Joyelle Fobbs

Dance Theatre of Harlem (2000-2003)

In 2007, Ms. Fobbs earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance from The University of Michigan, graduating with honors. In 2013, she received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from The Ohio State University as a Presidential Fellow. She is an American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum Teacher at all levels, a fully certified STOTTPilates Instructor since 2005, and actively serves on Ohio Dance’s Board of Directors.

Ms. Fobbs is originally from Lansing, MI where she trained under Elzbieta Alabuszew-Kutek, Polish National Ballet Mistress, and Elizabeth Petrova, Prima Ballerina of Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2000, she performed with the Julliard Ensemble and, by 2001, was performing with the Dance Theatre of Harlem across the U.S. and around the world. Since then, she has performed soloist roles in Alonzo King’s Shostakovich #15, in Ronald Perry’s staging of Le Corsaire and as Snow Queen in Barbara Banashikowski’s The Nutcracker.

Joyelle Fobbs teaches the ballet two through Trainee classes at BalletMet Dance Academy and choreographs for the Academy, as well. As the Pre-Professional Program Director, she mentors aspiring professional dancers and applies all her knowledge, skills and experience to every class she teaches at BalletMet.

Danced as guest artist for regional companies from 1999-2013 and danced for DTH Ensemble and company under Arthur Mitchell from 2000-2003. Most recently was ballet program director at BalletMET Columbus.



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