Has danced extensively across the Untied 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. Principal roles in The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, and The Nutcracker were his forte. In performing these roles he developed an esteemed reputation as a sensitive, caring, and strong partner. Throughout is career he has sought to work with the magnificent artists fo 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 he has absorbed the rich, centuries old tradition of Russian Classical Ballet (Vaganova Method). Upon retireing from active performing, Mr. Trammell decided to dedicate himself to teaching. Some of his dancers went on to win awards at national ballet competitions, received scholarships into colleges or dancer professionally in international companies. Recently he was winner of the local Dancing with the Vero Stars in 2014.
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. Before her career with the Colorado Ballet she trained, on full scholarship, at the Internatinal Ballet School in Denver, Colorado. While there she studied with German and Valentina Zamuel from the Maly Theatre of St Petersburg, Russia and the Royal Ballet School of London
respectively. Mrs. Trammell has danced a wide repertoire of ballets from contemporary to classical. Recently she won the 2013, 2014 ,and 2015 Top Dance Score Award with the local Danicng with the Vero Stars, a wonderful event benefitting the Healthy Start Coalition of Indain River County. Mrs. Trammell is co-founder of Vero Classical Ballet and proud mother of three beautiful children.
“I especially want to thank Amy Trammell for being a terrific teacher. I am going to miss our practice times with her. 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 Trammell will teach posture, grace and sportsmanship that is so rare these days.”- Tim Girard
Gia began studying Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Flamenco, Gymnastics, Theatre, and Voice at an early age. She started her career in musical theatre at age nine with the Hurrah Players performing in leading rolls and community theatre. Her professional experience started early at age 16 with the Virginia Commonwealth Theatre, while attending the Virginia Governor’s Magnet School for the Arts majoring in Performing Arts. There she also performed with the Voices of Virginia Show Choir as a lead singer and dancer. Upon graduating high school, Gia was honored with her own show as “Pebbles” for Kings Dominion Theme Park in Virginia. After competing in Miss Virginia, Gia joined the USO performing for our military. As a Theatre/Dance Communications Major at Old Dominion University, Gia studied Modern under Marilyn Marloff, a second generation student of Martha Graham, The Mother of Modern Dance, and Ballet under Rumanian principle danseur, Istvan Ament. Soon after Gia joined Old Dominion Ballet Company studying under both Ament and his wife Nelli Ament, also a Rumanian principle dancer. There she also spent her summers studying with Nina Sakhnovskaya, an instructor from the Russian Vaganova Ballet School/Vaganova Institute in Saint Petersburg, Russia. After moving to Florida, Gia continued her vocal career and was signed with Sony Records. Gia currently owns a leadership development company with her husband Steven, has four children, and is focused on teaching the next generation.
Margaret Howard Trammell
Margaret Howard Trammell 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.
Loretta Miller is a former soloist with The Boston Ballet & former member of Pennsylvania Ballet. Ms. Miller trained at the prestigious School of American Ballet in NYC on a full scholarship. She has worked with many greats including Violette Verdy, Rudolf Nureyev, Alberto Alonso, Lupe Serrano, and Fernando Bujones. She is a former faculty member of Steps and The Broadway Dance Center in NYC, Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL., was a guest teacher at University of Florida, and was the Artistic Director of Florida Arts & Dance Company. She has choreographed more than thirty ballets. Ms. Miller is well versed in the Vaganova, Cecchetti, Cuban, and Balanchine techniques; a broad array, which uniquely prepares her students for every style of dance.