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Drawing upon valuable traditions of training styles from
world renowned teachers in different disciplines of classical
ballet, her goal is to produce healthy, strong dancers possessing
clean technique, placing great emphasis on artistry, musicality,
purity of line and quality of movement.

The former professional ballerina is teaching and
preparing young ballerinas for the professional stage.
Currently numerous students she has trained are dancing in
university dance programs and professional companies.

Welcome to my website
Please step into my World…
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Debra is a native Texan. She began her ballet training with Edith James at Edith James School of Ballet. After being awarded the Rebekah Harkness Foundation Scholarship she continued her pre-professional training in all genres of dance at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Miss Bale also received scholarships to study in New York City at School of American Ballet. Darkness House of Ballet and American Ballet Theatre School at American Ballet Theatre.
My Foundation
  • Edith James School of Ballet
  • SMU Preparatory School: Rebekah Harkness Foundation Scholarship
  • School of American Ballet
  • Harkness House of Ballet
  • Ballet Theatre School at American Ballet Theatre
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As a professional dancer she has charmed audiences across five continents dancing solo and principal roles in classical, neoclassical and contemporary repertoire with Hartford Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Dallas Ballet and Atlanta Ballet. Debra has also performed as a guest artist with Nevada Dance Theatre, North Carolina Dance Theatre, International Ballet Rotaru, Ballethnic as well as touring nationally and internationally with Columbia Artist.
My Companies
  • Hartford Ballet /Michael Uthoff
  • Ballet Ys of Canada / Gloria Grant
  • Milwaukee Ballet /Jean-Paul Comelin
  • Milwaukee Ballet / Ted Kivitt
  • Nevada Dance Theatre / Vassili Sulich
  • Dallas Ballet / Flemming Flindt
  • North Carolina Dance Theatre / Salvatorie Aielio
  • Atlanta Ballet / Robert Barnett
  • Ballet International Rotaru / Pavel Rotaru
  • Ballethnic / Waverly T. Lucus & Nina Gilbreth
  • Columbia Artist Touring Company
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Ballet Technique

Pointe Class

Variations Class

Progressing Ballet Technique
• Certification •

Master Classes

Private Lessons



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Miss Bale's faculty affiliations have included Milwaukee Ballet School, Dallas Ballet School, School of the Atlanta Ballet, International Rotaru Academy, The Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education, Texas Ballet Theater School-Dallas Campus, Tuzer Dance School, The Royale Ballet Dance Academy, and School of Contemporary Ballet Dallas.

Debra has also had the honor of being Artist in Residence at Emory University, Georgia State University, University of North Texas -
Denton and Guest Teacher for Dallas Black Dance Theatre I & II.
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  • Milwaukee Ballet School
  • Dallas Ballet School
  • School of the Atlanta Ballet
  • International Rotaru Academy
  • The Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education
  • Texas Ballet Theater School - Dallas Campus
  • Tuzer Dance School
  • The Royale Ballet Dance Academy
  • Contemporary Ballet Dallas
Artist in Residence
  • Emory University
  • Georgia State University
  • University of North Texas - Denton Campus
  • Dallas Black Dance Theatre I & II
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  • Allegro Brillante - Principal
  • Concerto Barocco - Principal
  • Prodigal Son - Siren
  • Four Temperments - Choleric
  • Pas de Dix - Principal
  • Serenade - Dark Angel
  • Stars and Stripes - Principal
  • Square Dance - Soloist
  • Glinkas Pas de Trois - Soloist
  • Scotch Symphony - Sylph
  • Theme and Variations - Soloist
  • Night Shadow - Principal
  • Swan Lake
  • Giselle
  • Coppelia
  • Paquita
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Graduation Ball
  • Carmen
  • Don Quixote
  • Les Sylphides
  • Pas de Quatre
  • La Bayadere
  • Napoli
  • La Sylphide
  • Raymonda
  • Le Corsaire
  • La Fille Mal Gardee
  • The Nutcracker
  • Appearances / Lynn Taylor-Corbett
  • Belong / Norbert Vesak
  • Carmina Burana / John Butler
  • Casanova / Misha Lavrovsky
  • Come, Come Travel with Dreams / Anna Sokolow
  • Carmina Burana / Fernand Nault
  • Escapes / Lynn Taylor-Corbett
  • Gustav Farewell / Mathew Wright
  • Kinesthesis / Lise de Ribere
  • Les Delibes Divertissements / Peter Martins
  • Midsummer Night's Dream / Dennis Nahat
  • Nelligan / Ann Ditchburn
  • Pentimento / Vicente Nebrada
  • Mantodea / Vassily Sulich
  • Quicksilver / Dennis Nahat
  • Florestan / Jean-Paul Comelin
  • Three Musleteers / Flemming Flindt
  • Variations for Six / Bryan Pitts
  • Woodland Sketches / Robert LaFosse
  • Women / Oscar Ariaz
  • Slavonic Dances / Vassili Sulich
  • Shakespeare Suite / Joseph Russell
  • Sets / Brian Pitts
  • Dancers in a Picture / Charles Moulton
  • Hoopla! / Murry Lewis
  • Four Seasons / Nicolac Patrov
  • Concerto Grosso / Michael Uthoff
  • Leggero / Lotte Gassier
  • Rodeo / Agnes de Mille
  • Brahams Variations / Michael Uthoff
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Miss Julie and Debra

My dreams became my future
because of you,
Thank you Mama

My Mentors
Edith James - Victor Moreno - Nikita Talin - Toni Beck - Karen Kriete Peterson - Bob Beard - Betty Ferguson - David Kirby - Robert Scevers - Hector Zeraspe
Patricia Wilde - Leon Danieleon - William Carter - Alexander Minz - Lisa Bradley - Marjorie Mussman - Jurgin Schnider - Enid Lynn - Anna Sokolow
Michelle Lucci - Basil Thompson - Robert Rodham - Dermont Burke - Francea Russell - Enriqué Martinez - Vivi Flindt - Robert Lindren - Mannie Rowe
Tom Pazik - Lynn Taylor Corbett - Melissa Hayden - Mikhail Lavrovsky - Fernand Nault - Robert Barnett

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My feet are my paintbrushes
My steps are my paint
My stages are my canvas…

Let's Dance!!
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© debra bale 2018