in 2001 as Southeast Tucson's Premier Classical Dance Academy, Ballet Rincon
(BR) is committed to the highest standard in professional dance training. BR
dancers have been accepted in several nationally recognized University Dance
Majors and professional Summer Ballet Intensives, including that of American
Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Ballet Austin, Brigham Young University, Central Pennsylvania Youth
Ballet, Indiana University, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Joffrey Ballet, Kansas City
Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Rock School, State Street Ballet, The University of Utah, and Washington Ballet.
Lee Anne Hartley - Guest Instructor
Lee Anne Hartley is the Director of FUNHOUSE movement theater which has served over 40,000 participants since 2000 through highly acclaimed dance concerts and its Youth Outreach Program. FUNHOUSE movement theater is the 2007 Lumie Winner for an Arts Education Organization sponsored by Tucson Pima Arts Council and the 2004 and 2005 Achievement Award Finalist for Community Impact sponsored by the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.
Ms. Hartley has created work for arts festivals, universities, regional dance companies and public television. Recognized as “a talent to be reckoned with” by the Seattle Times, she has received awards for her choreography from the Seattle Arts Commission, Artist Trust of Washington State, and Arizona Commission on the Arts. She has performed work by National Endowment of the Arts recipients Jesse Jaramillo, Pat Graney and Mark Morris.
Lee Anne has instructed all ages from beginners to professionals. A former Arizona Roster Artist, she taught for children's dance author Annie Gilbert, and provided choreography for Raggamuffen Enterprises which served over 15,000 children in California and Washington State. With a Masters of Fine Arts in Modern Dance and as a certified Laban Movement Analyst, she has taught for the Universities of Arizona, Colorado at Boulder, Utah, and Washington. One of her favorite responsibilities in recent years has been teaching modern dance for Ballet Rincon.