Lacey, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, began her training with Pittsburgh Youth Ballet and the Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh. She spent summers performing with Joffrey Ballet School, Nashville Ballet, and Point Park University, studying under the direction of artists such as Francesa Corkle, Paul Vasterling, Nilas Martins, Elizabeth Corbett and many more. She earned a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography from Mercyhurst University under the direction of Tauna Hunter and has performed principle and featured roles in works by Rick McCullough, Matthew Prescott, Hannah Baumgarten, Lesley Bories-Scalise, Solveig Santillano, along with George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, Walpurgisnacht, and Raymonda Variations and as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Dew Drop Fairy, and Snow Queenin The Nutcracker. In addition to dancing with Lake Erie Ballet as a recurring guest artist, Lacey has choreographed works for main stage productions at Mercyhurst University and international venues. Lacey has been teaching and choreographing throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area since then, and is excited for the opportunity to work with such talented young dancers here at The Westmoreland Ballet Company.
Christy, a 2020 graduate of Duquesne University received her ballet training from Judy Rae Tubbs for 10 years. Since then, she has spent the past four years as a professional folk dancer with the Tamburitzans, while earning a degree in corporate communications and a certificate in business administration. With the Tamburitzans, she has performed on 10 national tours, covering more than 35 different states. In addition to performing, Christy has choreographed specialized performances for the ensemble, and taught classes in ballet fundamentals and folk. Christy is excited to return to her home and to help coach and broaden the skills of the Westmoreland Ballet Company dancers.
Maggie passionately seeks to help others find that spark, burning off the layers that keep us from connecting to ourselves and others. At her very center, this Pittsburgh native is a true educator who fell in love with yoga as an inflexible 13 year old ballerina. She went on to earn her master’s degree, teach in Fairfax County Public Schools, and later become a volunteering stay-at-home mom to her 3 girls.
She leads strong, balanced classes that lead students of all ages to find their own practice, strength, and peace. Maggie focuses heavily on breathing and stretching techniques through fun movement and play, empowering students to love themselves, others and yoga! Maggie can be found teaching regularly in the heated Yoga Flow Pittsburgh studios as well as her own events around town called Maggie Black Yoga N'at. These are held at breweries, restaurants, and coffee shops etc. She continues to volunteer daily, enterprising to found The Westmoreland Ballet Company.
Our Level 4 and 5 students loved having Haylie Kromer and Genevieve Shultz in residence this Winter