Pamela Lauer- Director of County Ballet and The Part Two Dance Company.
Pamela Lauer is dedicated to excellence in dance instruction. She believes the process may be fun, but the training of bodies and minds is a serious, professional commitment. A Certified Dance Instructor (National Association of Schools of Dance), she received her training at the School of The Hartford Ballet, Hartford, Connecticut; Rabovsky School of New York;The Maryland Ballet and has studied at countless studios, seminars and workshops throughout the United States and Europe. Pamela Lauer has performed with the repertory company of the School of the Hartford Ballet, the Rabovsky Company, the Baltimore Ballet Society, Maryland Ballet, as well as numerous local community organizations for over twenty-five years. She has been on the faculty of Harford Community College since 1981 and has held dance instruction positions at additional local colleges. Students from County Ballet have gone on to further their dance education at various universities and perform with companies throughout the United States and Germany.
Amie Erline -2008 Amie is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts and Goucher College with a decade of teaching experience and a B.A. in dance performance and choreography. She has choreographed and professionally danced for the International Ballet, Common Ground Modern Company and the Howard County Ballet. Currently, Amie teaches and choreographs to all age and skill levels in Baltimore and Harford County. Additionally, she is a costumer with 5 years of experience making dance costumes. Amie lives in Bel Air.
Diane Godwin- 2009 - Mrs. Godwin holds a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from University of Maryland. A member of the Cecchetti Council of America, East Coast Conference Diane has taught in dance schools in Maryland, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Her love for working with children is evident by her more that ten years experience teaching Sunday School classses. Diane lives with her husband, Dr. Stephen L. Godwin and their children in Bel Air.
Roger Wade- has been with County Ballet since 1987. Mr. Wade has studied and danced professionally in Europe, the Mid-East, Russia and the Americas'. In addition to Ballet and Tap he devotes his time to the study and teaching of Hatha Yoga, Ballroom Dance, aqua fitness, and is in competition Country Western Dance. He is a Certified Massage Therapist and is certified in Lifesaving, First Aid, and CPR. In addition to his dancing career, Mtr. Wade just retired from 10 years as a Physical Therapist Assistant in Baltimore.
Janelle Kornecki: Originally from Niles, Michigan, Janelle has been dancing since she was four, when she studied ballet under Deborah Poland. At the age of twelve, she moved to a professional studio, Southold Dance Theater. While there, her training was expanded to include modern and jazz, studying under Bonnie Baxter. Janelle performed "The Nutcracker" ballet for eight consecutive years at the Morris Performing Arts Theater. She has also performed in many other ballets, including "Graduation Ball", "Midsummer Night's Ball", "Sleeping Beauty", "Sabrina", and "La Bayadere". She graduated from South Western Michigan College with an Associates degree in Art. She then went on to teach at Southold Dance Theater. She has choreographed many original pieces for her students and the dance company at Southold Dance Theater. Also she is currently with Common Ground..
Sarah Stallsmith. Sarah Joy Stallsmith received her BA in Dance from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2008. While at SRU, Sarah Joy was involved in the Slippery Rock Universtiy Dance Theater as a dancer and choreographer, and had an internship with LabCo Dance of Pittsburgh, PA. Currently, Sarah Joy is dancing with The Collective dance company in Baltimore.
Samantha Hopkins A Former County Ballet, and Part Two Dancer, graduated from Radford University. Sam currently dances with Deep Vision Dance Company.
Stefan Zubal - We have enjoyed his teaching technique through our summer intensives and are very glad to have had him working at County Ballet full time in 2010 and 2011. Mr. Zubal holds a Masters Degree in Dance from Florida State University and has professional experience dancing, managing, and teaching with The Fort Wayne Ballet in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He is currently on staff at Seton Hall University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Cassandra Voborsky- of Ballet Magnificat, Jackson, Miss.
Viacheslav Belinsky received his training from the Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow,Russia and the Kiev Academy of Ballet in the Ukraine. Mr. Belinsky has danced, performed and choreographed for a variety of companies around the world. We were very excited to have him join County Ballet in 2008 and continue with us.
Julie Wadey: Originally from England. Julie has been dancing since the age of six. She trained in the UK and completed all her examinations in tap, modern, jazz and ballet, and then went on to study for her diploma in choreography and later set up her own school “Phoenix Dance Academy” in the UK.
Jane Saqib - 2007 Yoga Instructor. Jane is on staff at Harford Community College teaching Aqua Fitness and Yoga and has taught for various Montessori schools in Harford County. Jane enjoys kayaking and biking.
We look forward to having our staff instructors as well as our guest instructor's help you experience a fulfilling semester of dance here at County Ballet! as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please call to speak to Miss Pam personally.