Shir Lee Wu
Artistic Director/ Principal Teacher
Shir Lee Wu, nationally celebrated master teacher, received Youth American Grand Prix “Outstanding Teacher Award” in 2003, 2008, and 2013. Ms. Wu has trained many serious and talented dance students for two decades. One of her students became a principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet, and others have gone on to dance with New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Sarasota Ballet, Ballet Met, and Martha Graham Dance Company in New York.
Young Ge Chen
Trained with Beijing Ballet Academy in China under the Russian Vaganova classical ballet method. Mr. Chen was a former ballet master of Lio Ning Ballet Company in China. He has coached many students who have gone on to win prizes from major ballet competitions in Japan and China. Some of Mr. Chen’s students currently dance with professional ballet companies such as Australia Ballet and the Guangzhou National Ballet Company. Mr Chen has been working with Shir Lee Wu since 1998.
Rehearsal Assistant/ Modern/ Stretch Class
Elaine Garrison studied with Shir Lee Wu at the Columbus City Ballet School beginning in 1999. She attended ABT Summer Intensive Program and Cincinnati Ballet School Summer Intensive for many years. Elaine has also taken master classes with Orlando Monila, Laura Alanso, Katrina Killian. She performed in many productions with CCBS and CCBW, such as: Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Wonder Fantasy, Raymonda Variations and others. Elaine was awarded 3rd place at the Chicago YAGP 2002 in the Pre-competitive Division.
Pre Ballet/ Primary Ballet
Whitney received her dance training in Fort Hayes Dance Department, Ohio State University, and Wright State University as a dance major. She has been teaching dance in local studios since 1996 and she was the director of The Little Gym of Central Ohio in 2000-2002.
Taylor was born in Columbus and graduated from the world famous Juilliard School in New York with BFA degree. In the Julliard School, Taylor have her ballet training with Laurence Rhodes(chair of the dance dept.)
Modern with legacy teachers/choreographers, like Risa Steinber-Lemon technique,Laura Glenn-Murce Cunningham technique, Teresa Capicilli - Martha Gram technique and many wonderful choreographer in New York, Brian Brook, Camille A, Brown and other.---- Taylor has dance in The Julliard School Dance Ensemble.
Anna, Kevent and Allana