Faculty


Ilya Burov

Owner/ Artistic Director

Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations, Pas de deux, Contemporary Ballet, Men’s Class

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 theworld.

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, Contemporary Ballet

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 with the Festival Ballet Providence located in Rhode Island 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); Mihailo Djuric’s Sleeping Beauty (Lilac fairy); Mihailo Djuric’s 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.

 

Carly Dietz

Young Children’s Dance Program, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Competition

Carly Dietz was born and raised in Bradenton, Florida where she fell in love with dance at an early age. Carly graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance and a Minor in Educational Studies. She has extensive training in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop and Choreography from the many years of dancing both Nationally and Internationally. Carly first attended World Dance Movement Italy when she was sixteen years old and returned multiple times after receiving full tuition scholarships. She assisted World Dance Movements Artistic Director, Michele Assaf, and traveled with the program to Italy and Spain. While at the University of Florida, she gained a wealth of experience through various repertory opportunities and by working as rehearsal director to world-renowned choreographer/professor, Neta Pulvermacher.
Carly is honored to have worked with the many choreographers and educators who have helped shaped her dance and teaching career. Her profound love for children and teaching has also lead her to work in the Early Childhood Education field where she shares her passion of the arts with young children.

 

SusanSusan 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.

 

Jenn Schneck Fink

Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical

Jenn Schneck Fink holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre and Dance from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, where she studied under Julliard’s Joan Karlen and James Moore, assistant to the legendary Jerome Robbins. Miss Jenn began her training at Dance Arts Center in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, and continued her training at Chicago’s premier studios: Lou Conte Dance Studio (Hubbard Street Dance), Gus Giordano’s, Joel Hall, and Visceral, as well as attended national master classes taught by top dance industry instructors and choreographers. Miss Jenn received her Pilates certification in 2009 and continually strives for higher education in the field of dancer anatomy, strength, alignment, injury prevention, and kinesiology.

Miss Jenn has studied with some of the nation’s top instructors and choreographers, including but not limited to: “technique guru” Miss Paula Morgan, Joe Lanteri, Jackie Sleight, Suzi Taylor, Mandy Moore, Doug Caldwell, Lauren Adams, Chris Jacobson, Caroline Lewis-Jones (nutrition), Shannon Mather, Joel Hall, Teddy Forance, Katy Spreadbury, Sonja Tayeh, and the renowned author and instructor Karen Clippinger. Miss Jenn’s choreography credits include Dance Chicago, The Racine Kid, and Youth Players, master classes for inner city community programs in Chicago, Revival Dance Intensive, and she is a visiting instructor for several studios in the Midwest and New England.

In the competitive circuit, Miss Jenn has judged for Rainbow Connection Dance Competition and VIP Dance. Her work and students have been recognized regionally and nationally, receiving Choreography, Technique, Critiques Choice Nominations, Best of Show, Best In Studio, and High Point awards and regional scholarship titles at Adrenaline, New York City Dance Alliance, The Move, Jump, L.A. Dance Magic, League of Champions, Open Call, Velocity Dance Convention, Spirit of Dance Awards, Hollywood Vibe, and Spotlight Dance Cup. Many of her students enjoy thriving careers, collegially and professionally, in the dance and theater industry.

Mary BethMary Beth Marino

Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Competition

Mary Beth Marino is a professor at the University of New Hampshire teaching jazz tap and dance history. She is the assistant choreographer for the UNH Dance Company and has choreographed musicals for the UNH Department of Theatre and Dance. She is an award winning competitive choreographer for dance studios throughout the New England area. Her students have gone on to perform with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Parsons Dance Company, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and most recently, one of her students held the role of Billy Elliott on Broadway.

 

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, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theater, Strength and Conditioning, 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!