Nadine Revene

Nadine Revene began her career at age 16 with the Broadway production of Call Me Madam. While she continued her ballet training she also appeared at New York City Center in revivals of such musicals as Carousel (Louise), King and I, Kiss Me, Kate, Finian’s Rainbow, and Brigadoon. On Broadway she appeared in The Music Man starring Robert Preston and Barbara Cook.

Her professional career in ballet includes Ballet Theatre (ABT), NY City Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet. While dancing professionally she toured Europe, Russia and the Middle East.

Ms. Revene has 30 years of teaching experience. In addition to owning her own studio in New York City, she taught at Ballet Arts, Alvin Ailey Dance Center and privately.

Katie Sina Kindig

Katie moved to Lancaster after living, training and performing in NYC for over ten years. She holds a BFA in Musical theatre from Shenendoah University and has performed professionally in tours and regional theatre nationally and abroad.   A proud member of the Actors Equity Association, she has been performing professionally for over twenty years and has been in class since she could walk, training in company as well as open studio classes. She continues to perform locally at the Fulton Theatre as well as teaches through the Fulton Academy. You may have seen her singing and dancing in many ensembles of the Fulton Main Stage shows. Her Favorite Fulton roles include, Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins, Glinda in the Wizard of Oz, Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!, Mum in Billy Elliot, Babette in Beauty and the Beast, 42nd stand most recently Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan, along with the Fulton Family Series Shows.  She became certified to teach yoga in NYC and teaches at local studios Yoga for Dancers/Injury prevention, Trauma Process yogaYoga for Kids, and open leveled Vinyasa Classes. She has been choreographing at Lancaster Mennonite Highschool for the last five years. She absolutely loves to teach and believes that everyone can be a dancer! 

Amanda DeSouza

Amanda is a multifaceted performance artist and instructor located in the Philadelphia area. She is a professional dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, and makeup artist. Amanda specializes in Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Contemporary Dance. She received her BFA in musical theatre from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia. After graduating, she went on to perform in various professional musicals and concerts, including “Sweet Charity”, “Anything Goes” and “Divas In A Man’s World.” In 2017 Amanda traveled to Germany to rehearse for Aida Cruise Lines as a singer and dancer. Amanda sailed the world entertaining thousands of people through the year 2019. Currently, Amanda works as a dancer in “Simply The Best, a Tina Turner Tribute show” that travels around the United States. Amanda has choreographed many musical productions at various theatres and high schools in South Jersey. Alongside Viktor Yeliohin International Ballet Academy, Amanda is employed at her Alma mater as a dance instructor for the Musical Theatre department. This will be her second year returning to The University, and she is very excited. Amanda strives to make her classes as exciting, fun, and educational as possible. She teaches with strength, poise, and never forgets to make her students laugh. Amanda is ecstatic to teach this year. Having a vast and well rounded knowledge of all styles of dance is very important. Amanda can’t wait to share her knowledge with the students this year! 

Emily Meola

Emily Meola found her love of dance at the age of 5, starting out in ballet and continuing her dance education into jazz, lyrical, tap, contemporary, hip hop, etc. Emily grew up in the competition world, winning multiple titles, special awards, overall scores, and scholarships, and easily transitioned into a professional dance career directly out of high school. 
Performance credits include: Elf The Musical (Fulton Theatre), Dance Explosion (American Music Theatre), Philly Nutt Crak-Up (Keswick Theatre), Beyond Genesis (Mélange Contemporary Dance Company), I Want My MTV: The Sound of a Generation (Steel River Playhouse), Sparks the Stage (ContempraDance Theatre). She has studied at Broadway Dance Center as part of their Summer Professional Semester, where she had the chance to perform at the Symphony Space in Manhattan under the instruction of Wes Veldink and April Cook.
While she is still young as a choreographer, her work has already been seen on many professional and competition stages, as well as fundraising and community events on the east coast.
Whether performing, teaching, or choreographing, Emily loves to get herself into everything she can in the dance world. She strongly believes in the art and storytelling, and tries to push herself and her students to find those strange and odd places that make dance so incredible. 

Katelyn Coryell

Katelyn is a Lancaster County Native who recently moved back to the area after receiving her BFA in Musical Theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has trained classically for 18 years. Her training has included ballet, pointe, modern, tap, jazz, hip hop, partnering, musical theater rep, and many different styles of social dances. Katelyn has as much of a passion for teaching as she does for dancing herself and cannot wait to get to know the dancers at Viktor’s this year! 

Brooke Bunton

Brooke is a former student of Viktor who has not limited herself to any method or genre of dance. She was fortunate enough to train in Vaganova, ISTD, and Cecchetti, but her passion for the art really developed in her jazz, hip hop, and contemporary training. While attending Duquesne University, Brooke was a member of the university’s Dance Theater Company which gave her the opportunity to grow further as both a dancer and choreographer. She was able to set several pieces on the company, teach classes, and sit on their board. Living in Pittsburgh also gave her the chance to be cast in multiple pieces with Exhalations Dance Theatre, a budding dance company. After accepting a job in Lancaster, Brooke returned in 2017 where she quickly dove back into teaching, setting pieces, and helping choreograph theater shows. She’s excited be back in the VYIBA family and aid in developing students that are pursuing their love of dance.

Abigail Kasten

Abigail Kasten has danced for the past seven seasons at First State Ballet Theatre. Abigail is originally from the Washington, D.C. area and was in the first graduating class of the Akhmedova Ballet Academy. While training, Abigail received 2nd place at the YAGP Semi-Final for the Odalisque Pas de Trois, and later competed with that same piece in the YAGP New York City Finals. In 2019, under the coaching of Leonid Goykhman, she received 1st place at the WBAC semi-finals in both classical and contemporary categories. She also competed in the Vibe International Ballet Competition in Vienna, Austria, where she received the silver medal in the character dance division. Abigail has been teaching and choreographing for multiple years in character dance and classical ballet.  Her choreographed character pieces won gold and bronze at National Ballet Competition in 2019 and 2020 and also went to YAGP finals.

Carleigh Denlinger

Carleigh, a former student of Viktor Yeliohin, is now dancing with the Moscow State Ballet theater in Moscow, Russia. She attended the Moscow State Academy of Choreography where she finished with qualification as a ballet artist. Prior to studying ballet at the academy, Carleigh started out learning the Cecchetti method of ballet, as well as exploring modern dance, jazz, and tap but ultimately fell in love with the art of classical ballet. Carleigh now performs mostly in Moscow, but often in Germany as well, on company tours dancing Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Giselle, and many other classic favorites.