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Mynda Joe

Mynda L. Joe  grew up in Michigan where she danced with Lansing Ballet Company, Ann Arbor Civic Ballet. She studied under Lee Ann King (Former president of Cecchetti Council of America) and became certified in Cecchetti method. Mynda also trained in Vaganova method under Susan Vaughn and Stan Godfrey. She has had the honor of having solos choreographed for her by Gus Giodano. Later she danced professionally with Chicago City Ballet under the tutelage Maria Tallchief, Marjorie Tallchief, Hans Homer Byant, Allegra Kent, Joel Hall, and Dan Duell. After starting a family, she became a member of a professional dinner theater troupe and then opened her own dance studio Variations in Dance. Along with teaching ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and pilates, Mynda also choreographed floor routines for a local gymnastics studio and trained gymnasts in ballet and jazz techniques. She is also a licensed and certified in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) instructor. Most recently, Mynda became a choreographer for Children's Theater of Madison and joined the teaching staff here at Monona Academy of Dance.