Abby Jayne DeAngelo
ABS Owner & Ballet Coach
Abby Jayne teaches Pointe, Variations, Ballet Technique, Physical Conditioning, Deep Stretch, and Ballet Theory.
Abby Jayne DeAngelo formed and trained in the art of ballet from the renowned Marcia Dale Weary of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) in her hometown of Carlisle, PA. She desires to replicate her foundation of ballet technique to the next generation of dancers. As a teacher, she shares her passion for finding beauty in life to guide the joy of ballet training in the studio and developing strength and skills by breaking down the mechanics of the human body as demonstrated in the movements of ballet.
Teaching for Adage Ballet Studio in Seattle, WA since it's opening in March 2021, her copious teaching experience also includes: teaching Levels 1-7 at CPYB and demonstrating for CPYB’s Teacher’s Workshop (2005-2015), private coaching since 2018, leading virtual classes with Ballet Together (2020), and guest teaching at Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh (2020).
Abby Jayne moved from Carlisle in 2016 when she joined Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) as a Professional Division Student (2016-2018), and she was promoted to Apprentice and Corps de Ballet member in 2019. Her favorite roles with PNB include Marzipan and Columbine in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Step Sister in Kent Stowell’s Cinderella, Eva Stone's F O I L and the Pas de Deux in Margarita Armas’ Kawsay. Premiering her original choreography in 2015 for CPYB’s First Steps Program and in 2020 for PNB’s virtual Next Step as well as being the guest artist for Lafayette Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker in 2020 as the Sugar Plum Fairy are some of Abby Jayne’s career highlights as a professional ballerina and aspiring choreographer. On the stage and in the studio, Abby Jayne consistently shares her personal mission of balanced, joy-filled ballet technique and training.
Ballet Coach & Registered Yoga Teacher
Guillaume teaches Yoga, Ballet Technique, Variations, Ballet Theory, Physical Conditioning, Choreography and Men’s Class.
Originally from Dijon, France, Guillaume Basso, received his ballet training from Sylvain Boniface at the Conservatory of Dijon and Bernard Boucher at Paris Opera Ballet. Guillaume danced with Pacific Northwest Ballet from 2015 - 2022. While with PNB, Guillaume danced several key roles in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Nutcracker, including Mouse King, Soldier Doll and Mother Ginger. He has captured the audience's attention as Puss in Boots in Ronald Hynd’s Sleeping Beauty, Harlequin in Kent Stowell’s Cinderella, and in the Pas de Deux of Margarita Armas’ premiere film, Kawsay. Guillaume has earned accolades as a semi-finalist in 2010 Prix de Lausanne and 2014 Jackson International Ballet Competition. Before dancing with PNB, Guillaume performed with Joffrey Ballet and Houston Ballet II.
Joyfully and passionately sharing the ballet art form with others, Guillaume has performed as a guest artist with Grand Theatre of Dijon, choreographed for the 2017 and 2018 Next Step program at Pacific Northwest Ballet and 2018 Seattle International Dance Festival, and developed his teaching techniques at Maple Valley School of Ballet and Prague International Contemporary Dance Workshop. Upon retiring from the ballet stage, Guillaume received his 500 hr Yoga Teacher Certification from Sampoorna Yoga. Guillaume has created a unique regimen for physical conditioning for dancers. Keenly aware and respectful of the human anatomy, Guillaume practices revolutionary teaching techniques in his ballet education that promote students from the rudimentary work at the barre to the exhilarating performance on the stage.
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