Faculty

Idalee Hutson-Fish

Idalee Hutson-Fish

Director

In 1986, she opened her private ballet school, The Dance Center of Walla Walla. From 2001-2011 Idalee also taught ballet at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy in the summers.

Anna Lantz

Anna Lantz

Faculty
Ballet, Pointe, Variations

Born in Sweden, Anna Lantz started her ballet training at a young age at the Storan in Goteborg. She attended The Royal Ballet School (RBS) in London, England and graduated from the RBS Teacher Training Course.

Danile Tolmie

Danile Tolmie

Guest Faculty

Principal, Eugene Ballet

Caleb Leitch

Caleb Leitch

Faculty
Ballet

Caleb Leitch was raised in Walla Walla, where he attended the classes at The Dance Center of Walla Walla. Upon graduation he went to Portland and studied at North West Dance Project under artistic director Sara Slipper.

Tyson Kaup

Tyson Kaup

Guest Faculty
Musical Theatre

A Walla Walla native, Tyson Kaup recently returned to the west coast after working in New York since 2001. He is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where he studied with the Atlantic Theater Company.

Mark Tucker

Mark Tucker

Guest Faculty

Principal, Eugene Ballet

Grace Fritzke

Grace Fritzke

Faculty
Ballet and Tap

Grace Fritzke began her training at 11 years old at the Arts and Communication Magnet Academy in Beaverton, Ore. Two years later she joined the pre-professional company Dance West, performing ballet, pointe, modern, tap, jazz, and African dance under teachers including Julane Stites, Jason Davis, Kemba Shannon and Terry Brock.

Peter De Grasse

Peter De Grasse

Guest Faculty

Senior Lecturer of Dance, Whitman College