Ballet Level 1 and 1/2

Students will develop grace, learn body placement, improve posture and build strength and coordination. We recommend taking ballet as it is a fundamental class to support all other dance styles. For advanced level dancers’ ballet is highly recommended

Ballet Level 1 is for Dancers who have taken a under a year of ballet.


Class Timetable

  Class Start Class End Teacher Room
Monday 6:00 pm 7:00 pm Jayden Russell Studio 3
Monday 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Jayden Russell Studio 1
Wednesday 3:00 pm 4:00 pm Jayden Russell Studio 1
Thursday 6:00 pm 7:00 pm Taylor Thompson Studio 3
Saturday 12:00 pm 1:00 pm Taylor Thompson Studio 2
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - with Jayden Russell - at Studio 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - with Jayden Russell - at Studio 1
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - with Jayden Russell - at Studio 1
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - with Taylor Thompson - at Studio 3
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - with Taylor Thompson - at Studio 2
Jayden Russell

Jayden Russell is an well trained dancer and has been training for over 19 years. She started dancing age three under the influence and guidance of Rita Mathews. She has grown up dancing in the Sacramento area, training in Jazz, Tap, Theater, Ballet and Contemporary, and has competed in national dance competitions throughout the nation for numerous years. She has been the recipient of the SADA Scholarship recipient award in 2008 and 2014. She has performed and choreographed for her High Schools Advanced Dance Program and continues to mentor current students in the program. She has been an apprentice with Kelli Leighton’s award-winning company CORE Contemporary Dance (formally known as CORE Dance Collective) since 2014, where she concentrated on her true passion for Contemporary styles of Dance. Her energy level and passion for dance will be a great asset to her students. She is currently attending Sacramento State University working towards her Bachelor’s degree.

Pat Colgate

Pat Colgate is the Founder of the Placer Theatre Ballet Dance Company. She was the Artistic Director, designed all the costumes and directed choreography for each original ballet staged there. Pat Colgate trained in ballet in Boston, and became a member of the Boston Ballet. From there, she trained with American Ballet Theatre school in New York City at the age of 15.

She has performed with the Boston Ballet, Opera Company of Boston, and the New York City Rockettes. In New York, she appeared in Bye Bye Birdie, Hit the Deck, and Destry Rides Again. In San Francisco, she appeared in Funny Girl, Annie Get Your Gun, 42nd Street, Follies, La Cage Aux Folles, A Chorus Line, No, No, Nanette, Good News, The Pajama Game, Gypsy: A Musical Fable, The Music Man, Of Thee I Sing, Godspell, Sugar, and Guys and Dolls. She owned her own dance company for 25 years in the San Francisco Bay area before relocating to Placer County, California.


My name is Taylor Thompson and I have been dancing for about seven years. I began dancing my freshman year of high school at school and then later started dancing at a local studio. I have trained in many styles of dance including Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Tap, and Ballet. I am now studying at Sacramento State to earn my Bachelors Degree in Dance and further pursue my love for the art of dance.