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Miss Diana’s love of dance began at a young age. She started taking lessons with Motion Dynamics as a teenager in Vacaville, CA. There she studied ballet, tap, jazz, and Irish Step. She continued dancing as a young adult and even performed through 3 pregnancies! Miss Diana danced on pointe with Motion Dynamics for two years and performed the role of Sugar Plum Fairy in their 1997 production of The Nutcracker. When her family moved to Medford, OR in 1998, she enrolled her eldest daughter in ballet with Ballet Rogue. Although she was no longer dancing herself, Miss Diana stayed heavily involved in the ballet program as the Production Manager for the company’s annual Nutcracker performances, and by running Ballet Rogue’s children’s program. She taught ballet classes to girls ages 3-7 and started the tradition of having these young ballerinas perform semi-annually—a holiday recital and a springtime recital. Miss Diana was involved with Ballet Rogue for twelve years. When the company closed its doors in December 2009, Miss Diana took the small children’s program she began at Ballet Rogue and opened her own studio in May 2010. She now loves spreading the joy of dance to students of all ages, and she continues the tradition of putting on wonderful productions and recitals, allowing her students to learn the importance of confidence, strength, and most of all, the love of ballet.
Artistic Director/ Pointe Instructor
Erica Bury has benefited from brilliant teachers such as Sylvia Bolton, Nancy Bielski, and Willy Burmann, and she is always striving to expand her knowledge for the benefit of her students. She has had the privilege of working with many wonderful studios, theaters, and companies over the last 25 years. In the last few years these included Stillpoint Ballet, Heartland Dance, One Eleven Theatre, Clarion Theatre, Barnstormers Theatre, Fusion Dance, All That Jazz Dance, Steps on Broadway, the San Francisco Ballet School, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and now Miss Diana’s School of Ballet. She is an American Ballet Theatre Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 7 & Partnering of the ABT National Training Curriculum. ABT’s National Training Curriculum is a breakthrough program that combines high quality artistic training with the pillars of dancer health and child development. The program provides teachers with the information needed to fully understand the best practices in pedagogy, child development, dance psychology, and anatomy. Ballet teachers receive a holistic education on the National Training Curriculum and the best practices in how to teach ballet. She is also a Progressing Ballet Technique certified instructor and holds her Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon. She loves to choreograph full length ballets, contemporary pieces, as well as musical theatre. Her goal is to give her dancers safe and excellent technique instruction combined with a joy for dance!
Brittany was born and raised in Southern California, has been dancing since the age of 3. She started her journey at Claylee’s Dance Academy, where she took ballet, tap, jazz and folklorico. She then wanted to focus on ballet where she went to Lois Ellen, founder of the Nouveau Chamber of Ballet and Marat Daukayev School of Ballet and that’s when she had the opportunity to be part of Kirov Ballet’s production of Sleeping Beauty. Brittany attended Cypress College and majored in Dance and Theatre Arts. She studied multiple dance genres and performed in their dance programs and starred in musicals and plays. She graduated in 2020, and received her certification in Dance Teaching and Musical Theater. Brittany joined Miss Dinaa's in June of 2021 and is very honored to be part of the Miss Diana’s family. She hopes that she makes an impact in the dancer's lives as much as they do in hers.
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