Faculty

At Skyra Studios, we have assembled a team of amazing individuals that have come together for one common goal: to educate and inspire the next generation of artists.  Our program offers a rare opportunity for students to train under one roof with elite teachers that have honed their specialties over the course of their successful careers.  Whether you are interested in being a dancer, actor, artist or filmmaker, our faculty is poised to transform you into the performer you wish to become.

Our faculty include award-winning choreographers and industry professionals with decades of training and performance experience, and they boast connections to top agents, casting directors, directors, producers, and distributors.  They are passionate about the arts, believe in educating through positive reinforcement and respect, and together represent a vast knowledge in all aspects of visual and performing arts.

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Scott Poiley

Executive Artistic Director

Writer | Director | Producer
Dancer | Choreographer | Instructor

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Mary Poiley

Executive Creative Director

Producer | Filmmaker | Actress
Marketer

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Rasta Thomas

Artistic Director
Ballet Conservatory at Skyra

Dancer | Instructor | Choreographer

Ballet

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Natalya Bashkatova

Classical Ballet Instructor

Broadway

Tara Jeanne Valle

Tara Jeanne Vallee

Broadway Jazz & Musical Theater Dance Instructor

Commercial

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Joyce Winter

Competition Team Director
Jazz & Technique Instructor

Concert

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Maria Konrad

Contemporary Ballet, Contemporary Dance Instructor

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Diane Withee

Classical Ballet Instructor

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Scott Poiley

Tap, Technique, Performance Instructor

Taylor Gagliano

Taylor Gagliano

Competition Team Assistant
Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Acro Progressions

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Holly Ryder

Concert Dance, Contemporary,
Improv & Yoga

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Zherlin Ndudi

Classical Ballet, Men’s Program

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Erin Beute

Acting Program Director

Lars Brown

Lars Brown

Hip Hop Instructor

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David Gabriel

Afro-Latin Dance Instructor

Acting, Art, & Film Faculty

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Erin Beute

Acting Program Director

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Sara Oliva

Acting Instructor

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Wendi Zlamal

Art Instructor

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Scott Poiley

Film Program Director

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