Summer Intensives

Eileen Hebron trained in her formative years with Mme. Valia Seiskaya, a featured soloist of the Greek National Opera. She set herself apart by winning numerous awards, the most coveted of which was winning first place in the Empire State Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters Ballet Career Award. In 1982, Eileen was accepted at the advanced level to George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet on a full scholarship provided by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation. She learned the Balanchine aesthetic from their internationally acclaimed staff, participated in the NYCB’s Educational Outreach Lecture Demonstration programs, and performed principal roles in the school’s workshop performances. She was coached by Prima Ballerina Alexandra Danilova, Helene Dudin, Kay Mazzo, Suki Schorer, Antonina Tumkovsky, Andre Kramarevsky, Stanley Williams, Peter Martins, Bart Cook, John Taras, and Jacques and Christopher D’Amboise. In her final year at SAB she was selected to dance for a Nestle commercial and a Walt Disney film, which gained her entry into the Screen Actors’ Guild. In 1985, she was hand-picked from her class by Mikhail Baryshnikov to join one of the world’s most prestigious ballet companies, The American Ballet Theatre. While in ABT she was coached by Agnes DeMille, Irina Kolpakova, Natalia Makarova, Susan Jones , Georgina Parkinson, Twyla Tharp, Wendy Walker, Sir Kenneth Mac Millian, David Richardson, and Terrence Orr. She has been an adjunct professor in classical ballet at Palm Beach Atlantic University since 2004.

Douglas Gawriljuk graduated from The Royal Academy of Dance, passing all levels with honors, and attended the School of American Ballet in New York, under a full scholarship. He was a principal dancer with Ballet Du Nord in France, Basel Ballet in Switzerland, Miami City Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Maximum Dance Company, and Ballet Florida. He has also engaged in the field of choreography, creating pieces for Maximum Dance Company, New Orleans Ballet Theater, University of North Caroline School of the Arts, The Smith Family Conservatory of the Arts at The King’s Academy and other dance institutes. His teaching experience includes Douglas Andersen School of Arts, Ballet Pacifica, Gulfshore Ballet, Ballet Ruslan in Brazil, Virginia School of the Arts, School of Ballet Arts, The Royal New Zealand Ballet, University of North Caroline School of the Arts, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, and The Smith Family Conservatory of the Arts at The King’s Academy as a ballet teacher. In 2019 he became a part of the Palm Beach Atlantic University Preparatory Program of Arts as a dance instructor and in 2021 he joined The Ballet Palm Beach as a Ballet Master.

Marife Gimenez started her ballet studies in 1982 at the Fanny Montiel School of Ballet in Caracas. Her professional career began at the age of fourteen with The National Ballet of Caracas under the Artistic Direction of Vicente Nebrada, where she was awarded by the Venezuelan Government with the “Jose Felix Rivas Medal” for her outstanding artistic achievements. In 1995 she moved to Miami Florida to join the Miami City Ballet as a principal dancer directed by Edward Villella. She has also worked for Maximum Dance Company under the direction of Yanis Pikieris and David Palmer and from 2006-2009 she danced for Ballet Florida under the artistic direction Marie Hale. Marife’s has now been teaching and choreographing for 13 years around the Nation being invited by several ballet schools such as Gulfshore Ballet, Ballet Pacifica, School of Dulce Anaya, Cary Conservatory, Southwest Virginia Ballet, and the UNCSA School of Dance. Since the summer 2012 Ms. Gimenez became a member of the School of Ballet Arts faculty and Ashley’s Performing Arts Center in West Palm Beach.

Larry Albright Graduated with a BA concentrated in Hip Hop culture from Rutgers University in 2003, Mr. Larry has been teaching, dancing, training and performing his style of hip-hop for 20+ years.  He has had the pleasure of choreographing for artists such as Sean Kingston “Fire Burning,” JRand “Ride,” & Black Dada “Imma Zoe”. He has also been featured as an opening act for such artists as B.O.B., T-Pain, Cobra Starship, Ricky Martin, Sean Paul, The Spinners and the Village People. Larry has also been seen on MTV with Pitbull and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno where he performed with J Rand featuring Flo Rida. Though he loves to perform, his passion lies in teaching. His teaching experience is quite extensive having taught all over the country and abroad. He teaches all levels from elementary to collegiate and professionals. Some of his former students have gone on to dance with Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Brittney Spears and Rihanna.  He has conducted master classes for many conventions including Dance Educators of America, Dance 4 Life (Bahamas), Pick the Stars International (CAN), and UDX Hip Hop Convention. He has also taught & choreographed at many colleges including Rutgers University, FIU, FSU and Florida School of the Arts. His latest projects include being one of the choreographers for the crowd immersive & energetic productions of “MOTO” “MOTO 2: THE RESCUE” & “KOORAZY” presented by Loud Live Productions . Currently, Mr Larry teaches dance for the school district of Palm Beach County, The Greene School and Palm Beach Atlantic University. Most recently, Mr. Larry can be seen performing in and Choreographing music videos for GAWVI and Blanca.


Libby Faber is a Palm Beach Gardens, Florida native. Libby grew up dancing with Ballet Palm Beach Academy from the age of 5. She joined BPB’s Pre Professional Trainee program at the age of 16. After graduating from BPB Academy, Libby received her BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School. She was one of six recipients of the Career Advancement Fellowship upon graduation. During her time at school, she was able to explore her passions for choreography and collaboration. She has performed works by John Heginbotham, Twyla Tharp, Gentian Doda, Bill T. Jones, Peter Chu, Stephen Petronio, Paul Taylor, and Jose Limon. Upon graduating, she has created several commissioned pieces, works as a freelance dance artist in Palm Beach County, and is a company dancer and faculty member with Ballet Palm Beach.


Amanda Davis was born and raised in Boynton Beach, Florida. She attended Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts for high school. Amanda earned her BFA in the spring of 2019 at New World School of the Arts. After graduating she joined Ballet Arts dance companyunder the direction of Deborah Marquez in West Palm Beach, FL. Currently Amanda is dancing under the direction of Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini at Dance Now Miami in Miami, FL. She has completed her Cuban methodology certification in ballet and is currently working on her classical Pilates certification. Most recently she has been an artist in residence teacher at Bak Middle School of the Arts.

In spring of 2019 Amanda and select others from NWSA were chosen to perform in the Merce Cunningham centennial at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. She attended The School of Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Ballet and Contemporary program in the summer of 2019. In 2015 and 2016 she was awarded a Youngarts Winner in Jazz Dance. Throughout her pre-professional and professional career she has performed works by choreographers including AszureBarton, Darrell Moultrie, Didy Veldman, Jae Man Joo, Paul Taylor, Robert Battle, Matthew Neenan, Merce Cunningham, and Eduardo Vilaro