Artistic Director, Choreographer, and Master of Ballet Deanna Schubert founded the school in 1995. Many of her students are now dancing professionally and teaching. Ms. Schubert's dancers are known for their excellent technique, versatility, individual style, and great dance ability. Ms. Schubert has staged and choreographed many ballets and contemporary works including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Phantom of the Opera, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Kitri's Wedding (Don Quixote), Kingdom of the Sweets (Nutcracker), An American Girl in Paris, and the original ballets Fantasy Forest and Servant Princess. Ms. Schubert started her training at the age of eight in the Philadelphia area with instructors Delores Greco and noted choreographer William Henriques, Sr. At the age of fifteen, she was accepted on scholarship to the school of the Pennsylvania Ballet. While there, Ms. Schubert extensively studied the Vaganova (Russian) Method with John White and Margarita de Saa, now the present owners of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet. She also studied with Barbara Weisberger, artistic director of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Michael Lopaszanski, and Joan Beard. Locally, Ms. Schubert became one of the first principal dancers with the Dance Theatre of Pennsylvania (formerly the Bux-Mont Dance Theatre). Ms. Schubert continues to serve the art by giving freely of knowledge, inspiring her students, and developing a superior ballet and dance program.
Assistant Director Emily Schubert
Ms. Schubert began teaching in 1999 at Schubert School of Dance Arts, under the tutelage of Deanna Schubert. Ms. Schubert has taught all levels of classical ballet and jazz. Her classes are known for choreographical combinations and versatile movements. She enjoys each student's individual progression and feels privileged to be able to further the art. As a dancer, Ms. Schubert's musical sensitivity and graceful style are noticed by all. She started her ballet training at the age of seven with Deanna Schubert and continued at Schubert School of Dance Arts where she also studied jazz technique with Rhonda Thullen. For three summers she studied with John White, Margarita de Saa, and Melinda Pendleton at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet. She auditioned for and was accepted into prestigious summer programs at the Princeton Ballet and the Kirov Academy in Washington, D.C. At fifteen, she was accepted to and attended American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive where she took classes with many well-known teachers. Ms. Schubert has attended John White's Vaganova Seminar. She has performed in all of Schubert School of Dance Art's ballets, but her most notable role is the Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty. As a choreographer, Ms. Schubert has demonstrated expertise across the whole spectrum of dance theater.