Artistic Staff

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Nicolina Lawson

Executive & Artistic Director

   Founder | Ballet North Texas & North Texas Conservatory

Nicolina Lawson founded Ballet North Texas in November 2017 for the purpose of bringing continually expanding productions of contemporary, Neo-classical, and classical concert dance to the Dallas, Texas area through its own professional ballet company. Included in her vision of a Dallas based professional ballet company was a personal belief in the importance of training the next generation... Continue Reading

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Cindy Michaels

Assistant Artistic Director & Choreographer

    Ballet North Texas & North Texas Conservatory

Cindy Costarella Michaels held the title of Artistic Director of Redding City Ballet from 1997 to 2012. After the premier of Redding City Ballet’s Nutcracker in 1997, she was invited by the president of Shasta College, to join the faculty of the Fine Arts Department teaching ballet and modern dance, tap, Choreography and Dance Analysis and the Pointe and Partnering class... Continue Reading


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Natalie Anton

Pre-Professional Division Instructor

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Jenna Holcomb

Dance Division Instructor

Music Division Instructor

| Piano, Early Childhood |

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Daniel Sharkey

Pre-Professional Division Instructor

| Classical Spanish Dance |

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Marcelis Barrett

Dance Division Instructor

| Hip Hop, Jazz | 

Guest Artist, Ballet North Texas

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Victoria Faith Dolph 

Pre-Professional & Dance Division Instructor

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Jordan Watson

Music Division Instructor

| Guitar, Piano, Strings, Composition |