and many thanks for all the never ending hours of dedication and
support you've shown over the years to countless dancers.
Alan Woodard, Director
Trained in London, England and danced with English National Ballet for six years. He was leading dancer and ballet Master with ballet Santiago, Chile, after two seasons as soloist with the National Chilean Ballet. He holds the Advanced Teacher’s Certificate (with honors) from the Royal Academy of Dance and has studied the pedagogical courses for teachers (6 year syllabus), Kirov method, in St. Petersburg. As teacher, director and choreographer he was formerly at Arts Educational Trust, Ltd in England; the University of Chile in Santiago and the Metropolitan Ballet company in Bethesda, Maryland. In Jackson, Mississippi, he was Artistic Director of the Company as well as choreographer and Director of Ballet Mississippi School. He became Director of CDS in June, 1993.