Ballet Pensacola

Administration

Administration

Artistic Staff

Production

Ballet Pensacola Academy

Faculty

Professional Consultants

  • Law
    Ross Keene
    Ross Keene Law, P.A.
  • Accounting
    Terri Tucker
  • Audit
    Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors
  • Tax Preparation
    J. Alan Kohr, C.P.A.
  • Website
    Duncan McCall
  • Medical Providers
    Andrews Institute
    Charles Roth, MD
    Tracy Fox Nelson, PA-C
    Kathleen McGraw, MS, ATC
    Matthew McGraw, MS, ATC
    JL Cruz, MS, ATC

    Bodyworx
    Shelley Bagley, LMT

Artistic Staff

Christine DuhonBallet Mistress

Christine Duhon received her early dance training in her home state of Louisiana before beginning her professional career at the Jackson Ballet under the direction of Thalia Mara. Hailed as a superb technician, Duhon also danced with Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Arkansas and Baltimore Ballet. After a prolific stage career (her repertoire including ballets such as Le Corsaire, Coppelia, Tzigane and The Nutcracker), she began a behind-the-scenes career as a sought-after choreographer and teacher. She served as the School Director and Ballet Mistress for Ballet Arkansas as well as co-director of Connecticut Contemporary Ballet Theatre, and Ballet Mistress at Ballet Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut. Duhon’s choreographic style, described as “poignant” and “vital,” has provided works that have graced stages across the continent. Works such as Sins Of Our Elders, In The Upper Room and Bones have received critical accolades. In addition to her work as a choreographer, Duhon is a master teacher committed to developing young talent. She developed and directs the Ballet Pensacola Academy Summer Intensive and acts as the director of the Ballet Pensacola Youth Ensemble. Because of her continuing efforts, Ballet Pensacola Academy students consistently win positions in prestigious schools and companies such as Atlanta Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Lines, Houston Ballet and Orlando Ballet.

Lance BrannonProduction Designer

Lance Brannon attended Florida School of the Arts, where he pursued a degree in Musical Theatre. In 1994 he decided to take his act on the road and signed on with The Wild West Stunt Show for a ten-month tour. Upon completion of the tour, Brannon ventured to Las Vegas to attend the 1996 Society of American Fight Directors Proficiency workshop. He was successful in gaining his “Advanced Actor Combatant” status and was awarded the honor of “Best Scene” along the way. With his success in Las Vegas, Brannon was awarded roles at the regional theatre level, such as Squire Boon in Blue Jacket, Niko the flying monkey in The Wizard of Oz, Cardinal’s Guard in The Three Musketeers, Dancing Cowboy and Fight Choreographer in Crazy For You, among others.

After working as a stage manager at the Saenger Theatre in 2000, Brannon became the technical director at the University of West Florida. Designing such shows as A Christmas Carol, Pippen, The Rocky Horror Show and Flying West, he soon became known as an influential designer in Northwest Florida. He has worked as the lighting designer for The Pensacola Children’s Chorus and lighting and special effects designer for Singing in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz, Urinetown, and Big River at Pensacola State College. Brannon also volunteers his talents to Pensacola Little Theatre. He has been awarded The Crystal Award for his work as lighting designer on Chicago, and his work as scenic designer for The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Faculty

Laine SteinertChildren’s Division Coordinator

Laine Steinert, a founding member of The Connecticut Contemporary Ballet Theatre, studied under Christine Duhon and Richard Steinert. Her ballet repertoire includes principal and soloist roles in Dracula, Peter and the Wolf, The Nutcracker, In the Upper Room, Daguerreotype and Swing Swang Swung. Steinert received scholarships to training facilities such as Burklyn Ballet Theatre and Virginia School for the Arts and has performed with CCBT, Ballet Arkansas, Ballet Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut and Ballet Pensacola. Her stage experience includes roles in musical theatre productions of Guys and Dolls, Pajama Game, Fiddler on the Roof and The Boyfriend. In addition to teaching in the Children’s Division, Steinert acts as a rehearsal assistant for the performing company of Ballet Pensacola.

Emily MixonBroadway Dance Machine Coordinator

Emily Mixon, a Pensacola native, graduated from The Boston Conservatory with a BFA in musical theater and an emphasis in dance. After graduation, Emily spent time in New York City and performed Off-Broadway in Good News and Bye Bye Birdie. Since returning to Pensacola, Emily received the Pensacola Little Theatre Crystal Award for her portrayal of Ulla in The Producers, Mayzie La Bird in Seussical The Musical and Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie. Other credits include Queenie in The Wild Party, Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes, Annelle in Steel Magnolias and Miss Sandra in All Shook Up. In her formative years, Emily trained with Kaleidescope and Ballet Pensacola for 12 years, Ann Reinking’s Broadway Theater Project and Ballet Magnificat.

Emily is the premier choreographer for the Pensacola Children’s Chorus and teaches in the theater department at the University of West Florida. Additional artistic endeavors include teaching for Pensacola State College as well as choreographing for Pensacola Little Theatre, several area high schools, and Vestavia Hills High School in Birmingham, Alabama.

400 S. Jefferson St.
Pensacola, FL 32502