Jessica Hofmann
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 a few.



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. Amber’s teaching style puts a strong emphasis on technique, musicality, and enjoying dance. Amber is also a tri-athlete, runner, and avid cyclist.




Upcoming Performances in Ketchikan

Festival
Feb. 20, 7:00p

Kayhi Auditorium

Spring Gala
May 9 & 10
Kayhi Auditorium

Studio News
Fundraising Projects
Board Meeting
2nd Thursday of
each month, 7:30pm
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