Saturdays, Starting at 9 AM
A class designed for children ages 3-4, who are potty trained and sociable, our Creative Movement class is the perfect place for young children to begin their dance journey. This class focuses on developing coordination, confidence, musicality, and self-expression. Taught by a current Smuin Company dancer, these young dancers are in experienced and capable hands.
A class designed for children ages 5-6, this class will introduce young dancers to the beauty and joy that is classical ballet. Children will focus on exercises encouraging musicality and coordination while learning the basic terminology, body positioning, and simple steps of elementary ballet technique. Taught by a current Smuin Company dancer, these young dancers will get top-tier training.
Alison Ramoran trained at South Bay Ballet (now known as Ballet California) in Torrance, CA, under the instruction of Diane Lauridsen. In 2017 she received the Daily Breeze “Making a Difference Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Arts” by the California Legislature Assembly at the Torrance Performing Arts Consortium. Upon graduating in 2018, she was given a contract with Oklahoma City Ballet’s second company. She was then promoted to apprentice in 2020, and corps de ballet in 2021. While there, she performed works by August Bournonville & Michael Pink, and was featured in ballets by Septime Webre, Robert Mills, Ryan Nye, Nicolo Fonte, Jerome Robbins, and Jessica Lang. Ramoran joined Smuin in 2022.
Portrait by Shevaun Williams
Photos by Jana Carson and Kate Luber
TESS LANE trained at South Bay Ballet in Torrance, CA, performing Robert Kelly’s Summertime at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MI. While apprenticing with Sacramento Ballet, she performed works by George Balanchine, Ron Cunningham, and Lila York. Lane joined California Ballet Company in 2013 and was featured in Swan Lake, Giselle, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as Septime Webre’s Peter Pan, The Great Gatsby, and Fluctuating Hemlines. She also danced in the National Choreographers’ Initiative in 2017 and 2018. Lane joined Smuin in 2018.