Sharon Rogers is the former Associate Professor of Ballet and Regisseur for the Friends University Ballet Program and owner/director of Rogers Ballet Inc. Ms. Rogers’ high standards for teaching have propelled former Rogers Ballet students into prestigious organizations such as Pacific Northwest Ballet, New York City Ballet, Twyla Tharp Dancers, Houston Ballet, New York State Ballet, San Diego Ballet, San Antonio Ballet and Fort Worth Ballet as well as many other regional ballet companies. Ms. Rogers’ dancers have performed on Broadway, in professional theatrical touring companies, the Rockettes, regional musical theatre companies, cruise lines and advanced educational dance degrees. Her qualified, advanced students have been accepted into many pre-professional company schools such as the School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and the Houston Ballet.
Coming from the professional wing of dance, Ms. Rogers trained with renowned teachers at the American Ballet Theatre School, American Ballet Center and Harkness Ballet. She also has extensive training in the art and science of teaching dance and technique and has become an accomplished instructor of classical ballet, tap and theatrical dance. Since 1978, Ms. Rogers has both prepared the next generation of aspiring dancers, and has equipped the course of dance teachers both locally and nationally in studios, training centers and universities. She is a ballet legend and we are honored to have her on the MDM team!