About Us

 

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.

Artistic Directors

Mr. Barry Trammell

Nutcracker 2013 Barry JumpMr. 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 excepted into prestigues summer intensives such as American Ballet Theater, Kirov Academy, Boston Ballet, Ballet West, Bolshoi , Arizona Ballet,  Ballet Met, and Ballet Magnificat.

 

Mrs. Amy Trammell

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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. John and Amy DWVS 2013

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.

 

Mrs. Trammell recently won the Top Dance Score Award for her Lindy Hop with John Talmadge (owner of the local Ace Hardware) at the 2013 Dancing with the Vero Stars.  Mr. and Mrs. Trammell will be competing in the 2014 Dancing with the Vero Stars benefiting the Indian River Healthy Start Coalition .

 

 

Teachers

Ms. Yvonne Miller

YvonneA 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 Howard-Trammell

Margaret earned a Master’s degree in dance and fine arts from the University of Miami. Her course work included dance education for elementary school children, choreography, ballet and modern dance.

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
Show Producer

Ron Kramer

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.

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Dates to Remember

Spring Break
March 24 - 29th No Classes

Memorial Day
May 26th No Class

4th of July Week
June 30 - 5th

Dress Rehearsal
June 20th 4pm

Evening at the Ballet and Peter and the Wolf Performance
June 21, 2014 7pm

Princess Ballet Camp
July 7 - 18 click for details...

2014 Nutcracker Auditions
August 23 - 12:30pm

Support VCB’s 2014 Nutcracker!
VCB Student in a Music Video!

See Barry's combinations - YOUTUBE

Watch a class!

Parents and friends of registered students may watch a class every other month.

2013 dates
May 6-11
July 8-13 (may change)
September 2-7
November 4-9

Please remain quietly behind the curtains during other times so students can get the full benefit of their class instruction.
Thank you!