Miss Gail is the founder and owner of En Pointe Danse. She has been
teaching and dancing professionally for over 35 years. Her career
began in Louisville, Kentucky where she taught ballet, tap, and
jazz, while also performing as a member of the Fleet Street
Contemporary Dance Company. In 1987, after moving to Ohio, Miss Gail
continued to teach and became a member of the Repertory Project in
Cleveland (now known as Verb Ballets). For the last thirteen years,
Miss Gail has focused all of her creative energy on En Pointe Danse.
She teaches a wide range of classes for all ages, including: ballet,
pointe, tap and modern. The school attracts a loyal following of
students, many of whom begin in first grade and continue through
high school. Each spring En Pointe Danse students perform an
original ballet choreographed by Miss Gail.
Miss Jean graduated from the Academy of the Washington School of
Ballet in Washington DC, under the direction of Mary Day. At the
University of Cincinnati, she studied ballet with David McLain and
Oleg Sabline, and modern with James Truitte (of the Lester Horton
and Alvin Ailey Companies). She performed at the Kennedy Center and
later became a member of the Vzorov Rhythm Ballet in Maryland. Miss
Jean taught fitness classes, Russian technique ballet, and coached
competitive gymnastics before moving to Northeast Ohio in 1992.
Since then she has taught ballet at Western Reserve Gymnastics and
Dance, Broadway Bound, and Steppin’ Up. Now Miss Jean focuses on
teaching ballet at En Pointe Danse, and she assists with the
production of the spring programs. She also teaches beginner adult
ballet at the Quirk Cultural Center.