Welcome to Ballet 360 by Barb's Centre for Dance!

Our new ballet school will provide unmatched ballet training for the Green Bay and Fox Valley area. We are proud to announce that Ms. Kayla Giard will be joining our BCFD family as the Director of Ballet 360. Kayla has very strong ballet credentials. (Please see her biography below.) She and her husband will be relocating this summer from the Dallas, TX area. Ballet 360 by Barb's Centre for Dance will provide a new, more flexible training schedule for all ballet students while maintaining a high level of focus and will be available at both our Green Bay and Fox Valley locations. Ballet 360 students can cross over between both locations. The name Ballet 360, suggests and promotes the idea that our ballet training encompasses and surrounds all other dance technique providing the core and foundation for a solid, well rounded dance education. The Ballet 360 program will be a versatile and comprehensive training program based on the fundamentals of classical ballet. The program will offer a wide range of classes all designed to maximize the students potential and growth. Our goal is to emphasize technical proficiency, artistry and education to prepare students for professional careers in all forms of dancing. In addition, Ballet 360 will offer classes in PBT (Progressive Ballet Training). PBT is a strengthening program that uses muscle memory to improve stability, weight placement, and alignment. PBT uses fit balls and thera bands to help dancers "feel" the correct movement and engage proper muscles. The strength that develops transfers to body placement and muscle use in dance. We're excited to add this innovative program to complement our ballet offerings. Ballet 360 will also offer a Boys Only Ballet class for those enrolled in levels III and IV/V. The class will emphasize on strength, pirouette technique and focus on movements that are more commonly used in male variations. We are very excited to begin Ballet 360.

Kayla Giard, Director

Kayla is a native of Dallas, Texas and has studied and performed both nationally and internationally. She is classically trained and graduated in the advanced level through Vagonova syllabus. She has been instructing ballet for over a decade at various studios in the DFW area. Kayla has had the opportunity to teach and study alongside many renowned instructors and choreographers including Olga Pavlova, Dusty Button, Addison Holmes, Lisa Hess, and others. Kalya was a member of Metropolitan Classical ballet for a number of years under the direction of Alexander Vetrov of the Bolshoi Ballet and Paula Mejia of NYCBA who studied closely under George Balanchine. She was also personally recruited by ballet master Ceyhun Oszvoy at the Joffrey Ballet in New York City. She has performed soloist and principal roles in various major ballets and had the honor to be in the US premiere of Anatoly Emelianov's production of "The Time" In 2011 Kayla was asked to instruct and perform in Tokyo, Japan where she lived for a period of time. She performed a soloist role in the ballet Le Corsaire along side performer Andrei Batalov and artists from Staatsballett Berlin. Kayla headlined two classic pas de deuxs at the Majestic in Dallas alongside artists from Texas Ballet theatre in 2012 with the company International Ballet Theatre out of Southlake, Texas. Currently, Kayla is the company choreographer and ballet instructor at Beyond Belief Dance Company of Mesquite, Texas. She also continues to instruct and teach master classes around the country. Her award winning choreography has won judges attention and she is currently performing with Contemporary Ballet Dallas.


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