THE BALLET FACULTY
Director of Faculty, Upper School
A founding member and leading dancer in Eliot Feld's original company, American Ballet Company, and the Eliot Feld Ballet, Christine Sarry's performing career spanned 25 years. She danced with the Joffrey Ballet and as a principal ballerina with
American Ballet Theatre. Her performance highlights include two performances at the White House and Variations on America,
a Feld pas de deux created for her and Mikhail Baryshnikov. In addition to working with Mr. Feld, Ms. Sarry has worked with choreographers such as Agnes DeMille, Lar Lubovitch, Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp,
and Antony Tudor. She staged ballets
for American Ballet Theatre, Atlanta Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and the Stuttgart Ballet. A faculty member of The Ballet Tech School since its
inception, Ms. Sarry assumed the position of Director of Faculty for Ballet
Tech’s School in June 2003.
Director of Faculty, Lower School
A former dancer with Feld Ballets/NY and Chicago City Ballet, Ms. Hemsworth assumed the position of Director of Faculty for Ballet Tech's Lower School in 2008. She is also Ballet Tech’s Ballet Mistress,
and sets ballets and rehearses students for Kids Dance performances. Ms. Hemsworth trained at the School of American Ballet for 12 years.
A native of Perth, Australia, Ms. Barker danced with the Australian ballet from 1984-2001. She was promoted to principal dancer in 1991 and danced lead roles in ballets such as Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty. She toured extensively in Asia and Europe and created roles in Graeme Murphy's The Nutcracker as well as Stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly and Cinderella. Ms. Barker joined the Ballet Tech faculty in Fall 2012.
Ms. Barrow received her M. Ed. at the University of Georgia and a BA in Education at
the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Later she danced with Garden
State Ballet and Savannah Ballet and served as the ballet mistress of Garden
State Ballet (NJ). In addition to teaching, Ms. Barrow sets ballets and
rehearses students for Kids Dance Performances.
She served as Director of Faculty for Ballet Tech from 1991 until 2003.
A former leading dancer with Eliot Feld and New York City
Ballet, and principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, Mr. Levans studied
with Richard Thomas, Barbara Fallis, Vincenzo Celli, Vera Nechimnova, Patricia
Wilde, and George Balanchine. He has choreographed ballets for U.S.and
international companies, and has also choreographed and directed musical
theater productions. Mr. Levans joined the Ballet Tech faculty in 1992. In
addition to teaching at Ballet Tech, Mr. Levans has been a guest teacher at The
Ms. Shamblin received her BFA from the University of Utah,
where she studied under Bene Arnold and Attila Ficzere and performed with the
Utah Ballet. Relocating to Sacramento,
she danced for Capitol City Ballet and the Sacramento Ballet, choreographed and
presented work, and was the Ballet Director for the Roseville School of Dance
Youth Ballet. Since moving to New
York, she has performed with the New York Dance Theatre
and Christy Walsh.