Our mission is to provide the highest level of Classical Ballet training, to promote the art form through exceptional public performances, and to place our students into international level careers.
Mr. Barry Trammell
Mr. Trammell has danced extensively across the United States for the last 20 years. His professional career has taken him from Ballet Florida and Oregon Ballet Theatre to City Ballet of Houston and Memphis Ballet. Throughout his career, he has sought to work with the magnificent artists of the Russian tradition of classical ballet. Among these artists are Leo Ahohnen, Marek Cholewa, Andrei Ustinov, and Elena Martinson. As a result of his collaboration with these distinguished dancers, Mr. Trammell has absorbed the rich, centuries old tradition of Russian Classical Ballet.
In addition to Mr. Trammell’s work in ballets such as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Giselle, he has made occasional forays into musical theater. His choreography and dancing in productions of Hello Dolly, Brigadoon, and West Side Story earned him high acclaim and rave reviews.
After 30 years of teaching, his students have gone on to dance professionally in companies such as Colorado Ballet, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, David Taylor Dance Theater, Festival Ballet of Atlanta and more. His students have also been accepted into prestigious summer intensives such as American Ballet Theater, Kirov Academy, Boston Ballet, Ballet West, Bolshoi, Arizona Ballet, Ballet Met, and Ballet Magnificat.
Mrs. Amy Trammell
Mrs. Trammell earned a place in the illustrious Colorado Ballet. She was chosen as one from among hundreds of dancers auditioning in Europe, Japan, and the United States. While dancing with this international company, she had the honor of working with artists from the Kirov Ballet of St. Petersburg, Russia.
Mrs. Trammell trained at the International Ballet School in Littleton, Colorado under German Zamuel (a graduate of the Vaganova Academy of St. Petersburg, Russia) who served for 11 years as senior teacher at The Royal Ballet School in London and Valentina Moukhanova.In 2003, Mrs. Trammell was in the top ten finalist at the Denver Ballet Guild.
Mrs. Trammell also danced with the Grand Valley Ballet where she danced in a wide repertoire of ballets from contemporary to classical. With the Grand Valley Ballet she also had the opportunity to develop her teaching skills as a protégé of Ildiko Fricsay. Her teacher training gave her a base in the Vaganova method, as well as a elaborately creative class structure for teaching young children. Now a mother of three, she is happy to call Vero Beach her home.
Barry and Amy Trammell with their partners Dr. Michele Maholtz and Tim Girard with Girard Equipment most recently won 2014 Dancing with the Vero Stars. This charitable event raised over $308,000 for the Healthy Start Coalition, an organization that assures a healthy start for babies in Indian River County.
Amy Trammell has also received Top Dance Score Award the last two years with partner John Talmadge (owner of local Ace Hardware) in 2013 and Tim Girard (with Girard Equipment) in 2014. These partners come to Mrs. Trammell knowing little to no dance technique. She then is responsible for their trainging that includes steps, lifts, posture, musicality, stage presence, and more. To win the Top Dance Score is an honor for the instructor.
“I especially want to thank Amy Trammell for being a terrific teacher… If you are thinking about getting your daughter or… son in dance, go to her studio at Vero Classical Ballet at Leisure Square. Amy as well as her husband Barry Trammel will teach posture, grace and sportsmanship that is so rare these days.”
Ms. Yvonne Miller
A graduate of Rutgers University, Ms Yvonne’s studies encompassed ballet, choreography, childhood development and early learning. Yvonne was trained in the principles of classical ballet by Agnes Komlos, and Natalie Najinski using the Russian Ballet technique developed by Agrippina Vaganova. She also trained briefly with George Balanchine. Over the last 25 years throughout the southeast, Yvonne has performed with and choreographed for dozens of Ballet, Theater, Opera Companies, and Schools. She has choreographed and danced in over a hundred shows from Annie to West Side Story. Some of Yvonne’s favorites include A Chorus Line, Cabaret and The Nutcracker.
Margaret studied ballet for many years with Gail Grant, author of “Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet” She also danced with the Cultural Arts Ballet in Miami and performed in a variety of contemporary ballets. In the 1980s and early ’90s she formed a dance company, Szeto Dance Theatre. The company developed as a partnership with two other dancers. The group performed in a number venues in South Florida.
Margaret has also taught ballet and dance courses at Florida Atlantic University and Broward Community College (where she choreographed and staged student performances). At FAU she taught Dance Education courses for teachers.
Music Director and
International and US recording artist known for his work as an Artist/Songwriter and Performer for the 80′s band Shanghai. With acclaimed success and two music videos, the band’s debut album charted in the top 20, going gold in Japan.
Currently Ron is co-owner and partners in a music placement company called “Song Dudes”. His firm has placed music in major film and TV corporations like New Line Cinema, ABC, and NBC.
“Song Dudes” has also worked together with the writing camps of Lady Ga Ga, Cher, Tom Petty and is active in new artist development. Originally from Connecticut, Ron is now an 8-year native to Vero Beach, Florida, and is proud to be working as the Music Director and Show Producer of Vero Classical Ballet.