129 S. Washington St., Green Bay, WI 54301, US

(920) 433-9510

Northeast Wisconsin's premiere school of classical ballet

Our Faculty

Timothy Josephs

 Timothy has been the director of Green Bay School of Dance since 1983. His is also the Artistic Director of Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organization and the choreographer of their Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet. Timothy is also Ballet Instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He was the Artistic Director/ Choreographer for Wisconsin Ballet Theatre and a recipient of a Wisconsin Arts Council Choreography Grant and Wisconsin Dance Council Leadership Award. 

Diane Danhieux

Ballet and Pointe Instructor. Diane was the director of Terpsichore School of Dance in Iowa City as well as director of the Talented and Gifted Young Dancer Program at the University of Iowa. She worked with the Joffery Ballet and Washington Ballet. She performed with Wisconsin Ballet Theatre and was a guest dancer with numerous East Coast companies. 

Angie Flanagan

Modern Dance, Ballet and Pointe Instructor. Angie received a BFA in Dance from the Conservatory of Music and Dance in Kansas City, MO. She studied at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York City, Oberlin Dance Collective in San Francisco, Homer Bryant in Chicago, The Kansas City Ballet and Westport Ballet in Kansas City, Mo and the Atlanta Ballet Summer Intensive. Her performance experience includes Wylliams Henry Contemporary Dance, City in Motion and Ole Dance of Spain in Kansas City and Deeply Rooted Productions, Winifred Haun and Dancers and The Flying Griffin Circus in Chicago. She worked with the award winning Lookingglass Theatre and The Actors Gymnasium and was the director of The Actors Gymnasium's satellite Circus and Performing Arts Camp in Chicago, IL.

Barb Gallagher

Children's Movement and Pre-Ballet Instructor. Barb has been teaching at Green Bay School of Dance since 1996. She is a Kindergarten Teacher at Oconto Falls Elementary. She brings her passion and training in Early Childhood Education and dance to provide high level instruction for our youngest dancers. 

Kristen Throne

Ballet, Character and Pointe Instructor. Kristen earned a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL. She also earned her Elementary certification from the Royal Academy of Dance. Kristen studied in the Chicago area at the Judith Svalander School of Ballet, Ellis-DuBoulay School of Ballet, and Homer Bryant. She has also attended summer intensives at Joffrey Ballet New York and Milwaukee Ballet. Her performance experience includes the Judith Svalander Dance Theater and guest artist work for the University of Illinois and Northeast Wisconsin Dance Organization. Kristen is also a co-founder of the Green Bay Dance Collective, a master class instructor in the Midwest area, and served as a board member for the Wisconsin Dance Council.  In addition to her work with the Green Bay School of Dance, she is currently an elementary school teacher and rehearsal mistress for NEWDO. Kristen enjoys sharing her expertise and love of dance education with the Green Bay School of Dance students. 

Former Faculty and Guest Teachers Include:

Marisa Cerversis, Elliot Feld, Ted Kivitt, Balery Lantratov, Jane Meredith, Dameon Nagel, Randi Osetek, David Parsons, Cyndie Shepard, Marlene Skog, Yung Yung Tsui and Vivian Tomlinson

Introducing Our Newest Faculty Members...


Beth Check

Ballet Instructor. Beth danced briefly with GBSD and went on to train at the Milwaukee Ballet Academy. From there, she was a trainee with Nashville Ballet and Ballet Met. She attended summer intensives with Ballet West and on full scholarship with Alonso King's Lines Discovery Project. Professionally, she has performed in many contemporary and classical ballets, including: The Nutcracker, Cinderella, La Bayadere, Midsummer Night's Dream and Serenade. Beth completed Ballet Pedagogy Studies under Maria Torjia and taught youth ballet classes at Children's Theater of Columbus. 

Jamie Gissendaner

Hip Hop Instructor.  Jamie began her dance training at a very young age. She fell in love with Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop and Jazz. Jamie has trained at the Baltimore School for the Arts, Carol Maxwell Ballet Studios, Morton Street Dance Studio, Academy of International Ballet and Alvin Ailey Summer Dance Intensive. She has taken numerous classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. She danced under the direction of Debbie Allen, performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  She was co-captain of the Temple University Dance Team. She also performed in numerous student performances with the Temple University Dance Department. Jamie has attended several dance conventions. While attending Temple, she was selected to represent the Philadelphia 76rs Dance Team for five consecutive basketball seasons. She was also in several commercial, promotional and charity events for the 76rs Dance Team. She is the Co-Founder and member of Cayenne Entertainment Performing Arts Company. Jamie is also a Registered Nurse with a background in Trauma and Emergency Care. 

Kirsty Gungor

Ballet Instructor. Kirsty is the owner/director of Celebration Dance. She began her formal dance training in South Africa through the Royal Academy of Dance and continued her studies in the US after emigrating with her family at age 15. Kirsty maintained a classical ballet focus in her studies, but added contemporary, modern, and jazz to her repertoire, developing a great love for the heart and soul in dance expression. She has taught all levels of ballet, jazz, contemporary, and modern dance for over 25 years.

Kirsty also toured with a professional theatrical dance company for two and a half years both nationally and internationally in countries including China, Brazil, and Peru, as well as off-Broadway in New York City. 

Kaia Rodeheaver

Modern Instructor. Kaia is a GBSD senior who will begin teaching Children's Modern. Kaia brings a wealth of fresh knowledge and has trained outside of Green Bay for many summers, including: Blue Lake, Milwaukee Ballet, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, and Ballet Austin. 

Elena Santiago

Modern Instructor. Originally from Sturgeon Bay, Elena started her classical ballet training at the age of 13 at The Green Bay School of Dance under the direction of Timothy Joseph. Her passion and talent for dance earned her a scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her bachelor’s degree in Dance. She also studied and earned a certificate from The Ailey School in New York City.

Elena was a dance educator at Marymount School of New York and earned her Masters in Dance Education at Hunter College in New York City.