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Rose Forte (Rosie) Hensley began her dance training at Capital Area Dance Theater in Enola, PA. She later joined the pre-professional program at Cumberland Dance Company. She graduated from Indiana University’s Ballet Program under the direction of Violette Verdy and received a Bachelor of Science in Ballet Performance and English Literature with a minor in Contemporary Dance in 2006. She danced professionally with the Chicago Ballet and was a guest artist with the Civic Ballet of Chicago from 2006 to 2008. She is a certified Pilates instructor in all apparatuses, and she teaches at Club Pilates. She is also a certified Progressing Ballet Technique instructor and is a certified TRX teaching instructor. She has attended the CPYB teaching seminar for two years. She is a former corps de ballet with Ballet San Antonio for approximately 8 years and was a freelance professional dancer for several dance organizations in San Antonio, TX. She has been an Instructor at the Ballet Conservatory of South Texas, Premiere Ballet Academy and other schools in San Antonio, Texas. And she was the Artistic Director of the Ballet Conservatory of South Texas from August 2020 to June of 2022. With teaching experience in ballet and pointe for 20 years, she is excited to bring her passion for ballet to Pep & Pizzazz!
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