Instructors

Kylie Morton Berry

Kylie Morton Berry, originally from Maryville, Tennessee, began her training at Van Metre School of Dance and Appalachian Ballet Company under the direction of her mother, Amy Morton Vaughn. In 2007, Kylie received a contract with the North Carolina Dance Theatre (now known as the Charlotte Ballet), where she remained for three seasons. Since returning to Tennessee in 2010, Kylie has performed title roles on the Appalachian stage as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Cinderella, Peter Pan, and The Little Mermaid. Kylie is the Rehearsal Mistress for Appalachian Ballet Company and has choreographed several works for the company that have been performed in Tennessee and across the Southeast. Kylie teaches ballet and jazz at Van Metre School of Dance and is a frequent master teacher in the Southeast.

 

  • Performances in Charlotte, NC include George Balanchine’s Four Temperaments, Alvin Ailey’s Night Creature, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s The Nutcracker, Dwight Rhoden’s Othello and Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs.

 

  • Recent Choreography, performed by Appalachian Ballet Company: The Odyssey (2018), Possibilities (2019), several works for Bluejeans, Ballet and Bellbottoms (2019), Community: Inclusion (2020).

 

  • Certified in Progressing Ballet Technique (2017)

 

  • Serves as the Social Media Coordinator and Archivist for Regional Dance America/Southeast.

 

  • Kylie is married to Evan Berry and together they have a son, Benjamin. They live in Maryville with their two dogs and silly old cat named “Orange Cat”.

Harper Addison

• Received her MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Florida State University, B.S. in Biology from Davidson College and a Certificate in Dance from The Ailey School

• Performed with Robert Moses' KIN as a part of the cast that received the 2015 Isadora Duncan Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Performance-Company"

• Performed with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as a student performer.

• Founder and director of the international creative community, The Iteration Project

• Work has been presented at The Kennedy Center, Princeton University, Davidson College, Z Space in San Francisco and The San Francisco Conservatory of Dance among others.

• Besides getting to teach and work with incredible students, there's no place I'd rather be than outside and on the trail with my pup, Savvy.

 

Yvette Herzbrun

• Began dancing at Van Metre School of Dance
And with the Appalachian Ballet Company performing many leading roles.

• Studied in London at the Royal Academy of Dance

• Danced professionally with Colorado Ballet and as an apprentice with Pacific Northwest Ballet

• My family owned and operated Olympia Athletic Club for 38 years sold in 2017.

• I currently teach ballet classes at Van Metre School of Dance as well as Yoga, Barre, Zumba and Pilates at Olympia Athletic Club and Blackberry Farm

• I love teaching because it teaches me so much and I love to share my passion with others.  My favorite pet is always my current one…. which right now is my sweet beagle mix Bindy.

 

Chloe Melton

• Art major at Maryville College majoring in art therapy

• Studied many forms of dance since age 2, including folk dances, but tap is my favorite!

• Attended Governor’s School for Dance in 2017.

• Studied dance at the Crossville Center of Dance, Arts in Motion, Stage One Dance Studio and Van Metre School of Dance.

• I have a cat named Vincent.

 

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