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Join The Strongest Team of dance instructors in Alaska

Are you Passionate about teaching dance? We Need You!


Are you a dance teacher looking to work at a fun, fierce, and fabulous studio where you are well respected and highly appreciated? Alaska Dance Theatre is always looking to hire top talent to teach. Spend your time in state-of-the-art studios with plenty of light and space.  Work with the best students and the award-winning staff.  Loads of opportunities to choreograph and grow your talents, realize your artistic vision, paid-for-by-ADT professional development opportunities, exciting new projects to build your resume! Send cover letter and resume to Niki Maple, Artistic Director - click on the button below. Out-of-state talent welcome.

Meet Our Team



Artistic Director, Ballet, & Pointe Instructor

Farah began dancing at age 5 at Interplay Ballet in Toronto Canada. She later attended and graduated from Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. While in Winnipeg, she was awarded the Paddy Stone Choreography Award. She has performed for The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, the Anchorage Opera, The Anchorage Symphony, Theatre Artists United, and Anchorage Ballet.



Junior Associate Director, Ballet, Pointe, & Contemporary Instructor

Mrs. Emma is from Charlottesville, Virginia. She started dancing when she was two years old and has been studying dance for nineteen years. She enjoys designing choreography and exploring new ways to express the many facets of humanity and the beauty of creation through the art of dance. Mrs. Emma trained with San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet, Ballet San Antonio Academy, Anchorage Classical Ballet, Ballet Magnificat, Eastern Virginia School of Performing Arts, and Central Virginia Ballet. She graduated in December of 2020 from Randolph College with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Studio Art Minor.



Instructor- Ballet and Jazz

Cady Lynn O'Brien began her dance training in Sitka, Alaska at Sitka Studio of Dance. As an adult, she moved to London, England to study at the dance conservatory Tinity Laban. Ms. O'Brien had the opportunity to teach at a dance workshop in South Korea. Her performance credits include Chopinana, the Nutcracker, and Gisselle with Anchorage Ballet; Cravan, Dusk to Dawn, and the Nutcracker with Pulse Dance Company. She is currently a choreographer and performer for Pulse Dance Company, and a performer with the Anchorage Opera. Ms. O'Brien holds a degree in Dance Studies and a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education.



Instructor- Ballet & Pointe

Niki has received training from the School of Ballet, Ballet Etudes, American Ballet Theatre, and Milwaukee Ballet. She has Performed with Milwaukee Ballet II, Eugene Ballet, Alaska Dance Theatre, James Sewell Ballet, Pulse Dance Company, and choreographers Courtland Weaver, Alice Bassler Sullivan, Toni Pimble, Gilmer Duran, James Sewell, and Amy Seiwart.

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Instructor- Ballet & Pointe

Sarah has been a jewel in the ADT community for years, formerly serving as Associate Artistic Director of the organization. Her dance education includes ADT, Richmond Ballet, Butler University, Jordan College of Fine Arts, Lou Conte Dance Studio, and University of Kansas. Sarah has danced professionally with ADT, Peoria Ballet, Storling Dance Theatre, Kansas City Ballet, California Ballet, and the San Diego Opera.

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Instructor- Ballet & Jazz

Blair began dancing at age four. She has trained with Alaska Dance Theatre, Joffery Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Blair has performed with The Radio City Rockettes, Les Folies Bergere, and the national tour of Movin' Out, performing original choreography by Twyla Tharp. Blair recently became a certified teacher in American Ballet Theatre's National Training Curriculum Pre-Primary through Level 3.



Instructor - Ballet

Deana took her first ballet class at age nineteen and received her dance education from Ballet UAB, Chaffenburge Ballet, and Alaska Dance Theatre. She has performed for Ballet UAB, North Dakota Ballet, and Alaska Dance Theatre.



Instructor- Jazz/ Broadway, Acro, & Hip Hop

Sari started dancing at the age of 7 at Alaska Dance Theatre. She went on to study dance at the division 1 dance program at Colorado State University where she majored in dance with an emphasis in performance. Here, she studied under Carol Roderick- previously a member of the professional division faculty at Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. She has worked with numerous companies and artists including Alvin Ailey II, Ballet West, the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company, Diavolo Dance Theatre, Jefferson Starship, and Joffrey Ballet. During her time living in Las Vegas, she trained extensively with Millennium Dance Complex, dancing alongside the hottest artists in the city. She has performed locally with Theatre Artists United and the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Currently she is an RN at Providence, a certified yoga instructor and teaches Jazz and Broadway classes at Alaska Dance Theatre. She recently won the Broadway World award for Best Choreography for her work on The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Mad Myrnas. 



Instructor- Tap & Jazz

Rhiannon began dancing at age five. She has received her dance education from Dance Spectrum Alaska and Alaska Dance Theatre. She has performed with UAA's Dance Ensemble as well as in UAA's New Dances and Momentum Dance Collective's Breaking Ground. Her choreography credits include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers with Service High School and Goldenview Middles School.



Instructor- Modern & Jazz

Taylor is a lifelong Alaskan and dancer of 23 years. She has trained at Ketchikan Theatre, Broadway Dance Center, Alvin Ailey, STEPS on Broadway, and American College Dance Association conference. Taylor joined UAA's dance program where she found her love for modern dance, improvisation, and choreographing under Brian Jeffrey and Katherine Kramer. Taylor holds a Bachelor's of Arts from UAA, majoring in Theatre with a Dance Emphasis. She dances as a company member of Momentum Dance Collective & Assistant Director/ performer with Sunlight Collaboration.



Instructor- Hip Hop, Boys Dance, & Tap

Colby Deemer is a local Alaskan Dancer who has traveled around the world reaching and performing. He has worked with the Deutsche Ballet Company, Vaga Lume, Kids Artistic Revue, Dance Driven, as well as in Alaska. In 2019, he brought his experience back to Anchorage to share what he has learned from his time abroad. His training has allowed him opportunities to perform with Dick Van Dyke, The Mountain Dew Tour, The Portland Trailblazers, Nappy Tabs, Nick Lazarino, and Mike Minery, Mr. Deemer has 15 years experience teaching in Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical and more. He is excited to be sharing his knowledge with the emerging generation of dancers.

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Christian Cadavos

Instructor- Hip Hop

Christian Cadavos is a 25-year-old Filipino American artist, director, cinematographer, and freestyle dancer born and raised in Anchorage, AK. His parents moved from Maasin Southern Leyte, Philippines in the 1990s to raise him and his older sister and to pursue an education and their desired passions. Christian graduated from East Anchorage High School in 2015 and was a part of the East High Dance Contempo Company during his senior year. Christian’s first style of dancing was b-boying in 2010 and he later began expanding to new dance styles including Hip-Hop, Popping, House, and Krump. Christian has auditioned and participated in local and out-of-state dance competitions including Top of the World, 5678 Showtime, NBC’s World of Dance Season 2, WOD Bay Area 2018, Hip Hop International 2017, and 2019 in Phoenix, AZ, and AGT Season 14. He will be graduating from nursing school in July 2022, while taking the time to travel to more all-style competitions out of state.



Instructor- Creative Movement

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Instructor- Creative Movement

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Margarita began studying piano at age five. She is a graduate of the Vologda Music College in Russia in piano and voice and furthered her studies at the Armenian Musical Conservatory in the class of renowned pianist Professor Robert Oganian. Her music has inspired dances by many noted choreographers, including Israel (El) Gabriel of the University of California, Irvine, and is performed in productions by New World School of th Arts, Anchorage Ballet, and ADT. She has released two CD's, It's My Life and Believe in Yourself.



Front Desk Supervisor

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