6th Grade: Olga Wise Jan 8-12 Ballet
Olga Tchoub Wise is a native of Moscow, Russia. Mrs. Wise graduated from the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy with a Masters Degree in the Fine Arts. In 1990 she joined the Moscow Classical Ballet as a soloist. She went on to work as a Principal Dancer internationally. She is a highly sought-after Master Teacher and Choreographer, and has frequently judged classical ballet competitions. 2011 Mrs.Wise was named Assistant Director of the Charleston City Ballet and was the school director for the Robert Ivey Ballet Academy. In 2017 Mrs.Wise was name Ballet Mistress of the American National Ballet.
7th Grade: Georgia Grace (Schrubbe) Jan 22-26 Latin Dance
8th Grade: Terrance Henderson Dec 4-8 Modern
Terrance Henderson has not only been a driving force in the theater and dance communities of South Carolina, but also has a presence in the national dance and theater scene as well. A frequent guest artist and master teacher, Terrance’s work as a performer, choreographer and director has been showcased in theaters across the country. Having been the creative force behind Columbia’s Vibrations Dance Company serving as Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer for over ten years as well as serving as Long Term Artist in Residence at Logan Elementary in Richland School District One for almost twenty years, he is now pioneering new Arts in Education efforts, creating new original dance and theatre work, facilitating community outreach and activism, as well as Arts Organization Management consultation- all through his personal brand, T.O. Henderson Dance Incorporated or TOdanceInc. which seeks to use an interdisciplinary approach to performance and creation to inspire challenge and healing. Most recently and notably, Terrance was the recipient of the 2016 Steve G. Morrison Visionary Award, which honors someone in our community who exhibits the best combination of vision and leadership, applied to arts and history and the entire cultural foundation of the City, and the value they bring to Columbia. Terrance is a former State Artist Fellowship recipient and also the first and only choreographer from South Carolina to receive the International Bronze Leo Award for Outstanding Jazz Dance Choreography presented at the Jazz Dance World Congress in Chicago in 2009. His most recent original dance theater work, Ruins, was premiered at Harbison Theater as part of the HT @ MTC Performance Incubator. Terrance is also currently the Director of Modern Dance at Southeastern School of Ballet and runs an after-school dance and drama program at A. C. Moore Elementary.