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Director of The Conservatory

Katie Van der Mars is a Company Artist with Omaha’s professional ballet company, Ballet Nebraska. She began her training in classical ballet at Corvallis Academy of Ballet in Corvallis, Oregon as a child. Katie spent summers training with Atlanta Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Ballet West. She is a graduate of the University of Utah, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Performance in 2012.

Artistic Director / Founder / Director of Dance Arts

Emily began her dance training in Kansas with training in all areas of dance, Acro, and musical theater. She was a collegiate dancer and was named a national award winner in several dance competitions. She transferred to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2001 under the tutelage of the well respected, and nationally recognized teacher, Dr. Lisa Fusillo. Ms. Fullerton went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance.

Director of Education