As she continued her dance training with Frano Jelincic and Dagmar Kessler at Radford University in VA, she also completed a B.S. in
PHed/Sportsmedicine, which complimented her dance background, and has been of utmost importance as an effective teacher of classical dance.
She has also had the opportunity to study with many other influential and renowned teachers such as David Howard, Mary Day, Jeremy Blanton, Robert Joffrey, Richard Englund, Gelsey Kirkland, Sean Curran, Cynthia Pratt, Suzanne Farrell, and Gus Giordanno , as well as many other tremendous artists.
Mrs. Ware accepted a job offer with the Joffrey II Ballet of New York as a professional dancer under the direction of Jeremy Blanton and Richard Englund in 1989.
She began her teacher training early on as a teacher assistant and was first mentored by Karen Gibbons Brown and was also an assistant teacher at Bristol Ballet. She has continued to teach and perform for various studios and companies over the years as well as creating and setting pieces of original choreography. In addition, Mrs. Ware has choreographed and performed in headline musicals for Theatre Bristol, and more recently for Theatre! Statesville, and was nominated by the MTA for Outstanding Choreography for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She also served as an adjunct Professor of Dance at King University in Bristol, TN.
Mrs. Ware continues her professional development education working through the many levels of the Cecchetti Method teacher’s certification through the Cecchetti Council of America, a national organization with whom she holds a teacher’s membership. As a certified teacher of each particular level, she can present students of those levels to test in the Cecchetti Student Examinations. She is also a certified Progressing Ballet Technique instructor, and is the current Secretary for the Southeast Chapter of the Cecchetti Council of America.
The love she has for preserving and passing on the traditional art of classical ballet and knowing the joy of performing is what sparked her to open Centre Ballet, where ballet and arts education is truly the center and purpose of the studio.
When Mrs. Ware (and the family) is not busy working at the studio, she is usually home spending time with husband Paul, children Holston and Amelia, and step sons Austin and Hunter, and, of course, Radford and Louie, the mini Aussies.