Ingrid Lozano, Artistic Director &
Instructor - Professional dancer,
teacher, choreographer Ingrid Lozano
trained at the prestigious Royal Winnipeg
Ballet in Canada , Harkness School of
Ballet in New York, and with faculty
from the Escuela Cubana of Alicia Alonso.
Ms Ingrid graduated Magna Cum Laude
from Virginia Intermont College, where
she was Soloist Dancer and Ballet Mistress
of the Bristol Concert Ballet directed
by Ms Constance Hardinge. She received
her Masters of Education from Texas
Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
Ingrid appeared as a soloist with Bristol
Concert Ballet, Texas Tech Ballet, Willis
Ballet, Texas Chamber Ballet and the
National Ballet Company in Mexico City.
teaching repertoire includes teaching
classical ballet, modern dance, jazz,
tap, Spanish flamenco, and Mexican Folklore.
She served as Dance Professor at Virginia
Intermont College and Texas Tech University
in Lubbock, Texas. In Texas, she was
owner and director of her Dance company
and School, The Dance & Fitness
Ingrid has choreographed as well as
staged several full length classical
ballets such as The Nutcracker, Coppelia,
Cinderella and excerpts from the beloved
classics Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty,
and Don Quixote. Her students have received
scholarships to many prestigious programs
such as European Ballet and Ballet Magnificat
the summer of 2011, Ingrid is a member
of the Allen Ting Ballet in China where
she is a Guest Teacher and Choreographer
for a Youth Company. Her choreography
has been performed in Nanchang and Hong
Ms Ingrid has enjoyed an extensive career
as a professional dancer, concert producer,
stage director, artistic director, choreographer,
studio owner and dance master educator.
She has devoted her entire life to the
field of Dance. She feels that dance
is therapeutic and brings joy to all
who experience it. Dance is Life.
Jessica Hofmann, Assistant Artistic
Director & Instructor -
Jess Hofmann began her dance career
right here at Ketchikan Theatre Ballet.
At the age of sixteen she left home
to continue her dance training at the
performing arts high school, Idyllwild
Arts Academy in Idyllwild, California.
Upon graduation, Jess continued her
education and dance training in New
York City at Marymount Manhattan College.
She soon transferred to University of
Arizona where she graduated Cum Laude
with a B.F.A. in Dance.
Jess is a former member of the professional
dance company 7Dancers and a former
instructor at Cherry Creek Dance, both
of which are located in Denver, Colorado.
She has also danced professionally with
3rd Law Dance and Evolving Doors Dance,
both based out of Boulder, Colorado.
Jess has also studied at San Francisco
Conservatory of Dance, Alvin Ailey,
Dance New Amsterdam, Steps on Broadway,
and Broadway Dance Center, just to name
Elizabeth Avila, Instructor -
Elizabeth Schafer began
her dance training at Ketchikan Theatre
Ballet School of Dance and received
her B.F.A. in Dance from Stephens College.
Upon graduation Elizabeth danced with
Pivot Dance Company and performed in
Oregon, Washington, and Europe. Elizabeth
has spent the past few years teaching
and performing in New York City. She
also studied at the Taylor School, Peridance,
Steps, and New Dance Group.
Amber Kile, Instructor - Amber Kile
is from Ketchikan, Alaska. Amber started
her dance career at Ketchikan Theatre
Ballet, attended Cornish college of the
Arts in Seattle, WA and then returned
to KTB from 1993-1996 as assistant artistic
director. Leaving Ketchikan in 1996, Amber
went on to teach ballet and dance in Atlanta,
GA, Pensacola, FL, and Milton, FL. Amber
volunteered for and served on the board
of directors for Saenger Theatre, Sacred
Heart Hospitals benefiting children. Ambers
teaching style puts a strong emphasis
on technique, musicality, and enjoying
dance. Amber is also a tri-athlete, runner,
and avid cyclist.