Meet the new faces at Stavna!

The Stavna Academy 2018/19 season has begun and we couldn’t be more excited.

Now that classes have started, we wanted to take a minute to introduce some of our newest additions to the Stavna team! We’re happy to introduce three new faces to Stavna Ballet.

Everyone welcome Madison, Emilie, and Haley!


Madison Case, a native of Kentucky, began her training in ballet, tap, jazz, and modern at The Dance Centre of Elizabethtown under the direction of Sherry Barnard. Alongside her additional training with Allegro Dance Theatre and Fleur de Lis academy. In 2014, she was accepted to the Governor's School for the Arts as a dance major. She then moved to Chicago to dance with Ballet Chicago’s studio company and went on to dance with Charlottesville Ballet and Manassas Ballet Theatre. Madison has acted as choreographer for the Clint Vaught Young Actors Institute at the Youth Performing Arts School for two years. She is thrilled to be teaching tap and ballet at Stavna and can’t wait to get started!

Emilie Forest began her ballet training in Columbia, Maryland at Ballet Royale Academy and then at Maryland Youth Ballet in 2009. In 2012, she danced as a trainee with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet inBalanchine’s Serenade while participating in the Kennedy Center Master Class Series, and as an apprentice with the company last year in Gounod Symphonyand Stars and Stripes. Emilie was in The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Graduate Program in 2013 performing Terrence Orrs’s The NutcrackerLa Bayadere, and Le Corsaire. She is thrilled to become a part of Stavna Ballet and looks forward to sharing her knowledge with the Academy. She will be teaching tiny tots all the way up to our most advanced ballet students.

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Haley Barney is currently a student at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been interning with Stavna Ballet focusing primarily on social media content. Haley is pursuing a degree in mass communications with a concentration in public relations, and a minor in business. She hopes to use her degree once she graduates this December in the non-profit world, specifically in ocean conservation.

Welcome to the Stavna Team ladies!

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