Ballet Maroon (Ages 8-11)


This class is taught by:

Stacy Paulk

Stacy's passion of dance began with her first ballet class in 1986 with the Hilton Head Dance School (HHDS) under the leadership of former principal with the American Ballet Theatre, Karena Brock-Carlyle and her husband John Carlyle. She trained and performed with HHDS until 2000.  During her performing years Stacy danced a variety of principal roles in shows such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, and Giselle to name a few. She has had the privilege of training with world class dance programs such as the Boston Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Magnificat! as well as the South Carolina Governors School. Her experiences have given her the opportunity to train with renowned dancers such as Robert Lindgren, Fernando Bujones and Kathi Thibodeaux. She has been a guest artist with The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Greenville Ballet and the Spoleto Arts Festival.  Pursuing her love for dance, Stacy studied Dance and Choreography, with an emphasis on Dance Education at Elon University in Elon, NC. She is also a graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University.  Wife and mother, Stacy currently serves in the community as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is honored to be a part of the Golden Isles Ballet Company and looks forward to helping the company grow by bringing her experience and love of dance to the beautiful dancers of the Golden Isles.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida and received her formal training at The Academy of Ballet Florida under the direction of Marie Hail. She attended BAK Middle School of the Arts as well as Dreyfoos School of the Arts, majoring in dance. During the summers, she spent her time training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Austin Ballet, and Hartford Ballet. After graduating from DSOA, Sarah went on to study dance at Florida State University. There she trained with Anjali Austin, Linda Davis, Rick McCullough, Patricia Phillips, and Anthony Morgan. After graduating with a degree in Family & Child Sciences, she moved to Indiana with her husband Jake and lived there for 7 years before moving to Brunswick, GA in 2014. Sarah is so happy to be a part of Golden Isles Ballet Company and looking forward to a great year.
Appropriate for the pre-teen dancer that has completed level I and is comfortable with ballet terminology, steps and positions.  In addition to this class dancers may enroll in Pre Pointe Conditioning as well as Modern.  Dress Code: Solid Maroon Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Hair in a Bun

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Jan 16 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Stacy Paulk
  • Thu Jan 17 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Smith
  • Wed Jan 23 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Stacy Paulk
  • Thu Jan 24 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Smith
  • Wed Jan 30 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Stacy Paulk
  • Thu Jan 31 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Smith
  • Wed Feb 06 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Stacy Paulk
  • Thu Feb 07 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Smith
  • Wed Feb 13 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Stacy Paulk
  • Thu Feb 14 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Smith
  • Wed Feb 20 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Stacy Paulk
  • Thu Feb 21 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Smith
  • Wed Feb 27 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Stacy Paulk
  • Thu Feb 28 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Smith
  • Wed Mar 06 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Stacy Paulk
  • Thu Mar 07 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Smith
  • Wed Mar 13 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Stacy Paulk
  • Thu Mar 14 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Smith
  • Wed Mar 20 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Stacy Paulk
  • Thu Mar 21 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Smith