We're honored to have Beverly F. Spell leading our 501c3 nonprofit dance companies. Spell is an internationally acclaimed childhood dance educator who feels truly passionate about training, mentoring, and inspiring our youth, preprofessional, and professional dancers. Spell alongside guest directors, artists, and company members work to produce original and classical ballet and contemporary works to entertain audiences throughout the South and to continue our mission of spreading art, education, and culture.
Beverly is the founder and director of The Ballet Studio Lafayette and Lafayette School of Performing Arts. She also shares her teaching experience and expertise with studios around the world through her company Leap 'N Learn and by serving as a guest teacher at workshops and contributing to dance publication articles.
As a young dancer, Beverly had the opportunity to dance with Acadian Ballet and Ballet Joyeaux, two civic dance companies in south Louisiana. This experience strengthened her love of dance and provided a foundation for success for many aspiring dancers of the time. She views her work with Ballet Acadiana as an opportunity to share these experiences with the next generation of Acadiana dancers.