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Kettering, Ohio
MVDC Artistic Staff



Terre Manning
    ...holds a B.S. in Dance Performance, with a concentration in ballet, from Ball State University. She studied with John Rodriguez, Dayton Ballet, as well as New York City's Joffrey Ballet and Broadway Dance Center. She is owner and principal teacher of Terre's Dance Workshop. The Miami Valley Dance Company has toured twice internationally. They have had the privilege of working with some of the best choreographers in the United States and have received more funding  through Culture Works than any other pre-professional company in Dayton.



Pamela Turner Ellis
    ...was an original member of the Miami Valley Dance Company (formerly the Kettering Youth Ballet). She attended Wright State University, earning her B.F.A in dance and B.S. in Education as well as her M.S. in Education from the University of Dayton. At WSU, Pamela performed with the Dance Ensemble and has performed professionally. She performed roles in Chicago, and Guys and Dolls. When she's not teaching second grade at E.D. Smith Elementary in Oakwood, she can be found at Terre's Dance Workshop teaching ballet, modern, jazz, and tap. She is also an award-winning choreographer for Terre's Dance Team.



Lily Seitter
    ...grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, where she received her formative training at The School of Dance, under Merrilee Hodgins and Celia Franca. Lily graduated Cum Laude from Butler University, with a B.F.A. in Dance Performance. While at Butler, she performed various roles with the Butler Ballet, including the  Dew Drop Fairy in The Nutcracker, and the principal role in George Balanchine's Wapurgisnacht Ballet. Lily has danced professionally with the Richmond Ballet in Virginia, and in New York City, performing in works by George Balachine and Merce Cunningham, among others. Her choreography has been performed in the U.S., Canada, Poland, and Russia.



Claire Hinde
    ...a native of Kettering, was most recently the Registrar and Summer Programs Coordinator for the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet in New York City, and has now happily relocated to the Dayton area. Claire Dorothy studied dance and choreography at Mercyhurst college, spearheading several projects including a student art salon, giving students a chance to showcase new works. During her time in New York City, Claire Dorothy co-created and performed several works for choreography festivals, including a featured piece in the GRC Dance Lab in 2012. Claire has performed as a dancer on an international tour of Elmo's Superheroes! as well as in local company SoMar Dance works, and as a freelance artist. In her performance opportunities she has been fortunate enough to work closely with Bruce Marks, Gelsey Kirkland, David Howard, and other masters.



Sergey Pakharev
    ...trained at the Academy of Russian Ballet and The School of the Kirov Ballet. Upon graduation, he danced as a soloist at the Maryinsky Theatre. He has had an exciting career, receiving diplomas at both the International Ballet Competition of Rudolf Nureyev in Budapest, Hungary, and the International Ballet Competition of Maya Plisetskaya in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since coming to the United States, Sergey danced as a soloist with the Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet. He has performed lead roles in Coppelia, Swan Lake, Balanchine's Who Cares? and Prodigal Son, and the Tchaikovsky pas de deux. He is currently the Artist in Residence for Miami Valley Dance Company.