Teachers & Staff

photo Michele Cox

 

Michele Cox is the Director of P2P Dance Center and its performing troupe, Atlantic Ballet Co. Ms Cox  instructs Classical Ballet levels I - IV, Junior Ballet, Jr. Jazzin' and Kinderdance in six midcoast locations.

Although P2P Dance Center, on 27 Knowlton Street in Camden, houses many of the school's classes,  Ms. Cox has extended her instruction to five outreach facilities: Belfast Dance Studio, Waldo County YMCA, Edna Drinkwater School in Northport, Miller School in Waldoboro and the American Legion Hall in Damariscotta.

A co-founding member of P2P Dance and its performing arm,  Atlantic Ballet Company,  Ms. Cox studied classical ballet, modern, jazz and African dance with such renown artists as Sara Yarborough, a soloist with the Alvin Ailey Company, Andrei Bossov, soloist with the Kirov Ballet and Marinsky Theater, Sharon Dante, director of Nutmeg Conservatory of the Arts, Arthur Hall of Philadelphia and Robert Steele, soloist with Boston Ballet and the Royal Danish Ballet.  

After performing  many dance roles choreographed by these artists, she furthered her dance  and teacher training at Bates College, Duke University, Manhattanville College and Portland Ballet.

Ms Cox is a lead choreogrqpher and performer in P2P Dance Center's annual spring and summer performances, as well as in Atlantic Ballet Company's popular "Nutcracker" Ballet, a highlight of  Midcoast Maine's “Christmas by the Sea” holiday celebration week.


 

     
photo Heather Cox

 Heather Cox is the artistic director of Atlantic Ballet Company and its training school, P2P Dance Center. Having begun her formal training at the age of seven at P2P Dance Center, Ms. Cox furthered her studies in the four year pre - professional training program at Nutmeg Conservatory of the Arts in Torrington, Connecticut. She studied with such artists as Eleanor D'Antuono ( Joffrey and ABT), Sharon Dante, Alexei Tchernichov, and later with Andrei Bossov, soloist with the Kirov Ballet and Marinsky Theatre, Gayla Zukevich, director of Ballet Michigan, and Robert Steele, soloist with Boston Balet and the Royal Danish Ballet.

Ms. Cox has performed professionally with ballet companies throughout New England and California, such as New Simsbury Light Opera, Centennial Theater,  State Street Ballet Company, Robinson Ballet Company, Bossov Ballet Theatre, Nutmeg Ballet and Atlantic Ballet Company. Her recent roles as principal dancer include Cinderella, Sugar Plum Fairy, Dew Drop Fairy, Snow Queen, Giselle, Christmas Angel, Paper Ballerina, Queen Ravenna and Jasmine. She has also performed lead roles in Raymonda, Firebird, Carmen, Marzipan, Voices of Spring, Holly and Ivy and Storybook Princesses.


 


 



 

     
  Michele & Heather Cox

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photo Laurie Wolfrum

 Laurie has studied ballet and other forms of dance for more than 30 years. Her ballet training has included the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus, Vaganova, and Cecchetti techniques. She passed the RAD Grade 4 through Advanced I exams and has performed with the Shore Ballet Company and the Company of Dance Arts in NJ. For two summers, she studied at the Yorkshire Ballet Seminars and the Royal Academy of Dance School in England. She is also trained in various jazz styles, favoring the Matt Mattox technique. Laurie has instructed dance classes in New Jersey, Hawaii and Maine for all ages and levels. 

In 2014, Laurie received her Rasamaya Barre certification and offers Rasamaya Barre classes at High Mountain Hall.  In addition, she instructs ballet and jazz classes at the Pen Bay YMCA and Stretch and Tone through the 5 Town CSD Adult and Community Education program.  

Laurie's Phone Number is 207-236-4275 

 


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