Whitley Green, daughter, student, teacher, and performing artist is passionate about using dance to create safe spaces for self discovery and exploration, ultimately guiding participants to unique self-expression and creative leadership. Ms. Green currently teaches at her alma mater, as the first Hip Hop professor in the University of North Texas Dance & Theater Department and serves as a substitute in the Dallas Independent School District. She is honored by the privilege to learn, lead, and serve through the Fine Arts as a life practice.
Allen Kinzie, has been a Ballet Master / Teacher and Choreographer for the past thirty years. Some of the works he has created have been,“Coppelia”, “A Midsummer NIght’s Dream”, “Appalachian Spring”, “Scenes de Ballet”, and “Trauma into Light” to name a few. His ballets have been performed in Europe, Mexico and the United States and he continues to create works that are technically challenging, innovative and musically sensitive. As a dancer, Mr. Kinzie performed with Dallas Ballet, Chicago City Ballet, Ballet Theatre Francais de Nancy, Balletdu Nord, and the Boston Ballet. Mr. Kinzie toured extensively and performed with Rudolph Nureyev in his productions of Don Quixote and Swan Lake to fifteen foreign countries.
Although choreographing with an emphasis on contemporary composers and movement invention is a passion, Mr. Kinzie is an accomplished Master Teacher and has taught at Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts, the Boston Ballet School, Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University and the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Kinzie is a specialist in teaching classical male dancers in technique and partnering. He has worn many hats in the world of ballet from dancer to ballet master to pedagogue to director. His work is demanding and relevant with the passion to continually push the limits of dance art.