderdance

Tammy Fox grew up in New York where she studied Jazz, Modern, Tap and Ballet at Broadway Dance Center and Dance Space Studios. She has had the privilege of studying with Frank Hatchett, Sheila Barker and Peter Schaebel as well as professional workshops with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. After graduating from UNC Greensboro, Tammy returned to New York to perform and choreograph with Post Concert Dance Company at CW Post University as well as having her choreography produced through Works in Progress with Dance Space Studios. After relocating to Charlotte in 2001, Tammy established Revelations Dance Theatre for which she is choreographer and Artistic Director. Her choreography has been showcased throughout the Southeast for Olympic Gold Medalist Svetlana Boigunskia as well as numerous musical theatre productions for Matthews Playhouse. Recently Tammy has had choreography showcased alongside the Broadway Dreams Foundation in pre-professional workshops. Tammy has also produced the “Regional Choreographers Present” series for the past four years and has been a Teaching Artist for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and North Carolina Dance Theatre.


camilla picCamilla Bullard

Creative Movement, Kinderdance, Intro to Ballet, Ballet 1, Ballet 2 and Conditioning

Camilla Bullard discovered her passion for dance at the age of nine.  She trained for eight years under the direction of Pat Wall at Gaston Dance Theatre, studying Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Tap.  During this time, she danced featured roles in many well-known Ballets; the Coffee Arabian Princess in The Nutcracker and the Lead Gypsy in Don Quixote proved to be favorites.  Camilla also attended multiple intensive programs offered at the North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA) and performed as a featured Soloist in the selected Group Assemble entered by The GDT Company.

After graduating high school, Camilla trained and performed under the direction of Anne Blackwell at the York County Ballet, becoming a part of the Featured Company within the school.

In recent years, Camilla has used her dance art to give back to the community, serving as the dance director at her church.  Now, Camilla is excited to return to her roots at Gaston Dance Theatre.  Her love for the art of dance has only intensified over the years and she looks forward to introducing dance to the next generation of students at GDT.


Katarina Dimitrijevic

Ballet 2, Ballet 3/4, Ballet Technique, and Pointe Variations

Katarina Dimitrijevic is a graduate of The State Ballet Academy of Belgrade, Serbia.  Katarina danced with the Simionov Ensemble and instructed classical ballet at three different ballet institutions in Belgrade.  She then spent several years in Italy as a ballet instructor, choreographer and dancer at ballet schools in Ragusa. Cosimo, Acate and Grammichele.  In 1997, Katarina opened her own dance school, KAYA, in Belgrade.  She also completed a four-year course in Ballet Pedagogy at the University of High Culture and Arts in Rome, Italy, where she continued her studies in the Vaganova methodology.  She served as Assistant to Professor Ivan Goliandin in the Character Dance Department.  While studying in Rome, she taught classical and character dances at several studios while also dancing professionally.  Katarina moved to the Unites States in 2003 and taught classical ballet at the Fort Wayne Ballet Academy.  For the past ten years, she has been an instructor at Charlotte Ballet Academy.

 

 


margaretMargaret Kocherga

Substitute Instructor; Private Lessons

Margaret Kocherga grew up in the Ukraine where she studied dance at S. Lifar Academy in Kiev.  She has sixteen years of combined performance experience in Classical Ballet along with Ballroom, Latin Dance, Modern and Jazz. Margaret spent two years as a dancer with the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Kiev and as a conservatory student at North Carolina Dance Theatre.  She has experience teaching all ages of students ranging from preschoolers to adults.

 

 

 


AnthonIMG_2364y Schweighardt

Ballet 3/4 and Contemporary Ballet with Pointe

Growing up, Anthony was a boy of many faces as he appeared in musicals such as “A Chorus Line” and “Hairspray,” been a featured character on a web series, competed in ballroom, performed in outdoor dramas, did a stint in competitive dance, made an appearance on Oprah, and trained extensively in ballroom, jazz, gymnastics, modern, tap, contemporary, ballet, partnering and musical theater.  Under the tutelage of Michael and Melissa French, Anthony trained heavily in Vagonava for most of his ballet career.  After having done leads such as The Knave of Hearts, Prince Charming and Albrecht, Anthony moved to Charlotte in order to train with the esteemed faculty that is Charlotte Ballet.  Recently Anthony has choreographed and staged the full length classical ballet of “Peter Pan” and also three original contemporary ballets. After having performed last year with “Carolina Ballet Theatre”, Anthony is happy to now be a current member of the Charlotte Ballet.