Colleen Marie Barnes

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Colleen Barnes is expected to earn her MFA in Ballet from the University of Utah in April 2019. She seeks to encourage ballet’s much-needed shift to inclusivity through her research and teaching. Colleen has worked for the Joffrey Ballet School in various teaching and administrative roles since 2009, with which she has taught across the United States and abroad.

Colleen is the Artistic Director of Joffrey South, Joffrey Colorado Springs, and Joffrey Heartland summer intensives. She danced professionally with the Dayton Ballet, Ballet Pensacola, and Dance Now! Miami.