Stacey Slichter
Classical Ballet

Originally from Miami, Florida, Stacey began her love of dance at the age of seven, under the direction many great instructors such as Gloria Gaither, Judith Newman, Mariana Alvarez Brake and Victoria Leigh. During the summers Stacey trained on scholarship with The Houston Ballet Academy. She attended and graduated from The Harid Conservatory. At Harid, she had the honor of studying with Marjorie Tallchief, Tina Santos-Wahl, Olivier Pardina, and Demetrius Klein; as well as working under some of the greats, such as Maria Tallchief, David Howard, Violette Verdy, Igor Youskevitch, among many others. Continued below.

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At the age of 17, Stacey received a contract with the Sarasota Ballet. While there, she performed in many productions. She was also a guest performer with the Sarasota Opera. She danced with Ballet Eddy Toussaint, USA as a principal artist. She performed the lead in Toussaint’s collaborated production of “Mystere de Quebec” which was premiered in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Stacey joined Ballet Memphis and danced for two seasons in a myriad of productions. Stacey joined Atlanta Ballet in 1998, under the direction of John McFall. For six seasons she danced in a number of notable shows. Some of her favorites were Michael Pink’s “Dracula”, “Romeo and Juliet”, and “Hunchback of Notre Dame”. She also enjoyed dancing the lead in Lila York’s “Rapture”. After leaving the Atlanta Ballet, Stacey began her free-lance career. She has performed with Bacchus Productions, Room to Move, Brooks and Company, Georgia Ballet, Statesboro Youth Ballet, Sawnee Ballet Theatre, Wilmington Ballet Theatre, and North Atlanta Dance Theatre., among many others. Stacey began her teaching career 18 years ago. She has taught for Atlanta Ballet Center for Dance Education, and North Atlanta Dance Academy; where she has been on faculty as an instructor, coach, coordinator, and ballet mistress for the past eight years. She has also been a guest teacher for Sugarloaf Performing Arts, Emory University, Kennesaw State University, Wilmington School of Ballet, Project Dance, Perimeter Ballet, Dance 101, Pebblebrook High School, and The Harid Conservatory, among others. She also teaches for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, whenever they are in the Atlanta area. Stacey has choreographed a full length version of The Nutcracker, which premiered for The Statesboro Nutcracker, in Statesboro, Georgia in November 2012. Stacey has been coaching students for notable competitions, such as Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) and Universal Ballet Competition (UBC), for the past five years. She has helped a number of contestants place in these competitions. When Stacey is not in the studio teaching, coaching, or choreographing, she enjoys spending time with her ten year old daughter, Maren.