Bridget received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from Florida State University and a BFA in Dance from Southern Methodist University. While at Southern Methodist University she began her studies in Labanotation, which led her to the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London, England where she furthered her studies in Labanotation, modern dance and choreography. Bridget is teacher certified in Labanotation and has served on the Professional Advisory Committee of the Dance Notation Bureau. Her reconstructions from Labanotation score include works choreographed by Bebe Miller, Lester Horton, Ruth St. Denis, Doris Humphrey, Marius Petipa, Clay Taliaferro, Susan Hadley, Helen Tamiris, Susan Hadley, and Charles Weidman.
In addition to choreographing and reconstructing Bridget is still performing and has worked with many choreographers including George Staib, Anna Leo, and Gregory Catellier. She has taught and performed both locally and abroad and a career highlight was performing with the José Limón Dance Company in the historically renowned work Missa Brevis. Bridget is also certified to teach Pure Barre Classic, Empower and Reform techniques. Bridget is an Associate Professor of Dance and Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.
Liz began her training in Covington, Georgia with the Covington Regional Ballet. Upon graduation from high school, Liz attended Elon University where she received her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. In 2012, Liz spent six months in Jerusalem, Israel where she performed works by Barack Marshall, Jacopo Godani, and Crystal Pite, as well as studied with the Jerusalem Academy Dance Ensemble. As a student, Liz studied with the Atlanta Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, and the Joffrey Ballet. She also received scholarships to study dance with the Georgia Governor’s Honors program and Visceral Dance Centre. Professionally, Liz has performed with TerraNOVA Dance Theatre, Chicago Repertory Ballet, the Chicago Civic Ballet, and Elements Ballet. Currently Liz is a company member with Atlanta based company Kit Modus. Currently Liz is the Artistic Director of the Covington Regional Ballet based in Covington, GA.
Nacoleon Hillsman III
Nacoleon is from Atlanta, Georgia and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Oklahoma. Taking his first dance class at the age of 14 at the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School, he fell in love with dance. He has trained in multiple styles, including jazz, ballet, modern, and hip hop. He has performed on stage in New York, San Francisco, Beijing China, just to name a few. Nacoleon is excited to continue to inspire students in their love for dance and artistic creativity at Decatur School of Ballet!