Faculty


 

Ilya Burov

Owner/ Artistic Director

Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations, Pas de Deux, Contemporary Ballet, Men’s Class, Competition Choreographer

Born in Russia, Ilya Burov graduated from The Russian School of Ballet in Saratov in 2003. Following school he joined The Moscow Classical Ballet under the artistic direction of Natalia Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasilev where he danced many lead roles. Burov was quickly recognized and was asked to perform as a principal guest artist with many companies across Russia and Europe. In the same year, he also mastered his advanced degree with the Moscow Academy of Choreography.

In 2005 Burov moved to the United States where he performed for many professional companies across America.  In 2006 he was a part of Festival Ballet Providence where he worked for several years as a principal dancer. He has also toured with many companies dancing in Italy, China, Spain, Israel, Greece, India, Mexico, Venezuela and Serbia.

Burov has performed principal and lead roles in many ballets including Cinderella, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Giselle, Scheherazade, Romeo and Juliette, Balanchine’s ballets such as Rubies, Allegro Brilliante, Tarantella pas de deux, Donizetti Variations, Anthony Tudors Continuo and Leaves are Faiding, and many modern/contemporary works composed for the artist.

Burov has experience working with many internationally acclaimed choreographers and teachers such as Natalia Kasatkina, Boris Lawrowski, Sandra Jennings, Amanda Mckerrow and John Gardner of ABT.

In 2014 he received several awards from the Rhode Island Government. He was recognized for his outstanding achievement in Art from the Mayor of Providence RI, Angell Taveras, Speaker of the House and the Governor for his artistic contributions to the City and State.

Burov also has a great passion for teaching and coaching. Since 2007 he has been part of the faculty in many schools and companies across the world.

In 2015 he became the Artistic Director of Alaska Dance Theatre.

Ilya Burov is excited to become the new Owner and Artistic Director of The Portsmouth School of Ballet and is looking forward to bringing the new generation of dancers to the next level.

Emily Loscocco

Owner/ Artistic Director

Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations, Pas de Deux, YounG Children’s Program, Contemporary Ballet, Strength & Conditioning, Competition Choreographer

Emily Loscocco began her dance training in her hometown of Holliston Massachusetts. At the age of fifteen she left home to attend school at the Kirov Academy in Washington D.C. There she received training from Galina Kozlova in the Vagonava style. The next year Ms. Loscocco attended a summer program with The Orlando Ballet under the direction of Bruce Marks. She was asked to stay and received her first job with a professional ballet company. While dancing in Orlando Emily participated in the Youth America Grand Prix, dancing her way to the final round she placed top twelve and was offered multiple scholarships. 

Emily has also danced with Ballet Met in Columbus Ohio and as a guest artist across the country and Europe. In 2012 Emily traveled to Mongolia to perform with Boston Ballet’s Altan Dugaraa in Roland Petit’s “Pink Floyd Ballet” where she performed for the president and the Japanese Ambassador.  She danced as a principal dancer in the United States and has been guesting internationally. In 2015 Emily danced as a principal guest artist with Alaska Dance Theatre and taught daily at their school. Emily has gained a national reputation as a highly sought after dance instructor and is a freelance dancer represented by a well- known agent in New York City.

Her repertoire includes Bruce Marks’ Swan Lake; Wayne Stewarte’s Coppelia (Swanhilda); Marius Petipa’s La Bayadere(Nikia); Bruce Simpson’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Tatiana); Sleeping Beauty (Lilac fairy); The Nutcracker (Snow Queen, Dew Drop fairy, Sugar Plum fairy); George Balanchine’s Apollo (Calliope); Leading roles in George Balanchine’s Who Cares?, and Agon; Principal in George Birkadze’s Taming of the Shrew, My Sorrow and Dynamite; David Nixon’s Dangerous Liaisons; Dwight Rhoden’s Carm ina Burana; Bergit Scherzer’s Requiem; Bruce Simpson’s Romeo and Juliet; Fernando Bujones’s Spartacus; Princiapal in Marius Petipa’s Carnival of Venice; Twyla Tharp’s Water Babies; Principal in Richard Cook’s Dance of the Hours; Principal in Peter Stark’s Rumplstilkstin;Principal Victor Plotnikov’s Given, and Orchis; Bruce Marks Don Quixote; Devon Carney’s Speaking in Tongues and Gerard Charle’s Maestro.

This year Ms. Loscocco is extremely excited to become one of the new owners and artistic directors of The Portsmouth School of Ballet. She believes with her love of dance along with her knowledge and experience as a professional ballerina she is fully equipped to prepare young aspiring dancers to become successful in the dance industry.

Michelle Bruckner

Musical Theater, Tap, Jazz, Competition

Michelle made her Broadway Debut in Chicago, The Musical. She  played the role of Sheila in A Chorus Line on The Broadway Tour of America and the European Tour. She had leading roles in five consecutive seasons at Maine State Music Theatre, and has worked at The Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia. Her choreography credits include: West Side Story, Damn Yankees, Mame, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Into the Woods, The Secret Garden, and many others.

 

 

 

 

Susan

Susan Endrizzi

Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations, Pas de deux, Contemporary Ballet

Susan Ingraham Endrizzi began her training at the Robertson School of Classical Ballet. In 1994 she received her B.F.A. in dance performance from Butler University. Her professional credits include performances with Ballet New England and Ballet Theatre of Pennsylvania. Susan joined Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre of Boston in 1995 where she danced original choreography for 9 years, taught all levels for 8 years, and was a rehearsal assistant for 2 years. She has been on the faculty of Portsmouth School of Ballet since 2005 teaching ballet, pas de deux and pointe technique. Susan is also a ballet professor at the University of New Hampshire.

Kelsie Crowley

Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Competition

Kelsie Crowley, a 24 year old professional dancer from Boston, Massachusetts, currently dancing on Unyted Stylez Hip Hop crew run by Ricardo Foster Jr., and Phunk Phenomenon based out of Boston. Having trained and studied in numerous forms of dance since an early age, and graduated from the Dean College Joanne Palladio School Of Dance with her B.A. in Dance and B.S. in Business. Though not limited to, she is known for her Hip Hop choreography and performing. Having done multiple professional performances such as concerts and music videos, in hip-hop as well as many other styles . Kelsie is invested in her students she teaches and has been teaching numerous styles of dance including Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater, Lyrical, Ballet, Technique, Stretch and Strengthening. Her classes range in ages of children and adults, 2-18+, and she has been teaching for the past 8 years. Kelsie has a love and passion for teaching, and strives in advancing dancers not only physically but also with the knowledge and love of dance.

Meghan_webMeghan McCoy Seedner

Young Children’s Dance Program, Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations, Pas de deux, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop

Meghan McCoy trained at Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre in Boston and  also the Portsmouth School of Ballet and before graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in theatre and dance. She danced professionally with The Portland Ballet in Maine for 3 years and remains with the company as a guest artist. Most recently Meghan spent a year abroad performing with Teatrul Balet Sibiu, in Sibiu Romania, where she enjoyed performing both corps and soloist roles in contemporary and classical works. She looks forward to bringing her professional experience into the classroom and hopes to help young dancers attain their dreams; professionally or recreationally!

 

AmandaAmanda Walchak

Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theater,  Competition, Fundraising Coordinator

Amanda Walchak has studied dance at various studios in the New Hampshire area, finishing out at Concord Dance Academy from 2005-2008. She went to the University of New Hampshire, where she was a member the UNH Dance Company and a captain her senior year. She received her BFA in Dance with a minor in Education.  Amanda went on to complete her Master’s in Education from the University of New Hampshire in May 2014. While attending UNH, Amanda was able to begin studying aerial dance, which she quickly grew fond of dancing not only on the ground but in the air as well. During her junior year she received the Jean Mattox Scholarship for excellence in dance.

While at PSB, Amanda has had the opportunity to work with students of all ages in a variety of dance styles. In addition to teaching classes she coordinates the fundraising for the Student Company. Amanda is excited to be joining The Portsmouth School of Ballet for her third season!

 

 

Heather Easley

Contemporary

Heather Easley is a movement artist originally from Columbus, Ohio. Her training began at the age of 8 and included studies with artists Lauren Adams, Martha Nichols, Amanda Phillips-Bosshart and more while growing up. In the Spring of 2020, Heather graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee with a BFA in Contemporary Dance Performance. Her studies at the conservatory broadened her dance understanding immensely to include Limón, Release Technique, Horton, Graham, Countertechnique, and African, as well as gaining an understanding of a holistic experience of the body with anatomy, Alexander Technique, floor barre, and gyrokinesis. She has had the opportunity to work with world renowned choreographers Chien-Ying Wang, Joseph Toonga, and Loni Landon, and has performed for Missy Elliot, Justin Timberklake, John Legend, and other musical artists. In her final year, Heather founded the BPMI Dance program which gives student choreographers and dancers the opportunity to present their work at large music festivals across the country. The program aims to give real world experience to students and bridge the gap between student and professional life. BPMI Dance continues to go on at The Boston Conservatory and Berklee and is an experience many of the students hope to be involved in. Heather continues to participate in opportunities to further her dance education and has trained with Hofesh Shechter Company, Batsheva, BODYTRAFFIC, Kidd Pivot, and at the Henny Jurriens School. With a student-first mindset, Heather fully appreciates the experience of learning and understands it’s value in growth and understanding. Currently, Heather resides in Boston, is a company member of Hybridmotion Dance Theater, and teaches as a guest and resident artist at multiple dance schools in New England. She hopes to present her own work in the area soon. Heather loves the intimate human connection dance brings and is continuously inspired to find growth in her passion.