DE One Day Intensive
Come to these Amazing Guest Artists - Open to all dancers
We are so please to have this one day intensive with classes for
ages 5-7, ages 8-11, and ages 12-18
Meet The Guest Teachers
Triple Threat Abbilysle is an alumni of Dance Expressions, and you have seen her in Mary Poppins, Chorus Line, Sponge Bob, and much more.
Zane Terry began his training at Grand Rapids Ballet in Michigan at the age of thirteen. He continued his formal training at Michigan Ballet Academy under the Direction of Akop and Gaianne Akopian. While there, he performed leading roles in many classical ballets such as Le Corsaire, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. In 2014, Mr. Terry joined Oklahoma City Ballet as an Apprentice and during the summer of 2015, he performed with the Atlantic City Ballet. In the fall of 2015, Mr. Terry joined Ballet San Antonio as an Apprentice, and in 2017 was promoted to Corps de Ballet. Mr. Terry has also had the privilege to study with teachers such as Nikoloz Makhateli, Wes Chapman, Maria Kowroski and Misty Copeland. His repertoire includes Balanchine’s ‘Rubies’ and ‘Prodigal Son’, Twyla Tharp’s ‘Nine Sinatra Songs’, ‘Hilarion’ in Giselle, as well as a large variety of classical and contemporary works.
Courtney Banfield is currently a graduate student at Stephen F. Austin State University working towards her MBA. She started dancing at the age of two at Bonnie Siscoe School of Dance in Friendswood, Texas. At the age of 9 she moved to Dance Productions in Pearland, Texas where she did most of her training, was on the dance company, and later helped teach and assist classes. Courtney was a highly competitive dancer and won multiple titles while in the studio. She attended Friendswood High School where she was a part of the national championship drill team, the Wranglerettes. She served as a dance officer her junior year as Deputy and senior year as Marshal. Courtney was also a part of the Dance League Convention Company 2015-2016 where she traveled around the country assisting the faculty in all genres of dance. She then continued dancing at the collegiate level on the SFA Dance team for 5 years while having the privilege to be a captain for 3 of those years. She currently holds 3 national championship titles with Stephen F. Austin, one in the D1 Hip Hop Division, and two in the D1 Pom Division. She became a faculty member for the Texas College Dance Team Connection in 2021 and continues going on tour with the company as well as choreographing the pom piece. Courtney is continuing her dance career with SFA as the Assistant Coach for 2023-2024 season. She will be teaching a collegiate style pom and technique class. It will be a fun and upbeat class where you will learn the proper pom technique and fun combination all while gaining experience on the style of collegiate dance team Pom.
Tramon Traywick is a highly respected teacher of jazz and dance education on both coasts known for his ability to train technically strong, passionate and industry "working" professionals. His real expertise is taking dancers and fine tuning their technical ability, individual style and movement to create a more redefine, polished product. One that you would see in front of the camera. He speaks in age appropriate terminology to all of his students, which creates a bond between teacher/instructor and student. A native of Sacramento, CA he is gaining attention everywhere he goes. He began his professional career in 2002. Whether he is dancing, teaching or choreographing, this triple threat is turning heads. He recently returned to Sacramento after spending seven years working in Los Angeles. His performance credits include; CMT's "Your Chance to Dance, So You Think You Can Dance, The Gavin Music Seminar, The Royal Court NBA King's Dance Team and KSFM 102.5 Dance Troupe. He has appeared as a principal dancer in Miami, Las Vegas and Nashville on numerous cruise ships even training in the field of Aerial Industry. Tramon toured with Sir Paul McCartney; and he still remains very humble. As a concert dancer, he has performed with The Sacramento Black Art of Dance, Pulse Dance Ensemble, Calidanzo formerly known as Instituto Mozzatlan Bellos Artes de Sacramento (IMBA) and numerous other local dance companies.
Jessica Ramm Terry
Originally from Seabrook, Texas, Jessica Ramm trained at The Houston Ballet Academy for six years before completing her training with the Texas Ballet Theater. She completed training programs hosted by Boston Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Theater, Oklahoma City Ballet, and Ballet Austin. Her professional experience includes Coastal City Ballet located in Canada, Oklahoma City Ballet, Ballet Austin, Alabama Ballet, and Ballet San Antonio. As a member of these companies, she has performed in popular ballets such as The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Les Sylphides, Cinderella, Coppelia, Giselle, George Balanchine’s Rubies in addition to a variety of other classical and contemporary works. After leaving Ballet San Antonio, Jessica became a principal guest artist around Texas performing various lead roles such as Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Bluebird pas de deux, Moszkowski Waltz and contemporary works.
With Jessica’s performance experience, she is an established choreographer who has choreographed contemporary works on ballet companies such as the Alabama Ballet and Ballet San Antonio. She has also choreographed virtually on dancers around the world.