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Meet The Staff

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Jeanette Marchais has a passion for theatre arts, as well as a love for teaching. Born and raised in Southern California, she began training in classical ballet at the age of 9 at Ballet Academie in Oxnard. As a serious and dedicated student, she became a member of the Channel Islands Ballet Company under the direction of the nationally acclaimed, Mara Lysova at the age of 15. 
She danced in many full-length ballets and productions, including The Nutcracker and Cinderella. Jeanette joined the staff at Ballet Academy, teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced students for four years. In conjunction, she served as assistant to the Director of the Channel Islands Ballet Company. 
Jeanette went on to teach ballet at the Ojai Ballet Center for two years, and Jill Johnson’s Dance Studio in Santa Paula for 5 years. She was the director of the ballet department and choreographed and directed two full-length productions of the Nutcracker, as well as several other performances. 
After becoming a wife and mother, Jeanette took a hiatus from ballet to focus on being a full-time mom to her growing family. The Marchais family relocated to Lake County in 2013, just in time for Jeanette to rediscover her love for ballet as her daughter began her own ballet adventure! 
Jeanette is excited to pour her heart into ballet once again as she shares her very special love with a new generation of dancers!

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Carrie Ann Eve has received a wealth of training in several styles of dance,  but classical ballet holds a special place in her heart. Her parents put her in dance classes at age 4 ½. She has been trained by many ballet teachers in Lake County. She was also taught modern, jazz, and hip hop and was on the competitive dance team for 5 years. 

Carrie studied Theatre Arts at Southern Oregon University and trained in musical theatre and partner dancing. She has performed in over 20 shows including Jesus Christ Superstar, Sweet Charity, Oklahoma, and Pippin. Her favorite role was Kristine in A Chorus Line. 

She performed the Chinese Tea solo and danced the Waltz of the Flowers in Studio Ballet’s 2019 production of The Magic of Ballet Featuring Nutcracker Excerpts. She is also a part of the Lake County Theatre Company and has been a part of the Shakespeare on the Lake performances of Taming of the Shrew and  Romeo and Juliet. 

Carrie Ann Eve is excited to work with Mrs. Marchais to bring quality ballet performances to Lake County and to instruct students in their ballet education. She also believes that anyone can dance at any time in their life and hopes to show others that it is possible.

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