Gabrielle Sharp has been teaching for 10 years and is now the co-Director of Dayton Ballet II, the pre-professional company affiliated with Dayton Ballet. She has been formally trained in ballet, tap, modern and jazz and started her professional dancing career with the Dayton Ballet at age 17. She is also an American Rhythm ballroom champion and competes throughout the country in Cha-Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero and Mambo. She has always had a passion for teaching, and focuses on versatility, control and expression. Along with teaching at Dayton Ballet, she teaches private lessons and dance intensives throughout the area to others who want to achieve personal goals in dance and who want to take their training to the next level. Gabrielle has won the Josephine and Hermene Schwarz award, as well as the Walter J. McCaslin award for her dancing. She is thrilled to be at My Pilates Studio.