VDA PARTNER PROFILE #126

White River Ballet Academy

Jackie Stanton-Conley (owner of WRBA) started her ballet training at the age of 7 in Central NY where she was born and raised. After advancing through the R.A.D. Method under the directon of Delia Foley, she studied on scholarships at various schools including Chicago City Ballet, The Bolshoi in Vail, CO, The New York City Ballet at NYSSA and BalletMet, training under such notable professional Master Teachers as Homer Hans Bryant, David Howard, Maria and Marjorie Tallchief, Allegra Kent, John White, Raymond Lukens, Franco De Vita and Darla Hoover.

From 1993-1997, Jackie danced under contract with The Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society and soon thereafter made her debut as a choreographer and Ballet Mistress for PABS. Jackie is certified by John White of The Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet to teach The Vaganova Method. She has taught in NY, NH, VT and PA. With over 350 original pieces and several original Ballets. Jackie continues to choreograph and create new work for WRBA.

In the summer of 2009, Jackie joined ranks with some of the world’s most recognized and educated classical ballet instructors and earned her certification as an ABT Certified Teacher. Jackie has successfully completed the American Ballet Theatre Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 of the ABT National Training Curriculum.
In the summer of 2019, Jackie completed Marcia Dale Weary’s Teaching Syllabus at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. She brings to the Upper Valley the opportunity to provide dance students with a rich, deep, pristine knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance. Jackie is currently working on opening Junction Dance Boutique, a specialized boutique catering to all types of dancers and yogis in the Upper Valley. JDB is open and proud to be serving dancers in the Upper Valley and surrounding areas.

WRBA is currently expanding and opening a 2nd studio. More classes will be added to our schedule as soon as possible such as: Baroque, Belly Dancing, Yoga, Beginner Teen Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary and more. Check out our site for more information.