FACULTY

Since her retirement from the stage Ms. Acatos has dedicated her time to the teaching and training of future dancers.

Donald Dadey

He founded, along with his wife and co-director, Sibylle Acatos-Dadey, the Scottsdale School of Ballet in 2003 to continue training dancers for future generations.

Donald Dadey

Director
Caroline Fazzuoli

She currently lives in North Scottsdale with her husband Franco Fazzuoli, world renown restaurateur. She has two daughters who both have studied ballet and danced professionally with Ballet Arizona, with one currently competing on the professional ballroom circuit.

Paola Hartley

A graduate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts she was trained by Melissa Hayden, Duncan Noble, Gyula Pandi, Dianne Markham and Trish Casey.

Heather Haar

After a steller professional dance career Heather, wants to take her experience, passion and expertise of knowledge in Ballet, and pass it along to the next generation of dancers.

Julia Chacon

Julia began Spanish Dance under Lydia Torea in Phoenix, AZ. She holds a BFA in dance and BS in anthropology from the University of New Mexico where she studied flamenco with Eva Encinias Sandoval and modern dance with Bill Evans.

Julia Chacon

Flamenco
Photo: Joan Rodriguez

With an excellent multi dance training in his native Cuba,Joan decided to make a major life change and moved to the United States. He has been working with Convergence Ballet Company, CONDER/dance and joined Stilo Dance Company as artistic director and choreographer. Scottsdale School of Ballet is honored to have him on faculty of or school. has a

Amanda Hidalgo

Amanda Hidalgo, born in California, was one of the most sought after ballet pianists in Los Angeles, and she has worked extensively with Rosemary Valaire, Yvonne Mounsey, Tania Lichine, John Clifford, Irina Kosmovska, and Stanley Holden Dance Center where Mikhail Baryshnikov was a frequent guest.