MEET THE CITY BALLET FACULTY
The City Ballet School continues to be the leader in dance education and we are very proud to hold the highest caliber or teaching artists on faculty. All City Ballet faculty have bachelors or masters degrees in dance and education. We place a very high value on the quality of the education that we offer and believe that training young dancers is a life long process of mutual respect and discipline.
Owner and Artistic Director of The City Ballet School and the director and founder of The Western Maryland City Ballet Company. Ms.Horochowski graduated from The City Ballet School under founding Artistic Director Lauran Clowser and continued her training at Point Park Conservatory for Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. in Dance from Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi and danced with Equinox Dance Company in Frederick, Maryland and with ClancyWorks Dance Company in Washington, D.C. Before moving to Hagerstown, Ms. Horochowski served on staff with the USA International Ballet Competition and was the director of dance for Center Stage Productions in Jackson, Mississippi. Ms. Horochowski has staged Giselle, Le Corsaire, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and most recently Alice in Wonderland for the Western Maryland City Ballet Company. Ms. Horochowski teaches ballet and Pointe at City Ballet.
Received her initial ballet training at Ballet Academy in Oxnard, California. She also studied at the summer programs of Atlanta Ballet, Cleveland Ballet, BalletMet, Joffrey Ballet, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Ms. Wrobleski continued her training at Butler University, graduating cum laude with a BFA in dance performance. Her college experience culminated with a Butler Ballet tour to the Republic of Georgia. Ms. Wrobleski danced professionally with the Corpus Christi Ballet in Texas for two seasons. Her roles included Clara in “The Nutcracker”, the Peasant Pas de Deux from Giselle, and Cerrito in Pas de Quatre. Ms. Wrobleski then moved to New York where she graduated with a MFA in dance performance/teaching from the State University of New York at Purchase College. In graduate school, Ms. Wrobleski taught ballet and performed with the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase. She then returned to California where she became the School Director and owner of the All American Ballet School in Ventura. Now in her fifth year as the ballet mistress for WMCBC, Ms. Wrobleski choreographed dances for The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Alice in Wonderland as well as choreographing annually for The Nutcracker. Ms.Wrobleski teaches creative movement, and ballet at City Ballet.
Holds a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Maryland, College Park where she also continued her tap education under Mary Slater. She is a City Ballet graduate where she studied ballet, tap, jazz and modern and performed in numerous classical and contemporary works. She is a life long tapper and has studied under master tap teachers including Julie Pentz and Heidi Schultz. Ms. Dattilio is currently earning her Masters of Education in Administration at Frostburg State University and has taught kindergarten for Washington County Public Schools. Mrs. Dattilio teaches tap and ballet at City Ballet.
Trained and danced professionally with Culture Shock DC (a nonprofit professional hip hop dance organization with companies in key cities in the US) from 2008-2012. He earned his A.A. in Psychology from Frederick Community College, where he also served as the president for the Hype Squad dance crew. He earned his B.S. in Social Science from University of Maryland University College and will finish his Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies of Human Behavior in the Spring of 2018 at Hood College. Mr. Miller is currently teaching special education for a private school. Mr. Miller teaches hip hop at City Ballet.
|Hanna Larsen - is our class pianist and director of music at the City Ballet School. Mrs. Larsen has extensive training in music. After studying piano all her life, Ms. Larsen went on to pursue her degrees in music and holds a MA in conducting from The Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Through her career Mrs. Larsen has worked with conducting classes and has also taught music in the public schools. She is enjoying her experience as a class accompanist and we are very proud to have her as we are the only school in the area to provide live accompaniment for our classes.|