- Classical Ballet Program
Jamie Brege, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, began her training at The School of the Grand Rapids Ballet Company and attended intensive programs at American Ballet Theatre, Vail International Dance Festival, and The Juilliard School.
Brege holds a Master of Arts degree in Dance Education, American Ballet Theatre Pedagogy from New York University. She is an ABT® Certified Teacher, ABT® National Training Curriculum, Primary through Level 7 and Partnering. Brege graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance performance from Purchase College, SUNY where she performed works by choreographers including George Balanchine, Bronislava Nijinksa, David Parsons and Helen Pickett. While at Purchase, Brege was chosen to serve as an ambassador exchange student at Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, Australia.
Brege has taught, choreographed, and performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. Her teaching credits include The School of the Grand Rapids Ballet Company, Purchase College, Boston University, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, South Shore Ballet Theatre, Greenwich Dance Studio, and Dance in the Annex. Brege is co-artistic director of the International Ballet Ensemble for Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and has served as guest faculty at American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School.