Our Instructors

Carolyn Zettel-Augustyn
Director, Head Instructor 

Carolyn Zettel-Augustyn has been teaching ballet for more than thirty years in Canada and USA.  In 1983, she founded and directed Academy of Dance in Waterloo, ON, Canada and opened a second location in Cambridge, ON, Canada. In 2006, she moved to USA and in 2011 she founded Classical School of Ballet LI.

Frank Augustyn Artistic Director, Head Instructor    Frank Augustyn was trained at the prestigious National Ballet School of Canada.  In 1970 he was invited to join the National Ballet Company of Canada and in 1972 promoted to principal dancer.

Jillian Greis
Instructor

Jillian was drawn to teaching early on, while still a ballet student herself, and has now been teaching ballet for over a decade. Jillian trained at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet . . 

Katherine Healy
Instructor

Katherine Healy received her formal academic ballet training at the School of American Ballet. She was the subject of the children’s book A Very Young Skater, and starred in the movie Six Weeks with Mary Tyler Moore and Dudley Moore...

Christina Van Ophermert
Instructor

Christina Van Ophemert is a graduate of the Department of Dance, Adelphi University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Christina trained at ABT Ballet Intensives, NYC, ABT Collegiate Program and the New York Summer School of the Arts. . .

Elizabeth Lamont
Guest Instructor

Ontario-born Elizabeth Lamont is a graduate of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. She joined the RWB Company as an apprentice in 2010, the Corps in 2011, then was promoted mid-season to Second Soloist in 2014. . .

Ali Pourfarrokh
Guest Instructor

Ali Pourfarrokh, has danced professionally with several prominent companies, including the American Ballet Theatre, the Harkness Ballet, and the Joffrey Ballet. He received his early training as a scholarship student and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet School,

Mike Cannon
Guest Instructor

Mike Cannon is the current Dance Captain of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway. His 15 year Broadway career started in All Shook Up and followed with A Chorus Line (Al), West Side Story (Snowboy), The Addams Family, and Ghost. He has also toured the country in Mamma Mia and Grease...