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our faculty

Founder & Artistic Director

Macy Comrie

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Macy Comrie began her ballet training over 25 years ago with Ballet School of Coeur d'Alene. At 15, she was accepted to train under Prima Ballerina Gelsey Kirkland's year round program in New York City . While attending Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, Macy participated in summer intensives with American Ballet Theatre on scholarship as well as Chautauqua Festival Ballet on full scholarship. At 17, she was accepted to train with international Danseur Sergio Neglia in New York until 2012. Upon graduating High School, Macy was invited to dance principal and soloist roles as a professional Ballet dancer with Dance Theatre of Tennessee. There, she performed many roles including Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, the Peasant Pas De Deux in Giselle, and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. She enjoyed dancing professionally in Nashville, New York, and performed in parades with Walt Disney World before transitioning to her teaching career.

 

Over the past 10 years, Macy has taught Ballet in New York, Portland, Nashville, and Orlando.

Macy is thrilled to share her passion and knowledge of ballet and the classical arts with the community.

Instructor

Juliana Landry

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Juliana Landry began dancing in 2006 in Ocala, Florida, receiving training in ballet, lyrical, and jazz. At the age of twelve, she fell in love with ballet and soon shifted her focus to strictly training in classical ballet. During this time, Juliana was able to attend a summer intensive as well as numerous private lessons offered by The Joffrey Ballet. She participated in various workshops and intensives with many different professional companies, including Ballet Magnificat.

 

After graduating high school, Juliana received her Associate of Arts in Dance at Santa Fe College, studying under the direction of Jessie Dominguez, Alora Haynes, and Mellisa Brenner while receiving training in ballet, modern, jazz, and dance composition. At Santa Fe College, she was awarded the Fine Arts Scholarship for her dancing abilities, work ethics, and leadership qualities. Throughout her years of training, Juliana was able to perform numerous principal and soloist roles in various productions, including Paquita and Giselle. She hopes to share her great love for ballet with her students as she teaches technique that will aid them with all styles of dance and work ethics that will benefit them with whatever career they choose to pursue.

Academy Administrator

Jeanna Koppa

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Jeanna Koppa has several years of office administrative experience. She currently works as an administrative receptionist at a retirement home located in Happy Valley, Oregon. Prior to her administrative experience, she spent four years working with special needs children in Post Falls, Idaho were she and her husband raised three wonderful children. She has a passion for ballet and its deeply traditional art form and in  the past has supported the arts by volunteering and attending many ballet performances. She's delighted to be a part of Coeur Ballet Academy and experience the growth of the young and aspiring dancers!



Why Coeur Ballet Academy

French word meaning "heart"

Macy discovered her passion for Ballet at the Ballet School of Coeur d'Alene, in her hometown. She has dedicated Coeur Ballet Academy to where she found her heart for dance.

Our mission is to share knowledge and passion for dance while instilling self-respect, self-confidence, discipline, and determination through the fine art of Ballet.

 

We believe every dancer has the ability to improve her/his physical, emotional, and intellectual well-being with our dance curriculum.

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