Open Adult Program
School Photo Gallery
Ballerina Birthday Party
Spring Concert 2012
Kara Hill-Protos, School Director
Kara Hill-Protos received her
BFA from the University of Cincinnati-College
Conservatory of Music. She performed with Southern Ballet
Theatre, Dayton Ballet and The Georgia Ballet
professional company for nine seasons. She has
taught and choreographed for the Georgia Governor’s
Honors Program, The Georgia Ballet’s
Program, the Dance 101
Arts in Education Program and the Walker School
spring play. Ms. Hill-Protos also teaches and
adjudicates for the Dance Olympus/Dance America
Growing up in California, Amanda received her training at
Valley Oak School of Dance and Central West
Ballet, and studied on scholarship at the Boston
Ballet and Ballet Pacifica summer programs.
While studying anthropology at Cal State, Long Beach
on full academic scholarship, Amanda also received
training in ballet under Sophie Monat, Lorin
Johnson, and Alaine Haubert, and in modern dance.
There she created lead roles in several new
contemporary works, and was coached for her role in
Serenade by Zippora Karz. In 2004, she won
the bronze medal at the Russian Pointe USA National
Youth Ballet Competition. Since joining The
Georgia Ballet, Amanda has especially enjoyed
performing featured roles in
Pas de Quatre,
and both dancing and choreographing in
Rebecca Geiger was first introduced to the art of
ballet in Colombia, South America, where she spent
the first fourteen years of her life. Upon returning
to the United States, she moved to Pennsylvania and
began serious ballet training at the Central
Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.
Her love of dance led her to pursue an
academic dance education after graduating from high
school, and Rebecca earned her B.A. in Dance from
Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi in 2005.
She has taught dance at various studios both
in Pennsylvania and Georgia and is currently a
primary faculty member at the Georgia Ballet.
Rebecca moved to Georgia in 2008 to pursue a
Master’s Degree in Community Counseling, and she
ultimately plans to use her expertise in dance and
the arts in a community development setting. Her
recent projects include performance and research in
Thailand, Cambodia and Australia.
Elizabeth Hensley-Glenn has been teaching at the GAB for 9 years. She currently teaches ballet and pointe, but has also taught pre-ballet, jazz and tap in previous years. Elizabeth started her training at the age of 14 at Connecticut's Nutmeg Ballet. She then was accepted into The School of the Hartford Ballet's pre-professional division where she trained with Gabrielle Gunthard, Truman Finney, Maria Youskevitch, and Ann Dubrowsky. Elizabeth received a BA in Dance (pedagogy concentration) from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. After graduation, Elizabeth joined The Georgia Ballet's professional company. She danced for three seasons with GAB and performed in
Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, Where The Wild Things Are,
La Bayadere, American Dreamer, Going Bach, and
The Nutcracker. She danced such principal roles as Myrthe in
Giselle, Lead Arabian in The Nutcracker,
Allegro Brilliante, and Russian Girl in Serenade. Elizabeth now lives in Marietta with her husband and two children.
Barbara was awarded a scholarship by the Fine Arts Foundation which launched her career in New York City. As a soloist for the Harkness
Ballet, she danced at the White House and as a guest
with the Washington Ballet. Later she expanded her
performing skills to Broadway productions. While in
New York, she won a five year contract with Warner
Brothers Studios. Her first movie, Finian's Rainbow, gave her the cherished honor of dancing with Fred Astaire and she won two Golden Globe nominations. Ms. Hancock has been on the staff at the Alliance Theatre School since 1978 and has performed in many musicals there. Ms. Hancock has taught at The Georgia Ballet, Brenau College, Theatre West in Los Angeles, and the Performing Arts Center.
Krysten, a graduate of the
University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of
Music, has been teaching throughout the Atlanta area
for several years.
She has trained at the schools of Milwaukee
Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and the Paul Taylor School.
Krysten served as Director of Dance for
Georgia’s Governor’s Honors Program for three
She has taught and choreographed for the Momentum
Program at Sawyer Road Elementary, Marietta Sixth
Grade Academy and the Walker School spring play.
Ms. Hill also tours with nationally
recognized Dance America/Dance Olympus and
International Dance Challenge as an adjudicator and
Krysten was a member of The Georgia Ballet
professional company for five seasons.
faculty of The Georgia Ballet School in 1997, and
performed with The Georgia Ballet professional
company under Iris Hensley. She began her intensive
ballet training at Ballet Hysell School, the
affiliate school of the New Orleans Ballet, where
her teachers included Vincenzo Celli and Barbara
Forbes. She continued her training at Giacobbe
Academy of Dance in New Orleans and later at The
Boston School of Ballet, both in the summer program
and as a year-round student. In Atlanta she studied
at Terpsichore Dance Expressions and The Georgia
Ballet. She has a B.A. in American History and
French from Washington and Lee University.
Victoria, who joins the faculty
as well as The Georgia Ballet’s professional
ensemble this year, began her training in Tulsa at Oklahoma
At the age of 16, the director began to train
on how to teach students.
She taught ballet, jazz, tap and acrobatics
while still in high school.
continued her ballet training at the
of Utah in Salt Lake City on a merit scholarship and
performed as a member of Utah Ballet and the
university’s Character Dance Ensemble, earning a BFA
in Ballet Performance in May 2010.
During this time, she continued her teacher
training under Regina Zharina, focusing on ballet,
and instructed at local studios in
Salt Lake City.
will teach classes in the PreBallet Division.